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Old 05-13-2015, 01:51 PM   #21
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:19 PM   #22
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If only this one had air brakes!

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/4974918017.html


Does anyone see any contact info/phone number on that one?

1995 48 passenger International Imtram 3800 school bus 179,000 miles DT 466 mechanical injection motor with Allison automatic transmission. This bus starts runs and drives good. I purchased from Adams 12 school district for a RV motorhome project. yet would sell at this time to anyone, church group or special needs activity bus. All seats still intact. give me a call to see and drive.


Vehicle Summary:
1995 International 3800 School Bus with 179,374 miles.
DT466 diesel engine - mechanical injection
Allison transmission
Hydraulic disc brakes
VIN: 1HVBBAAP3SH68967848 Passenger
27000 GVW
1995
Make: International
Model: 3800
Mileage: 179,000
VIN: 1HVBBAAP3SH689678
Running Condition: Good
Engine: DT466 diesel engine, mechanical injection
Transmission: Automatic
Tires: excellent on rear steering tires marginal
condition - good - runs and drives
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:22 PM   #23
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Heres a pretty sweet bus, probably not what you're looking for though.
Public Surplus: Auction #1367277

or a shorty..
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...ew?auc=1367281
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:25 PM   #24
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yeah, right in my neck of the woods too. I want to hold out for a DT466
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:29 PM   #25
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yeah, right in my neck of the woods too. I want to hold out for a DT466
I wouldn't turn up a good 8.3 Cummins either. I'm pretty sure the big bus in that link has one of those.
Hell even a good 5.9 can be a real dandy. I know a guy with a 5.9 school bus that cruises at 75 mph the way it came from the school district. HP rating and gearing are very important.
That said- Yeah, I'm an International guy myself. I love the DT466.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:06 PM   #26
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I could go for one of these if it were a little shorter. I think I want to stick to a 35/36' bus. Is there a big difference in reliability between a DT466 and a DT466e?

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Not in reliability. Some of us just prefer things to be all mechanical.
Whynot just cut out the middleman and buy one from a school?
That's way pricey for what you get if you ask me.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:29 PM   #28
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Agreed, it seemed a bit steep. How do you go about buying from a school? Do you just google the school mechanic and call them to see which ones they're selling?
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There are a few online auctions, which I'm sure you've seen. I got mine on GovDeals. Public Surplus sometimes has more buses out west.
There are others too. Ebay can be ok. Craigslist has some bargains occasionally too but is flooded with high priced dealers etc.
See if you can talk to the local bus yard and they may be able to give you some ideas and maybe they can help you later on with repairs etc.
Just start eating sleeping and breathing bus for a bit and hound all the local sources. Patience will net a really ideal bus.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:00 PM   #30
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I've got time. I'll hold out for the right one.
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