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Old 05-25-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Re: How much did you pay ?

1996 Thomas Safe-T-Liner 84 passenger Flat Nose rear engine, Allison automatic transmission. 325'000 km's
Paid 1750 Canadian plus taxes, just under 2000 Canadian.

Why do you wanna know?
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: How much did you pay ?

I paid $1407.25 (TT&L inclusive) for my 1989 Ford B700 65 pax. Wayne Lifeguard with a 6.6 turbodiesel, Allison AT545, and about 85,000 miles on the ticker.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:20 AM   #3
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i got a 1991 Bluebird TC2000 rear engine diesel (cummins 5.9 ) and paid $3000. for it , some people would say i paid too much for it ,
Not me, that sounds like a good deal. I'd love to have a pusher.

I paid $1,850 for my 91 Blue Bird TC2000 Front engine 5.9L Cummins. It had 158,000 miles on it when I got it. I didn't really know a lot about buses when I found mine, but I really lucked out - it's been great.

With scrap metal going for $240/ ton a standard 5 ton bus is worth $2400 in scrap, I think the days of dirt cheap buses are numbered if not gone already.

Edit: My math is a little off... I guess it'd be about $1200
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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Hey guys...
this is my first post! Woo Hoo!

I gave $970.00 for my '83 GMC 65 pax activities bus. Ward body, bud wheels, air brakes, 366 gas and an AT545. Got it on Ebay.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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paid 1000 for my 65 chevy 30 foot bus 3000 miles on 350 chevy,wired,tanked applianced came with extra paint decent interior but sat for a while will cost that much more to get it driveable to where i will like it its fun eh timbuk
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:52 PM   #6
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After giving $1500 for a 1974 b 700 I have about $3500 total in the finished (well you never get finished) very usable bus.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
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'89 BB TC 2000 FE AT545 for $1500 with 220K miles. Since then I've spent $1000 to rebuild the Injector Pump and injectors, $1000 to swap the tranny, and about another $500 for random little things to keep it running. So about $4000 and now I have confidence in almost everything mechanical on the bus. And last year a chick ran into me on the highway and her insurance paid me almost $6000. So I'm about even on it. Oh yeah and it burns veggie oil so fuel is close to free.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:08 PM   #8
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last year a chick ran into me on the highway and her insurance paid me almost $6000. So I'm about even on it.
Any pictures? Did you need to repair anything on your bus?
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1993, 30', FE flatnose AmTran/Genesis with DT360/AT545, 135k miles, purchased in late 2004, paid $2k.
Needed front tires and about $1500 worth of front-end maintenance, on the right side where it had been bashing curbs for 11 years.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:13 AM   #10
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Someone needs to explain to me how they're getting such good deals, because I am not seeing them on eBay or the dealer sites for these prices. Maybe it's patience. I would love to get my hands on a 42 pass TC2000 in a year or so. Unprepared right now.
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