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Old 07-24-2015, 10:51 AM   #291
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I'm not a fan of cutting up the roof.

IMO it should be left as one piece.

After all, it is the strongest part of the bus.

I like the look your after, I just feel it's not a good idea.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:25 AM   #292
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I'm not a fan of cutting up the roof.

IMO it should be left as one piece.

After all, it is the strongest part of the bus.

I like the look your after, I just feel it's not a good idea.

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Hey Nate, I hear your concerns. The plan is to maintain as much of the structural integrity as possible by adding bows at both the upper and lower transition points for the factory end caps to attach to. By using both the inner and outer factory endcaps (on both ends) I can maintain most, if not all the factory designed structural strength. Maybe even strengthening it with the added angles. Also, by leaving the factory rear end cap intact (both inner and outer) I retain the structural integrity of that component as well. I, at first, thought about doing an angled transition as I liked the look but at 14"-20" raise, I'm not really going to be pushing that much more air driving this shoebox down the road seldom as it will be. If need be I can always add a wing to divert air over the bus. If I can find windowed caps, I also gain extra light into the interior.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:55 AM   #293
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Good description.

Thx

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:19 AM   #294
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By the way Nat. Sorry about misspelling your name (Nate).
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:21 AM   #295
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Can anyone out there tell me if the body bows are the same on all models of international skoolies? It will help to know if there is a difference when looking for a donor.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:58 AM   #296
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All good about the spelling of my name, people do that in real life too.

If your coach work is Bluebird, than any Bluebird from the last 5 years each way should fit.

Same with Thomas.

International only made the chassis.

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Old 07-26-2015, 12:08 PM   #297
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All good about the spelling of my name, people do that in real life too.

If your coach work is Bluebird, than any Bluebird from the last 5 years each way should fit.

Same with Thomas.

International only made the chassis.

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Mines a 1995 international AmTrans. Some of the dognose buses out there are International's but not BB or Thomas. Would be easy to find a donor if a 1990-2000 dognose would fit.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:41 PM   #298
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All good about the spelling of my name, people do that in real life too.

If your coach work is Bluebird, than any Bluebird from the last 5 years each way should fit.

Same with Thomas.

International only made the chassis.

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funny.
I assumed your name WAS Nat... Like Nat King Cole.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:19 AM   #299
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Mines a 1995 international AmTrans. Some of the dognose buses out there are International's but not BB or Thomas. Would be easy to find a donor if a 1990-2000 dognose would fit.
We can't get Am Tran buses here, so I have nothing to reference to.

Only one here is a privet contractor. He has a 07 RE300 with a 300hp DT466 and a 3060 trans with 6th gear and a engine brake.

He paid 131,000 in 07.

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I have carried the name from trade to trade as I have changed through the years.


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Old 07-27-2015, 01:55 AM   #300
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We can't get Am Tran buses here, so I have nothing to reference to.

Only one here is a privet contractor. He has a 07 RE300 with a 300hp DT466 and a 3060 trans with 6th gear and a engine brake.

He paid 131,000 in 07.

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My name is Nat.
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Wow, I thought I overpaid for my buses.
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