ahhhhhhh......Thanks for the photobucket fix and explanation.
Let's try em bigger. ( after clicking the thumbs first of course)
As she was bought----->
In progress as she is now with my "mods"---------->
Yeah, being a Chevy guy anyway, I liked keeping to the classic round headlight look and keeping away from the computer controlled injection and such. Was leery of the Detroit Diesel at first, but its the 2nd to last year it was used and is a quality rebuild so I'm thinking it will be fine for my use as I'm not a commercial driver and it will get relatively light service.
Right now I have it set up with a couple sofas, curtains, a portable air conditioner, oil filled radiator heat, a table, counter, unplumbed sink and desk. A temp setup for late summer & fall fun last year.
Upcoming plans are to leave windows intact on the outside. Cover some on the inside ( the limo tint nicely hides what I'll cover or not from the outside). Insulate floor and plywood/tile it. Frame inside by using standard lumber framing and plywood to add open living area up front. Shower/toilet & back bedroom.
I scrounged a travel trailer for the water tank/waste water tanks/ fuse box/ inverter and other stuff to put into the bus. Likely just plan it as I go. ( the way I work best).
I've put a few hundred miles on her & she seems to run pretty well. She runs cool, brakes nicely, starts easily even in cold weather and runs very quiet. The Jasper rebuilt 8.2 seems to be pretty tight. She got 12+ mpg on the highway on long trip running between 60-65 mph ( WAY BETTER than the old gas V8 buses I've owned in the past). She is geared nicely and will run 65mph + easily. Clean burning diesel too...no white or black smoke so I'm guessing she is tuned right. She came right out of service from a Columbus Ohio school system 2 years ago. I've had her almost a year.
I need to change oil and filters this spring and get a new set of steering tires. I replaced one air brake valve on the back. ( Top cover rusted through on case and made it leak down slowly, but all good now).
Like I said, the paint is only 1/2 done.
I plan on air brushing some murals on the purple and across back end and on the grill & above windscreen ( I air brush). I'll let it design itself as I go.
Change name from Margaritaville ( not my name) to her new name of "Magic Bus". ( my 4 previous buses had same name dating back to the early 80's, so she will be Magic Bus 5)
I'll shoot a few inside pics soon and post them before I start framing.