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Old 12-17-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
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new owner from maine

hi all
i just purchased a 2010 ford E350 paratransit bus
i think it is a collins? conversion, 9 passenger
i know its not yellow but i got what i could,...
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:51 AM   #2
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I like the color scheme!
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:16 AM   #3
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i have been forbidden to change it,....
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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Congrats, and welcome.

It's a good thing not to have to paint over the yellow. However, the small number of seats you have to remove from that bus isn't really giving you the entire experience.

You certainly won't be having any parking problems.

So tell us about what you're going to do to your bus. Pics for those of us that can't read please.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:09 PM   #5
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Oh yeah. Why "forbidden" to change your paint? I feel like that question was a setup.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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im gonna do almost nothing,.. i bought it as a daily driver,.. im wheelchair bound so i needed a new wheelchair van and this was the best/cheapest option,.. i also have relatives in chairs so i could be transporting 2-3 chairs at once, the 9 passenger seating fits for vacations with family,.. i was forbidden to paint it as my wife likes the color scheme,... inside pics
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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Looks good to me. That's a nice looking bus, inside and out. Your wife is right, that doesn't need a paintjob. I just wondered who put down the law.

I've also got L-track on my entire floor and walls.
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I like the color scheme!
Me, too! It's definitely different.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:46 PM   #9
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any looking for this paint scheme,.. this is a surplus bus from Berkshire regional transportation authority from western mass.
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Does that run on 4 wheels or 6?

I like the way you think by using that type of bus.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:50 PM   #11
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its single rear wheel
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It's great that you were able to get such a nice rig.

My van is only 26' but there are frequently times I can't park at specific locations. It's 1 1/2 parking spots long. The good news is I could haul a piano.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:35 PM   #13
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a balancing act

sooo i took my new bus to the garage for snow tires mounting and balancing and a inspection sticker,..
passed for a sticker no problem
however the center holes on the E350 super-duty wheels are too large for most typical garage balancing machines
i call a couple other shops,.. no go same problem
well i know one place that will have a machine to do that,.. the dealership
call and ask if they will mount tires they did not sell (explaining why i need them to do it) and they said ok,.. asked how much it was going to cost
its gonna be 10 bucks cheaper
so new snows on Wednesday afternoon!
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:29 AM   #14
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Nice score! "Dealership" and "things worked out OK" don't usually show up in the same sentence, or the same narrative.
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Whuffo you need 'snow' tires? We get that white, lumpy rain up here in Montana and I haven't put snow tires on in years.
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