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Old 07-24-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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My Green Machine!

I am bringing her home soon...Seats already removed from previous owner.
1989 Blue Bird 8.2 Detroit Diesel Rebuilt Allison Trans 10,000 miles ago.
Owned by race car driver who took very good care of her.
YAY!!!
Let the dream of my lifetime begin!
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:22 PM   #3
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I'll like your wheel simulators I can show you how to put a chrome visor on that thing, actually mine is aluminum
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:18 PM   #4
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:19 PM   #5
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What does your chrome visor look like?
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:35 PM   #6
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This is my bus it's name is Jeopardy One last week in the Hills of South Dakota. The visor is actually made out of two pieces of stamped diamond plate aluminum just under a quarter of an inch welded together in the middle with a one inch tube at the top bolted solid to the brow of the overhang of the windshield it was cut precisely so the windshield wipers would still be functionable. I think the angry visor makes it stand out a little bit..... gives it a little attitude
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:59 PM   #7
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PS here's a testimony for buying/owning a DT 360 or DT466 pre computer version. We left the Twin Cities at 8:30 in the morning and got to the Missouri River 8 hours later after a few fuel stops and potty breaks it was 107 degrees, that engine and transmission(4 speed automatic) never gave me a lick of trouble we were pulling one Goldwing and two 900s on a single axle trailer and a generator with six people aboard. We got six and a half miles to the gallon going west and we did a little better heading home going east. I Am So Satisfied with that DT 360 that thing is so dependable. The bus has 247000 miles on it and doesn't use any oil at all and it runs at 180 degrees the clutch fan did come on and work superbly when we're pulling a hill in the hundred degree weather.
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:58 PM   #8
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Very Very Nice!
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:06 PM   #9
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I am bringing her home soon...Seats already removed from previous owner.
1989 Blue Bird 8.2 Detroit Diesel Rebuilt Allison Trans 10,000 miles ago.
Owned by race car driver who took very good care of her.
YAY!!!
Let the dream of my lifetime begin!
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Nice. My bus will be coming home soon too

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Old 07-24-2017, 06:11 PM   #10
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PS here's a testimony for buying/owning a DT 360 or DT466 pre computer version. We left the Twin Cities at 8:30 in the morning and got to the Missouri River 8 hours later after a few fuel stops and potty breaks it was 107 degrees, that engine and transmission(4 speed automatic) never gave me a lick of trouble we were pulling one Goldwing and two 900s on a single axle trailer and a generator with six people aboard. We got six and a half miles to the gallon going west and we did a little better heading home going east. I Am So Satisfied with that DT 360 that thing is so dependable. The bus has 247000 miles on it and doesn't use any oil at all and it runs at 180 degrees the clutch fan did come on and work superbly when we're pulling a hill in the hundred degree weather.
Question for you. Pulling all of that implies you have yours set up for a trailer. Have you found that a conventional bus can actually handle a trailer well? I'd understood that only RE busses were really suited for mounting a hitch.
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This is my bus it's name is Jeopardy One last week in the Hills of South Dakota. The visor is actually made out of two pieces of stamped diamond plate aluminum just under a quarter of an inch welded together in the middle with a one inch tube at the top bolted solid to the brow of the overhang of the windshield it was cut precisely so the windshield wipers would still be functionable. I think the angry visor makes it stand out a little bit..... gives it a little attitude
How can I get a visor like that on my shorty? I LOVE it!
Big chrome exhaust, the duck on the hood, and that visor would REALLY make my rig!!!
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:51 PM   #12
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Congrats!!! soon we will begin the conversion...YAY!
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:56 PM   #13
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More pics of my Green Machine

I just can't stop looking at the pics and dreaming about what she will
look like when I am done.
Going to Put A Welded Frame Sun Deck on top!
She has a Back door that comes down to make a deck that is covered with Diamond Plate...
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You guys are going to have a blast. I'm sending some pics of my super simple visor if you copy this one it would be even easier because your wipers Come From the Bottom. The first picture is from standing next to the right front tire looking up, the second picture is straight on and the third picture is from the driver's side looking down on top of the visor we just used a lot of silicone where we use the self tapping screws to secure it to the front of the bus you could probably forego the one-inch U- shaped Channel in between the bus and the visor we only did that to get around the wipers. We want to see more buses with attitude!
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Question for you. Pulling all of that implies you have yours set up for a trailer. Have you found that a conventional bus can actually handle a trailer well? I'd understood that only RE busses were really suited for mounting a hitch.
That's a good question we have a long bus a lot of bus beyond the axle but it works very good you just have to be careful how you turn and the swing of the back of the bus gets a little more tricky with a trailer on but as far as how it performed I didn't even know it was there except by seeing the bikes stick out over the edge of the trailer in my mirrors. I would tell anybody to go for it but make sure you have the hitch that matches the weight of what you're going to be pulling we have a class 3 Hitch with a standard 2-inch ball with a 1 inch Shank... All that said I know some states do not allow (school buses) to pull trailers... My bus is no longer a school bus I don't know what other states think about this matter but a simple phone call to the state would probably answer a lot of questions.
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