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Old 07-26-2019, 09:32 PM   #1
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COPART buses

several buses for sale from Texas
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:35 PM   #3
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several buses for sale from Texas
Have a link? All I see at Copart in Tx. are a couple of wrecks.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:17 AM   #4
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that is what Copart is for. They sell insurance buy-outs. The buses I am refering to are all from the same lot and are considered flood damaged. It would need to be inspected to see if water was up to the seats or over the roof. Most looking for a skoolie will be ripping it apart anyway, so if flood damage is minimal why not?
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that is what Copart is for. They sell insurance buy-outs. The buses I am refering to are all from the same lot and are considered flood damaged. It would need to be inspected to see if water was up to the seats or over the roof. Most looking for a skoolie will be ripping it apart anyway, so if flood damage is minimal why not?
The problem with flood damage is if water gets in to the harness and electrical connections, rusting them out. That's why flood vehicles are sold. Run from any flood damage that has seen the harness.
Link to those buses?
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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that is what Copart is for. They sell insurance buy-outs. The buses I am refering to are all from the same lot and are considered flood damaged. It would need to be inspected to see if water was up to the seats or over the roof. Most looking for a skoolie will be ripping it apart anyway, so if flood damage is minimal why not?
If the water was up to the seats or higher........ The motor and transmission were likely to have been submerged.

Worth nothing more than scrap.
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The number one reason I'd be afraid of these buses is the damage water does to the clutch plates in an auto trans. My second concern would be wet electronics. Lastly I'd worry about the engine having water seep between the bearing journals and the inserts, heating and expanding and spinning the insert (common in DD 2 strokes). Other than that these buses could be a heck of a deal. Caveat emptor.
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:55 AM   #8
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The number one reason I'd be afraid of these buses is the damage water does to the clutch plates in an auto trans. My second concern would be wet electronics. Lastly I'd worry about the engine having water seep between the bearing journals and the inserts, heating and expanding and spinning the insert (common in DD 2 strokes). Other than that these buses could be a heck of a deal. Caveat emptor.
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Other than engine, transmission, body, suspension, electrical and body issues they should be fine.....
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Other than engine, transmission, body, suspension, electrical and body issues they should be fine.....

... and insurance issues. An insurance loss is sent to the wrecking yard with a salvage title. You can (usually) not get full coverage and most of the time liability insurance is tough to get.
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Old 07-28-2019, 02:02 PM   #10
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I have never had any problems with "R" titles being registered. As far as insurance goes, I have only liability and roadside/towing.



If the bus was not submerged I would think at 50,000 miles it you could easily go over all the grease points, and do a complete PM, you would have a solid platform to start from. A PM to me would be 100% fluid/filter flushes. The same thing if I bought a bus at 150-200,000 miles.



Anyone that has done any serious mudding knows all the nooks and crannies water and mud can get into
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