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Old 06-03-2019, 08:20 AM   #21
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it seems that a 10 window bus is 35 - 36 feet long +/-
Mine is 11 windows and 35 feet long (dog nose).

FWIW I appear to have underestimated the difficulties of driving a 35' bus.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:59 AM   #22
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30', 8-window dawg nose
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Mine is 11 windows and 35 feet long (dog nose).

FWIW I appear to have underestimated the difficulties of driving a 35' bus.
Ain't parallel parking a kick in the slats..?
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:04 AM   #23
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30', 8-window dawg nose
Ain't parallel parking a kick in the slats..?
Man, I'm just working on making right turns without having to stop and back up in the middle of the intersection. Fortunately this is in Philly and the other drivers are so nice about encouraging me with their horns!
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:10 AM   #24
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Yup, it takes a while to acclimate, knowing by feel where your corners are.
And by feel, I mean when the bus becomes a kinesthetic extension of your self. Not a sudden, lurching jolt accompanying expensive noises...
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Man, I'm just working on making right turns without having to stop and back up in the middle of the intersection. Fortunately this is in Philly and the other drivers are so nice about encouraging me with their horns!
LMAO
Must be in Center City or the Main Line.
In South Philly or Chester, the loud sounds immediately precede probable Pb projectiles...
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:46 AM   #25
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I'm not familiar with "FF" but buses officially are CE, FE, and RE.
CE= conventional engine
FE= front engine f
RE= rear engine
Marc was useing the FF desciptor.

I was pointing out the common designation for transit style buses.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:52 AM   #26
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Man, I'm just working on making right turns without having to stop and back up in the middle of the intersection. Fortunately this is in Philly and the other drivers are so nice about encouraging me with their horns!
when I taught my first wife and kids to drive, I set some barrels up in the field so they could do figure 8's, parallel parking, etc - seemed to work well - if I feel unsure when l get my bus, I'll use the barrel approach myself
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:39 PM   #27
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Marc was useing the FF desciptor.

I was pointing out the common designation for transit style buses.
I only used that for noobs who know nothing of the nomenclature. They would not know which one, RE, FE, or CE has a flat front.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:57 PM   #28
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Rear access and interior access

Mine bus has both, rear and interior, long interior access to the top of the engine and 2 square pads for radiator and other components. Colors on the back are test patches (ugly I know).
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That's a stock set up with a rear door over a rear engine?
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Iím doing a conversion in New Orleans. Iíve been working since last Labor day. Welcome aboard.
My bus is 31í bumper to bumper. Rear engine 2001 Thomas . IMG_0560.jpg
9 reg windows, a small window+emergency door=11 window bus.

I too got the welding bug. I just bought a mig machine, watched a YouTube video, and now Iím a welder.
IMG_1238.jpg Thats a bed over the engine. No engine access from inside tho.

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