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Old 04-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #31
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Just because someone puts $x into it, doesnt make it worth that much more, so negative on the first one. Dont give the 2nd one a thought. The better of all to me would be the last one, with the DT. But what do I know, I live in MT.
Ok. Ill look in to that one more, I bet it has been well kept, he still has all of the original parts lists and everything. Any idea of what that vent looking thing is next to the school bus sign on the front?

I expect a lot more units for sale after the 422 Auction this Sat, I might be bidding online. Last one a few HDX's sold for 2600. If I can scoop one up that cheap I definitely will.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #32
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Boy-i thought OPus would like the 1st because of the color.
I saw it and it messed with my head for a split second.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:20 PM   #33
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Any idea of what that vent looking thing is next to the school bus sign on the front?
I think thats where the .50 cal pokes through. ;)
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:48 PM   #34
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I think the first one is a rocking deal at $5k. How much is the spray foam if you were planning on getting it done? or painted? Or windows changed? Or interior framed out? How much time would be saved from starting with a bus full of seats?
Yeah, thats what i were thinking too. And it has 2 roof top air/heat units, a furnace, a hot water heater, a fridge,a stove,a microwave,a 4800 watt on board electric start generator with distribution/transfer switch panel, a on demand water pump, water tank, sewage tanks, chassis mount propane tank. and he ran All 12volt, and 110volt wire is ran along with cable for tv. (Copyed and pasted most of that, too lazy to write it out). I think that is a good 3-4K invested, so if all of the other stuff falls through then hopefully this one is still avail. If i could get him down to 4K than that would be great since the bus is worth about 2.5K or so plus all the extra.

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Any idea of what that vent looking thing is next to the school bus sign on the front?
I think thats where the .50 cal pokes through. ;)
My wife wont allow that one
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Well, I just re-looked at that green one. I think I will change my mind and go with you and sdwarf36. Thats a lot of work done already, its got newish tires. It will most likely be a 5.9 with a 545. Make him an offer and see what he says.

The other one had a manual and such so that would make me think it had good maintenance and record keeping. Beats me, flip a coin. I'd surely call both though!
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Well, I just re-looked at that green one. I think I will change my mind and go with you and sdwarf36. Thats a lot of work done already, its got newish tires. It will most likely be a 5.9 with a 545. Make him an offer and see what he says.

The other one had a manual and such so that would make me think it had good maintenance and record keeping. Beats me, flip a coin. I'd surely call both though!
I will call him tomorrow and see. Its 10 30 here and he only wants phone calls. It is a 5.9, I know that. He doesnt know how to find out what transmission is in it and how to tell so its sort of a wild guess. If that goes through I just gotta wait till my next paycheck.
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It would be an Allison 545.
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It would be an Allison 545.
Damn. All I've heard about those is they eat up fuel. Maybe I'll get my son to swap it out once I have the cash. Will a mt643 work in a 92 tc2000? I believe I read about one with the mt643 on this forum but I forgot what year it is. Tomorrow I'll search for that thread again.
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It would be an Allison 545.
Damn. All I've heard about those is they eat up fuel. Maybe I'll get my son to swap it out once I have the cash. Will a mt643 work in a 92 tc2000? I believe I read about one with the mt643 on this forum but I forgot what year it is. Tomorrow I'll search for that thread again.
Yes, they could be ordered instead of the 545 when the bus was ordered, but cost more.

So yes, mt643 bolts right up.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:11 PM   #40
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Unfortunately the TC2000 isn't going to work out. I am reconsidering the 98 amtran re due to its engine (I'm thinking about offering 3K), and the 95 international I am still working something out. Has anyone saw any nice buses on there local Craigslist lately? Searchtemptest isn't working well and most of the results don't show up for 2 or 3 days after there posted.
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