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Old 10-18-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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Finally Got My Bus!

I finally got to purchase my bus this week!
1991 International Diesel, 48 passenger
155k miles on the engine, runs but needs rear brake pads and rotors soon.

Only cost me $2000 and the guy delivered it from over an hour away because I was having a hard time getting out to where he lived.

First thing I wanted to do was raise the roof, but winter in rapidly approaching and we've already seen some snow nearby, so I guess I'll spend the winter buying all the stuff I need and then I'll take a few weeks vacation to do as much as I can in spring.

I've been dreaming of doing something like this my whole life, so I literally teared up sitting in the driver seat when I bought it ahaha.







Eventually I plan to have it solar powered and running on vegetable oil, my line of work gives me access to a basically unlimited free supply.

I've never undertaken a project like this, any tips, recommendations, lists of things I NEED to buy and so forth are definitely welcome.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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Also, I don't know why the images won't work. I uploaded them to flickr

Here they are
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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Welcome.

Here is our site how to post pics.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/ho...-op-11846.html

I look forward to updates and lots of pics.

Nat
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #4
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Welcome.

Here is our site how to post pics.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/ho...-op-11846.html

I look forward to updates and lots of pics.

Nat
I wasn't using the .jpg link.... Heh, amateur mistake. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:39 PM   #5
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Glad to help.

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:52 PM   #6
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Not sure if you noticed but the guy that delivered your bus forgot his friend in the back.
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:06 PM   #7
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Hello and welcome, congratulations!
If you are planning to do solar, a good place to start your research is https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/
Have fun and enjoy the ride!
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:27 PM   #8
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Good looking bus!
Definitely going to be following the progress on the wvo conversion.
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