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Old 11-12-2017, 10:08 AM   #1
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How square is your bus?

I noticed my bus was not really square when I laid plywood on the floor. And now that I'm framing the walls, I found that the windows on the opposite side of the bus are about 1/2 inch off-set from each other. Not a big deal but, I thought it would be darn near perfect. Its a 1996 Thomas. How square is your bus?
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:16 AM   #2
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About as straight and square as Frank Abagnale.

I am convinced my bus was built on a Friday afternoon after a plant party were you could get booze.



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I noticed my bus was not really square when I laid plywood on the floor. And now that I'm framing the walls, I found that the windows on the opposite side of the bus are about 1/2 inch off-set from each other. Not a big deal but, I thought it would be darn near perfect. Its a 1996 Thomas. How square is your bus?
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #3
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What?
They make square bodied busses?
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:16 PM   #4
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I noticed my bus was not really square when I laid plywood on the floor. And now that I'm framing the walls, I found that the windows on the opposite side of the bus are about 1/2 inch off-set from each other. Not a big deal but, I thought it would be darn near perfect. Its a 1996 Thomas. How square is your bus?
My 98 B700 Thomas was off also. As bad a carpenter i am i figured that out.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:58 PM   #5
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You need to be a ship/boat builder to work on mine. Absolutely NOTHING is square or plumb. Seems to be all compound curves.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:12 PM   #6
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:07 AM   #7
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I... don't have these problems. shrug Not sure why I don't, but I've never had a problem with anything being out of square on my bus. It's a 1993 Bluebird.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:36 AM   #8
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Square bus? No way Man, mine's about as groovy as the Cowsills in the 60's!

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