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Old 06-18-2020, 10:46 PM   #1
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Blue Bird Parts to good home...

So here's the deal. Parts are free -- shipping is on you, but I'll help arrange as practical.

A fellow Skoolie picked up a huge load of free parts from a very generous "retired-Skoolie" and dropped some of the load off with me for future distro...

Some good sheet metal parts and a whole lota rub-rail...

If somebody that speaks BlueBird can better ID the part numbers and add that to this thread that'd be great!

I believe this is an end cap -- second pic is of the p/n
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This is the l/h rear window corner panel (maybe?) again second pic is the p/n

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Old 06-19-2020, 07:04 AM   #2
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I really need that back end cap. Mine is cut up.

Can you text me details

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Old 06-19-2020, 09:40 AM   #3
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I really need that back end cap. Mine is cut up.

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Damn -- The folks that dropped it off with me were headed to FL...

Can you confirm the p/n is correct for you?

And if any traveling Skoolies see this I'd be hoping to arrange free shipping via Skoolie to Skoolie!
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Old 06-19-2020, 09:43 AM   #4
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It is exactly what I need.

I would love to get the whole piece from you. Honestly I could get away with just replacing the other two feet on each side.

I know shipping would be a bear but I can not find this anywhere locally.

I absolutely have no problem paying for anyone’s assistance with getting this to me.
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:03 AM   #5
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It is exactly what I need.

I would love to get the whole piece from you. Honestly I could get away with just replacing the other two feet on each side.

I know shipping would be a bear but I can not find this anywhere locally.

I absolutely have no problem paying for anyone’s assistance with getting this to me.
Where in FL are you, and how fast do you need it?
(sending you a PM as well)
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:05 AM   #6
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I am in Bartow (right between Tampa and Orlando). I am getting ready to start body work hopefully tomorrow but I have a little bit to do. A few weeks won’t kill me.
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:44 AM   #7
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If anyone ever comes across a nice straight front cap for a 90's era Thomas please let me know!
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:24 AM   #8
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If the timing is right, we might be able to bring it down south from the north FL border on our next run. Too bad we did not know about this a week ago!


I'd expect our next trip to be in 4 to 6 weeks, so the timing may not work out.
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:27 AM   #9
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Note: That piece may be the INSIDE of the end-cap. Same with the window piece.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:05 AM   #10
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Note: That piece may be the INSIDE of the end-cap. Same with the window piece.
Blue birds have an inside end cap?!

Our Thomas' do not, correct? There's a compartment to hide/ access wiring and such...
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:07 PM   #11
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Blue birds have an inside end cap?!

Our Thomas' do not, correct? There's a compartment to hide/ access wiring and such...

Bluebird uses double layered steel in the end caps. I learned that the hard way when I tried to pound back the huge dents I have on my back cap.
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Old 06-22-2020, 12:39 PM   #12
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Bluebird uses double layered steel in the end caps. I learned that the hard way when I tried to pound back the huge dents I have on my back cap.
Fascinating -- I also noticed how much heavier duty the bluebird emergency doors were compared to my thomas -- thicker, maybe twice as thick even...

Can you confirm the p/n 1613694 is indeed the outside endcap?
Or from the pix at the beginning of this thread?
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:05 PM   #13
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Fascinating -- I also noticed how much heavier duty the bluebird emergency doors were compared to my thomas -- thicker, maybe twice as thick even...

Can you confirm the p/n 1613694 is indeed the outside endcap?
Or from the pix at the beginning of this thread?

Sorry, I don't really have a way of verifying part numbers. One thing I would check is which ceiling height that cap is intended for. Bluebird end caps vary based on the ceiling height of the bus.
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:29 PM   #14
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Yes, we have and inside skin in the Freightliner FS-65. I am thinking that part is the inside skin piece. The bus it came out of was a BlueBird CE200 and the roof was raised. I believe this piece and the window skinn were removed in the raise process.
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Old 06-22-2020, 01:52 PM   #15
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Bluebird uses double layered steel in the end caps. I learned that the hard way when I tried to pound back the huge dents I have on my back cap.
I have mine down to the bare metal on the inside, and the lights removed. It doesn't look like it's double thick, even the dent lines on the inside match those from the outside. I haven't tried to pound on it t all, I think I'm going to cut a full piece to cover the whole indentation up so it's completely flat from top clear down to the bumper.
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Old 06-22-2020, 05:41 PM   #16
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Yes, we have and inside skin in the Freightliner FS-65. I am thinking that part is the inside skin piece. The bus it came out of was a BlueBird CE200 and the roof was raised. I believe this piece and the window skinn were removed in the raise process.
I'm skeptical...

The two bluebird pieces have NO holes or marks from any installation or removal process -- I'm pretty sure they are NOS parts...

Meanwhile in our fs65's there's the outside sheet metal, and the ribs (or hat channel) and the inner panels. Do you mean to say there's a 3rd layer in the end cap? That would make the endcap very structural which would be cool...
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:05 PM   #17
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Having actually removed both my front and rear inner caps (Blue Bird), which are mostly pretty flat, this cap looks very much like the outer piece. Front or rear, I'm not sure which.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:11 PM   #18
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Having actually removed both my front and rear inner caps (Blue Bird), which are mostly pretty flat, this cap looks very much like the outer piece. Front or rear, I'm not sure which.
Agreed. I removed both of my inner caps as well (BlueBird), and neither piece had the contours shown in the pic above.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:25 PM   #19
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Pics of my inner caps. No contours, 1997 BlueBird.
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Old 06-22-2020, 10:36 PM   #20
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I was thinking that the "end cap" piece was for the inside. I do not have a BlueBird to compare it to, so I'd tend to believe those that have BlueBirds as to the identity of the part.


@banman ... right, our FS-65's have the outer skin, the hat channels, then the inner skin. When I raised my back door, I removed the inner skin pieces and they looked a lot like the piece in question. That is why I suggested that it might be an internal piece. The previous owner did not say he had removed it, just that he wanted to be rid of it. Sorry if I added confusion.


I have been sorting through the stuff again today and found a couple more BlueBird parts and this thread seems like the best place to post them up for grabs.


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Drop me a PM if you are (anyone is) in need of these wiper arms and we can arrange delivery.
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