Our bus is a 1997 Blue Bird TC1000. It started out life as an airport parking shuttle.

She’s got a 5.9L cummins diesel engine at the front, tied to an Allison AT545 transmission.

We bought her via auction on for $3500. A fair deal at face value and an even better deal once we starting looking into it. She’s got about 250,000 miles, but that shouldn’t be an issue for a diesel.

Check out the links in this menu for everything about our slow progress converting her into our new home on wheels!