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Old 03-16-2007, 01:35 AM   #1
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1981 Gillig needs a new home

Well, after lurking here for a while, picking up a bus, and getting all excited to share its transformation, I now need to turn it over to somebody else. The scope and timeframe of my project has changed (which means I'm broke) and I can't keep it in storage. It's an '81 Gillig, Cat 3208 with 60,000 showing (I think the engine was replaced, if I'm deciphering the maintenance logs correctly), Allison 4-spd auto. The back third of the seats are out. The only maintenance issue I'm aware of is the front right kingpin being loose. I drove it several hundred miles and it was fine, but I'm sure it'll need fixing some day. She's a sweet bus and deserves a loving home. I'm sad. Somebody's gonna be happy. Just posted it on eBay.
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:22 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:00 PM   #3
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Just dug deeper into the stack of logs... Engine and tranny replaced in Aug. '97. Odo zeroed then at 165k. 60k miles documented since then.

She's not even gone yet and I'm already depressed.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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looks like a nice bus. Too bad i'm on my way out of town for the week. I would love to buy a gillig for my new client
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:40 PM   #5
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Yea wow that bus is beautiful i wish there were buses like that around here.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Hmmmm that would be a nice platform to begin a build on!! Too bad I've already got one started The extra room would be nice
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:37 PM   #7
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I might just like the Gilligs better than the Crowns....I haven't decided yet. My new favorite are those 60 foot New Flyer articulating buses they have all over in Chicago. They even have two plants here in Minnesota. A guy can dream I guess....
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:07 PM   #8
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Hmmmm. That's one of the four Gilligs that were sold by the local school district here
in Clearlake -- the ones I announced on this forum. Gweedough paid 500 for it by
sealed bid and just sold it for 2800 on eBay (if the sale goes thru).

Strange world.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:44 PM   #9
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500 bucks?

that's called grand larceny.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:13 PM   #10
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There were four identical buses. All running, but two had some issues.

They sold for 700, 500, twenty, and no bidder on the last one.
I told you guys about them in the classified section, so I really should
get a commission on these transactions!
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