OK, I bought a bus. It isn't exactly what I was looking for but close.
It is a 1998 Ford/Ward with the 6.6/t545. New steering tires and
rears are about 60%. It has a ton of miles on it but comes with records,
drives good and has good warm oil pressure.
Holds the road on the flat at about 65. Compared to the one I drove
just like it yesterday it is a cream puff. It isn't without its problems but
it was cheap. From a personal standpoint; this just wasn't something I
wanted to spend a lot of money on for the initial investment. If I turn
into a regular bus nut
like some of the rest of you I'll probably upgrade later.
Right now I need something I can live in this winter that is bigger that my van.
It is not going to have a lot of water storage; just enough to wash up and do
some dishes; I can shower at work. The water storage I will have will be
within the walls of the bus because it gets mighty damn cold here in the
depths of winter. I lived in my 1ton parts of last winter so I know the drill
Right now the bus has shelves in it. The guy I bought it from will move out
of it over the next week or so. Then I can get started.
Yes it's pink. The guy said he bought it from his brother. As the story goes
his brother and his sister-in-law were drunk when they painted it. They went
to the hardware store and told them they wanted the cheapest paint they had.
PINK was the color it ended up being. We'll no doubt change that at some point