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Old 05-01-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Recently bought a 2001 IH school bus with the DT360 Engine. Took a few weeks in between work to sand the entire bus and prep for paint but in the end it looks perfect. Going to be using it for motocross.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:24 PM   #2
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Yay, another bus with a garage? Sounds like you got a shorty. Don't take that the wrong way.

If my quad was 2" narrower it would fit through my wheel chair door.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #3
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It wont let me upload a picture but it is a full size bus with the carpenter body.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:45 PM   #4
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It wont let me upload a picture but it is a full size bus with the carpenter body.


yeaay for a fellow Carpenter!
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:57 PM   #5
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Upload your photos to photobucket then transfer to here.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:14 PM   #6
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... Going to be using it for motocross.

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Old 05-01-2016, 10:27 PM   #7
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Yeah it's hard to resist catching air with a bus.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:43 AM   #8
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Yeah it's hard to resist catching air with a bus.
Never caught air.. but my little bluebird, after I got done with the 454 in it, that bus would squeal the tires.... im sure the '545' didnt like it (I think thats what it had for a trans). but I never blew it up...
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I'm pretty sure I catch air sometimes on these back roads. I'm finding that this FE drives considerably different than a conventional dog nose bus on these narrow back roads. The biggest problem is the bus seems to be the same width as half the road, which isn't a problem until you pass a logging truck that is also filling half the road. Timing is crucial so mirrors don't clank. Lost a tire and rim already by hanging over the edge of the road in a bad spot.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:44 AM   #10
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