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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-14-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
The high-headroom body with extra windows on the...

The high-headroom body with extra windows on the side, combined with the space for a rollsign on the front roofcap, are dead giveaways that this was originally in military service. Lots of these...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-14-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51129768650_25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51129768650_2558609ab3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kUaqTm)ex-North Royalton City Schools 19 (7) (https://flic.kr/p/2kUaqTm) by Cincinnati NKY Buses...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-17-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Yep, one of your emergency windows, roof hatches,...

Yep, one of your emergency windows, roof hatches, or rear door needs to be put back into place.
I'd recommend taking a look at an electrical schematic, finding the proper connection on the fuse...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-06-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
That is a Superior Pioneer FC. Very tough to come...

That is a Superior Pioneer FC. Very tough to come across, I've only ever seen one in a junkyard (and I've been in a LOT of junkyards).
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-01-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Thanks - that's just what I needed to know. I...

Thanks - that's just what I needed to know. I wasn't sure if it was powered via the same system as the air brakes or not. Definitely don't want to lose those any time soon.

Anyone know where the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-01-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Rerouting air lines?

Hello all,

I was trying to get this done last year but wasn't successful. I have a 2001 Blue Bird Freightliner that I am trying to install a Hadley air horn on. While it was not equipped with an...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-28-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 188,477
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
For our members in Central Ohio, there's a place...

For our members in Central Ohio, there's a place called 1 Shot Recycling in Bradford that currently has about 30-35 former Petermann buses from all over Ohio. Mostly Internationals, with the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-13-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 188,477
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
For those in the AL/TN area looking for older bus...

For those in the AL/TN area looking for older bus parts, a yard called Tom's Parts and Salvage in Decatur, AL appears to have a whole bunch of old school buses. No idea if they will let you roam...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-30-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,289
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
My newest addition. This will not be converted...

My newest addition. This will not be converted but will instead be used for a dirt-track school bus race this fall! Yellow Bus Sales (aka Mike & B Sales) agreed to sponsor the bus and sold it to me...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 02-11-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Look up a typical school bus driver pretrip...

Look up a typical school bus driver pretrip inspection. They vary by state but most will cover the same ground. I would not consider it overkill to do the same thorough inspection with a bus that...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 01-16-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,095
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
This is a very common method used by exporters. ...

This is a very common method used by exporters. I've seen them in action a few times. They rig up hitches, connect the air lines and rear lights, and then it's on to the border.
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Thanks for the replies. I was concerned about...

Thanks for the replies. I was concerned about battery draw with 8 lights on all at once, but I hadn't considered the wiring. Looks like LEDs would be my best bet if I were to repurpose the lights. ...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-11-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Using all 8 warning lights at once

I'll be getting another bus very soon and will be replacing the amber and red warning flasher lenses with clear ones (salvaged from the rear ends of other buses). Does anyone know if there's a way...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-25-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,015
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
There is a district just outside of Louisville,...

There is a district just outside of Louisville, KY in Indiana that operates a few 2008 Thomas EFs with Daytons. Pretty sure that's the last year they were available.

First Student is bad, but the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,931
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
It's been done. I don't have a photo on hand,...

It's been done. I don't have a photo on hand, but there is a towing company in rural Indiana that turned a first-gen Blue Bird Vision into a tow truck. They cut off most of the body past the front...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-19-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,251
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
I call it "someone else's property"! It's being...

I call it "someone else's property"! It's being turned into a skoolie in the Santa Claus, Indiana area.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,015
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
I've had several experiences with visiting...

I've had several experiences with visiting dealers and auction houses...

MacAllister Transportation - where I bought my old bus. Had a great experience, in contrast to the butthurt poster above...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-18-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 24,251
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
I used to call mine by its legal name,...

I used to call mine by its legal name, "1HVBBABPO3H572186".
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,944
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
This is the most accurate answer. In terms...

This is the most accurate answer.

In terms of paint, I know that a retired school bus cannot legally remain yellow in Indiana and can be no more than 20% yellow in Ohio. This was part of the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Just to chime in since this bus looked...

Just to chime in since this bus looked familiar...

Not a former Ohio bus - this originally operated for Sweet Springs R-7 School District in Missouri. Technical specs for the bus can be found...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,945
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Been there, done that. It was a bit of a tight...

Been there, done that. It was a bit of a tight squeeze as the hose was mounted on the ceiling - had to be careful pulling in.

https://i.imgur.com/C5UJirUh.jpg
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,783
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Any bus that has been sitting for a long period...

Any bus that has been sitting for a long period of time and not completely sealed up will have mold somewhere. Typically it will grow on the seats first, but then you have buses like this...
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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-26-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,310
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
I bought a bus from MacAllister late last year, a...

I bought a bus from MacAllister late last year, a 2004 Blue Bird International with the T444E. It was mistakenly priced at $1,000 after the dealership had marked it as non-running, despite the fact...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-15-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,911
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
I was in the same boat - recently drove my new...

I was in the same boat - recently drove my new bus about 3 hours from Indianapolis without ever having driven a bus on public roads. Learned the importance of constantly checking the mirrors VERY...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-06-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By CincinnatiNKYBuses
Hey I recognize that bus. :) Glad to see it's...

Hey I recognize that bus. :) Glad to see it's still alive and kicking, and in good hands.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5699/30493748916_a0b1520621_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NsCraE)Kenton County...
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