Hi folks!! After trying to get my account activated the last couple of days, I can finally join this great bunch of people. (The activation email was in my spam folder)
Anyway, I'm from Mass and last Saturday me and a buddy went to look at a 91 International BlueBird DTA360 190K about 2 hours into New Hampshire. They were asking $1,300.00 Good price. But it ended up being a rot box. So we had a back up plan to stop at BUS & CHASSIS LLC in Brentwood NH on the way back. Lots of skoolies on the lot! Great family run operation too! I would recommend them if anyone is looking for a skoolie!
Actually they have a nice deal on some 99 International Bluebird conventionals with the 444E, hydraulic brakes and just over 100k for $2000!! Great buy! They are quick!
So I actually found a bus way in the back, a 92 International BlueBird Conventional 77 passenger, factory tinted windows, DTA360 with 191k for $2250. The rear undercarriage is a bit rusty and scaling from sitting a few months. It might sound crazy. But I actually like this bus better than the 99's. I like the old school dash and OF COURSE THE DTA360!
Now a little about what my purpose is for it.
Me and my girlfriend have a part time concession business and we travel a bit, so I was thinking this would be a great idea for a camper so we don't get croaked on hotels. Just like most everybody, we toyed with the idea of a RV but I like the idea of the rugged chassis, body and being able to personalize it the way we want it. Besides buses are more fun!
I am also a transit bus mechanic and drive school bus part time, so I have a bit of a head start which will help. I've just never really done carpentry before. Thats what I'm nervous about.
Well enough of the chatter and let me post some pics!