looking for a Flat Nose FE Blue Bird 169" Wheel Base
I am looking for Blue Bird, 169" wheel base, flat nose FE bus to convert to a RV / Rig to pull a 5th Wheel Toy Hauler.
I will be moving my family into it hopefully in the fall next year to live full time for a couple of years.
Any advise of which engine I should look for. I'm leaning towards the 8.3L Cummins. Let me know if I should consider the 5.9L at all and the Allison transmission
I will be cutting off about 5' of the frame off the back. Creating a 8' bed with a 5th wheel hitch and moving the back cap of the bus up. I will also be raising the roof by 2'.
I'm already signed up on one government auction site. and have looking on craigslist as well, but any other places I should look for a bus. I like to keep it to between $1,500 and $2,500 purchase price. Let me know if that is reasonable.
I use to build custom yachts so I'm comfortable doing the work.
Thanks in advance for any advice.