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Old 08-13-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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UPDATE 4/20/12: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Bus/Bookmobile

Update as of 4/23/12:Three pictures here and more pictures at the link below. All walls have been double insulated this winter, and 4 or 5 outlets and a switch have been wired into it as well. It has two brand new batteries. Runs and drives great. Bus is now located in Kettle Falls, WA, 80 miles North of Spokane.

Basically everything works fine except for a few things: the rear axle seals leak a little, though they've been replaced, and cause the rear pads to smoke while going down a long incline, sometimes. There is an air leak somewhere in the fuel system, which I have dealt with by cracking open an injector then tightening it and it always starts. It started up fine after sitting for most of the winter. The horn needs to be wired up.

Inside the bus, electric is wired to a house-type breaker box that has the switches for the a/c units, engine heater, etc .. The engine heater needs to be plugged in for a few hours, either to a house or a generator, on cold mornings to warm it up before starting.

The generator needs a tune up; my friend took it all apart and we replaced the main bearing in the generating unit and serviced it as it needed. It ran great for a long time but now is a little choppy. the generator is a 1978 model 4k Onan hooked to a 6 gallon boat tank and wired to the panel inside. It probably needs new points and wires and plugs.

The engine and trans are rock solid and during the 10-15k or so that I've driven it all I've had to deal with is the air in the lines issue I mentioned before and I had to replace the ignition switch and key once.

All the little lights, exterior and interior, work well. It has back-up flourescent lights inside that run off the batteries. All windows have screens and the wood-stove does not come with the bus, it belongs to friend

more pictures at this link:

https://www.box.com/s/aae1d69b57b4fe1af01d

1991 Bluebird bookmobile conversion
5.9 Cummins turbo diesel with 128k; 12 valve
Allison 4 speed automatic
New tires in back, front are good, with spare front wheel.
4k Onan gas generator
Roof A/C units
60 gallon tank
new fuel lift pump
new fan belt tensioner
All walls/floor/ceiling are blown in insulation, extra in the walls
ceiling height is higher than a school bus at over 6 ft.
Double locks on all doors
brakes recently flushes, new rubber lines to wheels
hydrogen kit (uninstalled)

Run smooth at 65, rear diff. geared for highway driving. Very strong and dependable overall. The bus received very good care from me, and from it's previous owner, the state of Ohio.

6,500.00/obo

509-690-4064
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

Very interested in your bus can you please send more pics to. Madhouse1967@yahoo.com
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

Unfortunately, I was unable to get onto the site you posted to look at more photo's. Can you send some to me at kingneon@kingneon.com Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #4
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

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Unfortunately, I was unable to get onto the site you posted to look at more photo's. . . .
Try: http://www.box.net/shared/plfz8g9sby
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:32 AM   #5
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

Yeah, no guarantee on the hydrogen kit re: mileage .. ! But I'm ready to move this bus along, call me or write .. I've recently added a tow hitch and fixed the brake issue a while ago. I'm living in Dallas TX now and am ready to move the bus along. I bought it for 5 grand, put a bunch of love and work into it, am thinking now that I'll sell it for what I paid for it.
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Thanks Much ! Chet
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

lol @ hydrogen generator.

I've remodeled 5 buses now, and my favorte skoolie's are bluebird's with the 5.9 cummins. Fuel mileage alone makes these particular buses worth a little extra money up front.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

bus still available?
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:53 AM   #8
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

yes syke, bus ism still available
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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Re: 1991 30' Bluebird 5.9 Cummins Diesel Bus For Sale

Kind of a shot in the dark, but do you still have this bus for sale? I am in your area and very interested. Thanks, Matt
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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Bus is still available as of May 15th, its about 6 foot 1 or 2 inches inside and 30' long ...
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