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Old 11-21-2023, 02:01 PM   #1
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2000 BlueBird Midsize Partial Conversion

This bus is ideal for someone who has a vision of what they want their final build to look like, but would like a head start! Its a great blank slate for final design and build out. The dirty work and demo has already been done.

For Sale in Austin, Tx: $12,500

The best place to see step by step of what we have done so far is in our highlights on instagram: Bus_Tails

2000 Chevrolet Blue Bird School Bus
  • ~110,000 miles on odometer
  • 28 feet long nose to tail

Engine
  • Caterpillar 3126
  • Displacement: 7.2L
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Fuel type: Diesel

Transmission
  • Allison AT545
  • Automatic
  • Chassis

Axles: Single
Suspension: Spring
Brakes: Hydraulic
GVWR: 27,060 lbs

TiresSize: 10R22.5

Work Already Done:
  • Original bus seats removed
  • Original bus windows removed
  • Original bus floor removed
  • Sub floor framed and installed with insulation and paneling. Ready for final flooring choice to be applied.
  • Wheel wells are also framed out and insulated and ready for final flooring to be applied.
  • Original bus windows removed
  • RV Windows installed
  • Bus roof fire escapes removed- Installed skylights
  • All decals and stickers removed from outside of bus
  • Bus sanded, primed and painted
  • Original wall panels and ceiling panels removed
  • Spray foam insulation on the inside sides- amateur job
  • Wall panels put up
  • Ceiling framed out and ready for insulation of choice and ceiling panels of choice


Costs Put in:
  • Used Bus Value: $5,000 to $8,000
  • Based on current market research of similar size and age busses for sale not yet converted at all
  • Rv Windows
  • Qty 2 @ $186 each: https://www.recpro.com/rv-window-42-x-12/
  • Qty 2 @ $203 each: https://www.recpro.com/rv-window-teardrop-42w-x-22h/
  • Total Windows Value: : $778
  • Skylights:
  • https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Qty 2 at $140 Each
  • Total: $280
  • Manual Labor and Wood/Materials
  • True cost is unknown, we did spend our weekday afternoons and weekends on this bus for quite a few months.
  • We didnt keep track of the money spend on materials we purchased, such as wood, insulation board, paint, primer, sanding pads, drill bits, etc.
  • We do feel we have priced our bus as a whole fairly with all of this considered.

Disclaimer:
  • We did all the work ourselves except for when we contracted someone out to do electrical install.
  • We did not like the work they did and pulled our bus from them. We have taken this as a financial loss and have not included it in our pricing for the sale of the bus.
  • We have since removed most of the work they did. There is some wiring left in the bus from their work that can be pulled out and replaced. I recommend getting a licensed electrician experienced in bus builds to install and finish any electrical you want if you are not 100% comfortable doing it yourself.
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