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Old 01-13-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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New old guy from Quebec

First of all, I will admit I do not own a school bus, but to me a bus is a bus I just happen to have had a 1964 GMC SDM5302 coach dropped in my lap.

I am Yvan Lacroix, from Granby Quebec. I run a detailing company (www.repare-brise.net), married 3 kids, 8 grand kids, but enough about me. I purchased the bus in Sept that was converted to a motor home in 1991. The couple that sold it to me have lived in it full time, but are now moving to an old folks home. It's been parked since 2006, but with by-annul start ups and he moves it back and forth 10 feet. With that said I trust that I will be needing guidance etc getting the 50 year old classic in top shape.
Since the purchase we have stripped out the complete interior (the PO's full time occupation was smoking) had a full mechanical inspection and had a few things repaired to make it road worthy (for those into mechanical details powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V71 and moved along by a Spicer 4sp manual) The interior is coming along nicely, and the exterior is in the process of being sanded and fixed up for a colour change. Feel free to follow along the picture build in my photobucket feed http://s144.photobucket.com/user/rep...?sort=3&page=1
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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welcome, nice looking bus, and your right a bus is a bus ! its good to see another Canadian on board.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:39 PM   #3
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First of all, I will admit I do not own a school bus, but to me a bus is a bus I just happen to have had a 1964 GMC SDM5302 coach dropped in my lap.

I am Yvan Lacroix, from Granby Quebec. I run a detailing company (www.repare-brise.net), married 3 kids, 8 grand kids, but enough about me. I purchased the bus in Sept that was converted to a motor home in 1991. The couple that sold it to me have lived in it full time, but are now moving to an old folks home. It's been parked since 2006, but with by-annul start ups and he moves it back and forth 10 feet. With that said I trust that I will be needing guidance etc getting the 50 year old classic in top shape.
Since the purchase we have stripped out the complete interior (the PO's full time occupation was smoking) had a full mechanical inspection and had a few things repaired to make it road worthy (for those into mechanical details powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V71 and moved along by a Spicer 4sp manual) The interior is coming along nicely, and the exterior is in the process of being sanded and fixed up for a colour change. Feel free to follow along the picture build in my photobucket feed http://s144.photobucket.com/user/rep...?sort=3&page=1
Hell, I'd take that over a school bus! Those things were solid and ride out nicely.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:42 PM   #4
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If anyone is photoshop enabled, if you could repaint the blue burgandy I would be greatfull.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:21 AM   #5
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