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Old 07-07-2004, 08:07 AM   #1
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List of Bus Yards & Graveyards

Have you considered a place to list bus graveyards and folks who often sell skoolies? I know of one in GA that has hundred's (thousands?) of skoolies of all types (and a few transits & highway coaches). My husband got some spare rims for our Eagle there. No website, just name address & phone (I had enough sense to write down the hours open since they are closed on weekends). This guy just buys them up when they are auctioned off (David chatted him up while dickering over the price of the rims). I saw a nice Bluebird All-American there that I would love to have. Just need hubby to call and find out price.....
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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hi, i live in GA and would love to know where that bus junk yard is in GA,
as i need some brake parts for my 1985 s1700 international bus.
please leave info for me.....thanks jesse
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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It's a long ways from Savannah ..... This place is near Gainesville (look for the north end of Lake Sidney Lanier) and he will be closed until July 12. The road it's on is a 4 lane (985...on the west side, the place covers several acres)



Wade's Garage
198 Alonzo Wade Rd.
Alto, GA 30510
Mon - Fri 8AM-5PM
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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Bluebird parts

Hi. I need a windshield for my Bluebird. I live in New Mexico. Anybody know where I can order or get a used one at a good price??
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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IF your bus is the standard flat glass that most skoolies have, you're in luck. Just call around to a few glass places and ask them if they can cut you out a new piece, or if they know of a glass place that can.

I just replaced the windshield in my Ford/Ward for a very good price. I forget the exact amount, perhaps $165?
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip. I've been trying the junkyard route but having no luck so I guess I'll do that. I can take out the old windshield, which is just cracked, and bring it in for an exact fit.
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:02 PM   #7
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anyone know any in nevada?
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:09 AM   #8
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Perry's Automotive, Ashaway, RI. Mostly cars (acres and acres of some seriously cool iron), but I saw a few old (I mean like 50's & 60's) skoolies & a good number of MDT's.
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:58 AM   #9
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okay I heard about one in t reno, on either fourfth or mill street (the one that it's not on has a volkswagen graveyard I was asking about both and got info mixed)

I'll go investigate later this month
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:19 PM   #10
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Not necessarily a bus boneyard, but one that salvages trucks/parts:

Woburn Truck Parts, 1095R Main St. Woburn MA.
781-933-1546
Saw stacks of rear ends there (they use bus frames for the racks), front ends, engines, trannies, you name it.

Don't know if that'll help any.....
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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Midwest Transit has a huge parts inventory, and most likely can get what you need if they dont have it. They also have 6 different locations throughout the midwest.

Check them out at http://www.midwesttransit.com/ and call them up, I bet they'll have the part youre looking for.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #12
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I was wondering if anyone Knows where i can get a few windows for my 77 international loadstar 1700, i need a back window smaller one off to the left and a regular side window and also a drivers window anyone who can get their hands on these i would be glad to pay cash for them or point me in the right direction of where i can get these, i live in frederick maryland by the way thanks
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:21 PM   #13
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i called around to a few glass shops until i found one that would put a windshield in my skoolie. The advantage of the windows in my skoolie is that they are all flat glass. since they do not curve, it's easy for the glass guy to cut them to size. I forgot what the glass costed, but it was way cheaper than i had anticipated
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Just have visted Wades garage in Alto G.A. well he had a little of every thing, he was able to supply me with all the parts I needed for my 1988 wayne and 1988 thomas buses and he did let me browse around the yard which a good size, fords ,dodges, chevys ,internationals, short and long also some city transit , also has complete buses running for sale.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:39 PM   #15
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http://www.westernbus.com/
http://www.unitedtruckbody.com/
http://ks-bus.com/
http://www.nwbus.com/
http://www.businjay.com/
http://www.busmartinc.com/
http://www.motorcabin.com/

This are all place I've ran into online..haven't delt with any of them so you are on your own there.

gotta love blizzards that leave the power going.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:49 AM   #16
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I bought mine at Zia Bus Sales in Albuquerque NM. Good people, fair, let you test drive (took mine out for 1 1/2 hours on their fuel). They had maybe 5 or 6 for sale then but depends when you go by. Everything starts and runs and all lights work, no junk. They take them on trade from schools when they get new ones. Oh yea, no rust, low humidity there. Paid $2700 for 90 TC2000 5.9 AT545 Firestone radials all 6 85% or better. Temp tag also.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:29 PM   #17
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Re: List of Bus Yards & Graveyards

anybody found bus graveyards in kc mo or in mo period.
I have found a couple of rv yards but no bus parts yet
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:40 AM   #18
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Re: List of Bus Yards & Graveyards

Did you check out Larry Schmidt near Perryville, MO (schmidttruck.com)

It's sort of on the other side of MO from KC though....
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:19 AM   #19
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thanks i wll giv it a shot
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:38 PM   #20
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A Danby New York junkyard has some buses which are probably only good for parts.
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