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Old 01-12-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Eastern NC.
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Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: MVP Saf-T-Liner
Engine: CAT 3126
Rated Cap: 78 Pax
A Hello from Eastern, NC.

Greetings Skoolie community! I have been a lurker for the last three years and had the memory span to create an account last year. I am at Camp Lejeune, and will be moving back to SW Florida within the year. Once I get home, I will be getting a bus and building it at my parent's place with my lovely wife (she's all on-board for this BTW), before we head out to either UT or CO for school. Anyway, I'm done ranting. It is going to be an adventure and I will do my best to keep y'all posted. Oh and our buses name might be, "Savor It!" Cheers!
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:25 PM   #2
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Chassis: MVP Saf-T-Liner
Engine: CAT 3126
Rated Cap: 78 Pax
We got a bus!

Greetings everyone!

We finally did it! We bought our very first bus! She is a 1998 Thomas MVP Saf-T-Liner(pusher) 78 Pax (14 windows?), she comes with a CAT 3126, Allison MD3060, and air brakes. We will not be starting any crazy work until we move back home to FL. Until then we will try to knock out all of the boring stuff (ie. seat removal and panel removal) oh and i forgot to mention, she has SCREWS for interior panels!! So without further delay i will post the sacrificial pictures for your viewing pleasure...and more will be had soon!...and a proper build thread will be created
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: MVP Saf-T-Liner
Engine: CAT 3126
Rated Cap: 78 Pax
I appolagize for the sideways pictures...still trying to figure out this thing
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:17 PM   #4
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Location: Swansboro,NC
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Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
Welcome
From swansboro
If you need any tools to get started let me know
I might have some spares I can loan you
Would offer help but my schedule is full right now with no end in sight for this month
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:19 PM   #5
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Location: Damascus, OR
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nice! welcome.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:42 PM   #6
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Greenville,NC
Posts: 25
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: GMC/Gasser
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Welcome to the club!! Nice looking bus!! We are in Greenville ,Nc!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:10 PM   #7
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Good to hear from you again chopane
Did you get to make your Wilmington trip?
No bus time for me I only get 60 plus hours of work right now, take care.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:30 PM   #8
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Location: Owasso, OK
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:53 PM   #9
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Welcome! Camp Lejeuene ? Fellow Jarhead ?
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:44 AM   #10
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Join Date: Jan 2017
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Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
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Engine: CAT 3126
Rated Cap: 78 Pax
Thanks for the support! I didn't realize that a bunch of people are near me! I'm in Sneads Ferry. Yes I am at Lejeune and indeed a Jarhead hahaha! Thanks for the heads up Twigg, will have to invest in one now!
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