Well, it's done. The bus deal looks like it will be final Tuesday. A 2002 10 window CE International with the T444E. I might be taking on a couple headaches the previous owner created, but for what I'm paying for the bus I think I will have no problem working through them. Most definitely will have pics and more info to come.
I thought about a fire truck for a minute. Are you thinking about converting one? I was watching diesel brothers and they ripped off back end to make a roll back car hauler. I think it could be done like you said.