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Old 04-14-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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lookie what i found,96 thomas 34p 8.3 cummins mt643 160000 air brakes good tread 0912 tire date good paint runs great took it for a spin got it up to 60 on the interstate with some peddle left to go. 6'5" ceiling ,im happy cant wait to drive it home , 4 hour trip.5400 cash. its got the nice bucket seats in it and 2 huge ac units inside anyone need them?
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:11 PM   #2
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Looks like a pretty sweet find. Congrats! Any particular reason you want to dump both the existing a/c units?
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:20 PM   #3
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dont use it and i can use the space for more storage, see the grate in the skirt i can put a door there like the one behind it on both sides. the storage units in front of the rear tires are 60"
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:36 PM   #4
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Cool, congrats and be safe
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:57 PM   #5
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Well done SD!
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:24 PM   #6
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nice

looks like a great find
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:59 PM   #7
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I would like AC in mine, I would be interested
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #8
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Thats a Helluva bus.
A BIG CONGRATS SuperDave. A bit of envy, thats an exceptional rig.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:53 PM   #9
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You sure do look happy.

I like the way that bus looks. Thomas buses are built like tanks. Also the Thomas buses of that vintage have a better frame under them than the Blue Bird buses do.

Happy interior tear down, I'm looking forward to pics.

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Old 04-15-2015, 01:39 AM   #10
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Nice looking bus. That looks like one of the many that the GSA purchased for various purposes. Around here they used some for the Job Corps programs.

Kubla--Trust me when I say this, you do NOT want a coach A/C system.

Not only are they expensive to maintain but they only work when the engine is running.

You can purchase a complete roof top A/C unit for what it would cost to recharge the refrigerant in one A/C system.

You can purchase a complete roof top A/C unit for what it would cost to R&R the A/C compressor.

You can purchase a complete roof top A/C unit for what it would cost to R&R the condensor and condensor fans.

And every time you break open the system you will have to recharge the system with new refrigerant.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Good luck with your bus and happy trails to you!
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