Well hi folks this is going to be long winded, so grab a cup of coffee and here we go. here is our bus that we put into a honken big tarped Quonset for five years and did our conversion as we kept track of our time on it, it took over 6500hrs and counting. sorry we never thought to take pictures of the process. but hear are some pics of the almost finished bus. i guess your never really finished. i will tell you a little about it. it is a 1993 GMC 454 54 passenger blue bird on propane. i work for First Student and we bought this bus for a Tim Hortons coffee. for you folks in the states Tims is like Starbucks. i guess i will explain this on a point system to make it easier to explain. any specific questions you have just PM me and i will be happy to answer them.
Anyways to start out with the bus had a 366in it with a allision 545 transmission and 695 gears in the back.
i rebuilt a 454 out of 1982 truck for propane and should be a direct drop in ...right??? ...NOT anybody that tells you this is lying.LOL anyways changed what we need to change to make it work and in she went.
the bus came originally with a fuller 5 speed. (sorry to the female folks) cardinal coach lines now bought out by First student changed all the manual transmissions out to automatics so the women drivers could drive these buses easier. whish i still had the fuller trans.
the gears were 695 which only really allowed the bus to do around 60klm hour...or 85klm hour down hill with someone pushing...LOL
changed them down to 464 and now it will hit 110klm hour (70MPH) on flat towing a jeep.
as for the interior i will try to take some more pics
for a while i was a RV mechanic, so every thing is done in components so you can take whatever piece out if you have a problem. so for example if you have a wiring problem you can take out the upper cabinets one at a time to get to the bus wiring.
as you can see everything i have done and if you have any questions i will be happy to try to answer them. everything was built by me except the cushions which a local quilter did those.
we have bought another bus with bud rims etc on it and were looking to change them out with the daytons so we can have chrome simulators on the bus.
thanks for time.