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Old 02-17-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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Bluebird All American "Bean"

Just bought our first bus. 2002 Bluebird RE 8.3 with md3060. 155xxx miles. Expecting delivery Tue. We can't wait to get started.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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Congrats!

You picked a beast. Are you doing a roof raise and the whole schmeere?
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:36 PM   #3
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Hank you. I'm hoping to not do a raise. I'm 6'3" and I have about 2 inches above my head. Depends on how well I can insulate the floor using about an inch. It's a blank canvas right now.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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Nice Bus!!

8.3, MD3060 and relatively low miles. I think you scored!

I look forward to seeing your build. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:55 PM   #5
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Great looking bus! Did you buy from an auction site or a reseller, if you donít mind me asking? Iím looking for a re with the same power train as well.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:41 PM   #6
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I bought it from Avery truck sales in Avon park florida
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:41 AM   #7
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Bean made it home yesterday. Cannot wait until Saturday to start ripping these seats out.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:44 AM   #8
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Yeah, I was going to mention that your bus has way to many seats in it.

Pile the seats by the curb with a free sign on them or haul them off for scrap yourself?
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:09 PM   #9
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Seats are out!

Seats came out nice, took about 3 hrs. The rubber floor on the other hand is not as easy. Got a start on it. Going to go rent a floor stripper and see how that does. All in all a great first day of work.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:11 PM   #10
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Dang that is one fine looking bus!
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:18 PM   #11
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Put the seats on the curb with a for sale sign. If you put a sign that says "free", they will sit there for weeks. Put a "FOR SALE" sign on them and someone will steal them the first night.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:52 PM   #12
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These days you can wrap your garbage like a package or a gift and let someone steal it.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:23 PM   #13
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Dang that is one fine looking bus!
Thanks. I feel pretty good about. Rubber should be up tomorrow, then I'll sand and paint it and add 110v outlets so I can get the title transfered.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:25 PM   #14
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Put the seats on the curb with a for sale sign. If you put a sign that says "free", they will sit there for weeks. Put a "FOR SALE" sign on them and someone will steal them the first night.
I may use two of them for a dining area? And maybe some scrap steal here and there. The rest will go to my scrap guy, unless I think of some ingenious use for them.
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:37 AM   #15
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Rubber is up.

Seats are out and the floor and glue are up. The glue was by far the worst job. Took about 10hrs just for the glue and still have a little that will come up with acetone. No rust to found. Now to cover the holes and prime and paint. Next will be a plug so I cant title/register her. Found a diesel mechanic that is going to get my filters for me and come help diagnose the blinkers for free! Son of a friend.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:46 AM   #16
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We have power

Got the 110v hooked up. Hopefully there's no issues getting title converted. Progress is going slow, just getting over the flu. Hope to tear out the walls and ceiling next weekend.

Anyone in the Tampa or Largo area that has solar and would allow me to check out your install?
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:07 AM   #17
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Ceiling is down

Slowly making progress. Got the ceiling down. Rivets were not too bad with the air hammer. Just got the side Walls now to remove. Now to find the time to get materials.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:56 AM   #18
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The floor looks so good I think instead of painting...you should have it chromed.
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:04 AM   #19
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very nice base for new lifestyle. solar is definately a condideration for energy. my resesrch with real numbers
carrier. http://www.technomadia.com/2015/11/rv-solar-is-it-worth-it/
http://www.technomadia.com/2015/02/the-almost-fantasy-of-solar-powered-rv-air-conditioning/
http://rvroadtrip.us/library/solar_install.php
http://www.criticalcactus.com/rv-off-grid-solar-guide-beginners/
https://www.gonewiththewynns.com/extreme-rv-solar
i am interested in list of requirents for title as rv and your insurance carrier.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:54 PM   #20
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I’m getting ready to start a build in about 2 months. I’m in Dunedin, I’m looking for someone with land and electric to be able to get to work. Any ideas?
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