Having posted a few times and had some excellent advice, I should really say hello properly!
I have imported a short 2001 International Bluebird into the UK (that's the other side of the Atlantic!) and am in the process of converting it to a motorhome. Hopefully I can encourage others from the UK to import them - they are so iconic and relatively easy to work on.
I work for a US Software Company but have little knowledge of buses - for the last few years I have been into wooden boat restoration - but it's fun to learn new stuff!
At the moment my project is being filmed for a UK TV Programme and luckily I was able to find a bus that has all the School bits intact - everyone loves the STOP sign, manual bi-fold door, Intercom and external loudspeakers!
Getting parts shipped over is going to be expensive - shipping a new Bluebird mudflap is going to be about 3 times the cost of the item itself
In fact getting the vehicle to the UK cost more than the bus itself!
At the moment I am working on all the things I need to do to get is legally driveable over here (lights, seatbelts, immobiliser etc.)
Anyway if any Skoolie experts happen to be over in the UK, let me know (we are 40 mins from Heathrow). I will buy you a pint of nice warm beer
Thanks for your help so far!