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COLT
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Posted - 01/02/2013 :  05:30:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, my name is Colt. I am new here. I am having difficulty in locating parts for my buses. I am restoring 2-1966 Ford B-600 Carpenter school buses. They both came from the district I grew up, and I actually happened to have ridden these buses as a kid. One of the Fords, is mine, and the other is promised to me by the current owner. 1 of the Fords, needs an entire set of rare fiberglass seats, a rear bumper (it is rather mangled), and parts to repair the 8-way system (converted in 1975 from 4-ways. The other is the basket case. It was once used as a drug lab which blew up and took out the windows, the ceiling and the wiring. This bus also is missing 22 fiberglass seats. I want to restore them to as original as possible. The one I currently own, is in rather solid but ugly shape and will need mostly cosmetic work. The buses reside in Colorado, and they came from Jefferson County Public Schools, and the same bus terminal. Any assistance would be appreciated, I can be contacted at MrCJeffcoK12@aol.com. I am retired so I can travel to pick up items that I need. I would hope for parts closer to Colorado if possible. I am sure there is more I need than listed, but I need to start somewhere.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2577956345490&set=o.267410753364586&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Here at this link is a photo collage of the buses. I hope all can see the pic. If you need a copy - just email me. I would like to get started on the buses next spring, but want to start getting the parts lined up and ready to go. I really appreciate any assistance the members can provide. Thanks and sincerely - Colt

08 Thomas EF
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Posted - 01/02/2013 :  6:51:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit 08 Thomas EF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry that I can't be of any help, but it makes me so happy to hear that you're giving TLC to some classic buses -- even cooler is the fact that you know where they came from, and you rode them.

Good luck in your adventure! Hope you can find the parts.
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COLT
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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  10:08:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the encouragement. 08 Thomas
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COLT
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Posted - 01/03/2013 :  11:00:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I gave the wrong email, my apologies - it is RetMrCJeffcoK12@aol.com.
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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Posted - 01/06/2013 :  10:18:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Your Facebook link is not working. I know we would all LOVE to see pictures!

Thanks!

Mike's Bus Yard - http://buses.zwebpages.com - Since 1999
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COLT
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  4:44:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
IS THERE A WAY TO UPLOAD A PIC HERE? I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH HOW THE FORUM WORKS YET - ROFL. THANKS - COLT
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SuperiorGMC1963
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  7:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Colt, the link seems to work fine for me.

Ted

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COLT
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  11:37:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK I THINK I SOLVED THE PROBLEM - HERE IS A LINK FOR NON FB USERS - HOPE THIS WORKS - ROFL

https://plus.google.com/photos/102881992706396479354/albums/5832833848606292353/5832833858749281378

LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS. BY THE WAY THANKS TED - OH WEBSHOTS JUST SIGNS ME INTO THEIR NEW SMILE SET UP, I NEED TO FIGURE A WAY AROUND THAT HA HA THANKS COLT
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COLT
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  11:39:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK IT APPEARS TO WORK IF YOU HAVE GOOGLE ACCOUNT - SORRY, I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR A FREE POSTING. COLT

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SuperiorGMC1963
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2013 :  11:34:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For free photo postings I just started using photobucket.com. I use to use webshots but it's going through a strange transition. Wouldn't you know I get all of my bus model photos (300+) on webshots and then they go and change it! My photos are still there but the titles, descriptions, etc., have all disappeared! What a mess!

Edited by - SuperiorGMC1963 on 01/13/2013 11:38:08 AM
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Carp_26
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Posted - 01/13/2013 :  4:02:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Colt, I still can't view the pics, but I wish you good luck in your restoration. I hope one day to have a Carpenter bus to restore as well. And SuperiorGMC1963 i'll second your frustration on Webshots. What a disaster for me too after 5 years of uploading and organizing my pics.
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COLT
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Posted - 01/15/2013 :  03:42:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
THANKS GUYS I WILL TRY PHOTOBUCKET TODAY AND SEE IF I HAVE BETTER LUCK - THIS IS TOO FUNNY...
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COLT
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Posted - 01/15/2013 :  03:56:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ok i've uploaded to photobucket - here is the link:

http://s1291.beta.photobucket.com/user/CPHILLIPS107/media/COLT/CARPENTERHISTORYUPDATEDcopy_zps2179cc99.jpg.html

THANKS SUPERIOR FOR THE ADVICE
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08 Thomas EF
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Posted - 01/15/2013 :  6:00:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit 08 Thomas EF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That link worked! I like how those Ford front ends look. They have that... I don't know, handsomeness, that cars of that era also had. The black and white one is really nice.

Edited by - 08 Thomas EF on 01/15/2013 6:01:19 PM
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COLT
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Posted - 08/04/2013 :  08:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit COLT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WELL, I GUESS MY BUSES ARE TOO OLD, SO THANKS FOR THOSE WHO TRIED TO ASSIST ME IN LOCATING PARTS. I'LL TRY ANOTHER AVENUE OTHER THAN A FORUM. MY PHOTOS WILL BE CLOSED DOWN, AND CONSIDER THIS THREAD CLOSED, APPRECIATE THE INTEREST. THANK YOU - COLT
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08 Thomas EF
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Posted - 08/06/2013 :  8:46:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit 08 Thomas EF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gee, I would have loved seeing more photo updates as you went along even if none of us were able to help you....
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