Hi and thanks for all the good discussion.
I just bought a short bus and would like to hear if you think I should keep and convert it or sell it for another.
Here are the limited specs: (it's the one in my profile pic)
1991 - International model 3700
Wheel Base 152"
7.3 L Non Turbo Navistar/international Diesel
160 amp alt.
New exhaust system
Tires are in good condition tire size is 8.25/20
spicer rear end, gear ratio 5.57
Automatic transmission 545 allison 4 speed
It's got no rust and was only used one year for a special ed group. It was then garaged and sat until now.
I'm planning on converting not only to living space, but also to run on waste vegetable oil. (greasecar.com greasel.com etc) It only has 25K miles, so I figured I couldn't go wrong. I paid $4000 and was this a good deal? What I wanted was something that would last.
I've been reading about the Carpenter bodies and how they aren't safe, or at least certain years from certain factories? Did I just get one of these? Plus, it seems the tranny is not favorable as well. If so, should I sell it and get another?
I don't want a big bus cause I'm a minimalist and don't have a wife and kids. Just need enough room for a girlfriend or two. ;)
Should I sell it now and go for another or will this serve my purpose?
Is it worth investing my time into?
Thanks for any quick thoughts you might have. I really appreciate all the information you've already shared. It's quite a nice resource.