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Old 02-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone. Thought I'd go ahead and start my build thread.

Here's what I have:

1995 Blue Bird TC2000
30Ft of useable space!
5.9 Cummins
Allison Tranny (not sure which one)
198-XXX on odometer New Engine at 148-XXX (Not by me)
This was a military transport bus then a church bus.

I paid $2500 for it. They were asking $5K
I felt like I got a good deal.

My goal is 10K all in. I don't have the plan all laid out for this build. Kinda winging it.

A few things that I'm doing for sure:

Off Grid Solar
Compost Toilet
Back up Generator
Roof Rack

I'll try my best to update as I'm working on.
We've got a youtube channel where we will be uploading videos as well.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_...fUzwYGhBvoP19A
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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Here we are on demo day pulling the seats out. Most of them came out easily. We did have to cut a few bolts off with the grinder.





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Old 02-12-2019, 02:27 PM   #3
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The wooden floor came out in splinters. It was a PITA

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:31 PM   #4
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We took out both of the overhead AC units and the floor heater then started removing the ceiling panels. I wasn't aware that grinding out the rivets is the hard way.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #5
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All the ceiling panels are gone. Still gotta pull the AC units out and plumbing for them out.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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Side panels are starting to come off.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:39 PM   #7
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Careful!!!

That air chisel will get away from ya!

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:22 PM   #8
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Lookin good, lookin good! The demo is the best part because you aren稚 spending any money
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:30 PM   #9
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Lookin good, lookin good! The demo is the best part because you aren稚 spending any money


Good point. I never looked at it that way. I did buy the air chisel and a bigger compressor though. I知 prolly $250 in on tools for demo. I知 good with that.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:10 PM   #10
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Looks like you are off to a great start. I am still looking for a bus at this time so you are much further along than I am. I am reading a lot of build posts and watching a great many on YouTube as well. I hope to minimize my pain by learning from everyone.
I look forward to following you as you progress on your build.
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