Earlier this year I bough, and then sold a 69 chev bus already converted into an rv. It was a POS.
Now I bought a 1997 international, 8 window/ 18 seat, 5 speed manual trans., t444E, with only 93000 km's.
It was a bit pricy at $2500 but it is saftied.
So far I have I have removed all the seats I wanted to (12 out of 1
painted over all "school bus" markings and filled the rust around the rear flashers with foam.
And this is was all in the first 4 days I owned the bus.
Next Sunday I am going back to paint it. It will be black, forest green,and blood red.
I did a crappy/spartan interior just so it was "legally" an rv so that I can insure it on Tuesday so that the safty will not expire.
I almost forgot, it has hydraulic breaks!