Up for grabs is the rare 1998 Medium sized Thomas bus with the factory tall roof. I am 6'1" and can comfortably stand up in this thing even up against the wall. Roof to furring strips (at tallest point) is 6'4". THOMAS body on a Ford 800 chassis with the MECHANICAL 5.9 CUMMINS and an ALLISON 545 transmission with just under 122K miles. Hydraulic brakes. This baby runs like a champ; you put it in gear and it starts crawling on it's own. Brakes are tight and tires still have plenty of life in them; no leaks. I just changed the oil, coolant, and belts. (power steering fluid still looked good). I have all maintenance paperwork dating back to 1998 from the day care I bought the bus from.
Just installed new LED clearance lights all the way around. Need a new lens cap for back left turn signal. I deleted both exit hatches and all flashing school bus lights along with the stop sign arm. All stickers have been removed. There is some minor cosmetic damage from previous owner. Roof has been sealed with caulk and then Henry's tropicool paint. Two coats over areas with seams and screws.
Inside all the hard work is done. Seats, walls, floor, and ceiling have all been removed. There was very minimal rust on the floor; mainly by back exit door and wheel wells, but it was all surface rust. Treated with OSPHO then primed and painted. Two coats of paint. All bolt/screw holes were patched and sealed. Subfloor is installed with tyvek vapor barrier, 1/2" polyiso foam board, and 3/4" tongue and groove plywood. Furring strips have been installed on ceiling and side walls. I built a custom captain's chair. Leather, dual arm rest, cup holder, on a sliding track. This bus is a blank canvas in need of an artist.
BEST PART: It is already TITLED AS AN RV in FL!! I installed a brand new 12.2 gallon LP tank and filed all the necessary paperwork to have the titled changed to RV.
Asking $8,500. (all the money I have in the bus) I do not expect to get my time back but I would like to get as much of my invested $ back as I can. I am forced to sell the bus because I must shift my focus to a new project. I love this bus and it pains me to quit the build now, but sometimes life forces us to reevaluate. I am willing to discuss delivering the bus to you or meeting you halfway. We are currently located in Tallahassee FL. Private Message me or reply to this thread and we will figure out how to get in contact if you are serious.