Bought a '92 Blue Bird for $450. 5.9 cummins, Allison transmission. 184k miles. It was abandoned by the PO, Rush Truck center here in Austin put new tires and a starter on it.
I put 2 new batteries - $227
Tow to my shop - $225
Spent the past few days cleaning it and framing. Getting ready to build some of the interior walls tonight. I'm like 99% positive the bamboo that's in it is real. It's 5/8 with no noticeable laminate markings. I was going to tear it out, but it's staying.
When I bought it: