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Old 04-07-2018, 09:10 AM   #11
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Mystery Solved....

As many suspected, I had mounted the scissor jacks to the floor ribs. The pressure this put on the frame over 5 months finally caused the damage you saw in the pics above.

I lowered the jacks and the bus settled almost back to where it was. Hopefully the body damage was minimal

Thanks for all the feedback!
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:14 AM   #12
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I would suggest taking a close look at the clamps that hold the body to the frame. I would expect that they were bent and now are resting on top of the frame rails instead clamped under them.
Best to get that fixed.. It's serious business
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:21 AM   #13
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Do you mean the clamps you see here?
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:25 AM   #14
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Yes, that's a different style than on my Thomas, but those are holding the bus body to the frame. Are there more clamps closer to the bumper? Those are the ones I'd expect to be damaged. Look closely, because it's possible that the bolts pulled through.
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