Great forum, my first post, been reading a lot and shopping buses now for a few weeks, springs coming and I'm getting twitchy to get started!
I'm a WY general contractor and commercial contract superintendent but it's pretty slow these days so I'm going to build a live aboard, put my white water raft on top and Jeep in tow and carry enough tools to make expenses for an extended working road trip vacation! WARNING TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE CRASHED AT MY PLACE WHILE HUNTING AND FISHING FOR WEEKS AT A TIME, IT"S PAYBACK TIME
I've pretty much settled on a a 66 passenger conventional with corn-binder running gear (I can work on IH equipment). Finding a good bus in the mountain west has been hit and miss and most buses seem to find their way to the mid-west.
So mid-west I look, but oh the hell everything seems to be so rusty!
Should this rust be scaring me, I've got a sandblaster and spray unit and not afraid to use it, but I plan on making my bus pretty damm comfy and don't want to spend a lot of time on a poor platform. There doesn't seem to be any rust on the external body work and the front step's look good as well.