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Old 09-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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1996 Chevy Van 30 Bluebird Short bus

I'm trying to sell my 96 Short bus that I intended on turning into a tailgating/party bus. I've decided against doing it so I'm trying to sell it. It has a 6.5 Diesel and its still painted yellow. It's hard to start when cold(I think it needs new batteries). It still has all the seats installed. The flashing lights have been disabled and the stop sign motor wire was cut by the previous owner. It could use new tires. This bus could be a good start for someone wanting to do a conversion. It runs well for what it is. I'm asking $3100 but that is very negotiable. I'm located in central KY send me a PM if interested .
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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Re: 1996 Chevy Van 30 Bluebird Short bus

generally hard to start cold in a 6.5 means either new glow plugs which are about 8 bucks apiece, or the controller...
maybe it has an engine heater like mine has.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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It starts fine once it cranks, it just doesn't want to crank when it's really cold(thats why I assume it's a battery issue, I really don't know anything about Diesel engines). Any clue where the warmer plug would typically be located if it has one?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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so if it starts fine when cranking, then you might have a block heater, as many of those engines like my 1 ton pickup with that engine came with a electric cord that plugs in to the house current so that it keeps the block warm. look for one of those.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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Surely somebody wants to buy a short bus, just make a decent offer!!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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$2200
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #7
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$1750. If I don't sell it it's going to be junked around mid December.
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Re: 1996 Chevy Van 30 Bluebird Short bus

Put it on every Craislist in your general area/state. Most of the folk here already have a bus. Personally I think your price is too high.But I'm cheap. We bought our 1986 BlueBird All American 40 foot bus in 2009 for $1400. At the time in our area (southwestern NC), 40 foot buses were selling for $2000 and you could dicker the price down a couple hundred with no problem. When we bought our bus, there were four 40 footers for sale on the old Murphy Road with $2000 written in the windshields.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #9
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That's as low as I'm going to go. I can get close to that selling the engine and trasmission and then scraping the rest and not having to deal with getting it trasfered.

I can get more than 2000 for a 40ft bus by driving it to the local recycling business and having them throw it on the pile of scrap.
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