Well, we did it.. we bought our new home, ministry "headquarters", and adventure bus.
Make: THOMAS BUILT
Manufacturer Name: THOMAS BUILT BUSES, INC
Model: MVP-EF (Engine Front)
Model Year: 1997
Plant City: High Point
Vehicle Type: BUS
Plant Country: United States (USA)
Plant State: North Carolina
Note: 78" HEADROOM
Note: Series: 140 (14 sections)
Body Class: Bus - School Bus
Brake System Type: Air
Engine Number of Cylinders: 6
Engine Model: 6 CYL Diesel
Fuel Type - Primary: Diesel
Engine Size: 5.9L 12 Cummins
Transmission: AT545 4 Speed Automatic
We have about about 10 months until our current apartment lease is up and we move in full time. With as busy as we are and only able to work on it one day of each weekend, holidays off from work, evenings during the extended summer daylight, and 4 weeks of vacation for the rest of the year, 10 months should hopefully be enough time to get everything finished. We have several friends wanting to participate in the build and two trusted friends who are diesel mechanics to ensure that we have safe and reliable mobility.
We are driving her to an RV and Boat storage tonight here in the area and will start ripping the seats apart out tomorrow! First getting all of the vinyl off and trashed, then to remove the seats and take them to the metal recyclers in the area for some extra cash for the build.
This has been a dream for about 6 months now and we are finally here!!