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Old 10-16-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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'92 Blue Bird - Debt Free

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.

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Old 10-18-2016, 01:21 AM   #2
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Thats a deal!!! congrats. Pictures didnt show up here though...
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:51 AM   #3
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nice bus!!! great price!!!!! Love the floors!!

does it run and drive now?

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Old 10-18-2016, 10:50 AM   #4
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Nice! Congrats! Yes; does it run now, was a starter all it needed?
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:20 AM   #5
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Wowser! --- Such a deal! Rock on.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:21 PM   #6
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Yes, I had it running the following morning after, we put batteries in it and the driveshaft back in. Waiting on insurance so I can start driving it. Need to get it weighed at my buddies as well.

I'm roughly $1,000 in it.

Bathroom is pretty much framed at this point.

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:43 PM   #7
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Built my kitchen countertop/bar. Just need to cut and install the farmhouse sink, then lacquer the entire thing. It's an old bowling lane.

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Old 10-21-2016, 08:44 PM   #8
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Finished my kitchen countertop/bar. Just need to cut and install the farmhouse sink and then lacquer it. It's an old bowling lane. Cabinets I got on sale at Home Depot.

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:47 PM   #9
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Somewhat finished kitchen. Countertop is reclaimed bowling lane. Just need to cut the farmhouse sink and then lacquer the entire thing.

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #10
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Reclaimed bowling lane, seriously..... I love the concept! Seems like it would be awfully heavy given the thickness, but you know it will be durable!
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