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Old 09-20-2013, 09:11 AM   #51
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Re: going to look at this weekend

I've taken the whole day off today; got my 40 in as of yesterday morning. Gonna SSS here shortly and take off. I'm going to see if he will let me get it inside so I can creep underneath it and look at the underside. This bus is from a rural Montana school dist.; it could be pretty beat up on the underside. What I did notice is the mirror mounts are all in pretty good shape. Usually a lot of vibration will take a toll there for sure. So it may not have been driven as hard as it could have been.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #52
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This bus didn't work out for me. I drove it about 30 miles and it would have like to fly apart. The engine ran sweet; about 57 mph floor boarded. Turned up a bit it would have been a nice combo with the 5x2. The trouble was the Ford chassis was ready to fly apart. Broken fender mounts, patched up exhaust and what have you. It had been pounded over some rough road for sure.
On the up side I drove and looked at a flat nosed Amtranmtran with a dt466. It was one of the shorter wheel based ones and man did it have balls. ! It was a little more money than I wanted to spend but I really liked it.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #53
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This bus didn't work out for me. I drove it about 30 miles and it would have like to fly apart. The engine ran sweet; about 57 mph floor boarded. Turned up a bit it would have been a nice combo with the 5x2. The trouble was the Ford chassis was ready to fly apart. Broken fender mounts, patched up exhaust and what have you. It had been pounded over some rough road for sure.
On the up side I drove and looked at a flat nosed Amtranmtran with a dt466. It was one of the shorter wheel based ones and man did it have balls. ! It was a little more money than I wanted to spend but I really liked it.

Mine is a 97 30 foot International with a 13.5 foot wheelbase. It drives like a Honda and I parallel park it all the time. Not an easy task with something like a 40 foot rear engine Bluebird.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #54
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OK, I bought a bus. It isn't exactly what I was looking for but close.
It is a 1998 Ford/Ward with the 6.6/t545. New steering tires and
rears are about 60%. It has a ton of miles on it but comes with records,
drives good and has good warm oil pressure.
Holds the road on the flat at about 65. Compared to the one I drove
just like it yesterday it is a cream puff. It isn't without its problems but
it was cheap. From a personal standpoint; this just wasn't something I
wanted to spend a lot of money on for the initial investment. If I turn
into a regular bus nut like some of the rest of you I'll probably upgrade later.
Right now I need something I can live in this winter that is bigger that my van.
It is not going to have a lot of water storage; just enough to wash up and do
some dishes; I can shower at work. The water storage I will have will be
within the walls of the bus because it gets mighty damn cold here in the
depths of winter. I lived in my 1ton parts of last winter so I know the drill
pretty well.

Right now the bus has shelves in it. The guy I bought it from will move out
of it over the next week or so. Then I can get started.


Yes it's pink. The guy said he bought it from his brother. As the story goes
his brother and his sister-in-law were drunk when they painted it. They went
to the hardware store and told them they wanted the cheapest paint they had.

PINK was the color it ended up being. We'll no doubt change that at some point
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