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Vehicle Name Luz The Slow Grows It Bus
Year 2002
Make International 3800
Model Blue Bird
Length 32'
2002 International 3800 Blue Bird
Basic Info Front position "Handy Lift" Bus, DT466E, Allison 2000 About 170k miles
Exterior
None so far

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Currently in Demo
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:54 AM   #2
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DT466 & Bulkhead A/C

Low miles, Georgia short/mid with a DT466, solid trans, newish tires.
Sweet!

Many here would & have paid twice as much as you did. Well done, Sir.

Slow-Grows-It has two of the most desirable evaporator units available on school buses. Most of us have skull knockers or worse, nothing at all. The front and rear bulkhead units are the stuff of skoolie fantasies.





Another score, is the roof top condenser, which frees up the limited, accessable space underneath. They even left the fire safety & emergency equiptment on board.

Do the (2) driver and (2) passenger fans work while the engine is off? Do they oscillate?
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Old 06-18-2022, 10:59 AM   #3
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Wondering if you had found you bus with front chair lift. Looks like to me, you did very well!

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Old 06-18-2022, 03:46 PM   #4
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Another score, is the roof top condenser, which frees up the limited, accessable space underneath. They even left the fire safety & emergency equiptment on board.

Do the (2) driver and (2) passenger fans work while the engine is off? Do they oscillate?
Hey! Thanks for getting this going. I'm currently writing up my build thread post. But yes with the condenser up top there's so much room for activities below! Lol yeah I've never seen a fire suppression system quite like this before...

I am going to play with these fans tomorrow I haven't got them running yet but I may not have the correct switches on.

I did roll into a killer deal and won the A/C lotto with this setup there is even an electrical sub panel for only the ac. So the main panel has less clutter. And thats before I delete unnecessary wires during the conversion.
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Old 06-18-2022, 03:52 PM   #5
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Wondering if you had found you bus with front chair lift. Looks like to me, you did very well!

William
Hey, I came across this one in early June and started doing the process of getting it inspected and then having to go get it. I didn't want to say anything here until I knew for sure the deal went through. Didn't want to jinx it. It's been here a week tomorrow. I'm writing my build thread post. It may just be a ramble... lol got most of the seats out...
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:23 AM   #6
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and post plenty of pictures as well.
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:26 AM   #7
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dont delete the air-conditioning unless you sell the parts to invest in a pallett of Sweat-rags
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:20 AM   #8
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dont delete the air-conditioning unless you sell the parts to invest in a pallett of Sweat-rags
Nope! Im keeping them both. I was going to hit you up when it came time but I am thinking I want to slide over the rear unit to fit the mini split on the same wall area. so side by side. That shouldn't be a big deal right? I havent taken the walls down back there yet to see whats going on behind the face panel.
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