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Old 07-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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The Dirtybus...

Picked me up a Shorty Bus...

'93 Genesis, 30', International DT466, Allison 4sp, 97,000 miles, frame like a dump truck, automatic tire chains and a wheel chair lift...

Plan to convert into an RV/hauler...























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Old 07-28-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: The Dirtybus...

I see they siped the caps. Be very careful with those siped caps. They can come off easy. That's 1.8 million miles of truck driving experience talkin'. (Ask me how I know.......)

But otherwise, WELCOME!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Thanks for the heads up... Total newbie here...
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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Re: The Dirtybus...

I don't think I've ever seen a bus that short with a flat nose. It will be great for parking and turning radius! I was originally looking for something similar but they are rare. Welcome!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #5
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Nice stocky bus, looks like it can go rough roading. Overall length is as much as 30'? Sure looks smaller.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Congrats on your purchase and welcome. Good engine in your rig by all accounts. To my eyes the bus does have an unusual look to it with that short rear end behind the rear wheels and longer front end. With a front engine it seems to me that the steer wheels might be more heavily weighted than the rear wheels, at least when empty.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #7
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Thanks for the welcomes guys...

I've been wanting to do a bus conversion for a while, just never got real serious about looking for one...

Went and checked out one that had the body cut in half and a deck built on the frame to haul a care on the back and decided I needed to start looking for one...





Need it to tow a car trailer with my Blazer on it... Also wanted a diesel... Didn't want something really long because of the places we go... Started talking to the previous owner of this bus about two weeks ago and finally nailed down a time to go look at it... I Think it'll be perfect for us...

Here's the Blazer...





He advertised it as a 30' bus... I measured it this morning and it's 25'... It's got 20' of usable space behind the drive seat...

He also thought it had a 266 engine...

Couple of windows are broke out, some rust at the bottom of the chair lift door and the front driver brake started locking up half way home...

I'm pretty excited about getting this out and using it...
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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That's an early '70s Blazer. Ever think of putting in a 6.2L so you're diesel all the way (and get better fuel milage/torque range to boot)? Just a thought.....
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:03 PM   #9
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Yep, '79... I have a mild 350 in it that runs on propane... Nothing on it is stock any more...
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #10
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Re: The Dirtybus...

Nice bus. Kinda weird to see hydraulic brakes on a Genesis.
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