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Old 05-17-2016, 11:03 PM   #421
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So hopefully in a few more weeks the used bus market will be flooded with dozens of cheap buses that just finished their last tour of duty

So far Govdeals has been picking up a bit but Publicsurplus has been rather slow except for that one Utah district that has about a dozen early 90s Bluebird All American FEs on the auction block. It seems like you could score one in the $1500 - $2000 range. No mention of transmission or engine type however.

Public Surplus: Auction #1606915
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:43 PM   #422
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1954 International R 150 School Bus L s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1955 1956 1957 | eBay

('Buy It Now' for $4995)

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Old 05-19-2016, 06:39 PM   #423
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Damn that is sweet!!! --- But I'm guessing finding IH parts will be even trickier than an old Chevy or Furd. Still...with a newer engine and running gear...
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:10 PM   #424
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That had to have been undercover. It's in really nice shape.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:27 PM   #425
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Damn that is sweet!!! --- But I'm guessing finding IH parts will be even trickier than an old Chevy or Furd. Still...with a newer engine and running gear...
you arent kidding on parts... plus IH likes to keep parts under wraps.. they want you to buy them from them... but like you did, someone could drop a more modern drivetrain into this bus

I had a devil of a time finding an air compressor for my bus and its a 1991!
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:14 PM   #426
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I don't know much about the Genesis series busses but I've heard people like the DT466.

Pretty big bus with underbelly storage.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:53 PM   #427
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That's a favored transmission too. You going to buy it?
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:47 PM   #428
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I have bid on a few but have always been outbid at the end. I don't seem to have deep enough pockets!! If it goes somewhere under $2500.00 I may pick it up. Salem is fairly close at about 290 miles.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:03 PM   #429
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Put the engine/tranny and running gear in this from a newer school bus (or any truck for that matter) and it would be awesome!
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:20 PM   #430
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I have bid on a few but have always been outbid at the end. I don't seem to have deep enough pockets!! If it goes somewhere under $2500.00 I may pick it up. Salem is fairly close at about 290 miles.
I have that bus, its a DANDY! They're great.
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