We are excited to share our Tiny home conversion with you all. We have a
1971 Gillig School Bus/Coach 743 with a Cummins mid Engine Diesel. We found her at Rivers Edge Kayak co. in Healdsburg CA last May 2015. We fell in love with her charm, and had our mechanic talk to the previous mechanic and make sure we were informed about her history. The bus was a school bus in the Bay Area in the 1970's, then sat for 10 years and was recently used by the Kayak company to deliver kayakers to the river bank. She looked pretty clean so we didnt hesitate and now she is our future home!
So far we have:
-Found Parking for conversion!! (that was hard in the Bay Area!)
-Taken out seats
-Taken off interior side paneling
-Brought to professional Big Rig mechanic
-Find Engine Fan
-Re-Frame windows and doors
-Replace windows and doors (Locking doors for entry)
--Double pane windows, Sky lights
-Rain water catch
-Insulate (we want to bring her to the Cold)
-Frame partitions for pocket doors
-Plumbing and electric, heating
-Ceiling (blue beetle kill pine T and G)
-Flooring (hard wood or bamboo)
-Walls hard wood
-Get DMV RV status, and insurance
-Find farm land or open space to park in North Bay
Home free (off grid living)!!
be a Hero!
We need to locate and buy an Engine Fan.
Do you know any resources or have a Fan and Fan motor for a 1971 Gillig 743D Cummins Diesel Mid Engine???
Thanks for Reading!!!!
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