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Old 03-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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i may have found my bus

i found these busses last week,i will be going to look at them this weekend,im thinking one of the first two,any imput you guys+gals have would be great!




I have several school buses for sale that are still in service!
unit 170 and 167

2-1992 Blue Birds 78 student/53 adult school bus
5.9 Cummins Diesel Engine
Allison Transmission
Drive Line Retarder working on both units
Air Brakes
Air Door
rear air suspension
Air Ride Drivers Seat
both have around 195,000 miles on them

Will sell one for 3,900.00 or take both for 7,500.00!

We also have two 1994 Thomas School Buses one with a wheel chair lift that holds 75 student and the other holds 81 students.
Units 9443 and 9446
.5.9 Cummins Diesel Engine
Allison Transmission
Drive Line Retarder does not work on 9443
Air Brakes
Air Door
rear air suspension
Air Ride Drivers Seat
around 180,00 miles on each
Will sell one for 4,100.00 or take both for 7,900.00!
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: i may have found my bus

any one of them would probably be fine. low miles, etc
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: i may have found my bus

Blue Bird's chassis & body are much better built. All else being equal, I'd pay a little more for a Bird.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: i may have found my bus

I dunno, I like the Thomas because its interior is screwed together instead of rivets..lol
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Re: i may have found my bus

Another vote for the Thomas. It is also easier to skin the windows with results that looks better. Also, be sure to measure interior height.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: i may have found my bus

Find out which Allison transmissions they have and post that here. Take the one you like best for a drive and see how fast it goes. They're all better buses than the one I have. The only thing I wouldn't care for is the air operated door, and that's easy to fix.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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mine has an air operated door... well, no doors are attached.....
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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Re: i may have found my bus

i have a 1991 Ford B700 with a Carpenter body 40ft
171,000 miles
Air brakes
Eaton 5-speed trans
It had very little rust
i paid $1,600
I say keep looking and you might find cheeper
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
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I have a 93 Genesis 25' with a dta360 and an Allison... Only 97,000 miles and paid $1000... You can find better deals than those out there...
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:48 PM   #10
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Re: i may have found my bus

thanks for the input guys...yea a little spendy, but also in my state(about a half hour away)....im hoping for the 645 tranny,i have the 545 in my work truck now,it isnt bad but it is a pig!(22.000 pounds )but,it been 13 years without a rebuild....driven in colorado EVERY DAY! hopefully sunday i will test drive....today was devoted to my 13 year old daughter,she was in a DI competion and it took all day! took 2nd place out of 9 teams,good times had by all
now back to the bus!......jeff
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