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Old 01-20-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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The Ritz Slackjaw

This is the beginning of my project. Codename - The Ritz Slackjaw. It will be made into a utilitarian camper with room for at least 6 people. It will have no bathroom or bedroom. Open floorplan with beds, counters, and a stove. I bought this bus from Midwest Transit in Swansea, IL. 2001 International with an Amtran body. T444 with a 5 speed and air brakes. 136,722 miles on it when I picked it up from the dealership. How much??? I think I got a smokin deal. I got them down from $2,600 to $2,250. I have yet to find a lightbulb that is burned out.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:39 PM   #4
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See the Album "The Ritz Slackjaw" for pictures.
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Old 01-21-2016, 01:55 AM   #5
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I bought this bus from Midwest Transit in Swansea, IL.
That place knows me well. They're just up the road from me. When I buy new parts, I start there first.
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:15 PM   #6
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:21 PM   #7
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:23 PM   #8
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After the seats were gone.

After seat removal, i wanted to protect the metal from rusting anymore so i painstakingly wire wheeled the entire floor. This took hours but I feel was well worth it.
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #9
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Painting the floor

Rustoleum paint that bonds to the metal. Actually leaves a decent finish.
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Old 11-24-2016, 02:41 PM   #10
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Patching the floor

On each side of the fender well, the floor was rotted thru. Not a huge area but enough that I wanted to put more metal down so the finished floor would not sag in these areas. I painted over the welds with the same paint as on the floor.
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