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Old 04-20-2017, 07:17 AM   #11
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No, that's a link to my build. My bus is a 26' FE.

I don't have the link right now but I'll put it here when I find it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:41 AM   #12
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There was a completed bus in Indiana for sale on here last night. Again, I can't find the link to put here for you. You're simply going to have to spend some time here reading threads. There's lots of buses for sale here every day. Finished and unfinished buses.
I obviously don't know what you're looking for in a bus. Also, I don't mean to be rude but I'm an individual like yourself and not a bus finding service. There are buses for sale here almost daily.
Find a bus that you like, post the link here and people will tell you if there are problems with that bus to help you avoid making a mistake. People here will refer you to good buses, but that only happens if they know what you are looking for. We've been talking for a while and I still don't know what you're looking for.
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There was a completed bus in Indiana for sale on here last night. Again, I can't find the link to put here for you. You're simply going to have to spend some time here reading threads. There's lots of buses for sale here every day. Finished and unfinished buses.
I obviously don't know what you're looking for in a bus. Also, I don't mean to be rude but I'm an individual like yourself and not a bus finding service. There are buses for sale here almost daily.
Find a bus that you like, post the link here and people will tell you if there are problems with that bus to help you avoid making a mistake. People here will refer you to good buses, but that only happens if they know what you are looking for. We've been talking for a while and I still don't know what you're looking for.

I did not ask you to find a bus for me, in you post yesterday you had found a possible bus thats why I ask. so dont worry I look every day, but if somebody post a link, I will certainly take a look, also I like to thank for your advice..

I look for a skoolie late '90/ beginning 2000, good conditions at least all seats removed or even more advanced build..I am open for all kind of things, I might change my mind, its not all set in stone, I am a very flexible person, otherwise I limit myself to something thats not good, had good advice from a friend which lives in Texas and I listen to everything that can help to make a decision, I moved to Costa Rica I was looking 4 month for the right car..I take my time because its my money..so now you have an idea..also I look for location where the bus is coming from, for more than one reason..so perhaps I would not consider buying a bus in Nova Scotia or Montana ..cheers
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It's excellent that you're taking your time. Partially finished conversions are common, but they are only on the reader board for a while and then they disappear.

I agree, take your time. It's absolutely your choice. If you're reading the posts you are aware of the auctions taking place across the country. Finding a long bus for yourself shouldn't be a problem. Short buses seem to be a little rare right now though.

Good luck.
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It's excellent that you're taking your time. Partially finished conversions are common, but they are only on the reader board for a while and then they disappear.

I agree, take your time. It's absolutely your choice. If you're reading the posts you are aware of the auctions taking place across the country. Finding a long bus for yourself shouldn't be a problem. Short buses seem to be a little rare right now though.

Good luck.

are their any advantages between having a long to a short, besides space obviously, perhaps less gas and less space needed,
BTW: whats your opinion on pusher or front engine,
pusher less noise, but less space to fix etc..what more?
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are their any advantages between having a long to a short, besides space obviously, perhaps less gas and less space needed,
BTW: whats your opinion on pusher or front engine,
pusher less noise, but less space to fix etc..what more?
How about these:
sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/6080032404.html -- great AC
houston.craigslist.org/cto/6062110548.html -- partly done
dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/6068181116.html -- BIG windows for great view
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How about these:
sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/6080032404.html -- great AC
houston.craigslist.org/cto/6062110548.html -- partly done
dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/6068181116.html -- BIG windows for great view

Tanks a lot for the links, appreciate it

but I guess I stick to a long bus
has more space, also I look for a bus which has at least the seats already removed, I would not know where to deposit them after I remove them, and I cant drive abus with more than 9 seats legal through Mexico and central america.
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Seriously? Mexico has restrictions on the number of seats allowed?

That's more seats than most of us will ever need. It seems random that they'd choose 9 seats, compared to the 14 or 16 seats allowed in the US.
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Eh, seats aren't all that hard to take out, and the local dump will take them off your hands pretty easily. But you will need tools, and lots of curse words in the language of your choice at your disposal.

Ours was a NC school bus, then a prison bus, then a private rafting guy's bus. And then it sat long enough that the brakes caught fire on our test drive. Good times. Learned how to use a fire extinguisher that day. On a good note, it did help with the price negotiations.

Ones owned by the school districts are probably well-maintained, except in my home state of SC, where they drive them into the ground. If you get an auction bus, you can pull out the seats, hang some hammocks, and get on the road with a minimum of camping gear. Or, you can spend a lot of time and energy getting it "just right". That's up to you.

I can say that it was hard for me to pull our seats, there is no other configuration that will make it possible to fit 14 people in a short bus. But since we rarely have more than 7-8 with us, taking them out will allow for more comfort.

If you can get over to the states and spend some time in a few buses, converted or not, that will help you envision what you want in the finished product. Those of us from here have the luxury of spending some quality time as kids, often as not, riding these to and from school.
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Seriously? Mexico has restrictions on the number of seats allowed?

That's more seats than most of us will ever need. It seems random that they'd choose 9 seats, compared to the 14 or 16 seats allowed in the US.
Might be you need a a specila driver license, but I don t care about this, I just dont take chances to find out
I know in my country you can have more than 9 incl. driver
If you never lived in Latin countries, you dont like to experience the hassle you 100% run into, this is a promise!
Some might say this an other say opposite..you can complain , just you will not win, you always lose, no matter what

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Never, ever wake up a sleeping lion, he might bite you
if you dont like to face the battle dont ask for it,
if you do, dont complain!

BTW: this guy told me to ship the bus cost 11K the real prize is 5K max..
always make sure to verify what ppl say..might be costly or worse not too.
Also something I learned along the way.

Put question out as often you can, you will get answers you never expect make sure you pick the right one..
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