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BlueBird44
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USA
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Posted - 06/14/2001 :  5:25:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What kind of Features would you like on your bus?

Mine:
Air Door
Air Ride
Air Horn
Air Condtion
Air Brakes
Stobe lights
Cd Player
TInted windows
Silver Hub Caps
Plus More
How about you??

Tyler-Formly known as Wayne Lifeguard.

Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
1926 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2001 :  6:55:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
First, for me, it would be a Gillig (if they'll go back to making school buses). Then, I would include almost every option included in that list. Here are some options that I'd include for a school bus. (Almost identical to the bus I currently own, but better)

Silver bowling ball caps
black floor
Cloth seats
total bench rear seat
mid-engine setup with a horizontally mounted Cummins ISB250
10-speed transmission
Tandem live rear axles
vinyl padded dashboard
digital instrument gages
tinted windows
black surrounding window trim
complete wraparound windshield (like some of the Crown SuperCoaches)
modern car-like headlights (the clear plastic ones ya see on cars these days)
touchpad-like switches (like the buttons on newer microwaves)
AM/FM CD and cassette

I wouldn't really care much for air conditioning, or strobe lights. If Gillig went back into making school buses, this is an example of what I would like it to be.






"Gillig - Simply the BEST!!!!!"

Edited by - Steven A.Rosenow on 06/14/2001 6:56:38 PM
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Bus Boy 39
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USA
1315 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  05:20:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, I would make it a Blue Bird International with the following:

Air Ride
Air Horn
Air Brakes
Stobe light
TInted windows
Manual inward-folding J/K door
Four push-out passenger windows
Rubrail above rear bumper
Mud flaps front/back
Two roof hatches
Amored cluster lights
Heated rearview mirrors
Crossing gate
Flip-down school Bus sign
3M Diamond Grade reflective side/rear marker
7' clear lens back-up lights
Grey rubber floor
Acoustic headlining
Monitor fro warning, belt line, and tail lights
Camera

That's about it!


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Bus Boy 39
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USA
1315 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  05:22:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody own a Blue Bird with the lighted School Bus sign? If so, how do you like it?

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Bus Boy 39
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USA
1315 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  05:22:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Forgot one thing, does Thomas have a lighted School Bus sign?

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AmTranIntFE01
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USA
84 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  06:34:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with all of you. But, I would have to add one thing: a heat pad to keep coffee/tea warm. :)

The guy formerly known as "International110"
(Hey, I have to change my name for a new school year)
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BlueBird44
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USA
1639 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  06:38:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bus Boy,

I haven't seen any new Blue Bird around with the lighted bus sing. I know most of our 1980's espcially Pepper's who was a contractor had all the lighted signs on the bus. It really only good in a storm or at night on a trip you could see. During the day when it was cloudy you could see a little light on it but not much.

Tyler-Formly known as Wayne Lifeguard.
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BlueBird44
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USA
1639 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  06:38:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bus Boy,

I haven't seen any new Blue Bird around with the lighted bus sing. I know most of our 1980's espcially Pepper's who was a contractor had all the lighted signs on the bus. It really only good in a storm or at night on a trip you could see. During the day when it was cloudy you could see a little light on it but not much.

Tyler-Formly known as Wayne Lifeguard.
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thomas86_a
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USA
4407 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2001 :  07:49:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit thomas86_a's Homepage  Send thomas86_a an AOL message  Reply with Quote
~Manual Transmission
~Manual Outward opening door
~Air Brakes*
~Air Ride Seat*
~Air Conditioning
~Heated Drivers Seat
~Heated Wiper Blades
~Heated Mirrors*
~10x30 Inside Mirror*
~Acoustic Panels throughout the whole bus
~16 light Exterior Light Monitor*
~Tinted Windows
~AM/FM Radio PA system w/ 6 speakers and one exterior speaker.*
~Two Roof Hatches*
~Four push out windows*
~Three Step Step Wall*
~Overhead Storage Compartment(emergency equipment storage)*

The features with an asterick next to them are features that I currently have on my 98 Thomas/International Conventional.
I would have to have a Thomas bus, I would just want some of the extras on it.


"Thomas Built Buses-The best buses on the Road."
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B. Busguy33
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USA
3444 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2001 :  12:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit B. Busguy33's Homepage  Send B. Busguy33 an AOL message  Send B. Busguy33 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:

Does anybody own a Blue Bird with the lighted School Bus sign? If so, how do you like it?

Forgot one thing, does Thomas have a lighted School Bus sign?




I have seen alot of Blue Birds in my area that have the lighted school bus destination sign. I think they look great. Especially at night!!!!

Yes. Thomas does make the lighted school bus destination sign as well. I have seen those in my area too and they look good.

Most, if not all, of the body manufacturers offer two different school bus lighted destination signs. You can either get them back-lit (this is when the sign looks "pushed" up to the glass) or you can get them lit from the sides or the top or bottom...depending on the body manufacturer (and these signs are a little distance away from the glass).

Bob
"B. Busguy33"
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Carpenter Bus_19
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USA
286 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2001 :  6:56:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carpenter  Bus_19's Homepage  Send Carpenter  Bus_19 an AOL message  Send Carpenter  Bus_19 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
All that is mentioned and Intermittent Wipers

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pixie
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18 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2001 :  8:35:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey how about one of those mirrors in the back of the bus like they have on mail-trucks that let you see if anything is behind you.

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KrazeeGoose
Senior Member

USA
158 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2001 :  11:40:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Freightliner Chassis
Thomas Body
6 spd manual w/exhaust brake
at least 230 hp engine (CAT preferred)
High Rise Roof
tinted windows (w/black trim)
flip out doors
CD Player
6 inside speakers/1 bull horn outside (for people who don't know what a school bus looks like)
Overhead emergency compartment
Air ride
Air horn
Air brakes
I'll stick w/Thomas' green interior
DOT red light above emergency door
2 roof hatches (a little bigger than current size)
4 emergency windows
Hi-backed seats
Light outside entrance door for night trips
Strobe lights on all 8-way system lights
Baseball bat for light runners (just kidding!)
long chassis (to put more space between the seats)
And most importanty, keep the group of kids I had last year because they would really know how to appreciate a bus like this!!!


Thomas/Freightliner 25:
Powered by CAT
(Hear me roar!)


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2007ICCE200
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34 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2010 :  09:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit 2007ICCE200's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I want a circa 1995 Wayne International 3800 with:
DT466
DT466 Hood Orament
Electric Jacknife Door
Aloca Chrome Rims
Chrome Details
Silver Grill
Coach Seats
AC
Cup Holder
AM/FM Radio
G2 Fusion LED Lamps
LED Everything Else
Strobing Warning Lamps
LED Stop Sign
Strobing Fog Light with on/off switch
Air Ride
Air Brakes
2 Roof Hatches
2 Emergency Exit Windows
Air Horn
Extended Headroom
72 pax
Black Floor
Heated Drivers Seat
Back-Lit Destination Sign
Chrome Bumpers
MD3060 Push Button Automatic Transmission
Tinted Windows with Black Window Frame
Extended Skirting
Warning Lamp Covers
Black Paint Around Warning Lamps
4-wheel drive w/ on/off switch
The #M12

Edited by - 2007ICCE200 on 01/24/2010 10:50:15 AM
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2007ICCE200
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34 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2010 :  10:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit 2007ICCE200's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bus Boy 39

First, I would make it a Blue Bird International with the following:

Air Ride
Air Horn
Air Brakes
Stobe light
TInted windows
Manual inward-folding J/K door
Four push-out passenger windows
Rubrail above rear bumper
Mud flaps front/back
Two roof hatches
Amored cluster lights
Heated rearview mirrors
Crossing gate
Flip-down school Bus sign
3M Diamond Grade reflective side/rear marker
7' clear lens back-up lights
Grey rubber floor
Acoustic headlining
Monitor fro warning, belt line, and tail lights
Camera

That's about it!





What type of engine?
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BlueBird44
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USA
1639 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2010 :  2:36:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow old topic that I created I forgot all about it.

Funny that now I own a bus I have everything I wanted except Air Conditioning and a CD player but this bus I bought from another contractor and didn't order myself.


IC-The Golden Shield of School Transportation
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Jarlaxle
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79 Posts

Posted - 01/26/2010 :  5:49:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jarlaxle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm looking for this one for my next conversion:

Flat front
DT466 or Cummins engine
Manual transmission (yeah, not happening) :(
Air brakes
Manual or air doors
22.5" wheels, steel, preferably 10-lug Budds
11R22.5 or 295/75R22.5 tires
Steel springs in front, rear airbags
Air horn
Flat floor inside
Plenty of chassis capacity
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aeastman
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USA
9 Posts

Posted - 01/27/2014 :  7:58:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit aeastman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1986 Blue Bird GMC
*8.2L NA Detroit
*AT545
*Air brakes
*Ohio-style mirrors
*66-passenger
*Tachometer
*Throttle Lock
*Manual Jackknife door
*Low headroom
*4-way loading lights
*Electric figure-8 cross arm
*Electric stop sign
*Brown Seats
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misterbill
Advanced Member

United States
303 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2014 :  09:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 2013 IC has a little hole under the top of the dashboard that blows hot air into a one inch cutout square box that is supposed to direct the air up to my side window. I haven't been able to see out of my side window(or through the door on the other side)all winter.

I think that I would like to be able to see out the windows of my bus-so an option I would like to see on my bus is one of those birds that are painted up over the front side of the bus(you know, the ones who still put vents you can turn to direct the heat).

High School Friend-"Hey! How are you! Well, I guess you can't be doing too well, you're driving a school bus."

Edited by - misterbill on 01/28/2014 7:24:55 PM
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Cal Mc
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248 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2014 :  3:23:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cal Mc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A new international with a built in mechanic.
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