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    Ok, first of all...I dont have a deuce. Wish I did (and maybe soon I will), but for now I have to settle for the half dozen cars I have

    The reason Im here is that the deuce and a half is the closest to my next toy. It a 1993 DAC 112UDM city bus...from Romania

    (Long story how an Air Force vet ends up wanting one of these...let alone bringing it).

    Now, the bus may be from 93, but its the exact same thing they were making back in 79 from the prototype in 77, which was a reskined model made under license from MAN, with it's blueprints from...the mid 60s

    This means, I have a flat straight 6 with the most random oil tubes going here and there. Air over hydraulic brakes. The only transistors are in the voltage regulator. 20 inch tubed split ring wheels with enemy tires (ie Russian lol) and some other really...really weird setups.

    That brings me here. The closest thing, that has in fact a large enough group of hobbyists where I can get a few answers, is SS. So, Im hoping you guys wont mind a few questions here and there. I am a former aircraft mechanic (among many other things), bus driver, bus mechanic, and a classic car collector that has restored and rebuilt more than a few cars from scratch.

    But there are things that I may need help on (no, not insurance lol, or titling lol.). Things like why here everyone is terrified of split rims, but when I was there, they were doing things I wouldnt do with normal wheels...from a bike. Yet, nobody there dies.

    I will ask specifics in the right places, so until then, just saying hi.
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    Welcome aboard from Nevada. Hopefully, Robo McDuff or the Miggins Bros. may be able to help you with some of your bus questions. They are from the Czech Republic and Germany. They are knowledgeable and may have some familiarity with your vehicle.
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    Welcome to the site. That bus will be handy for ferrying people at events..to look at your truck amongst the other military stuff at an all types event.,( Just kidding)When you get it.(the Deuce).

    Some folk have a thing about buses and trains. One of our gang has 'this bus' just come over from the States.
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    Welcome from another guy from New York

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    How do you know if you have a combat (split) rims on your truck? Changing a tire is a battle...!

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    If the rims on your bus are as those used on M37s, M35s, M8o9s etc they are not completely lethal if handled right. The problem is when reassembled and inflated the lock ring may separate from the rim and do damage to the tire mechanic. Several procedures are available to control this: 1. inflate tire in a tire cage. 2. Use a clip on chuck on a 10' hose to inflate the tire so you don't have to stand over or near it. 3. Wrap a 3/8" chain with a grab hook LOOSLY through the vent holes in the rim to trap the lock ring if no cage is available. Loose so you can get it apart after the tire is inflated. Lastly makTIRE SHOP 5.29.2010.jpge sure the flange on the lock ring and the rim is free of dirt and rust so the lock ring will seat when you inflate the tire. In US practice the bead of the tire and the lock ring have opposing tapers so when the tire inflates it pushes the lock ring into the rim. A variety of hand tools (hammers, pick bars, spades) are available to dismount the tires from the rims.

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    Picture in post 8 shows inflating a tire with a clip on chuck. Also visible are a 24v 3/4" impact wrench and a can of "never seize" to put on the lug nuts if there is any hope of getting them off again in this lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmetalmiki View Post
    Welcome to the site. That bus will be handy for ferrying people at events..to look at your truck amongst the other military stuff at an all types event.,( Just kidding)When you get it.(the Deuce).
    Some folk have a thing about buses and trains. One of our gang has 'this bus' just come over from the States.

    Only thing I’ve never seen at a military vehicle or airshow event is a “cattle car” from boot/basic training.

    You’d figure SOMEONE would have scavenged, repaired, found a use for one of those by now.

    If nothing else, you could also use it for picking up all the guys with FORDs (Found On Road Dead) en route to the next MV gathering.

    Welcome aboard. Thanks for sharing.

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