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Old 08-25-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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1999 Blue Bird 48 passenger

Me and 2 friends just bought our first bus. It's a 1999 GMC Blue Bird 48 passenger with a 3126 Cat and an AT-545 Allison. I know neither are real desirable but it runs and shifts great and we only paid 1,200 for it. Our project is a little different than a lot of yours. We do competition BBQ around the state of Minnesota and were looking for something to load our equipment up in the back, have a prep area with some tables and some bunks for overnight competitions. We picked it up last week and as of last night we got it painted so it is now legal to drive down the highway. We were fortunate in that a family friend who was retiring from the auto body business and gave us enough automotive grade paint to cover the entire thing.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:39 PM   #2
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I tried posting pictures but they fail to upload
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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Shoot, that sounds cool, I wanna see how it turns out. Get us some pics when you get the chance.

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Old 08-25-2016, 11:08 PM   #4
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Not sure if I need so many posts to post a picture or why it won't let me upload
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:11 AM   #5
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You can always link from imgur or another upload site.

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Old 08-26-2016, 01:10 AM   #6
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Welcome, gosh how exciting; friends and bbq...AND a bus?! Life is good, life id good!
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:29 AM   #7
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Not sure if I need so many posts to post a picture or why it won't let me upload
You need 5 posts before you can post pics.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:00 PM   #8
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We've done fairly well our first year competing with a 3rd place and 5th place and a 4th place out of 20-25 teams so far
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:03 PM   #9
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Couldn't get them to upload so I shared the links below
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:17 PM   #10
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:27 PM   #11
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:50 PM   #12
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Paint job looks great in that pic!
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:42 AM   #13
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Very nice. Looks clean

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Old 08-28-2016, 11:30 AM   #14
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Love how you kept the red GMC!! looks great against the dark body!! kickin!
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:33 AM   #15
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Im excited to follow this! This is the same size bus I want to convert (if I can find one)
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:02 AM   #16
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Yea, wow that looks fantastic!
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone. We've got a few more details to tackle on the outside and then start removing the seats.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:48 PM   #18
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Nice paint and love the color! Keep us updated.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:04 PM   #19
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Looks great . Mine was a yellow school bus when I first got it too.
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