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Old 03-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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Measurements and isolation

Hi,

We are looking for the inside measurements of a 39ft school bus, flat nose and rear engine.
I can't find it anywhere.

Plus we are looking into how to isolate the windows best in strong winter conditions..

Thanks
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Hi,

We are looking for the inside measurements of a 39ft school bus, flat nose and rear engine.
I can't find it anywhere.

Plus we are looking into how to isolate the windows best in strong winter conditions..

Thanks
Both buses loose a foot at the rear for bumper/ body slant. Flat nose uses about 2 feet for dash, and the dog nose uses 4 or 5 feet for the engine.

So a dog nose would be 31 feet, and a flat nose would be 36 feet.

Front seats burn up around 3 feet.

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Old 03-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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Re: Measurements and isolation

Great thanks Nat... you know with and height too by any chance?
Do you think we could just put a double bench in the front for driver and one extra?
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Measurements and isolation

Width is going to depend on manufacturer and options ordered on the bus. Height is the same there are options. Thomas for example seems to have 3 different standard interior heights. My Blue Bird is 91.5" wide. But that was with a cheap tape measure so i'd bet closer to 91".

as to putting in a small bench seat like from a conversion van as the drivers seat of the bus I don't see why not.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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Re: Measurements and isolation

Most full size buses around here are 5 foot 10 to 6 feet 2 ceiling height.

Most full size buses are 7 foot 6 on the inside, 7 foot 10 on the outside. This puts the mirrors still under the nation wide standard of 8 foot 6 wide.

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Old 03-18-2014, 10:06 PM   #6
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Actually all the thomas's and blue birds that I walked had 73" ceilings (6 ft. 1) and my ward also has 73" ceilings. This is a fairly common measurement. You could find an activity bus, noticable by the hump (the hump goes up) in the roof from behind the drivers seat. These buses have 78" ceilings. My bus is 38' from bumper to bumper and has 31'9" from behind the drivers seat to the back of the bus. The amount of space lost to the engine depends alot on the engine for an FE. A cummins 5.9 isn't nearly as long as the DT466, so you could wind up with more space behind the drivers seat with a cummins 5.9.
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Actually all the thomas's and blue birds that I walked had 73" ceilings (6 ft. 1) and my ward also has 73" ceilings. This is a fairly common measurement. You could find an activity bus, noticable by the hump (the hump goes up) in the roof from behind the drivers seat. These buses have 78" ceilings. My bus is 38' from bumper to bumper and has 31'9" from behind the drivers seat to the back of the bus. The amount of space lost to the engine depends alot on the engine for an FE. A cummins 5.9 isn't nearly as long as the DT466, so you could wind up with more space behind the drivers seat with a cummins 5.9.
I think your gaining your inch from different flooring. We all have plywood under the rubber. You may not where you are.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:28 PM   #8
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Perhaps, but that would still make it 6' if they used a full inch sheet....not 5'10"....i've walked many buses in NC and VA and mine came from KY...I measured with a tape every bus I walked...and they were all 73"....its entirely possible that someone else might be right about something besides you.
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Perhaps, but that would still make it 6' if they used a full inch sheet....not 5'10"....i've walked many buses in NC and VA and mine came from KY...I measured with a tape every bus I walked...and they were all 73"....its entirely possible that someone else might be right about something besides you.
Ok, you want to the millimeter, you go measure, and post exactly what bus. I was giving to the nearest inch.

I could not care less who is right, because there is no "right" or "wrong". It's looking like what I have in Canada clearly is a inch or two different than what you have. Grow up.

My 92 TC2000 is 5'10"

My 92 B700 is 6'2"

They are both 7'6 inside and 7'10" outside.

When it dry's up a bit I will go measure 100 of the 400 buses next door, and post the info.

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So if its not about being right or wrong to you...then whey do you always have to try and correct everyone on here?.....


you are no bus building god....nor the definitive source of information on here....you don't know it all as you try and pose to others on here.....let people and there post be... we all have ideas and ways about trying things thats the beauty of this website and the many people that used to be on here...purposeful, constructive ideas, and suggestions....not criticism, pointless corrections, and bashing anything someone says that you may not agree with....I'll "grow up"....if you'll mature and learn how to respect others.
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