This bus was used as a school bus, then as a wild land firefighting bus to transport the firefighters. It has a 5.9 6BTA Cummins engine and an AT545 transmission with Blue Bird chassis and coach. It is roughly 35 feet long and 8 feet wide. The man I bought it from said it has a 60 gallon tank. I bought this bus in April in Garden Valley, ID intending to convert it into a motorhome (or Skoolie for those in the community
). I drove it straight from Garden Valley to Rush Truck Center in Boise to get it serviced as it hadn't been serviced in 2 years (it hadn't been called out on any fires so it was just sitting at the property). The mechanic reported:
"As discussed when we preformed the service we found the head gasket to be leaking coolant. We also found a lot of oil and blowby coming from the blowby tube. This indicates damage to the internal engine usually piston rings or cylinder wall damage. On the ISB engines there is no internal cylinder liner it is machined into the block and the only way to correct liner damage is to machine the block and put inserts into the liners or oversize pistons. We expect to see damage on the cylinder walls when we remove the head."
I can't afford the repairs, so I am hoping a mechanic would like this bus to work on as a project. I have stripped the seat covers from all of the seats (I kept the bottom seat pads intact and piled in the back). I can get rid of all of the seats if that is preferred. There is also a space in the back of the bus that was used for the firefighting supplies so there were no seats there. It has 3 emergency doors (1 facing the back, 1 on the passenger side at the back of the bus, and 1 on the driver's side in the middle). It has great storage compartments along the bottom of the outside of the bus. I would love to keep her, but I just can't afford to
Cash only. Thanks for looking
Here is the craigslist ad: https://boise.craigslist.org/for/d/b...892730869.html