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Offline tcolley

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Re: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!
« Reply #570 on: January 23, 2015, 06:56:19 PM »
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« Reply #571 on: January 24, 2015, 03:33:22 AM »
Welcome! Nice looking coach you found. Start yourself a Bus Project page and post as many pictures and stories you want. I'm sure you will be changing updating as you go along, it's a great place to have a little history to look back on.
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« Reply #572 on: January 25, 2015, 07:45:09 AM »
tcolley Welcome and you might try one of these for some other ideas, HTH Dave5Cs

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« Reply #573 on: February 21, 2015, 11:54:02 AM »
Our PD4106 1015

We acquired this GM PD 4106 1015 converted coach in November 2014 from Jim and Shirley Kendall. I believe Jim started the conversion in 2003 and brought it to AZ in about 2008. It was about 97% complete. It needed paint a lot of maintenance. It is coming along nicely with new red paint. Here are some of the details and I am sure I miss a few.

Builder Jim Kendall 2003-2008
Brought to AZ 2008, seldom if never used
Features all solid Black Walnut wood throughout.
Power train 8-71T and a V730
Updated brakes and controllers.
Seven Alcoa wheels and new tires.
300 amp engine generator charges house batteries.
V730 accessory drive powers 180 amp alternator for engine batteries.
Accessory drive also powers driver/passenger air conditioner.
There are two high amp switches that control both systems.
15 KW Perkins turbo powered diesel 120/240 volt Gen set.
Roof raised 18 inches and floor raised to give a flat floor.
Under floor used to run all new wires and hoses
Spray foam closed cell insulation entire coach
Coach lined with ¼ inch plywood
Custom dash and mirrors
Tilt steering wheel
Jake
Side by side driver/passenger air ride premium leather seating
Circular entrance steps.
All electric.
Two Heart inverters/chargers
Three huge four volt house batteries
Tundra electric refrigerator
Three burner Electric range.
Electric hot water heater
LED indirect lighting.
Pico lighting control system
Forty inch Flat screen TV
Washer/Dryer combo
Vacuum system
Chest freezer on slide out
Sunken bath/shower
Tiled kitchen and bath
Timed bath heater
Twin beds
Across the back closet.
Pocket doors both sides of bathroom.
200 gal fresh tank
200 gal holding tank

Large fresh water filter.
25 gal drinking water with it’s own pump.
140 gal main diesel tank
110 gal accessory diesel tank
Painted February 2015

















Was 4104 6V92 V730, Now 4106 raised 18" all electric 8V71T V730

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« Reply #574 on: February 22, 2015, 07:20:42 AM »
Wow! Very nice! Can you please start a Project thread and include these pics and the description you have posted. That way all of the information on your coach is in one place, along with any comments.
Becky and Paul Lawry, On The Road
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« Reply #575 on: March 01, 2015, 04:52:13 PM »


The bus - latest
Carpenter 3800 1994 on a Navistar 1994 chassis with a DT466 and alinson transmission.

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« Reply #576 on: March 01, 2015, 04:53:44 PM »
Inside the magic schoolbus: http://youtu.be/LKe7MzG7rQ0
Carpenter 3800 1994 on a Navistar 1994 chassis with a DT466 and alinson transmission.

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« Reply #577 on: May 28, 2015, 03:13:15 PM »
Just purchased my first bus a 1968 Silver Eagle. Paid just $4500.00 It starts and runs like a champ, but the interior is now stripped and in the process of wiring it to my liking. The 6.5 KW Onan needs a new carburetor, and there are no holding tanks on board so I have my work cut out for me. Both steers are in great shape but the rears show some sidewall weathering but good tread depth.

Lucky for me, Cowells in Joplin is just a couple hours away. My intention is to install and interior that sleeps 8 with shower, crapper, and kitchen. Then use it to travel up and down Baja carrying 6 surfers/divers and stopping at the good surf and diving spots on 4 week trips. I am willing to read all replies, suggestions, and help that I can get. I look forward to being and avid reader and contributor to this forum.

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« Reply #578 on: May 31, 2015, 02:56:14 PM »
Good find! Colaws in Carthage might have some stuff too!
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« Reply #579 on: July 08, 2015, 02:05:20 PM »
Magic school bus latest
Carpenter 3800 1994 on a Navistar 1994 chassis with a DT466 and alinson transmission.

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« Reply #580 on: August 22, 2015, 12:13:53 PM »
Been posting here and never put up pictures. Here's a before and after, Bought it i NM and drove it home.
1991 Bluebird AARE, 3116 Cat







Outside is more or less done, have to address some bent storage doors.

We've bee using it for a couple of years, inside has a way to to yet. This is a recent camping trip.



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« Reply #581 on: August 22, 2015, 12:31:51 PM »
Looking good Dick
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« Reply #582 on: December 28, 2015, 01:46:19 PM »
I don't have a pic of me with the bus yet and I didn't get a selfie stick for Christmas but will work on a pic.

Here is my 78 Eagle 05. I picked it up in November and had a heck of a time getting it home. It took several 6-hour trips to finally get her running enough to get her home. And, that drive took an overnight stop because I didn't want to proceed without running lights nor have a problem in the middle of the Oregon Coastal mountains at night.

Runs like a champ however a bit slow on the hills. I'm spoiled with 4 stoke school buses that climb at 45mph, not 20. Also need to figure where the oil leaks is. There is a big one somewhere that I haven't isolated because there is years of grime and grease on the engine to wash off.

She is mostly gutted leaving me enough necessities to steel camp till I can figure out what I like and what I don't. No need in jumping into a floorplan or power plant change right now. I just want to enjoy the bus.


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« Reply #583 on: December 28, 2015, 10:48:24 PM »
Darryl, what's your power plant in the eagle? Do you know what your coach weighs?


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« Reply #584 on: December 29, 2015, 03:41:56 AM »
Darryl, what's your power plant in the eagle? Do you know what your coach weighs?

Power plant is an 8V71, haven't weighed it yet.