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Old 02-02-2018, 01:33 AM   #1
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$50K Police Command HDX

These sure are nice. I dig the rear bumper Baby got back.

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The vehicle is a 2000 Thomas Built Bus Safe-T-Liner HDX chassis that was customized by Matthew Specialty Vehicles, Greensboro, NC., Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer.

Length of the vehicle is 43í

Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine.

15 kW generator with remote start and a 50 amp service

4 hydraulic stabilizer jacks with remote control
folding ladder on the rear

Antennae: Winegard in motion antenna for satellite TV, and a 1.2 meter satellite dish for data. There is also a C-5 Weather Command Station that mounts to roof for onsite weather readings with monitoring station installed inside the vehicle.

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I think these cops have firetruck envy.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:00 AM   #2
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:11 AM   #3
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$50k for a 2000 bus with a 3208........

People on ludes should not sell buses.......J.S.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:12 AM   #4
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Now that I read it- doesn't mention Police on it.


Maybe was Fire Dept Party bus... that had a sordid history... debauchery... investigation.... cover-up.... resignation... .Arkansacide... Auction....RV.


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People on ludes should not sell buses.......J.S.
Agreed!
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Now that I read it- doesn't mention Police on it.


Maybe was Fire Dept Party bus... that had a sordid history... debauchery... investigation.... cover-up.... resignation... .Arkansacide... Auction....RV.


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Old 02-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #7
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Turns out it has a 5.9L Cummins engine in it. whoops.

Caterpillar stopped manufacturing 3208 engines in the early 90s. Are you sure this bus has a 3208 engine? (2/1/18 6:37 PM)
A: Thank you. You are correct, the engine is a Cummins 6 cylinder, CM550 250 HP, 24 valves. Thank you for inquiring. (2/2/18 4:16 PM)
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:32 PM   #8
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I don't think I have ever seen a factory 250hp 6BTA or ISB motor.

It looks like it has an MD3060 as well. Not a bad combo.

Price is not to far off of what I would pay. Maybe I should call and make an offer. $4000 perhaps?
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I don't think I have ever seen a factory 250hp 6BTA or ISB motor.

It looks like it has an MD3060 as well. Not a bad combo.

Price is not to far off of what I would pay. Maybe I should call and make an offer. $4000 perhaps?
They went up to 250hp.

LOL buy me one too!
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #10
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Price is not to far off of what I would pay. Maybe I should call and make an offer. $4000 perhaps?
Yeah, this group has a great sense of humor. We will see this bus until Haloween.


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Q: Nice bus. When do you think they will lower the opening bid to something realistic? It looks like it was $200k new, 18 years ago. (2/2/18 2:25 AM)
A: Based on the condition and the additional equipment, we feel the starting price is fair. Thank you for inquiring. (2/2/18 4:14 PM)
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:41 PM   #11
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Yeah, this group has a great sense of humor. We will see this bus until Haloween.


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Q: Nice bus. When do you think they will lower the opening bid to something realistic? It looks like it was $200k new, 18 years ago. (2/2/18 2:25 AM)
A: Based on the condition and the additional equipment, we feel the starting price is fair. Thank you for inquiring. (2/2/18 4:14 PM)
Gah! Just wait until it comes around again. We'll see how fair they think it was
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:48 PM   #12
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I just looked at the pictures again and saw something that I missed before....

If the seller ever comes down off of whatever he has been smoking and someone here winds up with it... PLEASE sell me the antenna mast!!!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:55 PM   #13
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They went up to 250hp.

LOL buy me one too!
24v 5.9L goes all the way up to 325 Horsepower.

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Over 250hp in pickups, sure. But not buses.
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:04 PM   #15
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" The following are only applicable to Dodge pickups"

Maybe that is why I have never seen one in a bus or truck.
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Turns out it has a 5.9L Cummins engine in it. whoops.

Caterpillar stopped manufacturing 3208 engines in the early 90s. Are you sure this bus has a 3208 engine? (2/1/18 6:37 PM)
A: Thank you. You are correct, the engine is a Cummins 6 cylinder, CM550 250 HP, 24 valves. Thank you for inquiring. (2/2/18 4:16 PM)
So...since it was professionally built you think it be easier to get RV insurance?

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Over 250hp in pickups, sure. But not buses.
Has anyone experimented with using the pickup engine management system in a bus? Iíve done this with engine swaps but never a 5.9. Just curious
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Has anyone experimented with using the pickup engine management system in a bus? Iíve done this with engine swaps but never a 5.9. Just curious
It's possible to use the Dodge system on the Industrial Cummins (tan), but is a bit of work. Anything is possible with a large enough bank account and a big enough can of cuss words.

Possible Options to make an Industrial 24 Valve conversion-friendly:
1.) Use a mechanical injection pump from a 1994 -98 Dodge 12 Valve engine known as ďP-pumpingĒ the 24 Valve engine
2.) Get ALL of the DODGE electronic engine components (VP44, ECM, PCM, TPS & throttle cable)


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It's possible to use the Dodge system on the Industrial Cummins (tan), but is a bit of work. Anything is possible with a large enough bank account and a big enough can of cuss words.

Possible Options to make an Industrial 24 Valve conversion-friendly:
1.) Use a mechanical injection pump from a 1994 -98 Dodge 12 Valve engine known as “P-pumping” the 24 Valve engine
2.) Get ALL of the DODGE electronic engine components (VP44, ECM, PCM, TPS & throttle cable)


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I was thinking wrecked dodge pickup for motor and electronics. Or if your in the northeast the rust gets the body but leaves a good drivetrain.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:37 PM   #20
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It would be worth the $50,000 if you could use it for a DWI checkpoint/courthouse. I could start my own government
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