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Old 05-13-2014, 11:14 AM   #11
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I was told by the current owner that the transmission is a lock up, but the information I've found on the Allison transmissions in that year model don't mention it being a lock up.
Crawl under it and look at the tag on the transmission. The model number will be there.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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I was told by the current owner that the transmission is a lock up, but the information I've found on the Allison transmissions in that year model don't mention it being a lock up.
Crawl under it and look at the tag on the transmission. The model number will be there.

I will as soon as I get it, we are still in the process of finalizing the deal and it's still on his property. And the way it's parked would make it difficult to get under far enough to look at the tag. He is getting together all of the original paperwork as well, which will answer many of my questions. I'm just antsy about getting it and getting started on the conversion so I'm researching things that I could probably wait a month and find out first hand.
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Seeing you havent got started yet, remember this: whatever the value of the bus monetarily is now, it will basically be of the same value after you dump a bunch of money into it. With that in mind.....go for it! ;)
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Well, that will make it almost worthless then, lol. Part of the reason it's taking me so long to get it is that we are working on a trade, so I'm hoping no money will change hands to acquire the running bus as one roof top AC unit off of an RV that he recently upgraded. What I put into it after that will be for our future please, so I don't expect to ever sell it, and if I did I wouldn't expect to recover what went into it.
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You've got it figure out now....go!!
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Seeing you havent got started yet, remember this: whatever the value of the bus monetarily is now, it will basically be of the same value after you dump a bunch of money into it. With that in mind.....go for it! ;)
You should make that a sticky- and a new thread "Newbies-read this 1st!"
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:25 PM   #17
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Do you really want to scare people off before they even get started?
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Do you really want to scare people off before they even get started?
Honesty is always best, I remember being asked, " Does this dress make me look fat?" " No ma it's that extra 350 lbs thats doing it"
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:34 PM   #19
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Has anyone ever installed a flip away lift gate, like the ones I've linked below (or similar)?

http://www.waltcoliftgates.com/site.cfm ... Series.cfm

http://www.waltcoliftgates.com/assets/a ... cSheet.pdf

This would solve several issues for me, but it has to fold away so that I can also tow a trailer or use a ramp to load into the back door. Would a bus frame and rear suspension be able to take the extra 1000 lbs and be secure as a back deck if I wanted?

I know, I want the best of everything, but that's what dreaming is good for. Now to turn the dreams into reality!
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:46 AM   #20
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Thanks

They do weight between 1000 and 1200 lbs, including the pumps. The bus I'm looking at is already 36,600 lbs, so I figure the suspension is designed pretty heavy, still, I'm thinking about air cushion load helpers just to keep it level if needed. Now, where did I leave all that extra money laying around???
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