Originally Posted by slaughridge85
I would run away from that bus as fast as I could. Rusty engine with missing belts and no gauges that they wouldn't or couldn't start sounds like it could be a huge pain the the @ss to troubleshoot unless you're a mechanic or have a good friend that will help you out... That said you could make aftermarket gauges work but it would be quite the project unless you're pretty mechanically inclined. just my .02
I really appreciate your two cents!
I'm now looking at another bus on auction near me, from the school district, from the year 2000. I'm assuming it's old enough for the school district to cycle in new ones.. so maybe I'll get lucky. On the page, it says "FRONT A/C BLOWER, WIPER ARM, FLOOR ROTTEN, CLUSTER/DASH". Doesn't say it's broken or damaged.. just pinpoints certain things, I suppose. It only has around 50k miles on it.