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|Advice for your bus||pat young||3-4-06|
I am a high school teacher who runs a non-profit called the Wheelchair Project. I have driven overland from Fresno, CA to Central America 9 times, and have also driven extensively in Mexico just for fun.
I use school bus sales, and bus parts, to support my project. I got into buses in 1991 because they were big, diesel, usually well maintained by public money, and the price was better than a big truck.
So now after 20 years of misc driving and hauling, I know a lot about the machinery and will share what I know with whoever needs some free advice.
Yes, It would be nice if you bought a part or a widget eventually, but not essential. I offer help so I can make contact with folks. I am very dependable and 100% honest when it comes to machinery. It either works, or it don't. And you don’t have to buy something from me, not will I “steer” you towards my stuff. If somebody has a good bus, I will tell you to buy it, or help you figure out the goods and bads.
So if you need to know anything about diesel, buses, or machinery in general, just drop me a line. I started working on motor vehicles when I was 13 (little racing “quarter midgets“) have owned at least 125 buses, trucks, pickups, motorcycles, generators, forklifts, etc. and drove a tractor trailer for Uncle Sam in Germany for 2 years, and have LOTS of old timer mechanic friends. I guess I can say, “I been there”
OK have a good one
|Re: Advice for your bus||IHC Bus Man||3-6-06|
|Hello Pat, i got a couple questions for you. i was wondering how difficult it would be for me to replace my rusted body panels and the black strips around my driver side rear wheel well since its rusted and also if you may know of a place were i could find replacement panels for it. im also looking for the big back window glass and rubber for one of my back windowsand also a rust free emergency exit door all for a 1985 International thomas bus. any help is greatly apreciated as i would like to fix my bus up and try to sell it cause im looking for a smaller skoolie preferably a 70s- 80s international thomas with a manual trans and 9.0 litre or dt-466 diesel. |
|Re: Advice for your bus||pat young||3-25-06|
|Gimme a call. My hand is messed up, but my voice is fine|
|Re: Advice for your bus||Thomas Kaeding||4-5-06|
I hope your hand is not hurt to badly. I want to convert a bus to very basic mobil bunk house/hangout for our paintball team. I am looking at purchaseing a 1993 Thomas MVP rear engine Cat with an Allison Transmission. Are there an known problems or negitives about a rear engine type bus or this specfic bus. I noticed high end motorcoaches use rear engine chassis. I will call you if thats not a problem.