Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Clyde
Denver area?

Anyone know of a yard or stash of older busses in the Denver Co. area?
Clyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 08:30 AM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Les Lampman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Whidbey Island, Washington (USA)
Posts: 465
I bought mine from a young fellow by the name of Jason Windecker. He lives just outside of Denver to the east. I know this is sketchy but I bought my bus 2.5 years ago and I don't know the Denver area well enough to know whether or not his area is in the main phone book (and I no longer have his number). He lives on a farm and buys and sells buses. He had several nice ones when I picked mine up and he was very pleasant to deal with. I flew in from Seattle to drive the bus home and he was very accurate in his description of the condition of the bus.

As always YMMV so check things out thoroughly.

Good luck
__________________
Les Lampman
1982 Thomas Saf-T-Liner Pusher "Illusion"

Skoolie.net Gallery
Illusion's SmugMug site
Les Lampman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Clyde
Hey Les, thanks for the info, I will look into that, do you recall if he sold parts? or just complete?
Clyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Les Lampman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Whidbey Island, Washington (USA)
Posts: 465
Hi Clyde,

I don't know for sure. He had a large barn with lots of parts in it but I never asked about them; don't know if they were for the buses he had there are just parts in general that he picked up from his business.

Ok, had a bit of time just now to look at a Colorado map. Jason was located in Bennett (had a Bennett mailing address); he was just a few miles south of I-70 on Hwy 6 I believe.
__________________
Les Lampman
1982 Thomas Saf-T-Liner Pusher "Illusion"

Skoolie.net Gallery
Illusion's SmugMug site
Les Lampman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 11:14 PM   #5
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Clyde
I,ll check him out,, I know I am gonna want a 2 speed rear for mine...
Clyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 12:43 AM   #6
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 448
Clyde, I also live in Denver, well at least for a couple more months. There is a guy that lives near FT Collins. He mostly sells RTD buses though. I can try to find his contact info if you want.
busone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 10:01 AM   #7
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Clyde
Quote:
Originally Posted by busone
Clyde, I also live in Denver, well at least for a couple more months. There is a guy that lives near FT Collins. He mostly sells RTD buses though. I can try to find his contact info if you want.
Hey thanks,, as you know, every little bit helps, altho i wouldnt touch any of rtds retired junk gilligs and flexs for any amount of money,, I used to tow for first transit, and laidlaw, and i know how bad off there stuff is...
Clyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2006, 01:31 AM   #8
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 448
Yeah RTD seems to let their buses go to all heck. I have seen lots of them with the engine door hanging crooked and rusted. I remember as a kid riding an old RTD fishbowl. I was sitting on the back seat and the amount of exhaust coming in under the seat actually burned my legs a little bit. Being a stupid kid I did not realize that super hot smoky air is not supposed to be blowing from under the seat. I am suprised we all did not suffocate on that bus.

I remember a place on SantaFe just south of Highlands Ranch that used to have a lot of skoolies and other buses. The last time I drove by there I did not see if they were still there. It might have been called davis bus sales or something like that.

You might call Greg (352-442-2270)and see if he knows of any good bus places around here. He has connections all over the country.
busone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #9
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Clyde
Ok cool, I will have to take a look down there, and see if they are still there, I get down there once in a while, I drive a tractor trailer here locally doing heavy haul,, big equipment etc, so i get around quite a bit... thanks, Clyde
Clyde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2006, 09:31 PM   #10
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 36
There is another bus yard on the south side of Monument Hill. Lots of skoolies, and when I passed by there last week, it even looked like they had a couple of at least partially completed conversions. I don't know if they do parts, but it's very easy to find as it's literally right off of I-25, on the west side of the highway.
__________________
1994 Safari Sarengeti Edition 37' diesel pusher
1997 Ford F150
1998 Jeep Cherokee SE 4x4 (toad)
2006 Chevy Aveo LS
Wolfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody in the Calgary area? captainkf Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 4 04-18-2016 11:29 PM
Fabrication Shop space for Rent. Denver,CO fablabcustoms Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 3 11-22-2014 08:10 AM
christmas miracle denver spare 9.00 r 20 frank-id Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 12-25-2010 11:45 AM
Made it back from Denver with my bus :) Eric von Kleist Conversion General Discussions 0 03-29-2005 12:31 AM
From Denver to Madison....finally:) TravelingMan Conversion General Discussions 2 03-17-2005 10:22 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.