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Old 01-14-2019, 02:10 PM   #1301
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They closed the factory in Australia that made it, the car was a Holden
Yep. One of the few "new" cars I find cool.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:00 PM   #1302
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Maybe my favorite things on the old PD Vickies were the "artillery" wheels. Very cool.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:37 PM   #1303
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If you can get your hands on an intact 94-96 caprice 9C1 car, those are fun , as they had nicely tuned LT1 engines .. they are hard to find as many were used for hotrods drivetrain harvests.. myself included harvested a 4L60e trans and LT1 motor out of one for a hotrod I built. Plus they havenít made the. Since 96 or 97. Now if you are going for the new caprice model , they seemed to never take off much , Iíve never seen one in the wild. The depts here all went after the cheaper FWD impala instead of the newer caprice .. I understand itís price point was way too high. And of course now itís all chargers for the stories and explorers / Taurus for cities.. Columbus is going to almost exclusively AWD explorers..
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My mom growing up had a 95 Caprice that screamed. Went up in flames possibly due to a faulty fuel line. That was an exciting day...
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:54 PM   #1304
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My mom growing up had a 95 Caprice that screamed. Went up in flames possibly due to a faulty fuel line. That was an exciting day...



sounds like my 01 Silverado 2500 HD.. 6.0 litre.. 5000 miles...


injection manifold cracked when I had my foot to the floor... rest is history.. who makes fuel rails out of PLASTIC!?..



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Old 01-23-2019, 07:08 AM   #1305
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Silverado .. who makes fuel rails out of PLASTIC!?..
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:14 AM   #1306
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sounds like my 01 Silverado 2500 HD.. 6.0 litre.. 5000 miles...


injection manifold cracked when I had my foot to the floor... rest is history.. who makes fuel rails out of PLASTIC!?..



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Scary how many hard parts are made of plastic now.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:10 AM   #1307
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Scary how many hard parts are made of plastic now.



I guess its alon g the lines of Navistar putting plastic parts in the oil filter housing of 6.0 diesels.. oh and plastic that melts at 250-260 degrees or so in those..



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I guess its alon g the lines of Navistar putting plastic parts in the oil filter housing of 6.0 diesels.. oh and plastic that melts at 250-260 degrees or so in those..



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Old 01-23-2019, 08:45 AM   #1309
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Shaun and I were out looking at the buses yesterday after pulling seats from mine. The body on this thing is so straight and solid. I still like the IC bus looks a lot more than the Thomas.
Only thing to fix on the body of this bus is a football sized hole in the floor by the corner of the WC lift. My last IC shorty rusted there, too.
Good thing we've got a welder and a bunch of steel.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:18 AM   #1310
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and a bunch of steel.
That's definitely a good thing to have. Metal prices have gone completely stupid.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #1311
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Still around 60 a sheet for 4x10's of 18ga here.
For something small like a floor patch I'll just rob the scrap dumpster.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:40 AM   #1312
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For something small like a floor patch I'll just rob the scrap dumpster.
It's good to have access to one of those as well.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:53 PM   #1313
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Any updates on the conversion?
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:05 AM   #1314
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Sold to the friend who drove it from TX for me.
Its still parked by my current bus.
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So what is your current bus build then?
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:05 AM   #1316
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Sold to the friend who drove it from TX for me.
Its still parked by my current bus.
Sean? So, it's still in the family.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:35 AM   #1317
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Sean? So, it's still in the family.
Yeah, Shaun has it now. Didn't even have to move it.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:37 AM   #1318
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So what is your current bus build then?
I currently have a 99 Thomas 5 window with factory lifted suspension and really low miles.
Not so much a "build". Just want to paint it green and white and slap a bunk bed and minimalist restroom in it.
May start on it for real this summer, but we'll see.
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I currently have a 99 Thomas 5 window with factory lifted suspension and really low miles.
Not so much a "build". Just want to paint it green and white and slap a bunk bed and minimalist restroom in it.
May start on it for real this summer, but we'll see.
What is this BS?!? What's stopping you from starting on it now? Doing a minimal build will only require minimal time and minimal money. Day light hours are getting longer. An hour or two an evening during the week and you'll be done in no time. It's not like you're chopping the roof off a 40 foot bus this time.
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What is this BS?!? What's stopping you from starting on it now? Doing a minimal build will only require minimal time and minimal money. Day light hours are getting longer. An hour or two an evening during the week and you'll be done in no time. It's not like you're chopping the roof off a 40 foot bus this time.
Well its a 30-45 minute drive to the bus with all the new traffic, and I'm not in any hurry. I don't rush these things. You should know this by now!
We had a major milestone in finding affordable insurance and getting it tilted as a MH so we can park in town soon. I want to paint it first and delete some or maybe all of the school bus windows.
Once I get it looking a little less like a school bus I'll be able to work on it a lot more and at my leisure since I'll have it at my home.


I've been just taking it easy and focusing on other stuff.
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