I'm new to this site and a new bus owner. I bought a 1993 AmTran Genesis 72 passenger schoolbus with a International DT466/Alison auto transmission two months ago. I moved into the bus the day I bought it, and have been living in it while doing the conversion. The first night we removed 6 seats, just enough to fit a mattress in the back of the bus thru the emergency door. It has been an upward learning curve from the beginning, nothing like immediate need to inspire an inquisitive mind, from how to operate a grinder to how to bleed and prime a diesel engine that ran out of gas in a busy intersection! I've never been so challenged, inspired or fulfilled by any project I've faced, and its probably a good thing that I entered this so naively, or I doubt I would have taken it on - but each experience increases my enthusiasm and confidence and the future has never been so enticing!