Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2020, 03:10 PM   #1
Almost There
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 80
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3 MD 3060
Rated Cap: 84
Maine Coast Top-to-Bottom Rebuild

Hello all,
After years of ideas, months of research and questioning, back and forths with various sellers, finally pulling the trigger on a purchase, and a less-than-smooth and quite costly maiden voyage, our bus arrived a couple weeks ago in excellent shape. We are ecstatic to have her here nearly dwarfing our house and beckoning passersby to slow down and gawk puzzlingly. We have just started the demolition and tool-gathering phase and are working hard “behind the scenes” at planning as much as we possibly can before the building phase begins. Not sure how this bus naming business works, but we didn’t name our child until the night before she was born so I think we are probably going to need a little more time getting to know our rig before defining her (him?).

Our very first forum post was “Newbie with epic plans.” Still holding very true and we are excited to share our ideas, progress, and questions here and are looking forward to receiving all your invaluable feedback, and hopefully provide some helpful information to others on a similar path. Our research is currently focused on determining what massive structural changes we want to make off the bat. Stay tuned for lots of questions regarding what is feasible/doable before we head off to the welders.

Amanda and Pearson
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bus n house.jpg (194.9 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg bus length.jpg (193.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg bus inside.jpg (88.8 KB, 13 views)
Mandinee1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
ol trunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,836
Year: 1935
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 317 ci/tid / Isuzu
If you had a pin spotter it could be a bowling alley??

Good luck and keep the pics coming!
Jack
ol trunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2020, 09:02 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
bus-bro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Whidbey Island, WA.
Posts: 978
Year: 1984
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American
Engine: 3208 na boat anchor
Rated Cap: 2
How long is your bus?
I would call it a 15 window bus, and at that, 38 feet long. That'd be my guess, but what do I know. Regardless, you have lot of space to work with. Have fun!
bus-bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 12:09 PM   #4
Almost There
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 80
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3 MD 3060
Rated Cap: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by ol trunt View Post
If you had a pin spotter it could be a bowling alley??

Good luck and keep the pics coming!
Jack
One of the few ideas we hadn't included... yet. Thank you!!
Mandinee1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 12:10 PM   #5
Almost There
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 80
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3 MD 3060
Rated Cap: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by bus-bro View Post
How long is your bus?
I would call it a 15 window bus, and at that, 38 feet long. That'd be my guess, but what do I know. Regardless, you have lot of space to work with. Have fun!
We weren't quite sure how to count the windows i.e. include the fire door? but it does measure out to 40 feet. Thanks!
Mandinee1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2020, 04:20 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
musigenesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 3,836
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: CE 300
Engine: DT466e
Rated Cap: 65C-43A
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandinee1 View Post
One of the few ideas we hadn't included... yet. Thank you!!
https://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.c...ing+alley+wood
__________________
Rusty 87 build thread
musigenesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2020, 02:09 PM   #7
Almost There
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 80
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: Cummins 8.3 MD 3060
Rated Cap: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by musigenesis View Post
Running out of reasons to say no to the bowling alley...
Mandinee1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×