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David send me a private email to wander dot rob at gmail dot com. I owned the 94 that Randy now has. I have pictures that I'll send along to you.
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If you know any body close that is a cabinet maker that is the way to go

and talk to Ed Wemberley he has some tanks
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[QUOTE=Morefire;75407]Hey guys, Just found this forum, and thought it would be the best place for me to get info.
I ended up buying one of the 2009 Bluebird 40' coach's that was on the assembly line when Coachworks shut down.
It is brand new, but incomplete as you can see in the pictures.
From the factory this coach was going to be a tour/transit bus, but I am turning it into nice Motorhome/RV.
The coach is turn key and drivable right now, but as you can see I need a **** load of parts to get this thing complete.

I am hoping I can piece this thing together with as many OEM type bolt on parts as possible, if not I have to fabricate parts to make them work....... one way or the other, my goal is to have this thing complete, and functional as a really nice Motorhome for myself and the family.

So far I have located the bay doors and engine doors, and those are currently being installled. But I need the entire front bumper, light fixtures, front fenders..etc....

Take a look at the pic's and... all ideas are welcome to help me get this thing complete. Thanks for you input.




















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I guess w/emisions and such that must be a 4 stroke? which engine is that?
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David send me a private email to wander dot rob at gmail dot com. I owned the 94 that Randy now has. I have pictures that I'll send along to you.
It's a Cat C13.

Rob, can you post a pic or two to this thread?
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It's a Cat C13.

Rob, can you post a pic or two to this thread?
Sure David what shots are you interested in?
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Hi Rob,

Just a shot standing between the captain's chairs looking back toward the galley. This way we get to see the couch/chairs, dinette, cabinetry above the dinette, the kitchen counter top and the kitchen cabinets.
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Just a shot standing between the captain's chairs looking back toward the galley. This way we get to see the couch/chairs, dinette, cabinetry above the dinette, the kitchen counter top and the kitchen cabinets.
I'll do my best. The fire did not damage the interior so these pic should give a good representation. The fridge has been removed and the microwave swapped out for a counter top model. Also, all the furniture with the exception of the dinette cushions were reupholstered with beige ultra leather
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Wow C-13 NICE

A true million mile motor!



Million-mile durability —
Thanks to increased
displacement, one million miles to overhaul is easily

within reach

Cylinders:
In-line 6

Bore/Stroke:
5.12 x 6.18 (130 mm x 157 mm)

Displacement:
12.5 L (763 cu in)

Weight:
2610 lb (1184 kg)

Vocational Truck and Bus Ratings:
305-370 hp @ 2100 rpm

Line Haul Truck and Bus Ratings:
380-470 @ 2100 rpm

Fire Truck Ratings:
485-525 hp @ 2100 rpm

RV Ratings:
525 hp @ 2100 rpm

Torque: 1150-1750 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
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If it were me I would start with the heaviest stuff first like the head and water/grey/black water tanks.
They will need to be located mostly on the driverside and nearer to the rear.. The driverside of the coach should weigh in 1000-2000+ pounds heavier than the pass side due to the water shed built into the roads makes the lower side right carry more weight. So load up the high side.

A current dry weight on all axles and sides might be good to give yourself a baseline in order to keep things ballanced as you go...

Up till 2005 -2007? bluebird overloaded the front axles and had to rerate the front of the RV so no additional storage load would be allowed 4 to 2 people 1/4 fresh water... move the heavy stuff in back....
What was actually needed was a heavier rated front axle.

Many complained that just a well stocked pantry would throw the front over the limit...
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high mileage motor
low fuel mileage
the only emissions on this motor is catalytic muffler
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