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cjt079
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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  7:09:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit cjt079's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know anything about the type A ford ic bus in this picture?
http://photos3.crye-leike.com/photos/littlerock/9/9/CARMLS10322999a.jpg

Kodie
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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  8:28:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe that building is about a mile or two from the former Conway facility... I've seen quite a few interesting things on the lot there. I wonder if they do their prototype work out of that shop.

Very interesting find though.. curious to learn more. Obviously it's an older prototype.
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bbarr
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Posted - 11/06/2012 :  04:47:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit bbarr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
IC was looking in to building a type A several years ago, but the plan got nixed as it was not part of their core focus. It now is a parts runner.
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SuperiorGMC1963
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Posted - 11/06/2012 :  7:07:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every bus and bus frame in that pic is interesting but what Kodie says makes the most sense. I also appreciate what bbarr added. I never realized IC was considering a type A.

Ted

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rickhamilton620
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Posted - 11/08/2012 :  1:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit rickhamilton620's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Isn't the AE out now?

It is interesting to see the IC body on a Ford chassis, that's for sure. :)
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Jake
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Posted - 11/08/2012 :  4:32:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It would be cool to see more photos of it!


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C2FAN
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Posted - 11/09/2012 :  08:15:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a prototype. I did hear that IC is going to "re-release" their AE next year. Not sure what that means.
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JRob
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Posted - 11/11/2012 :  2:37:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit JRob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How can you re-release something that has yet to hit initial production?
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C2FAN
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United States
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Posted - 11/12/2012 :  06:12:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember they had a huge release party at NAPT in Portland a few years back with cheerleaders and the whole nine yards. Then it was crickets after that. we were all wondering when we would see one, still waiting.
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BusCave
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Posted - 11/19/2012 :  3:03:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit BusCave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That is the R&D facility for the Conway plant. It's across the street. The shot was taken from the bridge on Dave Ward. I don't recall what that bus was.
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57fan
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Posted - 11/26/2012 :  7:58:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
is it me or does it look like the right side rear tires are flat?


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BusCave
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Posted - 11/27/2012 :  10:36:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit BusCave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 57fan

is it me or does it look like the right side rear tires are flat?





Probably so. I don't remember that thing moving much.

Edited by - BusCave on 11/27/2012 10:37:59 AM
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