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Old 05-31-2018, 08:40 PM   #51
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the seat is with the passenger compartment.. the seat and drover seat belt are purposely mounted to the floor area BEHIND the chassis floor... most older busses with different brand chassi have a metal divider visible on your floor which is the line between chassis and body.. your seat bolts for the driver seat are always behind that.. the driver belt doesnt go to the frame under the bus, but m,ounts to the floor and then to a support near the roof-line.



the division line is most easily seen on busses with an inlimne 6 where you have a doghouse.. you can pull the doghouse and see how the floor of the body and chassis are layered..



the older busses like my carpenter dont even have that heavy of bolts on the cowl to the chassis.. its by design.. that bus did what it was supposed to do even though lives were lost..

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I thought in previous pics that the drivers seat was sill with the steering column. I went back and look and see you are correct it is in the passenger compartment.
As usual, disregard anything I have to say.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:05 PM   #52
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The steering wheel and the driver's seat are attached at two different locations of the bus. Looking at the steering wheel it's attached to the front part of the bus which includes the engine and separated from the passenger compartment.

The driver's seat is bolted to the floor in the passenger compartment. A driver with a seat belt on would remain in the passenger compartment while the steering wheel was pulled away from that section.
Right. I know.
But being that the vehicle twisted apart RIGHT THERE it sure looks like he got lucky if survived. Or maybe not.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:11 PM   #53
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Right. I know.
But being that the vehicle twisted apart RIGHT THERE it sure looks like he got lucky if survived. Or maybe not.
He did survive to do prison time, the 2 killed were in the back of the bus where it got hit.
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He did survive to do prison time, the 2 killed were in the back of the bus where it got it.
Yeah, I realize that.
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Right. I know.
But being that the vehicle twisted apart RIGHT THERE it sure looks like he got lucky if survived. Or maybe not.
I read that the driver's injuries included his legs. Undoubtedly the steering wheel smacked him hard on the thighs. That must've hurt like hell...or should I say karma?

I was just recently looking at the underbelly of my bus - and its floor framing of thick steel. I never was surprised that the Jersey bus body stayed in one piece. Try that with an RV.

I'm also reminded of those Indy 500 announcers explaining how the pieces flying off the race car dissipate kinetic energy away from the driver. Just like that heavy bus chassis.
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