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Author Topic: air bellows (bags)  (Read 1676 times)
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« on: June 14, 2006, 07:57:54 PM »

hello, anybody out there know where to get air bags (prevost part # 63-0070) for a reasonable price in the northern los angeles area? i am in between 6 flags magic mountain & palmdale, with a 1982 prevost. got the PR2 valves replaced, flushed out my air system, & while i was at it i replaced the height control valves & some new lines. had a 'pinched' copper line. all better now, just need to replace 1 bag maybe 2,  1 definitely.  a map of helpful people & mechanics/garages (bus friendly) across the states would be great, & also how about some leads on parts...
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 08:04:03 PM »

bergdoll,

Mabe you can try Mike Kadlets, the owner of this board. MAK Bus Sales, 7246 Garden Grove Blvd., Westminster CA 92683 • 714-799-0062 off. • 714 799-0042 FAX

If he can't help you, he can surely direct you in the right direction.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 08:08:22 PM »

Good Evening,

You are in MAKs backyard.  (owner of this site - busconversions.com)  He may have a few ideas.  I'd give Mike Kadletz a call @ 714-799-0062.  He may have some good bus contacts or get you a lead on the parts in the area. 

Hope this helps, Phil
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 08:09:06 PM »

Hey Nick - we did it again!  Posted same thing, same time..  We gotta cut that out!

Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 08:17:26 PM »

Yea, We think too much alike Shocked Grin Grin

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 08:27:51 PM »

Ha - but watch this:  What about Star Dust Bus Maintenance?

Are they still there?    If so, Star Dust did some good work for us a year and a half back.  Reasonable prices.  I think I remember seeing a couple of Prevost's at his bus shop.

He was looking to move facilities, but at the time his phone number was:  714-994-4861.

Ask for Ray.

Located at 6861 Stanton Avenue.  Unit E. 
Buena Park, CA  90621.

 Grin

There, now the score is 2 to 1.   Cheesy

Kind Regards, Phil

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 10:44:14 PM »

I went on line to Firestone commercial for air bags and got all eight of my bags in Anaheim, Ca (mainly since it was near Stardust Tours Maintenence where I had them install the bags, Sheppard power steering a year and a half ago).  I think they are only doing mobile work now.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 09:18:37 AM »

got my air bags from prevost in mira loma. part# 1R10-087 $168.ea., (tag axle), & as soon as i bought 'em Franklin truck parts(323-726-10340 called with the bags @$143. ea. firestone part# 9017. there are a lot of different #'s out there for the same part. even my manual has different #'s. for the entire air system schematics pg.1200=00 it lists 8 bellows # 63-0070, yet on the tag pg.#1615-00 it lists #63-0072, & so on. i did a lot of phoning around yesterday & today i'm gonna be crawling around under my bus. i wish my dogs had thumbs so they could do it. they like going under the bus!
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006, 05:03:09 PM »

Glad to hear you found the parts you need. Don't fret the few bucks extra (I know you're a student). At least you found a source for parts, and it'll cost you at least that in gas to return them  Cheesy

Let us know if this takes care of your leveling problem.

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2006, 06:52:10 AM »

tag axle bag is in & fine! bus is 'acting normal', so i  just gotta move the bus & then set the height control valves (of course, the leveling arms are  different than ones i'm replacing...) & then i gets to skin it!
a friend of mine turned me onto a 20 ton air  jack from harbor freight & got it up easy! still a lot of crawling in/out from under the bus, but an excellent way to get to know your bus! i am so glad i didn't do this when i bought the thing, i may never have bought it... i don't know who had "worked" (or thought they did) on this "prevost" but i see some little stupid things...even from the factory, let alone the grease monkeys that farted around on this "prevost". all in all, she's a good bus.
the dogs had been sleeping under the bus & had dug 'em out a sleeping hole. they buried the tires, but it did allow me a lot more room under there!?! dogs.

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