Wow what a build! Im guessing you got the bus at Tillery? I only ask because i live here in Moriarty! Just joined and ran across this thread, read and enjoyed every page! Great job!
Yes, I did buy it at Tillery. I used to stop at the TA quite often. On the east side of town there is some sort of truck yard that has some old buses in it. I stopped a couple of times but no one was around. Do you know anything about it?
I made a handrail for the entrance steps, I mounted to the bottom of the step cover. It also serves to stiffen the step cover when it is down. I had an old cherry log that had a lot of bad spots in it but was able to get some usable pieces.