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Forum: Ford Drivetrain 03-24-2019, 01:27 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Oui! Oui! Oui! Although it's not going to...

Oui! Oui! Oui!

Although it's not going to work for my purposes, it's awesome!!!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 03-14-2019, 11:52 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Thanks for the lead!

Thanks for the lead!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 03-08-2019, 12:14 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
OK. While I research bulletproofing... I have...

OK. While I research bulletproofing... I have also found a 2008 Chevy Sbus with a 6.6 L Duramax Diesel engine. 121,027 mi. Waiting to hear back which transmission.

Opinions?
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 03-08-2019, 11:52 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Correct. Part of what my team will be doing is...

Correct. Part of what my team will be doing is making sure that when folded the stage is still has me within regular parameters so I will not be oversized. I have no desire to always have a wide load...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 03-08-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Thanks! I recalled reading about some troublesome...

Thanks! I recalled reading about some troublesome and some OK 6.0's. I appreciate the feedback!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-28-2019, 12:49 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
So I've found a 2007 IC BE, 6.0 Diesel with an...

So I've found a 2007 IC BE, 6.0 Diesel with an Allison transmission and type B body style (which I presume is synonymous for chassis?) 141005 miles.

All of this seems pretty good to me with...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-18-2019, 08:07 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
The stage on the outside will weigh less than...

The stage on the outside will weigh less than 3000 lbs and will be offset - in part -by the weight of the wheelchair lift. The little bits of furniture/books that will be in the bus proper will also...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-17-2019, 08:50 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
As much aluminum as possible! It'll fold on the...

As much aluminum as possible! It'll fold on the driver's side opposite the wheelchair lift.

I am waiting for the final rough numbers from the engineers. At least 3000 lbs for the stage &...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-13-2019, 03:46 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
I love driving stick. No doubt it'll handle...

I love driving stick. No doubt it'll handle differently with the additional weight, but practice makes perfect.
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-11-2019, 08:37 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
And... I read the GVWR on the wrong bus... :-( (I...

And... I read the GVWR on the wrong bus... :-( (I need to look at my pictures more carefully!) The cutaway is only 9500 which is too little for my dreams...

My search continues! We'll find each...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-09-2019, 11:44 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Auctions are looking better and better...

Auctions are looking better and better...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-09-2019, 01:18 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Good to know! That's a lot cheaper than what...

Good to know! That's a lot cheaper than what Western Bus Sales had. I'm nervous about auctions. I have a lot of skills, and being a mechanic isn't one of them! But the more I read and interact here,...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-09-2019, 01:09 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Makes sense. Thanks!

Makes sense. Thanks!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-09-2019, 01:04 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
That is in fact *exactly* what I first fell in...

That is in fact *exactly* what I first fell in love with. There was one at Western Bus Sales for $12,500 but it was sold before I could get her.
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-07-2019, 10:48 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Will do. Appointment with the mechanic is...

Will do. Appointment with the mechanic is Tuesday. And the owners father is the mechanic for the school district it was originally bought from. He obviously loves it, so hopefully it has been well...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-07-2019, 10:44 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
I hope this is true after the stage is built on...

I hope this is true after the stage is built on her!
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-07-2019, 10:42 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Any questions you wish you'd asked a mechanic? Or...

Any questions you wish you'd asked a mechanic? Or things you would plan for?
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-07-2019, 10:39 AM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Do you have a recommendation that is still a...

Do you have a recommendation that is still a shortie?
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-05-2019, 07:59 PM
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Posted By TheatricalKate
Advice desired!

Hi all!

So, I have fallen in love with a 1990 Ford Econoline short bus. 7.3L Diesel engine, automatic E4OD transmission, working Ricon ADA lift, $3500. The odometer says 65953.6, but that seems...
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