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Old 11-30-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I am brand new to the community, and would like your advice...

I'm looking at buying a 1990 International 3800, Thomas body, DT360 engine (dropped in in 2002), brand new Allison auto tranny, 66 passenger, rust free, air ride, air brakes, heated mirrors, brand new right front tire (the rest are at 50%). 217,000 miles on chassis, less than 1000 on the tranny, unknown on engine, but considered btwn. 50-75,000. He wants $2350 for her...is this a good deal? It's a little high considering the miles on the chassis...but with a new transmission and relatively low-usage engine I'm not sure if that is enough to warrant the higher price.

I would greatly appreciate any and all advice anyone could give me on this.

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Old 11-30-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal to me. I'd love to have air ride in my bus, and I'm sure I'm not alone. Most bus's ride very bumpy especially unloaded. I wouldn't worry too much about the high miles, bus's are well maintained by school districts, and diesel engines run "forever"

disclaimer: forever may not actually be forever.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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I'd buy it. No rust is like a new one to me. Mine has way to much.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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buy it!!

Buses like these dont come around too often for 2350$. Sounds like its got all the goodies.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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brand new right front tire (the rest are at 50%)
well you'r going to look at a coupple grand to replace the other ones.
Show us some pictures.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:19 AM   #6
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Air ride is awsome!

At 50% tred, you'll probably never drive enough miles to have to replace the tires. if you were feeling frisky you might want to buy a matching front tire so they're both new, and you'd end up with a spare. Bald rear tires go forever, although the traction they offer in the rain/snow is probably less than desirable.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for all your replies! I've decided to go ahead and get her, I'll post a few pics, but wow is she good lookin! Our main goal is to do a WVO conversion, and maybe eventually a retrofit interior for a more mobile home feel...so I'll be seeing ya on the WVO boards! (Special thanks in advance to lapeer, you have some astoundingly useful posts.)
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Thanks guys for all your replies! I've decided to go ahead and get her, I'll post a few pics, but wow is she good lookin! Our main goal is to do a WVO conversion, and maybe eventually a retrofit interior for a more mobile home feel...so I'll be seeing ya on the WVO boards! (Special thanks in advance to lapeer, you have some astoundingly useful posts.)

wow! people actually read the things that i post?? I had no idea!
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wow! people actually read the things that i post?? I had no idea!

I just look at your your posts for the pictures.
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