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Old 09-19-2018, 04:44 AM   #1
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I did it... Now what?

I am happy to say after hours, days and weeks of grueling searches, disappointment, and frustration that I enjoyed every minute of. I finally bought a Bus today.

It is a 2001 Bluebird Commercial Government transport. Some may think I paid a bit too much for it but with under 90,000 miles and 3/4 conversion a generator, 3 a/c units, heaters, electricity ran, electrical outlets, toilet, a backup mirror, etc. I just thought it was the right move.

We had always had in mind having to pull up the flooring when we bought a conversion, sanding it down, rustproofing, then laying down sub, underlayment, etc. However It has been in dry climate it's entire life and we are tempted to leave the floor alone as it is a diamond plate stainless steel.

This forum has been such a good source of help and knowledge I thought I would reach out for some input.

Also we are trying to figure out the best way to incorporate a shower close to the stainless toilet stall but would like some ideas there as well.

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Old 09-19-2018, 06:23 AM   #2
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Looks nice. Those power tech genius start around $5k I believe.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:27 AM   #3
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Wow, I would love to know the history and use of that bus

The SS or Polished Alum seating with grates in foot area, steel floor and the front door is even odd

With AC, Generator and a toilet???

And only some seats have hand rails maybe a tour bus for area 51

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Old 09-19-2018, 06:33 AM   #4
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Maybe used to haul inmates around to maintain roads or something?
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:14 AM   #5
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nice bus!!! to me you didnt oay too much for what you got.. i see people pay that much or more for a regular school bus..



esp if you are planning in keeping the Air-Cond and generator, floors, toilet, windows etc..



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Old 09-19-2018, 09:39 AM   #6
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I listed that bus here and was hoping someone might buy it. I need some land to work on one now or I might have been in that auction. I can't wait to see your progress! Todd
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:21 PM   #7
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I'll give you the credit then!!!

I couldn't remember who showed that to me on here but I knew that was how I found out about it! Guys like you and many others on here have been a great help.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:25 PM   #8
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It is my understanding this bus was used by homeland security to transport detainees/prisoners from point A to point B.

About 15 miles a day RT which accounts for the low mileage.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:41 PM   #9
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So that was you I was bidding against last night. Good luck, I don't think you paid to much, considering the low miles and some of features it came with, camera, cruse & generator.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:43 PM   #10
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I would bad but...

... I really did need this bus. If you read my original post I couldn't see or haven't found anything out there close to what I needed. Thanks for letting me win it.

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So that was you I was bidding against last night. Good luck, I don't think you paid to much, considering the low miles and some of features it came with, camera, cruse & generator.
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