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Old 10-25-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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Engine: Chevy 350
Bought myself a bus!

Morning guys.

So after dreaming of a tiny house for a year or two and of a skoolie for a few weeks, my girlfriend and I found a bus we'd like to convert (reconvert?) into a better liveable space. We picked her up late last night, a 1970 Chevy with a 350 and a 4 speed/2 speed rear. I don't think she's as practical for long distance travel as I had hoped out of a skoolie, but I think she'll do fine for now out here in the flat midwest.

I bought it for $1000. Brakes feel nice, starts right up (when it's not cold...), good tires, most lights work, and already mostly gutted. It'll be a project definitely, some broken glass, some nasty old partial conversion stuff to gut, some electrical issues, but came with grey, black, and fresh water tanks (not hooked up) and she's already wired up for shore power. Motor has no leaks and seems happy for the most part. Cruises at 55 no problem.

I'm really interested to see where this will go as I don't have much experience at all with interior finishes or... really anything this thing will need.

Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself. Looking forward to being a part of this community and seeing where this bus goes!
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:08 AM   #2
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Coachwork: Crown by Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT 466e
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Welcome to the madness! Poke around on here as much as you can! There is a wealth of information and quite a few very informed folks! Keep us posted on your build and be sure to include pictures....we love pictures!

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Old 10-25-2016, 10:21 AM   #3
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Oh boy.... Another case to add on the Skoolie contagion map.

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Pictures???
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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welcome!

I just got my bus almost a week ago. Congrats! It should be interesting to see what everyone does with their new tiny homes
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:36 PM   #5
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I got some pictures! I'm starting to have some heavy buyers remorse... already thinking of trying to get rid of it. :/

https://imageshack.us/a/CplM/1
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:54 PM   #6
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I got some pictures! I'm starting to have some heavy buyers remorse... already thinking of trying to get rid of it. :/

https://imageshack.us/a/CplM/1

Oh she's beautiful!

And a V8 gas motor with stick shift?
me likey

I understand buyer's remorse if she's not what you want that is OK brother.
The Scotsman used to say "Why settle for a bar of gold if what i really want is chocolate bar?"
Point being it is of little value what others want if it's not my flavor. And surely someone here.. *cough*. possibly me if my money rolls in *cough* will give her a good home. Thing i love about that engine trans setup is the simplicity. Ahhhh...
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:59 PM   #7
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I got some pictures! I'm starting to have some heavy buyers remorse... already thinking of trying to get rid of it. :/

https://imageshack.us/a/CplM/1
What don't you like about it? I see a lot of potential in that cool old bus. What about it does not work for you?
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:05 PM   #8
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Buyer's remorse ?!?!?
Shoot...... Drive it like you stole it!

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Old 10-25-2016, 07:13 PM   #9
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Buyer's remorse ?!?!?
Shoot...... Drive it like you stole it!

Smiley face how many Slurpies have you had to drink this evening?!
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:26 PM   #10
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Smiley face how many Slurpies have you had to drink this evening?!
Didn't think much about it.... But, now that you mentioned it, I think I had 3 of these since 3:00pm

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