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jmblake
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« on: December 09, 2016, 03:35:06 PM »

I came across this bluebird bus for sale on CL, A 2007 express 4000 with a Cat C13 and low miles. My questions are I assume it would be 40' and 102 wide? Do they have a frame or built like a MCI? and how about putting slides in one. If I could come up with the $ I think it could make a excellent conversion project. Thanks Jason
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 04:42:47 PM »

Heres a lot more pics off e bay where it is also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-Blue-Bird-Express-4000-46-pass-Charter-Bus-CAT-C13-65K-mi-No-Reserve-/192047781943

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxsSznpQ8wKuaHZSbk95X0tSM1E

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 04:51:14 PM »

Same bus as the Wanderlodge LXI they have a frame and handle 4 slides the 4000 is 40ft the 4500 is a 45 ft ,I see those still running for Houston Metro and San Diego good buses I have a friend that has a 45 ft LXI with the C-13 
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 05:26:31 PM »

That's it Dave, wonder what kind of headroom they have? would you have to raise the roof? Is the C13 a good engine? It's not far from me about a hour and a half drive. Might be worth a look, he was wanting 20g but I see he dropped down to 17500 now.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 06:54:47 PM »

It has 80 inches of head room according to the specs
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 07:44:01 PM »

There is two things that are very tough to beat, cubic inch and low miles.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 08:00:11 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys, I showed it to the wife and that didn't go over real well, especially after just re powering the 9 and all the money in it. but I'll keep trying to win her over with the slide out ideas lol
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 08:53:13 PM »

The eBay blurb says "There is an open toilet at the rear".   That sounds like my bus  -  I have a toilet in place and workable, but there's no walls around it so far, just sitting there in all its porcelain solitary splendor for the world to admire.

Morefire on the Skoolie forum bought an incomplete BB Express, decided its original C13 wasn't enough power and put in a 675HP ISX instead!   His build is well worth reading  -  an incredible job:  http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f32/2009-bluebird-coach-conversion-build-7184.html

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 11:06:53 PM »

Easy to take out those seats and you'll be getting three air ride units! Plus the drivers seat is a recaro!!! And a nice generator! That coach would be a great chassis! I'd be all over it...except I already have $55,000 in mine. Lol.


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« Reply #9 on: Today at 05:36:33 AM »

I'm like you Scott, I just put around $10,000 in my bus with the engine swap and that's not counting what I had in the turbo 8V71 a few years ago Cry I would never even get close to half what I got into it out of it. But it sure would be nice to have that new of a chassis and low millage to start with, then it should last me my lifetime of traveling. If I can talk the wife into it we may go look at it Grin Jason
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 06:11:37 AM »

The 2007-2008 C-13 did have a DPF regeneration problem but that one should have all the updates.I removed a series 50 and install a C-13 from a Blue Bird a friend bought from a uncompleted BB it hasn't been long ago I sold the frame for scrap
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