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Old 11-17-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Just bought this baby from auction.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...15&acctid=7224

I compromised on a lot of things but I'm okay with that. I feel it will be a great starting platform to work with. Now to pick it up (hopefully tomorrow) and start...........

I have a rough idea for a floor plan. We'll see how well it will fit with the bus and wheel wells etc..
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:15 AM   #2
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$506... nice!
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:54 AM   #3
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Nice looking bus! Perfect size to do everything comfortably in.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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Very nice...
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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Looks like this is a good website to look for buses.
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:52 PM   #6
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We'll see how well it will fit with the bus and wheel wells etc..
For us, the wheel wells drove some of our decisions in the layout. We built a dining room table (convertible to twin bed) over one of the front wheel wells. We built a passenger seating area over the other front wheel well. The back wheel well is covered by the hot water heater/bathroom sink/bathroom wall/bedside table/bed. The other back wheel well is in a very awkward place and we don't know what to do with it yet. I climb over it to walk around the foot of the bed right now.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:41 PM   #7
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That's a good score man! So what's your plans for it?
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:42 PM   #8
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Nice find! Keep us posted on your progress (and the trip home).
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:49 PM   #9
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$506...wow! Great deal!

I hope you have a short drive back, or even better, get it towed. Looks like it's been sitting for a long time. No garauntee that the brakes still work or if the tires hold air.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:11 PM   #10
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Well I went and picked it up today after some much needed calling around as my initial ride ditched out at the last minute. Picked it up from the correctional facility that it sat at for 3-4 years, being moved around occasionally. No plates, insurance, or people following me. I was nervous on the way down to pick it up seeing as 5 cops were stationed on the side of the road(getting that time of month). Only hiccup was at the gas station, stupid thing flooded after I filled it up. I let it sit for a few minutes while talking with someone who claims to have rode in it being sent to the facility I picked it up from.... She started up and I and was off!!! Only had to drive about 30 miles total. Made it home the rest of the way at a staggering 40-45mph. Need to look at the gearing.

She is sitting at a buddies place. I'd already be ripping out the seats but I need to get ready to head to NYC for work. I drive the BIG ol' pretty buses around.
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