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Old 03-06-2018, 10:13 PM   #51
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I loved this bus. It drove really well and everything looked good...until I got underneath. There was a bit of rust all under it, and I wasn't sure how big of a deal that was, but there was this floor support beam right above the rear wheels that is completely rotted off at the last 6 inches or so on both sides, and flaking off in huge chunks throughout.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:24 PM   #52
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I loved this bus. It drove really well and everything looked good...until I got underneath. There was a bit of rust all under it, and I wasn't sure how big of a deal that was, but there was this floor support beam right above the rear wheels that is completely rotted off at the last 6 inches or so on both sides, and flaking off in huge chunks throughout.
They can be replaced from above but you have to cut out the floor.

They are simple sections that you can have fabricated and the steel shouldn't be expensive ... but yer gonna need some cutting blades and a welder.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:27 PM   #53
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I wouldn't want to start down that road
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:10 AM   #54
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I wouldn't want to start down that road
I don't blame you. I didn't know if you already had it or not.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:56 AM   #55
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I walked away. I really didnt want to (since I had driven 4 hours to check it out - because there was no mention of rust) and of course the dude told me it'd be fine, but I didnt want to take the chance. Hopefully looking at a e350 shuttle this weekend. Thanks for putting up with all this y'all
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:41 PM   #56
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Hi all. We have a '93 Amtran Bus. Our 8 yr old got really enthusiastic with his skateboard and slammed it into the lower Emergency door window. It is cracked now and we are trying to find a local (California if possible) window replacement. Does anyone have any leads please? Thank you.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:42 PM   #57
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Flat glass? Any auto glass shop can knock that out on the cheap.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:54 PM   #58
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I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT

I am so freaking excited to say that I finally bought a bus y'all. Yesterday things actually worked out. Thanks for everyone's advice, input and good humor thus far. I started a thread over at the shorter bus conversions section, if any of y'all are curious about what I ended up with (and how dang beautiful it is!) come take a look:


http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/my...tml#post259014


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