That's me, the new guy.
I'm in the Panhandle of Texas and have been bitten with the idea of building my own skoolie bus. I can do most anything wood working, am capable with household wiring, can do most motorcycle repairs and will try automotive tasks IF someone tells me what and how to do it. I'm not a mechanic but I can follow instructions. So - Thanks in large part to the friendly, helpful atmosphere of this forum - I'm on the lookout for a short school bus and am ready to dive in.
does this sound like a good place to start?
Bus #: 723 - Conventional Style - Passengers: 22 Passengers W/ 3 Wheel Chair Spaces - Engine Size/Type: DT 466 - Diesel - Battery: Yes - Engine In Front - Runs - Transmission Type/Condition: Allison/Fair - Air Brakes - Automatic - Approx. Mileage Reads: 130,045**Not Actual Mileage** - Interior Condition: Fair - Wheel Chair Lift, Condition: Fair - Interior Problems: Normal Wear - Body Condition: Fair - Approx. Hub Reads: 162,953 - Inspection Sticker Date: 04/17 - Body Problems: Oxidized Paint, Surface Scratches, Minor Surface Rust - Tires Condition: Good - A/C
I'm soon to be 57 -
all that's behind me. The bus will be for me and my camping pal Buster the dog. My darling wife will go along 1 time.
I would like to bring along a motorcycle.
I plan to gut the bus and go from there. Naturally I need a good platform to build upon. I'd like to have a bus that I could drive to semi-primitive camp sites. No need for a 4X4 or a Unimog -I hope.
Advice is appreciated.