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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-26-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By tomrasdf
... I have been watching a lot of Wes's...

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I have been watching a lot of Wes's videos. Were it not for how easy he makes it look, I wouldn't consider ever doing this myself in the first place.

I definitely appreciate everyone's...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-25-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By tomrasdf
Anyone offering remote consulting on...

Anyone offering remote consulting on design/planning with experience doing raises on a Thomas?

We have access to materials and skilled professional welders here in LV, but nobody with experience...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-24-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By tomrasdf
Crickets - yikes So we're saying this is a...

Crickets - yikes

So we're saying this is a scarce and in-demand service offering?
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-23-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks all - grateful for the guidance I...

Thanks all - grateful for the guidance

I have a voltage meter and know how to use it

Off to the races

I'll fire back after everything is wrapped up
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-21-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks all - No rain or anything leaking...

Thanks all -

No rain or anything leaking from above

The space was very hot, smelled very caustic (can't think of a better word), and (failed to mention in original post) I could see what...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-21-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By tomrasdf
Condensation in battery compartment - typical?

Just had our bus delivered today (2006 40' FE Thomas). It drove 220 miles w/o issue en route.

Was very surprised when I opened up the battery compartment after the trip to find i) it was hotter...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-21-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By tomrasdf
Help with Roof Raise in KY

We (finally) took delivery of our '06 FE 84 passenger Thomas.

Went to book a roof raise with Skoolie.com (our first choice), and were surprised to hear that they were already booked through...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-28-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Ha - yes, I suppose I left that part out. ...

Ha - yes, I suppose I left that part out.

The oil leak matches your description - weeping leak from the top; so your input was encouraging!

We also got some clarity from the school district;...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-28-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Well, after weighing all the feedback we got...

Well, after weighing all the feedback we got along with our other options, we decided to move forward with this bus, which we got for 2/3 asking price including a delivery to Louisville.

While...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-18-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks! We'd be grateful for all the help we can...

Thanks! We'd be grateful for all the help we can get, especially when it comes to safe operation. PM on its way
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-06-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Maybe I can ask him to throw some of it into the...

Maybe I can ask him to throw some of it into the deal as part of negotiations?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Did some sleuthing, and was able to track down...

Did some sleuthing, and was able to track down the maintenance shop for the school district that had the bus in service. An extremely helpful shop tech looked up maintenance records for this bus for...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-02-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks - this is SUPER helpful Engine -...

Thanks - this is SUPER helpful

Engine - yeah, definitely want to know where it's coming from also. Looks like the top of the engine, so a valve cover gasket seems plausible, but we don't like...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-01-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Question Had the opportunity to inspect the bus yesterday...

Had the opportunity to inspect the bus yesterday with a mechanic.


Bus is in excellent shape structurally
Appears to have been very well maintained with zero rust
Tires at ~65%
New...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By tomrasdf
I'm looking at buying a 2006 Thomas with a C7. ...

I'm looking at buying a 2006 Thomas with a C7. The sales rep at the dealer (Taylor Bus Sales) tells me (for whatever it's worth) that the DPFs weren't added until the 2008 yr model.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks - Definitely planning on the roof...

Thanks -

Definitely planning on the roof raise.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 783
Posted By tomrasdf
Inspecting an '06 Thomas 40' Puller - guidance/opinions?

We've got our eyes on an 84 passenger 2006 Thomas, FE, C7 w/ a MD3060 from TN with just shy of 65k miles.

Asking price is just north of $11k, which seems on the high side unless it turns out to...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 03-25-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tomrasdf
Thanks Jolly - awesome guidance. And I...

Thanks Jolly - awesome guidance.

And I binge-read through all of Cheesewagon's posts this afternoon; excellent stuff! Those posts should be sticky threads in the new-member welcome board!


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Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 03-24-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By tomrasdf
Taking first steps

Hi all, glad to be here!

We're starting the (overwhelming) process of searching for the right bus to be home for for our family of 6 for this next chapter of our lives.

We've got our eyes on an...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 03-24-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By tomrasdf
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