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Old 04-12-2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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71 Passenger Busses for Sale

My wife was interested in a Skoolie conversion, and I accidentally ended up with ten more school busses than I originally intended to acquire.

71 Passenger, Navistar busses finished by Am Tran or Bluebird. All with the 7.3 T444E paired with an Allison 2000 Transmission.



Hydraulic brakes, diesel fuel, model years 2001-2004.



I have complete maintenance records for all of them.


Many have newer tires and batteries, and several have newer transmissions and engines installed.



Generally in good condition inside and out. Minimal rust, seats are perfect (not that it matters).


I am located in Rantoul, Illinois. Asking $2,800-$4,000 depending on condition.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:23 PM   #2
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Are the buses from Ill.?
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:52 PM   #3
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Are the buses from Ill.?

They are from Illinois.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:43 PM   #4
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They are from Illinois.
Northern Illinois where they salt the roads, or southern?
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:49 PM   #5
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We get some salt here. About halfway down the state.

I can take some bottom photos if you'd like tomorrow.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:52 AM   #6
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Yeah if you're trying to sell midwest buses folks will be concerned about possible rust.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:45 AM   #7
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I accidentally ended up with ten more school busses than I originally intended to acquire.
How the hell did you do that? lol
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:00 AM   #8
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How the hell did you do that? lol

Sealed bid auction. Be careful with those.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #9
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I took photographs of the bottom of two of them. There's some light surface rust. Nothing rusted through or anything like that.



https://photos.app.goo.gl/y8Pdi2QYgGabcDkZ9


https://photos.app.goo.gl/6nZrZh5jBHQ6nhit6
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:29 AM   #10
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Are you now considered a dealer?
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Put some pics of the newer engines and tires.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:27 PM   #12
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I did. Can somebody approve the post?
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I did. Can somebody approve the post?
Try it now, forum requires 5 posts before posting pics is allowed.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:31 PM   #14
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Here are two examples:


First here's a 2002 International Bluebird. 7.3, t444E, Allison 2000, Hydraulic Brakes, 71 Passenger. 190490 miles.

Maintenance highlights:

Front and rear suspension 2012 141095 miles
Muffler 2013 147594
Trans serviced 147625 8-2013
All new injectors and glow plugs 12-2013 151456 miles
Wheel bearings, radiator, belts, hoses, high pressure pump 130000 miles
New transmission 72631 miles 2-2007

Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6nZrZh5jBHQ6nhit6


Next example.

2001 International Bluebird. 7.3, t444E, Allison 2000, Hydraulic Brakes, 71 Passenger. 225000 miles.

Maintenance highlights:

2017 198000 fuel tank
150000 starter & alternator
136000 master cyl
133000 2012 new engine

Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/y8Pdi2QYgGabcDkZ9
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:51 PM   #15
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Funnny. I wanted one and ended up with 3.
Weird how that works 😂
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:37 PM   #16
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Bump. I'm selling them on Ebay, but somebody make me an offer and we'll see what happens...
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I did. Can somebody approve the post?
The tires in the pics look at least half worn.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:01 AM   #18
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How long are they bumper to bumper?
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:42 PM   #19
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Either 39 or 40' bumper-to-bumper.

If good rubber is what you're looking for, I've got several with new or nearly new tires. This one for instance:


https://photos.app.goo.gl/ycm9Mwg9kQ2Ku32r5


Fronts are about 15/32, rears 17/32
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Either 39 or 40' bumper-to-bumper.

If good rubber is what you're looking for, I've got several with new or nearly new tires. This one for instance:


https://photos.app.goo.gl/ycm9Mwg9kQ2Ku32r5


Fronts are about 15/32, rears 17/32
Tires on buses should be rated by how old they are, not how much tread. What are the date codes on them?
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