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Rich
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United States
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Posted - 06/18/2003 :  7:28:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a school bus used in the movie Dumb and Dumberer.



Did Ward actually build such a small bus, or is it a rebuild? I'm betting on a rebuild, since the rear passenger window is so much smaller.

SuperiorGMC1963
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USA
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Posted - 06/18/2003 :  8:13:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! That bus might be shorter than my Camry! Great job of shortening it!
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Jim
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USA
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Posted - 06/18/2003 :  8:21:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it just me or is that bus off the ground? Looks like its jumping something.

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1983WardFord
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USA
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Posted - 06/18/2003 :  8:49:27 PM  Show Profile  Send 1983WardFord an AOL message  Send 1983WardFord a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MRJim

Is it just me or is that bus off the ground? Looks like its jumping something.



It was... Well, it was going over a hill at a high rate of speed. It was a "try to lose the car following you" deal.

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thomasfan892
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  03:37:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That bus looks cool, but I prefer larger buses.

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Bus Boy 39
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  06:18:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That bus was actually rebuilt. I watched a special on the movie on MTV. The back half of the bus is actually a Blue Bird and the front half is a Ward. What the did was cut away both buses and connected them. The wanted a small bus like that so it could do some nice stunts {Jumping the hill, flying around town, racing}. Both of the buses were 66 passenger, and why they just didn't use one bus and make it shorter is unknown to me. I guess the Blue Bird maybe had better back-end suspension?

Anyway, it took the movie people a whole year to locate two buses and rebuild it. The engine in there is also rebuild....It's was monstered up to make it run races better as they do in the city.

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Buskid
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  06:48:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's part-Blue Bird, part-Ward? Wow, I never knew that. I wonder what Blue Bird components they used on it. The only visible part I see on there that could've come from a Blue Bird is the cowl. The rest of the front-end and rear-end are definitely from a Ward.

That's interesting!
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busdrver4jesus
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  6:07:43 PM  Show Profile  Send busdrver4jesus an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I have watched that movie several times, and for the life of me, I can't recall seeing that bus in the movie. What scene was it in?
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  6:27:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by busdrver4jesus

I have watched that movie several times, and for the life of me, I can't recall seeing that bus in the movie. What scene was it in?


It was in the sequal, not the first one. I don't think you'd have time to see the sequal several times if it just came out!

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SuperiorGMC1963
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  7:06:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm Half Blue Bird and half Ward. Does that make it a Ward Bird? Or maybe a Blue Ward?
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Buskid
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USA
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Posted - 06/19/2003 :  7:22:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buskid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like Blue Ward.
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american busing 2
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Posted - 06/20/2003 :  03:44:10 AM  Show Profile  Send american busing 2 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
i like ward bird

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busdrver4jesus
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USA
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Posted - 06/20/2003 :  05:26:58 AM  Show Profile  Send busdrver4jesus an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Oh - now I feel dumb and dumberer! I did not realize they had a sequal coming out! I miss read the title. I did not see the other "er" in dumber!

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98TomFord
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2003 :  11:25:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit 98TomFord's Homepage  Send 98TomFord an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I have to say it's one cool ooking bus! I think they should call it Ward-Bird, it sounds cool.

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Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2003 :  12:51:47 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
For some odd reason, the back end of the bus just doesn't resemble a Blue Bird...


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B. Busguy33
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2003 :  5:10:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit B. Busguy33's Homepage  Send B. Busguy33 an AOL message  Send B. Busguy33 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a 100% Ward body to me.

I also fail to see where they would attach two halves of two different bus bodies to make one bus body. Sounds easier to just cut one bus body to build a bus such as that.

Edited by - B. Busguy33 on 06/21/2003 5:29:44 PM
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SuperiorGMC1963
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2003 :  7:53:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree! They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and by the looks of that bus the body appears to be 100% Ward...which would make sense.
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unimog
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Posted - 06/24/2003 :  06:38:28 AM  Show Profile  Click to see unimog's MSN Messenger address  Send unimog a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cool Stunt Bus, some of our fellow comarades could use that one, specially the ones that cannot back up or turn around at all...

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