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Old 03-06-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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New here and just starting!

Howdy all! Iím a new schoolie, I just got my 1997 Blue Bird home from Atlanta! Itís the 8.3 Cummins with MD 3060 transmission and 5.38 rear end. Started demo yesterday and have seats, ceiling and wall panels out and tons of work left. Thanks to all threads Iíve been lurking for 2 years and I look for ward to posting progress and questions!
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks! I’ve dreamt of doing a schoolie for 2 years and am finally making it happen. Took 6 months to find the dream bus
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:06 PM   #4
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That's a great bus. Mechanical even. I was about to buy one a couple of years ago but someone got it out from under me!
Given your name do you travel to Lockn or Wanee?
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:23 PM   #5
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Same drivetrain as mine.
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