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They were still making a few narrow bodies in '88 Woody. Several of them were done this way to help them compete with the WB's. The other difference is that the engines are mechanical whereas the WB's are DDEC.
Another thing I think is only 88 is DDEC1. From what I researched, 89 went to DDEC2 (and WB only).
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Another thing I think is only 88 is DDEC1. From what I researched, 89 went to DDEC2 (and WB only).
There were a few 89 narrow body PTs in 89 as well.
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There were a few 89 narrow body PTs in 89 as well.
Where did you find this info? In everything I found, it listed only WB for 89. Vintagebirds, for example shows model changes by year and brochures by year, no mention of 89 96" NB.
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They were still making a few narrow bodies in '88 Woody. Several of them were done this way to help them compete with the WB's. The other difference is that the engines are mechanical whereas the WB's are DDEC.
i didnt know that!
thats my WOG lesson for today!
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There were a few 89 narrow body PTs in 89 as well.
There was also at least one 88 wide body with narrow axles under it,you can see the tires are set in about 3'' per side..
White coach..
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There was also at least one 88 wide body with narrow axles under it,you can see the tires are set in about 3'' per side..
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That must look kind of strange!
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I have learned it pays to read every active thread. I learned a lot on this one today, first 3 minutes of being online! All this "stuff" must be stacking up in my noggin' somewhere! Great stuff.

So if there were 12 PT, 88's, mechanical engine, made with the missing airline bins, we have tracked down 3 of them here! These are 22 years old! Can you imagine tracking down the only 12 Camaro's made in one year? The scale is boggling, and shows how dialed in this group is. Thanks!
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Where did you find this info? In everything I found, it listed only WB for 89. Vintagebirds, for example shows model changes by year and brochures by year, no mention of 89 96" NB.
There were a couple that carried over into 89. Vintage birds had one for sale at one time. I looked at a 89PT40, silver & gray it had an 8V92 back in 04 an eye doctor here in Louisville owned it & I too was under the impression there were none but there is. It's like saying there were only curb side gallys on the 85 but there were a couple that had the gallys on the street side. You can't rely whole heartedly on the vintage birds history page for 100% accuracy. I don't think it mentions the Blue Bird Inn but we know they built at least 12 of those & I know of 4 of them, 2 are forum members. We could go even deeper like 4x4 units sent to Jordan & Saudi back in the late 70's & early 80's or the rear door kennel units produced back in the late 70's, one of which is on VB now for sale. If you had money in your check book the Luce's would build it for you. Oh I forgot there was also a 78 unit mid entry FC which had a door on the street side, I have pictures of it somewhere.
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Gosh I thought everyone knew there was WB and NB in 88 anyway.

It is very easy to tell in pictures.

Just look at the bumpers. Big shiney steel bumper = NB and Aluminum looking bumper with Plastics Ends = WB.
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OK,was there ever an 88 38 foot coach? narrow or wide?
And,there was one SP 36 with a front entry door.
That SP was built for Buddy Luce and he sold it to a guy in La. and he sold it to his daughter.
good stuff here,keep it coming!
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