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Vehicle Name Struggle Bus
Year 2001
Make Blue Bird
Model Flat Nose Rear Engine
Length 38'
2001 Blue Bird Flat Nose Rear Engine
Basic Info 8.3 Cummins
Allison MD3060
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2001 Blue Bird Flat Nose Rear Engine Interior 2001 Blue Bird Flat Nose Rear Engine Interior
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Old 01-16-2024, 06:43 PM   #2
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The bus as brought home from the auction
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A few pics of the demo work
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Old 01-17-2024, 10:17 AM   #6
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Looks like a lot of fun happening there! Thanks for the pics! Keep them coming!

Any issues with steering or king pins?
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No issues with the steering at all, it seems to have been very well maintained.
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Painted the floor yesterday. One gallon of chassis saver was exactly enough.
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Started the roof raise

So I accidentally posted these pics on a different thread yesterday.

I started the roof raise, it went pretty smooth, I think. I supported the front and rear of the bus with jack stands but the engine still managed to sag somehow.

The sunny side of the bus has been far more difficult to get the sheets to lay flat for some reason. Hopefully it doesn’t oil can to much.
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