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Old 07-13-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
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Bought a bus on Thursday....

Good morning all....I have been a member here for a bit under the name Mowheelin. I don't believe I have ever posted but I haven't had a bus for quite some time. I quit my job a couple months ago and am currently self employed as a Master of Nothing...seems to be working out poorly. I have a commercial building just a few miles from I-70 and am hoping to help myself and others in the Skoolie community with conversion projects. Currently a friend of mine is converting his 98 International Crown bus into a BBQ food/catering truck at my place. As well I just bought a 2002 Bluebird All American 8.3 Cummins Allison MD3060 that is going to be my first big drivetrain bus. I did have a Ford Bluebird 5.9/545 several years ago that our family used as a Jeep tow rig and tent that doesn't leak. I can ramble on and on...but...I'm sure in time the important stuff will get out. I am needing help with knowing what the bolt spacing is on the back bumper if there is anyone who knows...I am wanting to bolt a tow hitch to bumper to dingy tow my little tracker back home when I pick up the bus. If I need to post a question in a different thread just let me know, I am not a regular forum user but rather have watched several and most regular users don't seem to patient with new dumb folks. Btw. I tried to add pics from the auction listing but it isn't working. I am looking for the measurements between the bumper bolts and the distance they are apart top to bottom.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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Hi, I have a RE all american with an 8.3. What measurements do you need?
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
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The bumper is held on with L brackets. The bolts that hold the brackets to the frame are 2" apart center to center ( there are 3 on each side).

Side to side is about 34"
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:57 PM   #4
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and most regular users don't seem to patient with new dumb folks.
It's only a couple of people, but they post on every single thread ever created by mankind, so it just seems like a lot. Put them on your Ignore list and the site becomes enjoyable again.

The overwhelmingly vast majority of folks here are more than willing to help with any questions.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thank you for the responses and measurements. I think we are ready to hit the road in the morning. My 11 y/o son and I are driving to from Missouri to Utah, getting a bus, then heading back home with our new (to us) bus and our Chevy Tracker in dingy mode. I will try to make pics.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:10 AM   #6
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:17 AM   #7
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In topeka..... if you are comin through I'm around. Good wishes on your endeavors. sounds fun... I have to nurse a bus from arizona soon.. i hope
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