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Old 11-20-2020, 06:14 PM   #1
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1981 tmc city bus

Any one else own a city bus out there. Hello to all

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Old 11-20-2020, 07:42 PM   #2
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I do not have a city bus, (yellow skoolie) however they're very nice. Others here do. Is yours a T-30 City Cruiser? Please tell us more about your ride.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:54 PM   #3
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1981 TCM city bus I believe it's 30 ft 6 v 92 Detroit Diesel with a 545 Allison automatic four speed fully converted king bed two twins conversion to table on-demand water heater.

Next next job to complete will be mini cub fireplace
350000 mi on odometer
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:04 PM   #4
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Two stoke. That's a good combination of mechanicals. Sounds like you've been working on her for a while. How long have you it?
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:06 PM   #5
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Three months and I put 40hours a week into it
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:27 PM   #6
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That's how its done. Usually lone, too. Lol. I'm a newbie, about 2 months. Lots of great resources here if you search thru the threads. Its easier to use Google's engine by typing
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or whatever subject. Once you have five posts you can attach pictures. You really have something to see, not plain shelf vanilla. I've read many posts about your engine & trans combo. All good, and detailed. There are some very knowledgeable folks here that are so quite helpful. I look forward to seeing more of what you are doing.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:30 PM   #7
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Few pics of the city bus, caravan life!
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:33 PM   #8
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I own a 1965 GMC new look, 8V71, 4 speed stick. its in storage right now till I get to retoring it.. has all its original seats and will stay that way
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:04 PM   #9
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Picture of interior.

Quick picture of the interior.
The range came out of old 1987 lance cab over!
Lots of upcycling Going on !!!
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:28 PM   #10
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That is a very tasteful conversion of a classic. Did you customize the original door?
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:32 AM   #11
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Looks great! I have a 2001 Gillig Phantom that I have started tinkering with.
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:50 PM   #12
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Looks great! I have a 2001 Gillig Phantom that I have started tinkering with.

We have an old 1949 GM "Old Look" transit bus (a 4509 model) that's not currently running, but we just picked up a new engine for it and the swap is scheduled for the week after next. This should be a cool old bus, when running!


And...we also just bought a 2001 Phantom like JamesKS mentioned. My MIL needs a walker or wheelchair and we'd looked at school buses with lifts, but this Phantom has a very cool lift integrated into the front stairs. It doesn't intrude into the bus and you'd never know it was there, unless you knew about it. It should make a good accessible RV we can use to take her on some outings. JamesKS, I'll look forward to seeing what you do with yours!
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