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Old 06-25-2018, 11:09 AM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Godfrey ON
Posts: 36
Year: 2004
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TCF
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Hello Everyone!

I've been a member - or rather a lurker with membership - here for some time .. away for awhile as it seemed the logistics of owning my own bus were insurmountable.

However, I'm happy to report that last Friday I drove my 2004 TCF 72 passenger bus home.

She's rough. Really rough. Indeed a basket case. A closer "next morning" inspection reveals the steel sub floor and structural stringers are toast. This bus is going to require some heavy labour.

Most people I suspect would curl up into the fetal position and cry.

But I have 35 years of wrenching and welding behind me. And I'm really really stubborn.

Looking forward to sharing my work, and helping when I can as well.

In that regard, the seller did include full service and wiring manuals to the tune of 700 pages.

If anyone needs any specific reference material I would be happy to hunt it down and send it along.


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Old 06-25-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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Location: Damascus, OR
Posts: 681
Year: 2004
Chassis: International
Engine: T444e w/ 2000 Allison Trans
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Hey, congrats on your project. seems like you got a lot of work ahead of you.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:44 PM   #3
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Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
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Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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