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Old 01-31-2017, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. My name is john and I'm a 55 year old guy looking to get a school bus and convert it.
Since I have a 97 Dodge Cummins Diesel truck I'm partial to the Cummins motor. Also prefer a stick shift.
I think I want a 30' bus but that's just a hunch. I have room to park it while I work on it.
I know nothing of electrical but am handy enough that I think I can do everything else, I think.
I'd like to get the compost toilet too.
It appears that I live in the best place for used school buses, Southern California so that's good news.
I have a house up in North Eastern, Washington state. The plan is to rent it out and hit the road on my RV convened school bus.
So I just wanted to say hello and warn you I"ll have lots of dumb questions. Thanks for letting me in.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:27 PM   #2
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Welcome, John!

Look forward to your build! The only dumb question is the unasked one. This forum is awesome for all the help you'll get here!!!

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Old 01-31-2017, 11:24 PM   #3
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Welcome, John!

Look forward to your build! The only dumb question is the unasked one. This forum is awesome for all the help you'll get here!!!

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Thank you WanderWoman.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:32 AM   #4
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We are in the same boat 🏻minus or plus a few details ... so Welcome aboard!


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Old 02-08-2017, 06:54 PM   #5
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Hi John I have a couple school buses for sale, I'm not a dealer I own a transportation company in san Francisco, CA and I bough this buses preparing to get a large contract that was not granted, anyways have some buses that you will not have to spend money in repairs. contact me if you have any question have a lot of info on buses.
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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Hi John I have a couple school buses for sale, I'm not a dealer I own a transportation company in san Francisco, CA and I bough this buses preparing to get a large contract that was not granted, anyways have some buses that you will not have to spend money in repairs. contact me if you have any question have a lot of info on buses.

Talk to me I"m all ears. How much $$? What kind of bus is it, engine type, and transmission and miles too please?
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
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feel free to contact me by email I don't know if I'm allow to put my number here again I not a dealer nor a pain in the rear end sales person
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:16 PM   #8
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feel free to contact me by email I don't know if I'm allow to put my number here again I not a dealer nor a pain in the rear end sales person
I am interested in a bus! Yes more info please! I will be going through Las Vegas on my way back to California when it is time to start my conversion.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:22 PM   #9
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Welcome John!!

I too am a Cummins fan. A 5.9 & NV5600 in my truck and an 8.3 & MD3060 in my Bluebird.

I am partial to manual transmissions as well. One of the buses I have seen about is pretty much my dream: Crown Bus with Cummins 855 and an RTO9910. Wouldn't that be sweet? 400hp and 10 forward gears....

Unfortunately Skoolies with manual transmissions are becoming more and more rare. I have not seen any at auction since the middle of last year.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:57 PM   #10
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Welcome John.

I went with the stick shift too love em. Like riding a big metal bear down the road.
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