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Old 05-21-2020, 05:42 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 18
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Freightliner
Chassis: FS65
Engine: 6 cylinder Cummins
its Old Bessie.

About 7 months ago I bought my high schools old bus on auction. The driver had always called it Old Bessie so thats what I wrote on it.

I set a budget of $500 for the interior and I probably spent a lot less than that it is all made from pallet wood and upcycled trash.

As soon as I can find a welder I'm going to put a rack on the top and there'll be a patio up there as well as the water tank, rainwater harvesting system, solar water heater, solar panels, and wind generator.

It has some trouble with hills and there are only hills around here but otherwise its pretty solid.

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Old 05-21-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Suburbs of Winterset, OH
Posts: 806
Year: 2005
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: FS65
Engine: Mercedes 6.4L
Rated Cap: just the 2 of us
looks pretty darn good. Three thumbs up for cycling.
I hope that's not a mom-n-law chair on top.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:52 PM   #3
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Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Moved to Zealand!
Posts: 1,517
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner FS-65
Engine: 7.2L Cat 3126 turbo diesel
Rated Cap: 71 passenger 30,000 gvwr
Gonna guess yer in NM by the zia...
Welcome to the FS65 family!
I like what you've done on a budget! I'll be curious how you handle the heat!

Been raining here all week -- your pix really make me miss my time in southern CO...

The Murder Bus
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