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Old 09-14-2020, 07:01 AM   #1
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Introducing Black Hammer

The quick bio:
1992 Thomas Chassis 30ft
6.6 New Holland (Brazilian model)
Allison (no engine brake 625/525?? Still researching
Half Cab model 8×7 cab and backhalf flatbed

Purpose:
Travel like the rest but take my dirt bikes, road bikes, ect with me and no trailer. Picked up the bus for $1500.00 and trust me I got a smoking deal. I've watched this guy for 4 years on Craigslist and it started @ 10k!!!

Runs like a top, needs the primer pump replaced but only a little.over 100k on her so just gettingnbroken in. Rear was swapped with one from a big rig, not sure about ratio but she'll push 70-75 on a flat getting after it.

Its been a labor of love but today is the first day I felt like it is actually a home..
Lost photo's of the rusty floor, no patches needed so super lucky. Lemme know what you think. Interior was done in 3 days of 17hr days.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:45 AM   #2
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A little at a time and if its going forward its always progress. Countertop in, sliding fridge drawer, fireplace almost there.
Countdown 13 days ready or not.

List to complete: 😁🤣
Plump water tank and faucet
Wire solar, battery bank, and isolater
Cut and install wall birch ply
Install cabinets, and kitchen storage
Install/make curtains
Finish fireplace hearth pad
Wire all electrical, leds, outlets, and camera system
I'll just stop there..... as we all know there's more, that's just to get road ready.
Look forward to meeting some of you out there and God bless.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:47 AM   #3
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:13 AM   #4
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
I am glad to see you have a build thread going!


I am curious, what is the wire frame in the back (flat bed)?
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:14 AM   #5
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
"13 days, ready or not" ... does this mean you *have to* be moved into the bus at this time?
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:48 AM   #6
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The wire frame isn't quite complete yet. A little reinforcing to go but that rack will hold my Solar panels and 6x3 cargo rack for outdoor transit storage, inflatable,ect. I'm also thinking a nice tarp and an outdoor shaded deck might be in order when parked
Longterm plan is to enclose for my garage/tool/toy storage.
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