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Old 06-24-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

1978 Bluebird 454 Chevy engine, Allison auto trans (both newly rebuilt by B&C truck Service Jasper Al)new power steering sector, air brakes, tires 70%, big bus, 14 windows down the side, all seats and windows have been removed and windows blocked with sheet metal. Flat nose bus engine up front. Along with this bus is the entire contents salvaged from a wrecked 2003 Airstream travel trailer that was wrecked on it's maiden voyage(it was brand new)One Dometic 3 way fridge, gas oven and range top,vent top, kitchen sink and Corian counter top, cabinets damaged but can be repaired, tolit, shower(cracked but repairable), sink and cabinets, Black,Gray and clean water tanks,bedroom intact queen size bed hardwood cabinets each side and over head, power inverter,D/C junction block A/C breaker box, salvaged wiring,overhead A/C, TV antenna, power vent, various salvaged windows,front couch(folds out into bed) outside awning,lots of other stuff.You could not buy everything offered in this add and come close to the price I'm asking. Lost my place to work on my project so lookin to sell. If interested e-mail or call Chuck at 205-919-4854 Birmingham, Alabama area
asking $3500.00 OBO Make me an offer..........

PS I have 4 Aluminum Alcoa 11 x24.5 tubeless rims that can be purchased separately from this sale.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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Re: 1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

Sounds like someone needs to go junyarding and look for a 454 with the tbi and computer. Probably be alot cheaper than AFI.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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Re: 1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

Might as well since you arent trying to re-create the wheel. All you are doing is installing a newer tbi on an older engine. Code readers are easy to find and you can even hook up a laptop to it and see what it is doing.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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Re: 1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

You'll have to loof for the vehicles that carried the 454 in them, ie the surburbans, big pickups, larger 1 ton vans. Those kind would possibly have them in them.
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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Re: 1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

Mac, If you would sell me your bus then you could buy one with the right engine in it for your needs.

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Old 07-23-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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Re: 1978 Bluebird bus conversion project for sale

If you are willing to swap in a very very electronic diesel you are more man than I. Those things are a MESS of wiring. I'd rather deal with swapping in a 6BT that came in boxes of parts than mess with that wiring.

Scrounge around for that TBI setup. If all else fails look into a Projection system. They seem a bit cheaper than that setup you were looking at. Check around on other boards if you don't have success in the local junkyards (it's all about the 1-tons, man). Offroad/4wd sites are probably going to be your best bet. If you were REAL lucky you'd find a set of Vortec 454 heads you could swap on as well. You'd needa new intake, but no biggie there. Then you'd gain power AND mileage.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #7
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This Bus has been sold, thank you Schoolie.net. Sorry it didn't work out Mac, thanks for understanding
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This Bus has been sold, thank you Schoolie.net. Sorry it didn't work out Mac, thanks for understanding
I guess I was too late to ask about the bus... Too bad it's been sold, hmmm...try to look for another one
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