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Old 02-23-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hello skoolie friends. My wife and I have been looking for a bus for sometime and finally purchased one this week. We were able to secure a 1995 Thomas Saf-t liner. We are looking forward to starting our conversion in the next few weeks. Attached are some photos of the beaut we picked up for a steal. We will be raising the roof as I am 6'7. I see there are plenty of posts that cover this issue which is great. I look forward in gaining some awesome knowledge from this awesome forum.

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Old 02-23-2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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That's quite the beast you've got there.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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Hey! Welcome to the forums!

I have bought a 1995 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner as well! I am picking it up next weekend and am beyond excited to get started!

Good luck on your conversion, I look forward to the build thread from you soon!

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That's quite the beast you've got there.
It is a beast for sure. This unit is running the 6CTA 8.3 cummins behind an Allison transmission. She has some real pep in her step.

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Old 02-23-2018, 09:05 PM   #5
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Hey! Welcome to the forums!

I have bought a 1995 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner as well! I am picking it up next weekend and am beyond excited to get started!

Good luck on your conversion, I look forward to the build thread from you soon!

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James,

That is awesome. I hope we will be able to throw some ideas back and forth. We are looking forward to the project as well. What engine is your unit running?

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Old 02-23-2018, 09:11 PM   #6
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That is awesome. I hope we will be able to throw some ideas back and forth. We are looking forward to the project as well. What engine is your unit running?

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Most certainly! Sharing ideas is great, I have learned much from the little time I have been here in these forums. These guys and gals are great!

I am running a Cummins 6CTA 8.3 with an Allison MD3060 transmission that has already had the 6th gear unlocked.

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I am running a Cummins 6CTA 8.3 with an Allison MD3060 transmission that has already had the 6th gear unlocked.

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What is your Final Drive ratio?
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:30 PM   #8
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That is a beast! Can't wait to see you "raise the roof!"
When we get another bus in the future I will let my husband raise ours cause his head touches the ceiling.
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That is a beast! Can't wait to see you "raise the roof!"
When we get another bus in the future I will let my husband raise ours cause his head touches the ceiling.
Haha...yeah my wife and i basically lived In an attic while attending college. I am 6'7 and the ceiling was 6'6. We lived there two years...needless to say...a roof raise was a must for this bus.

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Old 02-23-2018, 10:22 PM   #10
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What is your Final Drive ratio?
That I'm honestly not sure of. Next weekend when i pick up my bus, I'll be able to find out

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