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Old 09-24-2017, 12:43 AM   #1
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I bought a bus! 1991 Bluebird All American RE

Hi everyone! Welcome to my "I bought a bus" thread. I bought a 1991 Bluebird All American Rear engine. Here are some quick stats:

8.3 Cummins Diesel
Allison MT 643
217,000 miles
40' length
pass-through underneath storage
marine paint
laminate "wood" flooring

I plan to move in full-time very soon. I'm in Colorado. I'll keep adding my progress as I make headway. I'd love any and all help and suggestions.
Sept 6th: purchased the bus
Sept 10th: got insurance with Progressive (...wait for it...)
Sept 11th: registered as an RV and got license plates
Sept 20th: was notified by Progressive of my upcoming cancellation of my school bus conversion
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:43 AM   #2
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Plans

Here are my plans:

- insulated walls, windows and ceiling with all windows and cracks sealed with painter's tarp and tape
- tankless propane water heater
- shower, bathroom sink, kitchen sink
- composting toilet
- Predator 3500 gas generator
- $1000 (but expandable) solar system with batteries stored inside (it's cold here)
- two-wheel car dolly setup to tow my vehicle
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:01 AM   #3
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins 24v
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Congratulations and welcome. Nice bus. Good luck with the insurance!

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Old 09-24-2017, 08:09 AM   #4
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Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
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Welcome !

You know, it's not fair that you get a nice bus, all painted, on the first try and get it all legal so quick.

Congrats on the beastie. Good looking bus. Now get reading ! you've got work to do.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:31 AM   #5
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Nice bus, welcome.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:51 AM   #6
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Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
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great lookin rig!!
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:04 AM   #7
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8.3, MT643 and pass through storage. Very nice!!

Welcome. We are looking forward to seeing your build.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:23 AM   #8
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Congrats. Nice looking bus, I like the side door and storage bins.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:27 PM   #9
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Very Nice
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