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Old 01-25-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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Cool I Might have made a big mistake

I bought a 1986 Blue Bird S6000 GMC chassis, with a 427 Gas engine sounds like it's brand new and look like the Zombie Apocalypse already happened. I want to turn it into a weekend warriors to drive around my great state of Colorado and camp. Here are some pictures! tell me what you think! I'm open to suggestion. I have the beginnings of a plan to get hot and cold running water, a generator, propane heat. It has already got 12 volt solar for lights and a 1000 watt inverter. I'm bringing it to a big rig mechanic this week to give it a DOT inspection. Any help form some more experienced cohorts is welcomed.

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Old 01-25-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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Location: south east BC, close to the Canadian/US border
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Year: 1975
Coachwork: Chevy
Chassis: 8 window
Engine: 454 LS7
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looking good - because I'm planning on winter travel into some fridged cold places that may not have shore power, I'm seriously thinking of going the gas motor route
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
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Where's the big mistake?
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #4
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Year: 1971
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: International Loadstar 1700
Engine: 345 international V-8
Looks like a great start. Gas engines have their place, cheap and easy to maintain, but need more maintenance.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:23 AM   #5
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Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
looks great!! even a stick shift.. the 427 is a good solid engine, it will drink a bit of gas, bit with the stick shift, you done have the issues of sub par automatics that were often mated to them. parts for those chevy chassis are still pretty readily available.

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Old 01-25-2019, 10:31 PM   #6
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Engine: MF DT466
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Gotta name it Miss Fritter. Looks like a solid start.
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