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Old 07-25-2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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New Member: hello!

My name is Matthias from Germany, Frankfurt. I bought for our swimmingclub a really nice Bluebird Minibird, Modellyear 2002, with 50.000 miles. The condition is good. The bus was owned by the US Army and driven on an airfield in Germany.

I cant find a service/repair manual or a parts catalogue.

Can anybody help?

Our conversion projekt will begin soon......

Best regards Matthias

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Old 07-25-2020, 01:51 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:52 PM   #3
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:12 PM   #4
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Thanks, i will try it tomorw. Best regsrds��
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:22 PM   #5
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Welcome! It will be cool to see some pictures (after you've made 5 posts on this site, you can post pictures with your account).

Interesting place to get your bus. We've heard a few price horror stories of importing school buses to Europe from the US - it certainly sounds like your route could be a lot cheaper.
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:34 AM   #6
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Good morning,

with the VIN i got some informations on bluebirds website (your link). Informations below. But they had no manuals for download.

Do you have an additional idea?

Thanks ! Matthias
Unit DashboardBody: M109029Chassis:

OWNER = USAF FE5621/52 FW LGT, UT. 3665 (GE
ORIGINAL CUSTOMER = USAF FE5621/52 FW LGT, UNIT 3665 (GE)
DEALER = BP0004814 - GSA
STATE OF OPERATION = EX
MAKE = WORK
MODEL = MB WB 2000
MODEL YEAR = 2002
VIN = 5B4KP42Y113337667
BUILD DATE = 12/12/2001
DELIVERY DATE = 12/12/2001
WARRANTY START DATE = 12/12/2001

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Old 07-26-2020, 04:42 AM   #7
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Good morning,

sure I will send photos of the minibird. Conversion will start after registration, which could be very diffucult in Germany. I hadnt thought that even find repair or service manuals is so difficult. Seems to me, that the minibird was not so popular in the US?
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:48 AM   #8
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Old 08-10-2020, 11:45 AM   #9
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Hello Matthias, i just bought the same bus, here in Holland. A 2001 former US Airforce model from Spangdahlm, germany.
Last owner has no papers, need any info what sort of license plate this car had if i want a dutch registration here.

Maybe we can help each other.

you can email me at studio coot@icloud.com


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Good morning,

with the VIN i got some informations on bluebirds website (your link). Informations below. But they had no manuals for download.

Do you have an additional idea?

Thanks ! Matthias
Unit DashboardBody: M109029Chassis:

OWNER = USAF FE5621/52 FW LGT, UT. 3665 (GE
ORIGINAL CUSTOMER = USAF FE5621/52 FW LGT, UNIT 3665 (GE)
DEALER = BP0004814 - GSA
STATE OF OPERATION = EX
MAKE = WORK
MODEL = MB WB 2000
MODEL YEAR = 2002
VIN = 5B4KP42Y113337667
BUILD DATE = 12/12/2001
DELIVERY DATE = 12/12/2001
WARRANTY START DATE = 12/12/2001

Unit Details
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Old 05-12-2021, 05:05 PM   #10
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Hello Matthias, i just bought the same bus, here in Holland. A 2001 former US Airforce model from Spangdahlm, germany.
Last owner has no papers, need any info what sort of license plate this car had if i want a dutch registration here.

Maybe we can help each other.

you can email me at studio coot@icloud.com
Hi, just read your message. I will answer you this weekend. Seems that we have the same bus! Matthias
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:32 PM   #11
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Blue Bird mini bird 2001

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Old 05-26-2022, 05:05 AM   #12
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need of some info

Beste Matthias,

ich habe auch eine Blue Bird mini Bird, habe leider keine Papieren. Konnen wir vielleicht mal mit ein ander Reden? Wie hasst du deine Bus registriert, hattest du einige Paieren beim Bus?
I brauche Information vom ein Gleiches Model hier im Europa, sonst kann ich mein Bus nicht registrieren. Model unbekannt!
Dann muss ich ja erst mal ganz Teurere Test machen beim RDW (gleich wie TUV in Germany) oder bekomme gar nichts.

Hope you can help me. Will pay you if necessary.

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My name is Matthias from Germany, Frankfurt. I bought for our swimmingclub a really nice Bluebird Minibird, Modellyear 2002, with 50.000 miles. The condition is good. The bus was owned by the US Army and driven on an airfield in Germany.

I cant find a service/repair manual or a parts catalogue.

Can anybody help?

Our conversion projekt will begin soon......

Best regards Matthias
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