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Old 10-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Brought er back home today. a 1993 tc2000 blue bird. 344k miles, 5.9 cummins, 545 at Allison, 78 passenger 6'4" ceiling hiegth?. bought from Redmond school district of a craigslist ad. so far six seats removed and the lights and school district logos blacked out. plan to live in more so then travel with. step one rip out everything. step two insulate & heat. step three live in as we raise funds to complete. ha. thanks for giving me a place to track our conversion and share what little useful information i have! picture time:




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Old 10-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Nice bus and the scenery is awesome too.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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Nice bus, looks like you'll have plenty of length for what you need! 2nd on the scenery, love the looks of those mtns in the background! Have fun tearing out the inside, thats what we are doing right now on our bus.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Money Pit! --- Great unit, love them Birds. The AA I had years ago was a sweetheart, even with the Detroit "Screamer" that pulled it. Raised the roof 19" and could haul almost as much as any 18 wheel rig. Good luck on the buildout and keep the pix coming.

And I'd forgotten just how much overhang there was behind the rear wheels. The Shorty I'm working on now is barely that long!
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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This forum has a "short bus" section. I think now we need a "long bus" section!
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Club! Nice pic of "The Sisters" Right? View my Bluebird if you like. Good luck, Frederick.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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Welcome, great looking bus.

Now just to clarify a few things. You bus is a TC2000, not a All American. The All American had 4 headlights, more chrome, wood dash, ect. Also you have a 5.9 Cummins, not a 6.9.

More info can be found here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_All_American

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_TC/2000

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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Welcome...on the road seeing the world is always the best picture
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Welcome, great looking bus.

Now just to clarify a few things. You bus is a TC2000, not a All American. The All American had 4 headlights, more chrome, wood dash, ect. Also you have a 5.9 Cummins, not a 6.9.

More info can be found here.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bird_TC/2000

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #10
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ha yes nat the 6.9 is a fat finger mistake i sure did mean 5.9. as for the all american i was just repeating what the school district told me. thanks for the enlightenment. seeing as this bus' longest trip in the next year will be to the other side of my property i'm not worried about the stats. And yup the sisters on the right bachelor on the left you from around here frederick? Seats out now thanks to an impact wrench on top and a dirty hippie underneath.


next step heaters out and floor up. clueless on how to remove the heaters so ill be on here for a few hours brushing up on other people knowledge. any tips appreciated. also heaters up for grabs if anyone wants them.
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