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Old 11-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Hello and here it is! I have been wating to buy my bus for about 2 years now. I have scanned this site religously for like a year!!

I found a 1991 Ford/Carpenter with a 7.8 Ford/New Holland Turbo Diesel engine with a 5-speed!!!!!
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$1,600 with Tires, two sinks, a 40 gallon water tank, surflo water pump, and a kitten that lived on the bus at the farm!!!!!
and some other extras!!!!

Thanks to this webpage and all of you awsome people out there, this crazy idea of buying a school bus and turing it into whatever we want didnt seem that crazy anymore!!! Soo thank you all again and i will be doing my best to document my conversion to help others the way they have helped me!!! Pics will be up soon and hope you all enjoy!!



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Old 11-17-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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congrats!!


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Old 11-18-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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Yeah PICTURES and I wanna see the kitty
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Pics will be up soon haha sorry, but i have gottn everything out including floors and my top lights and stop sign off.

Now i live in northern Illinois and its been in the 40's tempture wise is it too cold to prime my floor and outside of bus?

let me know Thanks


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Old 11-18-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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Welcome sounds like fun! Pics are our friend man. Kitty huh well as long as it litter box trained it could be your mascot!
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Now i live in northern Illinois and its been in the 40's tempture wise is it too cold to prime my floor and outside of bus?
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Depends on whether you believe the instructions on the paint can. As I remember, the can usually indicates that you should not paint below 50 degrees. Seems like I primered my floor when it was 50 degrees, and then the temperature dropped into the 40s that night, and it turned out fine.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #7
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Thanks DD ya im about to climb up on the roof in like 20 Min and wipe clean with acetone then get to painting. I just hope it dosnt get down in the 30's tonight like it has been = / wish me luck and speed ahaha pics soon sorry everyone!



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Old 11-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #8
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Soo it is raining here in im my town of Mt. Prospect IL AKA MAYBERRY!! and i am taking a day off from the bus to give you guys an up date of whats going on here. I bought my bus and brought it home a week ago today and progress has been great!!!!! All the seats and floors are out, the stop sign and top flashers are removed, and the top has its first coat of Rustoleum white paint!!!! The 2 and 1/2 hour drive home was great every thing worked super, had some trobles getting it into 2 and 3 but i also just have to get used to driving a big engine and tranny. Apon arival the bus was in my driveway for only 30 min or so and a neighbor came outside and started asking questions along the lines of how long the bus would be here? I explaned my plans for my bus and told him that it would be gone shortly and that i would be going with it hahaha. He didnt look happy when he went back inside. The Very next morning as im working on my bus a lady from the village department comes and says that they have gotten a complaint about my bus and my dogs!!!! Now dont get me wrong i knew something like an ordnance aginst the length and height of the bus, but i didn't think that it would be in under 12 hours. And the other thing, My dogs are a german sheperd and a black lab there not mean they dont bark up a storm, they are in my yard! I just dont understand why he had to fire at my dogs? anyways the village said that the bus and dogs need to be removed in 7 days, meening today and they are, temparaely!! The bus is behind my friends factory witch he works at, dont ask how he aranged that!? and the dogs are at another firends house witch i am at now, I am currentaly looking for another place to rent where i can work on my simple bus in peace with my dogs, because i just cannot deal with a neighbor giving off horrible vibes. I need to get out of this rich yuppy town of "Mayberry"! I am now kinda on a race aginst time to get this bus painted and get the titel changed over to a motorhome. Wish me luck everybody!

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:50 PM   #9
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Sorry for your village issues. I looked up Mt Prospect, "Where Friendliness is a Way of Life." Rich and Yuppie it may be, but "Mayberry" it ain't. Your "village," is packed with malls, commuter trains, and 5500+ people per square mile. My entire county, including the city, has only 123 people per square mile, and only 88% of the population of your "little village." Less than 30 miles from here is a county that is 73% larger than the state of Rhode Island, with zero traffic signals and only 3 people per square mile. For reference, I could only find about 5 lawyers in that entire county (not counting a couple of County judges and the DA's office).

You need to get your bus converted, get out of Chicagoland, and see what rural America is really like.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:53 PM   #10
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Im having trobbles posting pics dose anyone know a specific way or something?????
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