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Old 05-01-2016, 10:33 AM   #371
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I've never seen a DOT inspection sticker on these Oregon buses. Here the bus barns do a remarkable job of stripping everything off the exterior bodies and painting the flashers. All the wheel chair anchoring gear was gone and no records came with this bus, and there was even an interior fan freshly missing from the dash leaving a dirty spot where it had been attached.
With that said, the folks at bus barns are generally very friendly. Here they start the bus for you and warm it up while explaining different features of the bus, I mean van.
I'm thinking this is probably the rule in Oregon, to strip the buses and paint the blinkers. They removed the stop signs and sanded off wording that otherwise couldn't be removed. Even the backup alarm was disabled.

I had to check to make sure I had turn signals and lights they were disabling so much stuff. Horn works, but it's just a horn. Why wouldn't they just naturally put an air horn on a bus with air?

I have no idea how long this bus sat before they sold it. It does have a brand new battery in it. It sounded like it was throwing a rod when the guy started it. Talk about wanting to do a bunch of back peddling. I was imagining a bus with a bad engine immediately. It's a good thing we can't bail sometimes.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:05 AM   #372
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Not mine, unfortunately.

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Old 05-03-2016, 07:08 AM   #373
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:17 PM   #374
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Someone in NY has a bunch of 1998 - 2002 IC RE buses for sale....supposedly only $2800 per bus They all look like they were recently in service so it looks like a potential bargain.

97-02 international flat nose FE RE school bus dt466 air brake 72pass
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:08 PM   #375
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Man, those look clean!
And price-wise not bad at all!
If I only had where the keep one that big...

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Old 05-08-2016, 05:50 PM   #376
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they dont look bad!! I never kn ew they used dayton wheels as late as 99 though?

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Old 05-08-2016, 06:24 PM   #377
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Looks like one of them has Budd (normal) wheels.
I'll never understand why they use Daytons. When I worked in trucking, we called those "East Coast wheels", in a decidedly derisive tone.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:06 PM   #378
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In Oregon we call those California wheels.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:44 PM   #379
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In Oregon we call those California wheels.
are the used alot in califoirnia?

back in the 80s and before in ohio I never saw a school bus without daytons..

the Rims always were cheaper for them than buds if you bunged up a wheel.. and if you have a jack you have a half a chance at changing a dayton yourself vs a bud... you just have to master the art of putting the wedges in so it aligns..

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Old 05-09-2016, 03:45 PM   #380
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If you can wait, our local school district seems to have great equipment, and will be turning several loose in July or August. 2001 or 2002 (I think), conventional nose, DT466(e, I presume), Allison 2500, no structural rust (though perhaps some on skirting - we do treat our roads occasionally, but not like the North), air brakes, good tires, and maintenance records since Day 1. My plan was to go over these with a fine-toothed comb (a jillion photos and a full CDL pre-trip inspection, maybe video of them starting, not sure) and post the results here. It would be good practice for me and an education, I'm sure, and might help someone on the forum. The last batch went from $2800-$5K, with most at $3500.
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