My current life circumstances are not allowing me to continue my project and unfortunately, its in my best interest to let this one go. The bus is currently in my driveway in the greater Denver, Colorado area.
The bus is originally a 40' 1991 Blue Bird All American RE. It has the 8.3L 6CTA Cummins with the Allison MT643 transmission and the 100 gal fuel tank with pass-through underbody storage. The engine was rebuilt by the Rocklin School District near Sacramento, California in 2002 and has ran like a charm for me. It has approximately 252,000 miles, I purchased the bus with about 247,000. I recently changed the oil and all filters before I drove it out here to the Denver area. Mechanically it is sound, just would prob want to change the coolant in the near future as I never got around to it. Tire tread is still good, vehicle most recently passed safety inspection April 2019, however, no issues have arisen that would suggest it could not pass today.
I purchased the bus in August 2018 and did a quick tear down and build to be able to convert the title. The bus is currently titled in Missouri as a 2020 SPEC (recreational vehicle) so no issues with commercial vehicle status.
Work I've done:
1) patched front/rear flashing lights
2) patched top (leaking) emergency exits; was going to install fans that required smaller holes..
3) updated to LED lighting aside from headlights.
2) some window deletion
3) replaced air door
4) relocated engine air intake so it does not travel through the interior.
5) added additional under skirt storage area (intended for propane storage)
6) painted unpainted/chipped surfaces
1) fully gutted and ready for construction
2) original sheet metal in floor had some pretty insignificant rust but I treated the entire floor with phosphoric acid and sealed it with several new coats of durable paint regardless.
3) some re-wiring done, removed old school bus systems (stop sign, lights, door alarms, etc.)
4) cockpit: wanted to do a complete remodel of the front as well, therefor much of the front driver area has been dismantled as well.
1) 2 brand new (April 2021) 8D starter batteries
2) front passenger side steer tire
3) replaced inner/outer front wheel bearings in October 2019
4) replaced auxillary belt tensioner November 2019
This bus can save some headache with demolition phase and it provides the benefit of already being titled as an RV.
Asking $6,500. As with most private sales, please feel free to entertain me with your offer.
I will post some photos of it this afternoon.