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Old 05-06-2018, 05:47 AM   #1
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Just bought a 1997 Bluebird TC2000 Police Command bus

SO....just jumped all in with a 1997 Bluebird TC2000 outfitted by L&S coaches as a police command bus, former Manatee County Florida Sheriff bus. VERY low miles. Picked it up, started right up, no smoke, took it in for new tires, inspection, oil change...and now it started.

Its already set up with plumbing and electrical obviously...but we are gutting it and changing the floor plan.

Best part...TWO generators and a light tower....three airco units, already plumbed for a head and tons of power options thru the layout

But she needs some windows...brand new to the forum so will be looking on recommendations for parts. Want to add some windows and put back the traditional door opener. It has a switch for it on the dash but I guess the mechanism is gone.

Also has traditional heat/defrost/fresh air at the dash...has anyone ever added air conditioning? Just curious if there are times we want to not run the gens and maybe just cool the front end (primarily gonna live between NC and FLorida
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:33 AM   #2
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Nice bus!

Got any color pics?

Are you in FL? If so hit me up if you ever wanna have some beers and talk buses.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:11 AM   #3
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That is one cool bus! Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 05-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #4
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Congratulations!

Funny story is i actually won the auction on that vehicle from TMA back in 2016, then they pulled it out from under me to sell to another bidder on the down low. Found it online a month later for double my winning bid! It all worked out as i found another one closer to my West Coast home. You will have fun tracking down all the wiring!! And the light towers are fun at campsites during late nite arrivals

Here is the original auction video from TMA.


Have fun! i have found it to be a solid platform, and wanted a jump start to reduce build time. Keep as much as you can, and take pictures of every wire... ive had to go back and review when putting things back together.

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