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Old 02-22-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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Opinions on rust?

Well, normally people day don't link a bus you want, but anyone has probably seen this one already....im really liking this bus, and am currently winning the bod, but would like a second (or third or 4th) opinion about the rust I may be getting myself Into.

I was unable to get pictures of the underside, and only have the interior shot of the stairs to base my judgement off of. Should seeing this rust on the stairs and dash be a warning that the undercarriage could be pretty bad? I'm expecting rust, just not sure how bad it could be. Didn't see any rust around wheels and lug nuts so that seemed promising

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Old 02-22-2018, 08:08 AM   #2
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From the pics, Id buy it if I were looking.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:12 AM   #3
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Well, normally people day don't link a bus you want, but anyone has probably seen this one already....im really liking this bus, and am currently winning the bod, but would like a second (or third or 4th) opinion about the rust I may be getting myself Into.

I was unable to get pictures of the underside, and only have the interior shot of the stairs to base my judgement off of. Should seeing this rust on the stairs and dash be a warning that the undercarriage could be pretty bad? I'm expecting rust, just not sure how bad it could be. Didn't see any rust around wheels and lug nuts so that seemed promising

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...270&acctid=898
Good luck...interesting it's restricted to US...but looks good...Idk if it states where it's from...lots of the TX coastal towns flooded during Harvey...lots of northern states use metal devouring chemicals on their roads

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:14 AM   #4
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It's in Missouri, North West area. I'm thinking this could be the one if price stays right. I expect rust and to do some treating underneath it, just hoping it's not too bad
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:39 AM   #5
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When I lived in Missouri I was amazed at how fast things rusted. Then I moved to Florida, holy hell I'm amazed I haven't started rusting myself.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:12 AM   #6
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Opinion?...rust sucks. Just had a Galveston School District bus on the local news last night. Parents of the kids had videoed the incredible amount of rust on it speaking out with their safety concerns. Looked like it could collapse any minute. Spending it's life pretty much on the beach in salt air takes its' toll...rapidly. Go inland thirty miles and it's not a problem.
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Opinion?...rust sucks. Just had a Galveston School District bus on the local news last night. Parents of the kids had videoed the incredible amount of rust on it speaking out with their safety concerns. Looked like it could collapse any minute. Spending it's life pretty much on the beach in salt air takes its' toll...rapidly. Go inland thirty miles and it's not a problem.
Possibly flooded?

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Old 02-22-2018, 12:20 PM   #8
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it looks like that school isn't afraid to run their rigs in the slop. did you notice the set of chains on the bus parked next to yours? I would suspect a fair amount of rust on this one.

where I'm from in the northeast, school gets cancelled if the weatherman says we might get a dusting. in fact I have never seen a set of chains on a bus in my area.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:37 PM   #9
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Bus is outside KC my Bluebird came from an adjoining district (Independence) has about the same mileage the only rust it has is the lower two steps seems to be little if any on the underside or the frame.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:07 PM   #10
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Bus is outside KC my Bluebird came from an adjoining district (Independence) has about the same mileage the only rust it has is the lower two steps seems to be little if any on the underside or the frame.
you are awesome. hopefully this school district took similar care of their buses as yours did.

if it stays within my budget and doesnt jump 7.5k the last day like the last one i bid on, this may be my bus
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