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Old 09-28-2014, 10:37 PM   #171
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Re: The Broccoli Bus

Hard to tell, but both sides are now painted to the point shown. The rub rails and the body below the third rub rail (still yellow) will be bedliner black. The roof gets white bed liner. Along the black skirt will be a full length of black tape that retro reflects white.

Hopefully this next weekend the weather will be nice enough to get the front and back complete, or maybe the roof once that materials show up.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:38 PM   #172
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All American RE or TC2000/RE?

So I'm sort of confused - do I have a TC2000/RE or an All American?

title says All American
body number when I look it up says all american
has a full galvanized body
8.3 cummins, md3060 trans

and yet, it appears to have a TC2000 "face" on it.

So whats the deal?
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:45 PM   #173
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Re: All American RE or TC2000/RE?

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So I'm sort of confused - do I have a TC2000/RE or an All American?

title says All American
body number when I look it up says all american
has a full galvanized body
8.3 cummins, md3060 trans

and yet, it appears to have a TC2000 "face" on it.

So whats the deal?
I'm guessing they come from essentially the same design. I'll admit, I'm a bit confused about what's going on with those. At first glance the Wikipedia articles make it even foggier..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_TC/2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_All_American
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:49 PM   #174
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Actually, you're bus must be an All-American. It seems the TC/2000 did not come with the 8.3l Cummins as an option.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bi...merican#Engine
^ This link clearly shows the 8.3l as being an option for the All-American .
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:30 PM   #175
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Re: All American RE or TC2000/RE?

According to wikipedia 1998 was the last year of the tc2000/re as well, which makes me suspect even more I've got some sort of weird all american bus with a tc/2000 front end on it.


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So I'm sort of confused - do I have a TC2000/RE or an All American?

title says All American
body number when I look it up says all american
has a full galvanized body
8.3 cummins, md3060 trans

and yet, it appears to have a TC2000 "face" on it.

So whats the deal?
I'm guessing they come from essentially the same design. I'll admit, I'm a bit confused about what's going on with those. At first glance the Wikipedia articles make it even foggier..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_TC/2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_All_American
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:56 PM   #176
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Re: The Broccoli Bus

Looking at the pics there, I'm going to vote that you have an AA/RE with a lower headlight panel and turn signals from a TC2000. Thinking about how long these buses are in service and how much the mechanics can swap parts of non-runners out back..... seems likely to me that somewhen along the way they probably got swapped. I think it looks cool, but the double headlights off AA are nice too. See what you can find locally... I am sure there is a boneyard with a bus around.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #177
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The BB "RE" is for "Rear Engine" as I recall. And as far as I know, all "All Americans" are front engined. My 40 footer was.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:11 AM   #178
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According to Wikipedia the AA/RE was introduced in 1988, and is still being produced today.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:22 PM   #179
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Finally got the holes on the end caps properly closed. Sorry, just a photo of the rear for now.


Drip rail replacement. This replaces the blue bird stamped window eyelids. Two photos at different angles. I haven't painted the rails yet.


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Old 10-02-2014, 09:46 AM   #180
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Re: The Broccoli Bus

Arron,
Nicely done. I'm curious how you installed the upper drip rails. Can you provide an explanation and close-up photo please?
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