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  1. All pressure tanks expire, it's to prevent accidents. Also, the Series 50 G engines are crap.
  2. Wait, that's still a thing? (the Crane warehouse)
  3. I just looked at some TTC vehicle pics on the wiki...man...what is up with the 4 wheel F450 cutaways?
  4. The paper in the windshield says "Out of State, Licensed Dealer/ Dismantler only" With those restrictions how the hell are they gonna sell it? This thing is worth 4k tops for scrap, which scrapyard in their right mind would buy this thing, drag it out of state, cut it up, and drag it back to the Port of LA/LB?
  5. The destination signs are not saved, because they are obsolete flipdots. Also, being mechanical disks, and not electronic LED's, they are pretty wore out, especially after being mounted to a Detroit Series 50 powered mid 90's New Flyer.
  6. contaminated with...
  7. Not sure if this is the right thread, but anyone know what happened to stormtheif24? Was watching a couple of bus vids on youtube and was reminded of him...search reveals he didn't log in since 2014.
  8. This worked on the old Fishbowls, but they were designed to be pretty durable. D40LF's were designed to last X number of years, to lower costs to be competitive with other coachbuilders who were building to US 12 year service lives. Thus, the frames are rusty, crusty and wore out. Plus, once you start pushing double the expected service life of a coach, weird stuff starts wearing out, like wiring harnesses, the bus is no longer "straight", fatigue cracks start happening, etc. To rectify all those problems, it'll cost so much that you might as well get a new coach.
  9. Man, that's a pretty nostalgic pic. No hint of any of the transit improvements done in the past 10 years, old sign, old bus, a signature Vancouver rainy day, perfect. Plus, the balance in your camera makes it look as if it was taken with a film camera.
  10. It looks like it has been repainted at least.
  11. Roll over XBF's user name, a box will pop up. At the bottom is a button for "Ignore user". Click, and it will take you to another page. Check all the boxes and hit "Update". Signal to noise ratio in this thread is now infinitely improved.
  12. Looks like she shit the bed.
  13. S8003 was fixed at a similar age with more damage though.
  14. The stainless or aluminum paneling makes me think otherwise... why would they do that to a scrap vehicle? The fact that a newer unit also had this done to it also makes me think that it may be a test of some sort.