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Old 01-18-2017, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hello fellow skoolies,

I'll be flying into Texas next week to visit family. During my stay, I plan to go see a 4 window van-bus in Dallas/Forth Worth area.

If anyone wants to come inspect it with me and offer your 2 cents, lunch and beer on me!

Here is a picture of my son and I. We are hoping to have a bus for the gathering at Eastcoast's in Florida.





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Old 01-18-2017, 10:20 PM   #2
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ha! I just left DFW.. going to go back to st pete next week
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:23 PM   #3
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ha! I just left DFW.. going to go back to st pete next week
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:28 PM   #4
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I flew back to Columbus and tore my Red Bus into Pieces.. once I get it back together I'll be driving it to st pete
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:31 PM   #5
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I flew back to Columbus and tore my Red Bus into Pieces.. once I get it back together I'll be driving it to st pete
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:04 AM   #6
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2003 Ford E350
Body Girardin 4 window
Engine 7.3L
120k miles
Being sold by "Student Transport"
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:37 AM   #8
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Hey, that sounds like the same bus a friend of mine bought recently! It's currently sitting I'm my storage area (more commonly referred to as my junk yard) awaiting a brake job. Nice little bus. Emphasis on little. It's not significantly bigger than a full size Ford econoline.

Do you know the ceiling height of the bus you'll be checking out? The one here is probably 5'10" or so. We'll attempt a roof raise eventually, but it'll be tricky with the curvature of the walls.

The 7.3l is a fine engine. Be sure it's ticking along smoothly. While the engine itself is easy enough to work on, the access to it is terrible! You can barely access the belts under the hood and only the turbo from the dog house. Anything on top of the engine is either completely hidden, or at least incredibly difficult to reach.

Real nice mini bus, otherwise.
Good luck with the viewing!
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:17 AM   #9
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Hey, that sounds like the same bus a friend of mine bought recently! It's currently sitting I'm my storage area (more commonly referred to as my junk yard) awaiting a brake job. Nice little bus. Emphasis on little. It's not significantly bigger than a full size Ford econoline.

Do you know the ceiling height of the bus you'll be checking out? The one here is probably 5'10" or so. We'll attempt a roof raise eventually, but it'll be tricky with the curvature of the walls.

The 7.3l is a fine engine. Be sure it's ticking along smoothly. While the engine itself is easy enough to work on, the access to it is terrible! You can barely access the belts under the hood and only the turbo from the dog house. Anything on top of the engine is either completely hidden, or at least incredibly difficult to reach.

Real nice mini bus, otherwise.
Good luck with the viewing!
Hello jazty,

The small size is exactly the reason I'm interested. Bought a 6 window before but it was too big for my taste.

Not much of a car guy, so I'm hopping on getting feed back from someone else.



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Old 01-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #10
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Sorry, I don't think I can meet you on Friday. Check out the tranny as best you can. The 7.3 can last a lot longer than that tranny can. Drive it in town and out on the highway. Look at the fluid on the dipstick. (for color), feel (for any grit), and SMELL it too. It should not smell burnt. Check to see if there is a cooler for it, as well.
Good luck.....Hope you, your wife and son have a good visit and a safe trip home.
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