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Old 01-22-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Skyliner Conversion 1995 Amtran

Well it's a official now my project has a name and I thought I would start an official thread so those could follow along who care to.

The bus will be called "Skyliner" and it's a 1995 Amtran with a 123K miles DT466 and MT643 trans.
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:57 AM   #2
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Progress so far in the first month has been slow, it's been cold here. Anyway I removed the seats and fitted the black and gray water tanks in place, the black will sit on the driver side right below the toilet and the gray will sit on the pass side . I will build a small shelf in the over the top of the drain lines so I can use the rest of storage bays.


Next things I want to get done this month is to:

1: Remove the heaters
2. Take my Dest. signs and get vinyl letter to say "SKYLINER"
3. Frame and Insulate the floor
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:11 AM   #3
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Welcome! --- Nice combo...keep the pix coming.
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Old 01-28-2017, 12:38 AM   #4
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I am searching for my bus now, what is the inside roof height stock? I have seen a few of these busses and would consider them.
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:11 AM   #5
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Nice bus! It has a lot of very nice and desirable options.

First off, I see that it has the 12" window option. The standard across the board at the time your bus was built was 9" window openings. So getting a bus with the higher headroom the vintage of our bus is pretty amazing.

Next you have the deepest frame mounted side luggage compartments that were available at the time your bus was built. I didn't see if you had any compartments behind the rear axle but the ones you have between the axles are about as big as they get.

Since it has high headroom and luggage compartments I would guess it went out on a lot of trips. Which would suggest to me that you have a high HP engine with highway gears.

Again, nice bus!

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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Well it's a official now my project has a name and I thought I would start an official thread so those could follow along who care to.

The bus will be called "Skyliner" and it's a 1995 Amtran with a 123K miles DT466 and MT643 trans.
Man, what a GREAT BUS!
I've got a 92' and I love it.
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the feedback, to awnser some questions the stock head room is 6 ft 6" cowlitz, Thanks for the info, I don't see many school bus built like this one, if fact I have never seen a 2nd one. The two photos above of the tanks are the bays are behind the rear wheels. The bus also does not have a rear door rather a luggage bay. The engine is 210HP and flat out peddle to the floor on level gound she will do 70.

Small progress the rear door luggage bay now holds the 46 gallon water tank and two 30 gallon propane tanks. Also back there will be the electric panel. Got the heaters looped and turned off and one heater removed what a mess. The orther three will follow soon. I just looped them around this pump that was behind the drivers seat. Got a bit of the cold flu that set me back.
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Yeah, that's a REAL field trip bus.
IMO- these AmTrans are the cream of the crop as far as regular, available school buses go. Isn't the air ride amazing?

MOAR pics are needed!
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:00 AM   #9
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very nice Bus, gotta follow.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:39 AM   #10
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Greetings everyone, bit slow on progress weather and a sickness along with a full time job slow things down a lot.

Got the heaters out and did a lot of shopping for the bus most of the major things have been bought and just waiting to go in.

Word of advise take out your heater first before you mop the floor and buy a bunch stuff and store it in the bus.

I am going to start on the framing for the floor today and do a good clean up. My boss at my job happens to be a retired contractor so he is going to come over tomorrow friday and give me a free day with his help advise and labor.

I will post back with more pics. Shortly
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