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Old 01-14-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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lifting bus/removing wheel wells



what could I do to remove the wheel wells on this baby? i want a nice flat surface, i was told i could put smaller tires but the the body will scratch the ground if i dont remove some of it, could i raise the bus like people raises thier trucks? is tht a thing?
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:33 PM   #2
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If you lift it enough to get rid of the wheel wells you might find it is a little unstable/tippy.
Interesting bus however. What engine and transmission does it have?
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:48 AM   #3
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all i have from the ad

"This 1997 Blue Bird bus was a church activity bus (the outline of the decals can still be seen) and it is in great condition.

The engine is a 12 valve P-Pump Turbo and Intercooler 5.9 Cummins 6 cylinder diesel that starts at the first bump of the key.
Allison automatic transmission

This is a Non-Computer No Fuss long lasting Diesel engine with low miles and lots of good life left in her."

u think itll be tippsy even with water tanks installed underneath and filled? would increase weight at the base keep it from being unstable?
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:41 PM   #4
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what if i got smaller tires and lifted it just a tiny bit? is tht even feasible? is it worth it, expesive? i just need a flat interier.
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Check out Ol' Trunts build of a '35 Chevy. That is just what he did.
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i think you could find a flat floor wheelchair bus cheaper than making one into it.
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Also...smaller wheels = lower top speed. Sometimes dramatically. Better run some numbers before chopping. You can do that here...(see the bottom section)...

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how to i find ol' trunts build? is there a search function on this site? oh and its not just the flat floor tht im looking for, its also a flat roof which gives me more head space. Ive been looking for bluebird tc1000s but cant find any and am almost giving up.
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is a reg suspension lift viable?
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