Last Updated (08/24/2021)
40 foot, low mileage beauty (57K /2009) with little to no rust. Louisiana based for its service years as a national guard bus. RV Licensed in Vermont so ready to hit the road.
We have completely gutted the bus and were just beginning the fun bit of our dream project when we had to return to the UK. See photos attached for the progression of the gut job and install.
The bus drives great, and we had a local diesel/bus mechanic look it over. We replaced the water pump ($500) but other than that its in great shape due to its low mileage and mainly E-way running. Batteries are in good shape and she starts perfect every time.
Seats removed, Floor removed, Ceiling removed and wall removed. So no rivet removal or seat removal needed. Yay!
We have kept some of the cool Blue Bird branded metal paneling which can be used as a feature in the remodel. Will include
All windows have been removed, cleaned and then resealed using 3M urethane seam sealer.
Internal heating (2) has been removed but the heaters have been kept and can be supplied with the bus.
AC Units & emergency hatches have been removed. These will be replaced with 2 Skylights and 2 Fantastic fans, all included in the price. Currently holes are patched with metal paneling but not secured to allow next owner to easily insert the skylights etc.
Floors have been fully removed all holes filled with bondo and the floors treated for any rust. (Very minimal rust on the floor, just surface). Floor has then had 1 primer coat and 2 coats of rustoleum to seal it. Floor has been fully framed out, insulated (with Havelock wool insulation), and then covered with plywood boards. Floor is very sturdy and well supported.
All floor, wall & ceiling panels have Kilmatz laid down (300+), so the bus should be ultra quiet. We also fully Kilmatz around the engine compartment at the rear of the bus and all wheel wells.
Ceiling has furring strips installed running front to back and is ready for the ceiling installation to begin.
Also included in the price is a set of gently used Craftsman tools. 3 batteries as part of the set. ($800 value). Plus half a bag of the Havelock wool (estimate around 100sqft).
Let me know any questions or comments.