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Old 05-19-2016, 09:20 PM   #1
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I wanted to start by saying thank you to all the people who take the time to post their projects here. Its great help to those of us new to converting buses. I'm a 25 year old aircraft mechanic in illinois and I recently bought a 1991 Ward International bus with a DT466 and 101,000 miles. I plan on converting the bus into an RV and use it for road trips with friends. The bus was used by a limo company as a party bus for the last few years. It came with 2 working roof A/C units, a full sound system with 2 14" subs, and a small bathroom in the rear. I was able to purchase it for $3000, and it runs and drives great. So far I've removed all of the interior down to the metal floor, removed the under seat heaters and removed the coolant lines to them. There is some rust on a couple body panels, but the frame and floor beams are solid. I plan on picking up a salvaged RV door and windows this weekend and starting on the body repair and modifications. Excited to start on this project!



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Old 05-19-2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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Welcome.
That's looking pretty good.
Coors? Now there's your problem. Trip bus with friends? That sounds a lot like a party bus. Why aren't you guys brewing some high octane home made?
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:17 PM   #3
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LOVE the Ward Senator!

Check out my build thread, I have the same model bus as you.

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Old 05-20-2016, 12:34 AM   #4
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Nice! Wish mine had the storage bins like yours. Thinking about building some
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:51 AM   #5
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Thanks
I always seem to have help when there's beer in the fridge, I'm just glad my friends like the cheap stuff
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You didn't take out those stripper poles, did you?
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Yeah, I had to take them out, but one will be going back in
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You didn't take out those stripper poles, did you?
them stripper poles are structural, man.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:57 AM   #9
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thats a cool lookin bus!! abd a project that appears to be in high gear already!
bring it on!
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:18 AM   #10
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awesome bus! you really can't ask for a better starting point! What a deal too!

Is that what party buses look like in Illinois?
Man, you should see the ones around here (Atlanta)
probably worth a google search
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