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Old 06-10-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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1999 Gillig Phantom 40'

Bidding on this transit bus. Will not go very high on it in order to have money left over for an engine rebuild.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...3D&auc=1869814

I would plan on having the tanks inside. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you can get it for $1000, you could part it out for a profit. It looks in great shape for almost 700K miles. That you know it will require costly repairs is a plus. Good luck on your decision.
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:52 PM   #3
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Lostranger has a Gillig low-floor that he is putting tanks inside. (There really isn't any other space you could put them in a low-floor bus!) You mention rebuilding the engine - why? What would however make me think carefully about buying this bus is its Voith transmission - it's not that they're bad, but parts and servicing may be less easy to find or more costly in this country compared to an Allison's.

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Old 06-10-2017, 11:29 PM   #4
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Found a video of the exact bus I am bidding on. This is a high floor version.

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Old 06-13-2017, 12:37 AM   #5
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I asked for and received the service records for the last five years. All 91 pages! After going through those and finding reoccurring problems I bowed out at $1000. Not worth it to me to be trying to trouble shoot that Voith transmission.
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