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Old 05-04-2014, 01:07 AM   #11
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Sweet deal Bud! --- this should be fun to follow, so please...keep the pix coming.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:40 AM   #12
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Where in Maine did you find that beauty? Would have loved to say hello and share a drink while y'all were up here.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:43 AM   #13
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Where in Maine did you find that beauty? Would have loved to say hello and share a drink while y'all were up here.
It was actually owned by Gladney's Bus out of New Foundland, although granted the eBay location was Fairfield. We picked it up in Waterville.

And Tango, it was. I was the only bidder for 6 hours on the last day of bidding.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #14
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Snugged down yesterday at the work site.


With the obligatory "goofball" shot
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:12 PM   #15
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I'll give you an obvious tip (which I didn't adhere to and now regret) If thats where the bus will be sitting while being built, LEVEL IT!
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #16
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Welcome to the madness of school bus conversions. You can quickly get obsessed with all the details. I have been working on my conversion (a 1988 Crown Coach transit style) for eight months. There are literally hundreds of decisions that you will be making in the coming months (and years). When it is over, you will have a wonderful completed RV with a lifetime of memories.

Good luck and keep the pictures coming of your conversion.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:15 AM   #17
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Welcome aboard, that's a great pic, I remember that feeling
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<- buried under registration & title paperwork while tied up with bureaucratic red tape
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #19
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I put a bid in for that bus in the earlier part of the action but forgot to bid when it was ending. I'm gonna look for a similar unit but I bet I won't get as good as a deal as you.
I'm going to borrow some of your ideas too probably
Good luck!
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I put a bid in for that bus in the earlier part of the action but forgot to bid when it was ending. I'm gonna look for a similar unit but I bet I won't get as good as a deal as you.
I'm going to borrow some of your ideas too probably
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Jake, be glad you didn't get it. The Canadian bus company, that their agent was selling it on eBay for, never transferred the title out of the State of Wisconsin, to a Canadian title. Nor did they do the Customs entry paperwork bringing it *back* into the US legally. So, I had to go to the US Customs House to get the Entry Form, EPA statement, and NHTSA declarations stamped (really easy); now I have to get a court order stating I'm the bona fide owner because they never changed the title and because NJMVC won't do an "insufficient evidence" request for a "foreign" vehicle.

Check govdeals.com. I saw some pretty sweet buses for sale, relatively inexpensive, there.
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