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Old 10-02-2017, 05:30 PM   #1
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2000 partially converted bluebird

2000, 40 ft rear engine bluebird. Has around 180,000 miles on it. Runs great, I live in Portland, OR and have taken it up to Timberline Lodge, on Mt. Hood, over the pass to Bend, OR and over the passes to the coast many times with ease. Needs a new alternator but has a brand new battery and the tires are in great condition.
I have done most of the “non fun” work on it, and it is now ready for someone to build how they would like there schoolie to look inside. I completely ripped out the old floor and replaced it with new insulation and wood. All the cosmetics are easily removable if the buyer does not like it. Brand new Jotul wood burning stove (1000 dollar value) that heats the entire bus, and also has a cooking counter top on it. Contact me with further with questions about what I’ve done.
Has been a great buy for me but I am unfortunately moving to a place where I can’t take it with me, we can talk about adding some tools in with the buy also.
It is currently in a safe place that charges only 60 dollars a month. I do not know why my photos are sideways, sorry!!!!!
Feel free to call me 918-955-7705
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:39 PM   #2
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Did you forget to mention the sales price, or are you looking for the best offer?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:35 PM   #3
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Did you forget to mention the sales price, or are you looking for the best offer?
Great Question! I would like to get 7,000 dollars as is (including jotul stove, some tools, etc), the engine has been great. Hits 70 on the highway and changes gears with a push of a button, literally. Starts in 5 and you usually just drive it in 5 unless you are in real mountainous terrain. If you do not want the stove and/or stove then we can talk further.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:26 AM   #4
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What engine? What transmission?
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:36 AM   #5
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What kind of cement did you use to make the stove hearth ? I am courteous because I am planing on making a similar one in my bus.

Nice stove. btw
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Any cement used on anything that will experience heat above about 125 degrees needs to be "Refractory Cement". Otherwise it will crumble. Same for any mortar in a similar situation. In fact, conventional cement can explode if it gets too hot. That is why you should NEVER use a cutting torch on metal laying on concrete.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:46 AM   #7
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^ Thanks Tango
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #8
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Any cement used on anything that will experience heat above about 125 degrees needs to be "Refractory Cement". Otherwise it will crumble. Same for any mortar in a similar situation. In fact, conventional cement can explode if it gets too hot. That is why you should NEVER use a cutting torch on metal laying on concrete.

OOPS!!! Ive torched alot of metal parts on cement blocks....
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:39 PM   #9
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OOPS!!! Ive torched alot of metal parts on cement blocks....
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That's actually how you roughen (point) granite so steps aren't so slick. Like popcorn.

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Old 10-08-2017, 01:07 PM   #10
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get up stand up

What is the floor-to-ceiling height?
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #11
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What engine? What transmission?
From the description of a " 5 speed pushbutton" shifter I would suspect that it has an MD3060 tranny. No clue on the engine.

OP?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Nice Bus!

Just as a recap so far: It's the C. 5.9L. with an Allison 5-speed push-button tranny and a 7.17 rear ratio. Looks like it's in good shape. There are plenty of posts claiming this engine in underpowered, but if it does have the Allison MD3060, then perhaps its worth considering. What does anyone else think?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:26 PM   #13
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Just as a recap so far: It's the C. 5.9L. with an Allison 5-speed push-button tranny and a 7.17 rear ratio. Looks like it's in good shape. There are plenty of posts claiming this engine in underpowered, but if it does have the Allison MD3060, then perhaps its worth considering. What does anyone else think?
You might want to consider swapping out the rear axle with one that has a ratio somewhere in the "4"s.

Sounds like that one was built to grind up steep hills, fully loaded.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:41 PM   #14
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Re: Rear End

Actually, I may be wrong. Cast #161018-R3. Edit: Also, I noticed auto chains; I'm unsure if that is typical, or indicative of the build's purpose.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #15
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Wow. 7.17 ratio. Would make a nice rock climber.

I had to see if that really was available in a bus. Yep,
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:10 AM   #16
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Wow. 7.17 ratio. Would make a nice rock climber.

I had to see if that really was available in a bus. Yep,
you might be able to squeal the tires in that bus if you spooled the turbo
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:22 AM   #17
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you might be able to squeal the tires in that bus if you spooled the turbo




more stupidity

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Hi, is your bus still available?
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