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Old 05-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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We bought a bus!

That's really all my wife and I could say for the 4 1/2 ride home. We are super excited to get her home in a couple weeks and get this party started!

The bodacious beauty is a 2000 Internation/Amtran RE. Beautiful bus actually, she has 135,000 miles on the clock, with a DT466e and a MD3060. No visible rust at all, and has some additional perks I wasn't expecting. (air seat, air ride suspension in the back, heated power mirrors, and luggage bins all around underneath) she'll need tires, but we already planned on that anyway so...

Another bright spot is the thing has all screws on the inside instead of rivets! Very happy about this!

Our plans for the bus are a full on roof raise conversion for full time living on the road. It's only the wife and I along with our 4 legged children so we can really just deck it out for convenience. I have worked in the cabinet industry for 30 years so the build out should be like old times. I also have done some boat building as well.

Next up is of course getting insurance and all that jazz so we can get her home to East TN.

Anywho, just stopping by to say hi and thanks to all those that are forging the path for those of us picking up the rear.

Happy Sunday everyone!
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:41 PM   #2
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That's really all my wife and I could say for the 4 1/2 ride home. We are super excited to get her home in a couple weeks and get this party started!

The bodacious beauty is a 2000 Internation/Amtran RE. Beautiful bus actually, she has 135,000 miles on the clock, with a DT466e and a MD3060. No visible rust at all, and has some additional perks I wasn't expecting. (air seat, air ride suspension in the back, heated power mirrors, and luggage bins all around underneath) she'll need tires, but we already planned on that anyway so...

Another bright spot is the thing has all screws on the inside instead of rivets! Very happy about this!

Our plans for the bus are a full on roof raise conversion for full time living on the road. It's only the wife and I along with our 4 legged children so we can really just deck it out for convenience. I have worked in the cabinet industry for 30 years so the build out should be like old times. I also have done some boat building as well.

Next up is of course getting insurance and all that jazz so we can get her home to East TN.

Anywho, just stopping by to say hi and thanks to all those that are forging the path for those of us picking up the rear.

Happy Sunday everyone!
Awesome glad y'all got a bus. What it looks like

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Old 05-07-2017, 01:41 PM   #3
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Welcome

You've got good skills for this. I hope we can see something special.

You won't be bringing up the rear because people are always joining.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #4
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I'm working on getting the pics and all that uploaded now, so pics will come soon. As for the build, we certainly will do it proud!
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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I'm working on getting the pics and all that uploaded now, so pics will come soon. As for the build, we certainly will do it proud!
That's awesome. My bus will be the same

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Old 05-07-2017, 01:59 PM   #6
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She drove like a big ole Caddy! I only killed two mailboxes and as it turns out, evreyone gets out of the way!
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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Here she is...
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #8
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thats a nice lookin rig!!!
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:30 PM   #9
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Thank you sir, I am looking forward to learning from you and others some fine bus converting tricks. Disclaimer: many, many seemingly silly questions to follow.
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Welcome and wow!! It's beautiful!!

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