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Old 11-06-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
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So I am just starting my search for a bus to convert. My initial thought was to start small with a short-bus conversion for a little camper. I'm not sure if I am ready to dive into a full on conversion...

BUT...

I came across this on Craigslist and am not sure if it's worth my time or not.

The guy said the high offer was 900 but I think he was bluffing since it was a few weeks ago when I contacted him and the post is still up.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:53 PM   #2
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I don't know much about buses, but that looks in pretty ruff shape. Have you seen it in person?

Does metal usually wrinkle like that, or is it foil over the windows?
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:55 PM   #3
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If he didnt take care of it when he parked it, he didnt take care of it when he used it. Runaway!
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thoughts? Well, to put it kindly: ewww... That thing will take a full year just to be put back together. Cleaning gunk, fixing lights, removing that awful sheet metal and replacing windows... And then you'll be stuck with a gas guzzling snail. I'd keep looking.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:11 PM   #5
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Yea I haven't seen it in person but I don't think it's right for me either. Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:14 PM   #6
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Next.....lol!
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:23 PM   #7
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There's a bus locally that looks identical and its more or less free.
This guy will be lucky if he doesn't have to pay someone to remove it. Scrap prices are SCARY low...
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:11 AM   #8
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Its a gaser so nope, run like hell or offer him $50 (fifty, not a typo)
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