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Old 12-08-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi guys,my e450 is been sittin since i first posted here gutted.but lately i came to conclusion that its gon be small to my needs.
So i started to lurking craigslist and govdeals but couldnt see any dt466 + not at545 combo in short -flat nose style as thomas.am i wrong expecting such combo?i saw plenty shorties with regular front end 466 + at545. But i need it to be as tight as possible since im trying build up ultimate roofing truck.🐹 any hints would be great where to find .
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:27 PM   #2
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You're looking for your unicorn, like most of us. Some of us, that already have buses, still look for the one special setup in a bus. It's out there, but how long are you willing to wait for the perfect bus? Many of us have found that the bus we thought would be perfect isn't so perfect. So there's always a better bus out there.

You sound like you know what your looking for. You'll always remember your FIRST bus.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:51 PM   #3
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it would be great to have real medium duty engine and lockup trans just because i have about 3 months till next season starts so i can wait little bit or buy something now
i think i have to draw all cons and pros then make decision.maybe regular bus not that bad and would backup in small 2 car road to driveway smh.
anyway i should use search i believe u guys discussed this issue million times.imjust lazy bum
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:08 AM   #4
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There seems to be plenty of Shorties with a 466. Is it hard to source a better gearbox to go with it?
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:14 AM   #5
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There seems to be plenty of Shorties with a 466. Is it hard to source a better gearbox to go with it?
Idk,i cant find with multicity craigslist nor govdeals.all 5.9 and at545 which i know pia to do 70mph loaded 😒if u know any places to look would br grateful 😌
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:18 AM   #6
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Idk,i cant find with multicity craigslist nor govdeals.all 5.9 and at545 which i know pia to do 70mph loaded 😒if u know any places to look would br grateful 😌
I guess just keep searching. When you do find one it's likely to be in a state where they need the power. School Districts don't buy stuff because "it's nice to have".

I'd be looking in Western states and mountainous states ... even West Virginia and Tennessee are likely to have some.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:42 PM   #7
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I guess just keep searching. When you do find one it's likely to be in a state where they need the power. School Districts don't buy stuff because "it's nice to have".

I'd be looking in Western states and mountainous states ... even West Virginia and Tennessee are likely to have some.
i gotcha.
other question is how do i know if bus has pto or doesnt have it? is wheelchairs powered by pto?i need to install crane on chassis and tryna figure out how do i power it
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i gotcha.
other question is how do i know if bus has pto or doesnt have it? is wheelchairs powered by pto?i need to install crane on chassis and tryna figure out how do i power it
I have yet to see a bus with a PTO (unless it's some rare military use). The wheelchair lifts are hydraulic, powered by an electric pump. Plenty of buyers getting rid of the lifts, should be able to snag one cheap or free.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:33 AM   #9
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I have yet to see a bus with a PTO (unless it's some rare military use). The wheelchair lifts are hydraulic, powered by an electric pump. Plenty of buyers getting rid of the lifts, should be able to snag one cheap or free.
nah,i want big boom or knuckle boom crane .
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and if theres no pto then i gotta buy powersource
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