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Old 03-08-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Any mechanics in Southern California

I am looking to check out a bus in SoCal and am in need of a bus mechanic to inspect it. I will pay you for your time. Thanks Alex
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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What make and model of bus? What engine and transmission does it have? Where is it?

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Old 03-08-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...507898580.html
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #4
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Looks nice, but $11,000? What are they smoking? A more sensible price is half or less of that. Ask them why they are selling it.

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Old 03-08-2018, 10:09 PM   #5
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I will ask tomorrow. If it looks good I was going to offer 5k. Are you a diesel/fleet/bus mech.? What a your rate to go check it out? Thanks Alex
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:23 PM   #6
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I will ask tomorrow. If it looks good I was going to offer 5k. Are you a diesel/fleet/bus mech.? What a your rate to go check it out? Thanks Alex
At $11k asking price you're going to have to come in at $2k so you can negotiate your way to $5k. Is the 8.3 really the holy grail you are after?
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #7
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I dont know what i want. Is it the holy grail? I know i want a rear engine, I think i like blue birds, and if I'm going to put time and money I want to start off with the best foundation.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:30 PM   #8
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I dont know what i want. Is it the holy grail? I know i want a rear engine, I think i like blue birds, and if I'm going to put time and money I want to start off with the best foundation.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:37 PM   #9
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Well I'm on the hunt so if you come across anything within a few hundred miles of San Bernardino let me know
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:39 PM   #10
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I dont know what i want. Is it the holy grail? I know i want a rear engine, I think i like blue birds, and if I'm going to put time and money I want to start off with the best foundation.
I'd try and get one of those $925 buses on a deal and find a good 8.3 motor to swap in, might be cheaper than $11k.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:41 PM   #11
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Well I'm on the hunt so if you come across anything within a few hundred miles of San Bernardino let me know
Is that where you are? you should go into your User CP and fill out your profile so members can better assist you knowing your location. I used to live in Colton.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:43 PM   #12
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Will do. I live in Angelus Oaks which is half way up to big bear
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