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Old 04-16-2018, 06:46 AM   #1
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The Nuke Bus







Kubla picked this up while he was down for our wedding.
Its a 2002 (I think) Thomas 35' FE with 5.9, Allison 2000, AC, high headroom, and 90k original miles. It was used to haul employees to a nuke plant. Even came with some cool nuke paraphernalia. Solid body, solid underside, no rust anywhere other than a few rusty screws!
I put two new batteries in it, cleaned and painted the battery box/tray, and have been doing a general cleaning of it. Must have been used in a dirt/clay lot a whole lot as it was all covered in dust.




Dixie likes this bus!





That's Jesse, another forum member, helping wash all the dust and clay off the underside.

Nice, solid bus!!! We're gonna get some new tires for it, maybe slap a new coat of white on it, clean it up more and remove most of the seats. Then it will likely go up on CL and Ebay.
Unless I can convince Roxy to let me keep it.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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One ahead being white,dont even have to paint to convert to rv. Looks decent.
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You are a couple of steps ahead of most of the crowd...

#!. No need to paint to get legal...
#2. No school bus lights, stop sign etc... to remove.

Good looking bus too.

Any concerns with this having been used in the nuke industry?
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You are a couple of steps ahead of most of the crowd...

#!. No need to paint to get legal...
#2. No school bus lights, stop sign etc... to remove.

Good looking bus too.

Any concerns with this having been used in the nuke industry?

You mean other than that white paint that glows in the dark?
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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One ahead being white,dont even have to paint to convert to rv. Looks decent.
A day of prep and $75 worth of paint would make it ACTUALLY look good.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:43 PM   #6
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You are a couple of steps ahead of most of the crowd...

#!. No need to paint to get legal...
#2. No school bus lights, stop sign etc... to remove.

Good looking bus too.

Any concerns with this having been used in the nuke industry?

Whoever buys it will be. I already have a bus. And in FL you can totally leave your bus yellow if you want.
Nope none at all.
In Fl we're surrounded by nuke plants.
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You mean other than that white paint that glows in the dark?
Added visabilty for safety.
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Whoever buys it will be. I already have a bus. And in FL you can totally leave your bus yellow if you want.
Nope none at all.

In Fl we're surrounded by nuke plants.
I still think it looks like a nice bus... dont understand why he doesnt want it!
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Could be a good deal, can't say though as no purchase or selling price has been mentioned. I'd bet all the work he is doing to it will price it out of my range.
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Could be a good deal, can't say though as no purchase or selling price has been mentioned. I'd bet all the work he is doing to it will price it out of my range.
How much is a rust free bus with a nice drivetrain, less than a hundred thousand miles, new tires, new batteries, new water pump, and fresh fluids worth? May even put some fresh white paint on it for the heck of it, too.

I'll have to get some more interior pics, but its got the aircraft style ac like Brokedown's Bluebird. And it has some comfy, reclined transit style seats. I'll be keeping a few of those for my shorty!
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