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Old 04-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #31
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It's a 1991 International Blue Bird, short bus, with chair lift. 135,000 miles, Detroit diesel, Allison automatic, WELL maintained by Cobb Co and just retired. Only $3900!

The fella I bought it from is gonna add an RV AC in the roof hatch, remove 4 seats ( of 6) and replace the original seat with an air ride one from a big rig. All for $650.

In 3 weeks I'm going back to pick it up ( it's less than an hour from Atlanta where I live) and bring it home to start the conversion, and my goal is to be done in 6 weeks.

General thoughts

Im thinking to keep it simple, make it more for camping than living, so no toilet/shower, simple sink, LED strip lighting, insulate floor, I should have a bunch of Brazilian hardwood decking ( free) to kit it out with. For flooring, bunk, etc. I want to add the magnetic curtains, a table using bus seats, and I'm thinking to use the chair hoist to pick up a Vespa and bring it with me.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:39 PM   #32
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Sure, you can do it however it fits your needs. If you're going to be done in three weeks I sure hope you document it so we can follow along. Taking pics eats some time but that's what makes reading threads here interesting.

I did the full insulation in mine but the rest is mostly like a camper.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #33
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Im thinking to keep it simple, make it more for camping than living, so no toilet/shower, simple sink, LED strip lighting, insulate floor, I should have a bunch of Brazilian hardwood decking ( free) to kit it out with. For flooring, bunk, etc. I want to add the magnetic curtains, a table using bus seats, and I'm thinking to use the chair hoist to pick up a Vespa and bring it with me.
Let me know if you need help getting rid of any extra Brazilian wood.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:19 AM   #34
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Jan-late Sept. Only physically looked at two. Read enough on this forum as what i needed to learn( former experience with farm diesels and farm semi's). Negotiated for about a month and by talking i developed trust in the guy by what he said ,his actions and his job and where he grew up. He wouldn't come down a bit and everything he said was true.
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