What's up folks! Long time lurker here, finally found the type of bus I wanted near enough to my home town to be worth grabbing. She's an old 2000 GMC Savannah 3500, New York raised so a bit rough around the edges (rusted through in spots). Here's the specs, straight from the auction site:
Engine Make/Model: 6.5L Turbo Diesel
Fuel Type: Diesel
Transmission Type: Auto
Single Axle/Dual Axle: Single Axle
Tire Size/Type: LT225/75R16
Tire Condition: Good
I'll probably have someone slap me for this one, but I wasn't able to see it in person before purchasing it; l'm stationed across the country from where the auction site was. The website said that the bus wouldn't start at the time of inspection due to a bad battery, but was running when taken from service. I'm calling next week to find out the vehicle's history and find out whether it will start or I'll need it towed.
Plans are to raise the roof high and give it a tailgate similar to the Millicent build, then create a touring bus with a sound isolation room for recording music. Other than the isolation room and a rack to sleep in, the only thing I'll be using the bus for is lugging materials and occasional carpentry/metalworking.
This is my first time doing anything like this so I could really use some help. I guess to start, what are everyone's thoughts on the bus? I'm a little worried about how much effort it will take to fix the structural rust.