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Old 10-04-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Savannah- AmTran Genesis FE mid-size

And so it begins!

Today we won an auction on a 19 passenger AmTran Genesis Front Engine Bus. Tomorrow we're driving it home and getting to work. Dt466, MT643, 6'4" interior height (I'm 5'8 my wife is 5'5 so no roof raise needed), basically rust free, under 32' long, and 165k miles for $2,200. I almost bought a similar bus in Arizona (I'm in CO) for $6500 so I'm pleased as punch. Auctions are the best! Might be buying a Chevy colorado to tow at auction... now I've got the bug.





Obviously its not in our driveway yet, but I wanted to start the build thread because..we can't wait to get started! Plan is to convert into tiny house and full time. (I travel often for company I work for, + I'm a landscape photographer so getting into the mountains, desert, and forests for extended periods is ideal).

I feel like a kid at Christmas
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:57 PM   #2
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Welcome...and I'd say you did really well! That is a great size and...one of the most prized engine/tranny combos. Best of luck with the build and please do keep the pix coming.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:17 PM   #3
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what a great bus!!! i just learned about auctions and must be the lucky couple weeks.. because i won a great bus for cjeap too (now I have 2 busses lol).. enjoy the ride and just wait till you get behind the wheel and drive!!! then you get a big ole grin santa would approve of!!
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:53 PM   #4
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THAT, sir, is ONE SWEET BUS!


I've got its older, bigger brother, albeit with a bit less headroom till the raise!
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. More photos coming tomorrow once its home!
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:34 PM   #6
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I just bought that same bus with a 86 passenger chassis. There was a blue bird next to it with the shorter roof. That last 6 inches of height is an incredible difference.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #7
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I'm jelly.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:13 PM   #8
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SWEET bus!!
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:47 PM   #9
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Got her home! She even fits its in the driveway by three whole inches.



Tiff checking out the view from the driver's seat.



Some of the seats were already loose, so those are out now. Just 6 more to go plus 4 separators. Hoping to not have to use an angle grinder- probably won't since its just 6 to go. We'll see.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:51 PM   #10
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Nice bus! I just got home with mine today. And I got a sweet deal at auction, as well!!! Can't wait to see the work you do on it.
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