Bought a Short Bus (1 Viewer)

ByronMc

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Got myself a short bus, which needs a lot of work....... still living in the Chevy van & cant wait to have more room!
 

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We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!

ByronMc

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nice, how much did you get it for?
$600, guy put a new gas tank & fuel pump & it would start for 30 seconds & die, then start & die again. He gave up! Needs windshield channel rust fixed, new tires, and maybe I’ll have to throw in the 82 g20 engine....... we will see..
Waiting to hear back on the insurance, fingers crossed on that. Since it’s still a school bus, but with the seats taken out yesterday, they may insure it as a transfer to rv.
 

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GMAC has been known to insure school bus conversions. for the bus i had, i ended up going through a company called poliseek, which was just a reseller for GMAC. if GMAC denies you directly, try poliseek, or just keep calling until you get a rep at GMAC that will say yes.
 

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awesome - congrats!!!! heh and now for the hardwork - but wonderful outcomes!
 

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awesome - congrats!!!! heh and now for the hardwork - but wonderful outcomes!
Oh yeah, I’ve bitten off a lot, & am going at it, slowly. Did go to the junkyard today & got a spare rim with bald tire, so when I go over to Maryland, I’ll have the spare to replace the two flats on the rear passenger side! Bring the flats back to Richmond & get used tires, if needed.
Waiting on the insurance agent to tell me if I can insure it like it is..........
 

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GMAC has been known to insure school bus conversions. for the bus i had, i ended up going through a company called poliseek, which was just a reseller for GMAC. if GMAC denies you directly, try poliseek, or just keep calling until you get a rep at GMAC that will say yes.
Good to know, need to call agent today before the weekend! Then I can look into GMAC
 

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GMAC has been known to insure school bus conversions. for the bus i had, i ended up going through a company called poliseek, which was just a reseller for GMAC. if GMAC denies you directly, try poliseek, or just keep calling until you get a rep at GMAC that will say yes.
Got approved by National General, for $534 a year! Now to add rv towing to my AAA for $33 & get it back to Rva where I can work on it!
 

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Picked up another 93, this time a Chevy G30 & the body is in far better shape! The OG short bus may get planted on a friends 50 acres, near the water for a camper like place to stay in!
Maybe do a rental............
The Chevy is coming home on Tuesday & seats will be removed & bed in place by Tuesday night !!!
 

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$600, guy put a new gas tank & fuel pump & it would start for 30 seconds & die, then start & die again. He gave up! Needs windshield channel rust fixed, new tires, and maybe I’ll have to throw in the 82 g20 engine....... we will see..
Waiting to hear back on the insurance, fingers crossed on that. Since it’s still a school bus, but with the seats taken out yesterday, they may insure it as a transfer to rv.

The fuel shot off value
 

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I spent the best part of my childhood, which my wife would agree continues to this very day, riding the short bus. Cannot find the exit.
 

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Let go of the GMC, after getting the Chevy which is in far better shape!
Finally got to work on it, first step to figure out how to get the engine to crank! Removed all spark plugs & pored penetrating oil in all cylinders! Rebuilt the starter, bought new battery cables & installed em, only to heat a loud click/clunk.....
Friend called & asked to hear the click & he could hear the starter wasn’t able to turn the flywheel!
So the starter was removed again & this time I kept on prying the flywheel to turn & finally got it to be easier.......
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