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Old 06-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Noob looking for a cheap bus

Of course that is probably what everyone wants ;). My wife is not convinced this is a good idea, but she let's me indulge in things. One criteria is it not look like a school bus, so I need to find a pusher or old transit. I am in NC, been watching ebay, craigs and govdeals. Anyone know where else I might look to find one for about $1000? Don't mind doing work to get it in shape, and if close enough I will have it towed. I want this to be a project for me and my boys to teach them how to do things and do them cheaply. I already have a donor stove-top with counter I got for free. I will be looking for other items as well. I prefer to recycle stuff people are going to send to either the dump or junk yard.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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You definitely want a schoolie, not a transit!

I drive transit bus and know a few other drivers from around country. Believe me when I say we drive the life out of them before they are sold at surplus. Now, there are the rare exceptions, but don't take the chance.
Get a nice used skoolie and paint it
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I have looked at both of those sites, so it looks like I have found the best ones for finding buses short of finding an owner looking to sell. For those of you who do have one, do you prefer diesel or gas and why?
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While TWE has an International 345 gasser that I am quite satisfied with, my next bus will have a diesel in it for potentially longer road life and definitely better mileage.
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