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Old 06-15-2019, 01:22 AM   #1
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4x4 really that rare?

How hard is it to find a 4x4? I have only seen a few.
Are they really unicorns?
How much of a price increase compared to similar 2wd?
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:23 AM   #2
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I've never seen one that was functional. I've seen pics on the internet which could have been photoshopped for all I know and the one I saw at AAA in Phoenix was a half-finished custom build project. I think any 4x4 skoolie is going to be a Frankenstein project and as such requires a very knowledgeable and skilled wrenchhead to conceive and execute it.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:39 AM   #3
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They're uncommon and expensive but if you want one and have the money they're totally out there.
I may end up with one of them some day.


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Old 06-15-2019, 07:35 AM   #4
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I’ve seen them infrequently on the Ritchie Brothers auction site. Most of the time they’re in Canada.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:34 AM   #5
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Does Catalina Island still use their 4x4 school buses? At one time there was at least one in Avalon. A friend of mine has an older 4x4 International 1700 gasser with a shortie Gillig body - when I next see him I'll ask him if he's thinking of selling it, but I'm pretty sure the answer is No.

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Old 06-15-2019, 02:53 PM   #6
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I just saw a 4 or 5 window van style one up for sale. it's 3000 miles away from me.
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