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Old 01-15-2018, 11:53 PM   #1
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Did Thomas make a FWD V10 in 1999?

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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I know their cutaway series included Ford's V10 gas engine but I can't say I've seen a full size bus using it before.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:27 AM   #3
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Pretty obvious its someone who bought a bus and has no idea what they have. Probably some idealistic young lady's failed "tiny house" dream being dumped.
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A lot of ads that I see like this are set up to capture email address to scam people or spam people. I have quit using Craig's List in my area because it's gotten bad and there have been a lot of reports of people being robbed and killed after making a connection on CL. A friend of mine sold his SUV to a person that responded to his ad. They paid him cash. Everything seem to be fine. It appeared they were a young couple just getting a foothold in life. When he took the cash, about $6000, to his bank, it turned out to be counterfeit. The $100 had been reprinted on $1 bills. It was on the news for a few days. I wish I would have come up with the money to buy before he sold it. It was a sweet like new '01 Chev Suburban that had just had a lot of work done on it.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
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I contacted the seller, it was a woman. She is clueless to what she is selling. I mentioned that I didn't think Thomas ever made a FWD bus or put V10's in them. She replied:
"Your are right. the title says Thomasville. I made a mistake,

Nani"

I think Thomasville is the city it came from and was titled to the Thomasville School system. I have requested pics so I can set her straight.

If you are concerned about completing a sale from Craigs List I make the potential buyer show me there current license and I will shoot a pic of the license and pic of them. If that makes them squirrelly, turn and leave.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:46 PM   #6
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I contacted the seller, it was a woman. She is clueless to what she is selling. I mentioned that I didn't think Thomas ever made a FWD bus or put V10's in them. She replied:
"Your are right. the title says Thomasville. I made a mistake,

Nani"

I think Thomasville is the city it came from and was titled to the Thomasville School system. I have requested pics so I can set her straight.

If you are concerned about completing a sale from Craigs List I make the potential buyer show me there current license and I will shoot a pic of the license and pic of them. If that makes them squirrelly, turn and leave.
If I could turn loose of the money, I'd buy it if it was in good shape and running.
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Thomasville?? If she ups it to a Johnsonville I'm in.

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Old 01-16-2018, 04:31 PM   #8
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If I could turn loose of the money, I'd buy it if it was in good shape and running.
It's not running, needs a motor. She wants $1000.waiting on pics of it to see if it's worth towing home and finding a good motor for it. I wish my diesel mechanic didn't move to Ala.
I'd have to get it cheaper as it would cost $800 to tow it home. I really don't have room for one bus, let alone 2 of them.
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It's not running, needs a motor. She wants $1000.waiting on pics of it to see if it's worth towing home and finding a good motor for it. I wish my diesel mechanic didn't move to Ala.
I'd have to get it cheaper as it would cost $800 to tow it home. I really don't have room for one bus, let alone 2 of them.
An engine core is around $2500. A decent engine is 3500 and up.
To tow it and put another engine in it, you'd have spend enough to have bought a nice bus with no problems and save yourself all that hassle.
Scrap is probably around 1000-1500.
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if she is that clueless it might not need a motor.. might just need to put fuel in it and a battery
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