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Old 01-20-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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wheelchair bus for my wife

My wife is quadriplegic, and we, more like me, are going to convert a 1993 blue bird into our way to get out and see the country.
Oh, before I forget my name is John and my wife is Shelby. I have been working on the bus since July when we bought it from our local country school system for $2000, I only live 7 miles from the bus barn, so the drive home was not a stressful one. I have pic of what I have done so far, will try to post if I can.

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Welcome to the mayhem John --- Sounds like you found a really good platform to build on (LOVE them Birds). What size is it and what engine/tranny combo. And yep...we really enjoy pictures. Especially those of other people working!

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Welcome
Photo bucket is a free hosting site, there are several tutorials on posting pictures, easiest way to do it

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Old 01-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #4
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[335Kmiles e="Tango"]Welcome to the mayhem John --- Sounds like you found a really good platform to build on (LOVE them Birds). What size is it and what engine/tranny combo. And yep...we really enjoy pictures. Especially those of other people working!

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Tango it's a class C International DT 466 /7.6L I-6 (335K Miles) I am trying to get the pictures in my photobucket account posted me and computers don't like each other. I do enjoy the work you have been doing on your bus it has given me a lot of insight.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:01 PM   #5
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welcome to the site, you can find just about anything you wanted to know and then some on this site.
Hope you get some pictures out.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #6
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My wife picked out the colors, the green is called pine needle looks more like sage, and the brown is called coffee bean looks like brown to me. I lift the hood SB yellow as it was not faded nice and shiny, she is getting use to it or so she says. The Bus is 32 feet with wheelchair lift.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #7
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I would say thanks to Sara on the team for helping me post the photos, She is Great!!! I have replaced all the lights, the flashers in front are now left and right turn signals, on the back I made the out side flashers turn signals and inside ones reverse lights.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:42 PM   #8
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been doing all the work in the front yard, started in Oct as the weather is a little cooler in South Georgia,
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:45 PM   #9
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what a mess
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