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Old 01-04-2009, 11:50 AM   #11
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Re: Newbie question.

you'd be surprised how easy it is to pull into traffic when you can crush a car and barely notice.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #12
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I'd wait till an escalade or some kind of urban warrior is in my sights before laying on the throttle. Very funny images streaming through my brain. Good luck with the hunt cucullen. Ask those questions at free will until your satisfied. I doubt that many mechanics are willing to drive around for 150$ when they could be making mechanic wage and not driving around with some kind of busnut. Myself included.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:01 AM   #13
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In my auto glass business I have had a couple of school accounts and have spent time in their garages. If you could get in one I bet those guys would be glad to give you some knowledge. How often do they get to show off their bus knowhow? And being a busnut is a good thing right? That 's what we all think don't we? I have to go now they say it's time for my meds.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:10 AM   #14
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Being a busnut is the best! And I'll have to agree with the bus garage link for it has treated me very well. I've found that they are proud to talk about bus stuff. I secretly think they are busnuts and don't realize it.(maybe they are just undercover!) It did help to search out a bus garage that had similar makes parked outside. I even stopped by with some beer and newly converted bus to gloat and show my appreciation. They were blown away. It was also after hours.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:03 AM   #15
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First of all smitty, how would one get in touch with a mechanic that has been laid off? I feel for any that have been cut by the economy. And second, at least where I live a dealership mechanic gets paid quite a bit more than 20$ an hour. Maybe it is different in other parts of the country but, up here in the mountains that trade is very competitive. What with almost every vehicle being a four wheel drive. I've spent alot of time in the hoosier state and have come to realize that you are right about mechanics getting paid less. There are a ton of them. And isn't anderson, In. at least, a huge former GM employer?
"Evidently", you might be right where you are. But "evidently" comes across as kind of arrogant. My apologies if I was. I still think the bus barn would be a better way to go. They know the bus and are easy to deal with. Maybe its 'cause they arent running a business based on repair estimates. But, that is just a thought.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:44 PM   #16
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Your right it isn't rocket science smitty. But I think its still a good choice to try a bus barn for they work on buses. Just my opinion. As for my post in the classifieds I was not saying his bus wasn't worth it. Just trying to expand on the differences between fuels and what it takes to make and move them. I went back and reread the post and reposted again letting him know that I meant no offense. Didn't mean to offend your sensibilities smitty. In talking about Anderson I only used it as an example that is sort of near central Indiana where your coming from. Even if it really is only sort of central. I don't mean to tell you your wrong but I did say "former" when I described Anderson. I've been there a bunch and know how it's become a ghost town. And finally, I was not sure if you were being arrogant which is why I said it came across as such. As for "whining", well....whatever. I wish you good luck and prosperity in your bus quest. Maybe when I'm cruising through central Indiana this spring I'll look ya up and we can put whatever differences we have to rest and have a lunch or something. I mean only good will.
How's the hunt coming cucullen?
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #17
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so spent the past two weeks training up for my deployment and we have a brand new flat front blue bird 44 seater for our trips out to ranges ans such and all i think about is what i could do to it. I've been telling my fellow soldiers all my ideas and it's about split on reaction most love it, but some don't believe i'll do it. won't they be surprised.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:31 PM   #18
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The horizon only keeps going and going from where most think it ends.............go big cucullen!
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