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Old 02-18-2018, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hello My Beautiful Bus Friends!

I'm so happy to be here and finally (after 6 years of dreaming) am the proud and grateful owner of this beauty. 1997 Ford Cummings 74 Passenger School Bus. 145k miles... in great structural and mechanical condition. Got it gutted down to metal. Deconstructing don't cost a thang! And now comes the reconstructing which needs time and money! Thanks for all your input, experiences and knowledge. It's helped me so much! Here's to the Skoolie Life!

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Old 02-18-2018, 01:32 PM   #2
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I'm so happy to be here and finally (after 6 years of dreaming) am the proud and grateful owner of this beauty. 1997 Ford Cummings 74 Passenger School Bus. 145k miles... in great structural and mechanical condition. Got it gutted down to metal. Deconstructing don't cost a thang! And now comes the reconstructing which needs time and money! Thanks for all your input, experiences and knowledge. It's helped me so much! Here's to the Skoolie Life!

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Old 02-18-2018, 01:33 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on the new bus!

Looks like you are diving right in. Good for you! I took a year to get that much done.

BTW:There is no "g" in Cummins

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Old 02-18-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Madness! --- Looks like you have a great start. But be advised...the engine is spelled...

C-U-M-M-I-N-S

No "G".

Common error that can often illicit undesirable comments.

We also like to know the particulars...which Cummins engine (guessing a 5.9), and what model transmission. Probably an Allison if auto and could be an AT545 or similar. Another ??? is what your plans are. Weekend run-a-bout, long haul cruiser, tiny home? There are lots of possibilities with a Skoolie. And don't hesitate to ask questions. Lots of good folks here who have been there and done that...whatever it might be. Make it your own and have fun!

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Old 02-18-2018, 02:38 PM   #5
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Welcome and congrats on the new bus!

Looks like you are diving right in. Good for you! I took a year to get that much done.

BTW:There is no "g" in Cummins

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I didn't even see the "g"...

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:29 PM   #7
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Hello and welcome. I値l be your friend, we both have buses, but I知 not even remotely beautiful.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:36 PM   #8
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I didn't even see the "g"...

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:36 PM   #9
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Hello and welcome. I値l be your friend, we both have buses, but I知 not even remotely beautiful.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #11
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Welcome and congrats on the new bus!

Looks like you are diving right in. Good for you! I took a year to get that much done.

BTW:There is no "g" in Cummins

Looking forward to watching your build.
Oooh! I'm learning so much. Even grammar! thanks for the welcome. My husband and son got it gutted in 3 weeks. Ain't no messing around.

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:38 PM   #12
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:40 PM   #13
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Welcome to the Madness! --- Looks like you have a great start. But be advised...the engine is spelled...

C-U-M-M-I-N-S

No "G".

Common error that can often illicit undesirable comments.

We also like to know the particulars...which Cummins engine (guessing a 5.9), and what model transmission. Probably an Allison if auto and could be an AT545 or similar. Another ??? is what your plans are. Weekend run-a-bout, long haul cruiser, tiny home? There are lots of possibilities with a Skoolie. And don't hesitate to ask questions. Lots of good folks here who have been there and done that...whatever it might be. Make it your own and have fun!

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Man. I need to correct that now then...CUMMINS don't want to encourage any offended die hards in this community!

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Old 02-18-2018, 03:54 PM   #14
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Dhoooo...

I've been getting it wrong all these years.......

I thought it was " beauty is in the eye of the beerholder".

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Hey thanks. Not sure how and where to fill out my profile but I'm working on it!

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Man. I need to correct that now then...CUMMINS don't want to encourage any offended die hards in this community!

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LMAO...no offense, just a lot of dirty minds :blush:

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Wow! Cant wait to see what you do with it! Good luck

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