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Old 12-10-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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If you had the chance to get some spare parts, what would you take?

Soon i will have access to an international school bus that is nearly identical to mine (2003 amtran, not sure the pass # or engine/trans specs) that i can salvage parts from. Not sure if its running or not, but given what its been used for i doubt it. What parts would you salvage given the change? I would like to have some spares, as well as replace a few things on mine...



As of now, im planning on pulling the gauge cluster, all the dashboard electrical components (switches, fuse blocks, etc.), headlight, flashers, turn signals, brake lights, strobe unit, windows, headlight reflective trim, compressor, coolant hoses, coolant booster pump, and maybe alternator and air tank as well? what else should i grab?


i will have more or less unlimited amounts of time to do so before they get rid of it, and i can grab anything short of the tires as it needs to be towed away.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:36 PM   #2
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What about wiper arms and motors, washer pump? Heaters and heater motors and switches, Starter and battery cables, ground cables that are from the starter to frame and anything else you see like that. Fuel cap,rad cap or expansion tank, hosing etc. Maybe exhaust parts, muffler, hangers, pipe.
Thinking the injection pump too if being towed. hydraulic/electric brake booster if any and fuel tank. Any belts you see.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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If you have the room to store them... Windshield and a couple of windows. If they are in serviceable condition- the intercooler and radiator. Light housings,
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:53 PM   #4
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If you have the room to store them... Windshield and a couple of windows. If they are in serviceable condition- the intercooler and radiator. Light housings,
I do have the room to store them actually, i have a few barns with some storage space that i can make use of. All good ideas! Ill definitely take as much as i can from this thing, to maximize the possibility of getting spare parts i can use down the road for free.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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In that case, take whatever isn't crucial to tow it away lol.
Driver seat (if it's air) makes a good passenger seat btw
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I do have the room to store them actually, i have a few barns with some storage space that i can make use of. All good ideas! Ill definitely take as much as i can from this thing, to maximize the possibility of getting spare parts i can use down the road for free.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:10 PM   #6
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I need to swap the rear-gears on mine, if I can find a 4.44 or 4.10 (preferred) ratio, for a N175 or N190 axle.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
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If running, I would pull the engine, transmission, and rear axle. As these are the single most expensive parts to replace. The rest can be dealt with, but a failed engine, etc. can kill a project.

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Old 12-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #8
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If running, I would pull the engine, transmission, and rear axle. As these are the single most expensive parts to replace. The rest can be dealt with, but a failed engine, etc. can kill a project.

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Iím assuming the engine is dead based solely on what it was used for, and I canít pull the rear axle because it needs to be towed away after Iím done with it. I may try to pull the transmission though, now that you mention it...
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:03 PM   #9
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I see you are in Indiana. I just moved down here from Michigan. We are now near Lebanon, IN. We brought the bus down weekend before last.

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:18 PM   #10
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Iím assuming the engine is dead based solely on what it was used for, and I canít pull the rear axle because it needs to be towed away after Iím done with it. I may try to pull the transmission though, now that you mention it...

You don't have to remove the entire axle to salvage the gearset from it. The "chunk" can be removed separately. The axle can still be used to tow away the bus afterwards.
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