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Old 10-28-2010, 01:38 AM   #71
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Re: Introducing my first bus

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I'm diggin' the counter top... Looking at the Home Depot one...
Thats where I got mine.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:33 PM   #72
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where did you find those clear lenses? do you know if they will fit a thomas body?
I ordered them from Kansas Truck Equipment (800-365-0217) . As to whether they will fit a thomas body not sure, but they should be able to tell you.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:19 PM   #73
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where did you find those clear lenses? do you know if they will fit a thomas body?
I called the number provided below, and was told they dont have any in stock and werent going to get anymore. She did give me numbers to call around and see id they had some. North Carolina and a couple other spots. Anyway, Google ambulance parts, Its the same clear lens that are on some of them. I know this because someone here turned me onto it. I will see if i CAN FIND IT AND POST AGAIN.......I have 4 and need to get 4 more.....Found them at the ambulance company locally in the ambulance junkyard...
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:03 PM   #74
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http://selecttechambulances.com/onetest ... rent_id=56
thats the link for the lenses

and yes they do fit a thomas body. I believe the lights are Weldons brand
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #75
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Ambulance was a really good call...

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:43 PM   #76
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Installed them on the front today, worked great. pics will follow after the rain gets out of here on my section...
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #77
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Got the bus back from http://www.bluedragonmetalworks.com/ where I had a rear deck and storage box made for my bus. I gave the rear deck a couple coats of paint and also installed the clear lenses for the front lights today as well.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #78
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Looks good... I'm still toying with the idea of a fold down deck...
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:59 AM   #79
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Come next year looks like the bus has a few high cost upgrades coming so I can make the trip to CA and back in April. Going to need fresh tires all around which will be $1200 - $1600 depending if I go with retreads on the rear tires. Also think I need to change the rear end gear ratio since currently can only get 65MPH @2700 RPM and my Cat 3116(185HP) lists 2600RPM as full load RPM. Figure if I can get it changed to get 75-80MPH @2600RPM I can get good highway speeds (65-70MPH) with out maxing out the engine RPM plus get a little better MPG. Think that will set me back between $2k - $3k but since I plan on keeping the bus for a while will be worth it. Also have to still buy a rooftop A/C unit, 3500w generator, captains chair, and jack-knife sofa. Guess I know where my bonus and tax money are going
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #80
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So looks like I have a Eaton 19050S differential/rear-end with a ratio of 4.63. I have seen some 3.70 and 4.33 used ones for sale but was hoping for a 3.90 or 4.11.
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