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Old 09-15-2016, 03:13 PM   #741
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Came across this:

https://www.renebates.com/a_list.php?id=283&cat=127

Looks like there might be some good busses in that lot. Usually the biding on this site does not get too out of hand.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:44 PM   #742
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Thanks. I'm gonna bid on one of those!
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:00 AM   #743
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Just noticed that Public Surplus is listing 2 Crown/Carpenter 84 passenger
Buses for auction in East Wenatchee which is the dryer part of Washington.
They both have around 250,000 mile on them but have the 8.3l Cummins
motor and the Allison 647 transmission and lots of under belly storage.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #744
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Just noticed that Public Surplus is listing 2 Crown/Carpenter 84 passenger
Buses for auction in East Wenatchee which is the dryer part of Washington.
They both have around 250,000 mile on them but have the 8.3l Cummins
motor and the Allison 647 transmission and lots of under belly storage.
Public Surplus: Auction #1672809

These buses are a few hours from me and really have my attention.

I did a bit of checking and found that there is really no "Crown" in a 1994 Crown by Carpenter. They are built on a Spartan chassis. Per Wikipedia: In 1994, after failing to meet expectations, the Coach was replaced by a rear-engined version of the Counselor, while retaining a Spartan Motors chassis.

What can you all tell me about these buses compared to Blubird RE? Gillig?

These do have Cummins 8.3 mechanical engines and MT-647 trannys. The only thing I would like more would be an MD3060....

Another random question: Why does a bus that lives in the desert have so much rust?
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:36 PM   #745
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sure a ton of rust on the bottom half but not so much the top.. makes me wonder if the busses were flooded at one time?

also a 22 year old bus may not have been owned by the same district the whole time.. they couldve been seattle busses then sold at 10-15 years to the current district ..

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Old 09-19-2016, 01:52 PM   #746
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sure a ton of rust on the bottom half but not so much the top.. makes me wonder if the busses were flooded at one time?

also a 22 year old bus may not have been owned by the same district the whole time.. they couldve been seattle busses then sold at 10-15 years to the current district ..

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Very true. We just bought a Seattle bus and found that it had spent most of its life in So Cal.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:52 PM   #747
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Someone buy this.
1996 International Race Car Hauler

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...639&acctid=886

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Old 09-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #748
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that one will bering some $$$.. racing is Huge in ohio / michigan / indiana.. esp small-medium racing.. defiance is a tough area for road salt though... ive driven in some killer snowstorms over the years through that area..

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2001 thomas rear engine for sale in wytheville va. cat motor md 3960 trans. 12 window,wabasso heater. 120000 m, minor rust. asking 5000. but taking offers and they want it gone. pics on the facebook page.
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