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Old 08-13-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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My new bus

Hi guys/jails

I am new to this board, I been reading the board for a year now and decided to get a bus, I bought a 1991 International Blue Bird 72 passengers 7.3 diesel from my wife's friend who just retired for $1000 and delivered to my door, it is in good shape, a bit of rust on the side and back.

Now the conversion begins.

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Old 08-13-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Gotta love those Cornbinders!

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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Congrats on diving in & joining us in the never-ending madness! Feels great to buy after surfing for so long eh!? Nice bus you bought & GREAT price! Who else has had their new bus delivered! BONUS!

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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As the 'guys/girls' welcomed ME to the madness just about a month ago..I now welcome you! Cannot wait to see the progress you make! we all love to see pictures as you go!
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thanks guys

I will keep you posted with picture and progress, can't wait.

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Old 08-15-2009, 01:03 AM   #6
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A suggestion from someone who had a rusty bus:

Get aggressive with the rust right away. Check the rub rails and the rear especially. I fought rust for 2 years straight, never curing it. But, I was reactive rather than proactive with the rust. Congrats on the find!
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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A suggestion from someone who had a rusty bus:

Get aggressive with the rust right away. Check the rub rails and the rear especially. I fought rust for 2 years straight, never curing it. But, I was reactive rather than proactive with the rust. Congrats on the find!
I agree! Cut it out completely & replace the metal... You will be happy in the long run when it doesn't reappear!
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:42 PM   #8
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that's what I was planning to do, I will change the panel, I am lucky I work for a metal shop.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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that's what I was planning to do, I will change the panel, I am lucky I work for a metal shop.
Ah you are a lucky guy... I would love to be in a metal shop again. I worked in street rod shops for a while & a great friend of mine who owns his own shop is a metal master IMO. I love to learn from him & watch him work his magic on 100K + customs!
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:39 PM   #10
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I'm lucky, my brother in-law asked me to come work for him over a year ago, I replaced a master welder with over 40 years experience, he taught me a lot of good tricks, he was old school, I picked his brain a lot. We make ss filters, I think my bus will have a lot of stainless LOL

I uploaded some pics to my album http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk.../franklussier/
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