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Old 07-27-2015, 09:56 AM   #301
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We can't get Am Tran buses here, so I have nothing to reference to.

Only one here is a privet contractor. He has a 07 RE300 with a 300hp DT466 and a 3060 trans with 6th gear and a engine brake.

He paid 131,000 in 07.

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Old 07-27-2015, 03:53 PM   #302
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Messed up my grinder so while waiting for a replacement I decided to pull off the bent front bumper and get ready to design and build a new one.

I removed the coolant air separator tank since I had long since disconnected it as it's part of the rear heater I'm not using. I also removed the step well skid plate since I'm eliminating the step well anyhow. At some point I'm wanting to relocate the air filter housing in such a way the filter is much easier to change. It and the battery will most likely end up where the step well used to be, only not so low to the ground. I got my measurements and sent the info off to my son who's going to put it into CAD for me so I can get the parts cut out from 3/16" boiler plate. The center section of this bumper will be a bit lower than the original with a skid plate between it and the crossmember just behind the radiator. This should protect the radiator much better than the old one. Some photo's of everything removed and a straight edge to get my measurements from as well as some chicken scratch drawings to get an idea of what I'm wanting to do.







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Old 07-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #303
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:35 PM   #304
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Not sure if I can make it fit but I will try. This came off of some crazy military truck. The guberment price is about $20k. I didn't pay anywhere near that. It came off of something similar to this.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:40 PM   #305
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Wow, I thought I overpaid for my buses.
when's the last time you bought a certain model year bus, in the same year it was built???
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #306
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Not sure if I can make it fit but I will try. This came off of some crazy military truck. The guberment price is about $20k. I didn't pay anywhere near that.
damn, you'll need another truck to carry it around!

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Old 07-27-2015, 09:45 PM   #307
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Not sure if I can make it fit but I will try. This came off of some crazy military truck. The guberment price is about $20k. I didn't pay anywhere near that.
Now we're talkin'!!

I've got a humvee tool rack I'm trying to find a place for. I'll have to add my tools but like this one:

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Old 07-27-2015, 09:52 PM   #308
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or sell it to the mexican drug lords to put on their vehicles????

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Old 07-27-2015, 09:55 PM   #309
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I just added a pic of the type of vehicle it came off of.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:56 PM   #310
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:57 PM   #311
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Now we're talkin'!!

I've got a humvee tool rack I'm trying to find a place for. I'll have to add my tools but like this one:

I hope it's going inside.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #312
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I just added a pic of the type of vehicle it came off of.

that right there will give you

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Old 07-28-2015, 07:00 AM   #313
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or sell it to the mexican drug lords to put on their vehicles????

Mucho dinero

Reminds me of the old John Wayne movie "War Wagon". 😁😁
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:04 AM   #314
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I hope it's going inside.
Trying to figure that out. I don't want it inside, inside but outside in an enclosure. Looking into making a pull out drawer in the rear bumper between the frame rails that would house this and serve as a work bench. Lots of possibilities.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:08 PM   #315
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How about a shallow cabnet bolted to the side of the bus.

You would still be under 8',6", and less width than the mirrors.

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Old 07-30-2015, 08:26 PM   #316
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What about making a slide out drawer in between the frame rails. You would need to modify your rear bumper but you are capable.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:13 PM   #317
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Sojourner,
Was thinking of doing the same thing on mine with the front bumper but will do some thing more like we had on the fire trucks. I figure a couple of tool/storage boxes on the sides and place to mount a trans cooler angled in the middle. Probably come out from the front about 16 inches. Funny your front end picks look like mine this past week, I replaced the fan clutch. Fun job, had to fab tool to hold fan assembly but did not take too much time. Keep up the great work you are an excellent fabricator and thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:31 PM   #318
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Not sure if I can make it fit but I will try. This came off of some crazy military truck. The guberment price is about $20k. I didn't pay anywhere near that. It came off of something similar to this.
Dang that bumper sure looks like a good place for your P.T.O.driven winch to live also.

You do all have P.T.O. winches? Right?
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:06 PM   #319
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Like Nat said, add a box to side of bus maybe 8 inches deep, when you open it, it folds down and 2 chains hold each side up, tools mounted to bus and a work table?
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:36 PM   #320
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Like Nat said, add a box to side of bus maybe 8 inches deep, when you open it, it folds down and 2 chains hold each side up, tools mounted to bus and a work table?
I'm working on how to do that on the rear end since I will be blanking in the back door. The basement compartments will have doors that hinge up so I want to keep the sides as clear as I can.
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