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Old 08-15-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: P-30
Engine: GM6.5
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Jumped in with both feet!

Hi folks, after lurking around for several years, I finally broke down and joined.... My wife and I picked up a short bus last fall, thought I'd post a few pics... Its a 1999 Bluebird, 28 passanger, on a Chev/GM P-30 frame... 103,000 miles, got it for 1400$ from a local school district!

A little prep, decals gone...

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Re: Jumped in with both feet!

Primed, and painted!


Decided to skin some windows, removed the glass and frame, made up some steel blanks..

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Jumped in with both feet!

Heres the outside look...





Started the dirty work, seats out, flooring looked good, its got a steel floor, with 3/4 ply overlay.... No Rust!!!!! Rear wheelchair lift will be traded for interior work...
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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Re: Jumped in with both feet!

Blanked out one set of warning lights, added clear covers to the remaining.... I'm gonna remove the flashers, and add a switch so the lights can be used for campsite illumination..



New drivers seat!!!



Ready to start!!



Pulling wires..

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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Re: Jumped in with both feet!

The escape hatches removed, front will become a vent, the rear will house the AC unit..



Starting to mock up the layout... shower, and refer/ hot water cabinet



overhead cabinets...

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:55 PM   #6
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: P-30
Engine: GM6.5
Rated Cap: 28
Re: Jumped in with both feet!

Dinette, added some wall cubbies, and AC/DC power outlets for kinda a charging station...



More mockup...



Rear area, the couch folds out into a queen sized bed, side, and overhead cabinets for storage... Rear door is still functional...

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:01 PM   #7
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Re: Jumped in with both feet!

Kitchen coming together... Dometic 5 gal hot water, nice two burner, drop in propane stove, and 5 cuft refer...





Heres the outside look... Top hatch is for the refer acess, the bottom for the hot water tank..



Bathroom, left side, made a small sink from a salad bowl, 32 inch shower to the right...




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Old 08-15-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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Almost done, view from the front...



Rear couch/bed...



Dinette, Propane furnace under the seat...

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:16 PM   #9
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Kitchen area....



Rear AC in place! Thank god!, cuz we just got back from southern Oregon, it was HOT!!!

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #10
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Wifes seat...



Pic from the trip, at Creater lake, 7200 ft!



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