Well, I'll go ahead and post even though it's gonna be a couple of years before I actually start converting. I've been a long time school bus driver but have just become a school bus contractor which means I got to buy my own bus! I went ahead and got one that's bigger than what I need for my route because the plan is after it's paid off I'll buy another bus for the route and keep this one to convert. I intend to maintain and upgrade it with an eye toward converting...
It's been 7 years since I last posted on here.
Time flies. I sold the bus I had (even made a profit!) after our California trip. The children have fond memories of the trip and want to go traveling with us when we convert this one. We'll see. We've adopted two younger children so I hope we can build the same kind of memories that our older children have!
The new (2002) bus:
Details: 78k miles, low hours; 84 passenger (actually 81 since there's no seat at the emergency exit); DT466E (250HP) that's in process of inframe rebuild; new turbo; Allison 3060 trans; rear air ride; webasto heater; pretty much all the bells and whistles including air ride driver's seat, heated mirrors, air door, acoustic ceiling, etc. Other than some rust under the stepwell it's in primo condition.