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Old 12-14-2015, 06:15 PM   #111
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I know how he feels.
I about rolled over laughing when I read the last line too. The sad part is, he must've been asked that enough times to have posted that.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:16 PM   #112
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No title.... hasn't moved in 5 years.

translation:
tires will need replacement (no tire likes to sit for 5 years)
it will probably require a bonded title and 10 gallons of trusting the seller that he owns it and has the right to sell it.


It mentions a detroit engine.... I thought Crown used Cummins pancakes exclusively? I didn't realize detroit made a horizonatally opposed engine. Any crown experts out there to comment?
Something smells about this one..... I won't lie, I'm interested in an old Crown bus.... but I found the exact same text on another website....
1976 Crown Coach School Bus 2314 - School Buses, Antique Buses - Buses for Sale

same mileage, same text. I did email the seller and ask for interior pictures and history along with an explanation of why the title is missing. He replied saying he was in Scottsdale but would send something tomorrow or Wednesday.

The phone number Googles to nearby California, trailer park.

I dug around in Google maps and can't find this bus in Yuma. Foothills is a specific neighborhood and this would stand out like a sore thumb. There aren't very many chain link fences there.... and none had a bus on them that I could see. This is big enough to show on satellite or streetview.

Sadly, hunting for a conversion candidate requires you to be a really good detective.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:24 PM   #113
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No title.... hasn't moved in 5 years.

translation:
tires will need replacement (no tire likes to sit for 5 years)
it will probably require a bonded title and 10 gallons of trusting the seller that he owns it and has the right to sell it.


It mentions a detroit engine.... I thought Crown used Cummins pancakes exclusively? I didn't realize detroit made a horizonatally opposed engine. Any crown experts out there to comment?
I did some digging on this bus.....

found the exact, word for word listing on another site as what is in the craigslist ad. I tried to post the link, but it got flagged for moderator review.

I emailed asking for an explanation on the missing title and some interior pictures. We'll see if I get anything. I got a short, but polite response this afternoon.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:26 AM   #114
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Well, I took up the challenge and wasted some time poking around Foothills in Google Earth. The fence model matches the "Park and Sell" lot along I-8, but the trees in the photos are not present there.

My guess is, someone put the bus into storage, and John B isn't getting his rent, so is selling it off to cut his losses. The "fair conditon" and running when parked is probably true. The rest of the description matches the 'sold' yellow bus in the other link that really has the twin screws mentioned. It took me a while to notice the one in Yuma has only two axles. DOH!

I'm guessing John lifted the text from the other ad because he didn't know how to describe what was abandoned to him. And the phone exchange is for cell phones, I know several people that keep their numbers when they move out of state since nationwide calling is pretty much standard.

HOWEVER, all three pictures were taken from outside the fence. It might have been less hassle than going inside, or it might be a better overall view from a few feet back that the fence prevented. It instead might be that John wants to make a fast $500 on some photos and some purloined language, and then disappear.

Keep us posted.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:18 PM   #115
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Well, I took up the challenge and wasted some time poking around Foothills in Google Earth. The fence model matches the "Park and Sell" lot along I-8, but the trees in the photos are not present there.

My guess is, someone put the bus into storage, and John B isn't getting his rent, so is selling it off to cut his losses. The "fair conditon" and running when parked is probably true. The rest of the description matches the 'sold' yellow bus in the other link that really has the twin screws mentioned. It took me a while to notice the one in Yuma has only two axles. DOH!

I'm guessing John lifted the text from the other ad because he didn't know how to describe what was abandoned to him. And the phone exchange is for cell phones, I know several people that keep their numbers when they move out of state since nationwide calling is pretty much standard.

HOWEVER, all three pictures were taken from outside the fence. It might have been less hassle than going inside, or it might be a better overall view from a few feet back that the fence prevented. It instead might be that John wants to make a fast $500 on some photos and some purloined language, and then disappear.

Keep us posted.
I checked that location.... not a barb wire fence. I searched for that livery as well, it's an unusual livery. No dice. Looks like a California license plate in the 2nd photo.

We'll see if anything comes back.

In the meanwhile, there is a SuperCoach in Tulsa... asking $5K.


26' Chance Bus / Motor Home / Toy Hauler

It's one of several buses, the others are junked out..... I don't think it's worth 5K. I may email and see if I can get some more pictures. I also would prefer a 2 axle as it should be 36 feet which is a little easier for my parking location then 40 feet / 3 axle.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:19 AM   #116
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Well, I took up the challenge and wasted some time poking around Foothills in Google Earth. The fence model matches the "Park and Sell" lot along I-8, but the trees in the photos are not present there.

My guess is, someone put the bus into storage, and John B isn't getting his rent, so is selling it off to cut his losses. The "fair conditon" and running when parked is probably true. The rest of the description matches the 'sold' yellow bus in the other link that really has the twin screws mentioned. It took me a while to notice the one in Yuma has only two axles. DOH!

I'm guessing John lifted the text from the other ad because he didn't know how to describe what was abandoned to him. And the phone exchange is for cell phones, I know several people that keep their numbers when they move out of state since nationwide calling is pretty much standard.

HOWEVER, all three pictures were taken from outside the fence. It might have been less hassle than going inside, or it might be a better overall view from a few feet back that the fence prevented. It instead might be that John wants to make a fast $500 on some photos and some purloined language, and then disappear.

Keep us posted.
Vanished from CL and never did hear back from the seller. No telling.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:24 AM   #117
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I checked that location.... not a barb wire fence. I searched for that livery as well, it's an unusual livery. No dice. Looks like a California license plate in the 2nd photo.

We'll see if anything comes back.

In the meanwhile, there is a SuperCoach in Tulsa... asking $5K.


26' Chance Bus / Motor Home / Toy Hauler

It's one of several buses, the others are junked out..... I don't think it's worth 5K. I may email and see if I can get some more pictures. I also would prefer a 2 axle as it should be 36 feet which is a little easier for my parking location then 40 feet / 3 axle.
per seller: Bus originally from Los Angeles. Still titled in California. Drove 3K miles and then parked 3 years ago. Seller was going to do something strange to it involving a jet engine and shows...but never got around to it. lol. Anyhow, it's sat for 3 years. No seats inside. Seller claims to have a 501c3 and basically appears to be skipping title/taxes. He is a legit person from what I can find, but his title scheme made me nervous. Texas in particular is nasty about a transaction where it's not a dealer and they are skipping re-titling. He wants to sell with an open title and bill of sale. It might work, but from Texas' perspective a Bill of Sale is toilet paper. You need a signed title and a DPS form 172 application for title. If the bus is coming from out of state you also need a inspection, VIN verification, and weight ticket.

It's a Crown and they are rare, but I don't want a 3 axle or a 40 foot bus. Not the bus for me.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:21 AM   #118
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:06 AM   #119
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Not sure if this URL will cut-n-paste properly:
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...=1&acctid=8295
If not, govdeals.com -> Buses -> search on the key word 'internet' for a bookmobile that also offers internet access.

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Someone paid $2900 for that rusty hulk

Looks like they parked the thing in a salt mine for the last 14 years. Seriously, I've seen Midwest buses twice as old as that one with half the rust.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:40 PM   #120
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