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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
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Posted - 01/19/2013 :  09:03:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys,

Just thought I'd share some photos of my 13' IC/CE with light visors from an older junked thomas body.

We don't spec visors here, so our new ICs & C2s come in with no covers. I know that they are available, but they are not on the order sheet.

I wanted to "spice" up the look of my IC, so I found a junked Thomas bodied bus, removed the visors, sandblasted them, painted them glossy black, and installed them on my new bus. My supervisor was surprised how much sunlight these visors were blocking, and the lights appear darker and more noticeable.

If the red and amber warning lights were any closer together this mod wouldn't have worked, because they are touching each other now. The molding of the IC body around the lights is just perfect too! The older Thomas's lights were spaced out farther from each other.

I think they turned out pretty good. Have a look!






Kodie
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United States
1993 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2013 :  3:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks really sharp. I think I like them better than the one piece IC uses standard.
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1983WardFord
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2013 :  08:10:20 AM  Show Profile  Send 1983WardFord an AOL message  Send 1983WardFord a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I agree! The individual visors (even Weldon visors would look good) look MUCH better than the standard-issue ones.

Due to the current economic condition, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.
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08 Thomas EF
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Posted - 01/20/2013 :  10:36:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit 08 Thomas EF's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job, I've never been a fan of one-piece visors (especially on Blue Birds). They look like toe nails.
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thomas86_a
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2013 :  6:49:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those loading lights above the entrance doors are interesting! We just have a small light next the door, same as the reverse lights used on older Thomas Builts.

I do like the look of the visors.

If you have an International, you NEED customer service.
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dwight
Active Member

USA
40 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2013 :  01:29:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starting about 25 years ago I required my manufacture (Bluebird) to build all my buses without hoods on the warning lights front & rear.
1. Hoods collected dirt on gravel roads & snow in the winter.
2. Hoods caused problems when cleaning the lights with brooms.
3. When power washing the lights, the spray blew back in your face.

Several years later Bluebird developed an option to not install hoods and paint black around the lights as per my specs.
DSBSI
(School Bus Safety Improvements)

20 SCHOOL BUS FLEET OWNER/OPERATOR (Retired)
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Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  02:46:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by aliamaali

I have used one-piece visors many times and I always like to prefer it..



I like to prefer that you go somewhere else with your spam. Thanks for playing!
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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
165 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2013 :  08:53:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomasbus24

quote:
Originally posted by aliamaali

I have used one-piece visors many times and I always like to prefer it..



I like to prefer that you go somewhere else with your spam. Thanks for playing!



lol

Formerly "83ChevroletWayne"



Pic courtesy of: "schoolbusdriver.org"
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Wolf0r
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USA
2177 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2013 :  10:50:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good man. I have some of those covers stashed away just gotta find them.

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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C.HARDY
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350 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2013 :  6:14:19 PM  Show Profile  Click to see C.HARDY's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
They do look better than factory!

"Hardybusman"
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ic0730
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Posted - 03/02/2013 :  11:08:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit ic0730's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by C.HARDY

They do look better than factory!



agree not so much the light above the door and why have a marker light at the back bumper to much more to worry about

and when the lights are on you can hardly tell what color they are at night

Edited by - ic0730 on 03/02/2013 11:23:19 AM
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bwest
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United States
2236 Posts

Posted - 03/02/2013 :  5:38:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IC factory visors stick out so much too. I have dents in all of mine from putting my shop door down on them. Plus the back reveal is straight up and down
compared to the BBs I am used to.

Bryan
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