I'll make an attempt to chronicle the transformation of a 1988 BLUEBIRD ALL AMERICAN school bus into a livable, workable motor-home/workshop. The plan was to detail events from inception to completion, however, you probably already know how that plan works out.
In any event, I'll post changes here as they happen and as time allows and whenever I remember.
I took a brief trip to Yellowstone National Park and had a great tour guide, Mickey, who showed me the places to go and the things to see. And how to spot animals. We saw the following animals all in one trip. It's a huge park and there's no way to see the entire park in one day so there will be more to follow.
let's also remember those who have not yet come home.
A forgotten Dells ballad produced and written by Bobby Miller about a soldier in Vietnam who thinks to himself: Does anybody know I'm here? Told in third person, the soldier in the faraway land reflects on the cold weather and his girl back home as he ponders his plight. Would be a good inclusion on those Vietnam compilation albums, but this one never seems to make the cut. The singing is timely Dells, sweet leads and tight harmonies. From the winter of 1968, it charted R&B but did nothing pop.
I've been working on my school bus conversion for a while now. All the lights on the inside where changed to LEDs. While I changed all the exterior light fixtures I replaced them with modern incandescent lights. Exterior LED truck/bus lights were not as readily available then as they are now. My old round headlights are dim and out of style. While working the Sugar Beet Harvest in North Dakota I noticed several new trucks with round LED headlights come through the un-loader. Hence, the search was on.
This is the bus with the drivers side headlight changed to LED.
One of the things I wanted checked was my air brakes. I talked with Greg, Sr. and he asked me if I knew how to check my brakes. After replying no, he asked if I wanted to know how to check them. He showed me how to check my brakes and how to adjust them. Anyone walking by would have seen two pair of legs lying under my bus. We adjusted the brakes and went over a few other questions I had about the bus. After we finished going over the bus he took me to lunch.
You can't beat that for service after the sale. I received service, education and lunch. And this is not the first time I got excellent service after the sale. Back in 2014 I broke down on the highway on my way to a Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary Building/Rally in Springfield, MO. I sat on the side of the road for three days in MO trying to figure out what was wrong with the bus. After three days I finally called Greg, Sr. and he solved the problem over the phone.
If I ever have reason to purchase another school bus, (and that's not out of the question), I will certainly look to We Sell School Buses for the sale and dependable service after the sale.