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Old 07-24-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Where did you get your bus.

Hello skoolies,
I have been stalking this site for a bit now and decided to join.... you see i to have bus fever.
I am looking to buy a bus for conversion this is what i am looking for
Diesel, automatic tranny, 54 pass or above, from about 1990 to 1997 ish
i have been perusing ebay motors alittle ... seems spendy
so Where did u get your bus
and what are some good websites to watch for a deal
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

yeah thanks craiglist was a bit weird to navigate

... tempest is alot better
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

Government auction. Specifically, ebid.nashville.gov/auction. Lucked out and found a cheap bookmobile for sale. Bought it last August. Been living in it since March.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:09 PM   #4
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

i like the conventional look more<not flat nosed> but yeah that is a good deal ...i think i could warm up to a flat nose bus for the right price...:}
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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i got mine thought the school at the end off the yr best buys are thought them i got a 94 flat nose with only 35000 miles on it was thought the albama schools,so check your local schools or county,,,also check with them ,to see what axles they have under them,some states have busess with heavy axles under them and i find that is the best way to go,...
tenn,albama,md,ark,cal, ,,,heavy duty axles
GA,fla.miss,tex. light duty axles

and go for a blue bird,,,genniss are crap,, thomas is semi ok,wards are junk,,i have had all these,bb is the best build besides a crown bus but there in cal and the west cost....hope i don't hurt anybody felling,on how i feel about diff busess,BUT
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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well iam from Ga,so watch out,,,,,, thats why i got mine out of state ,,,, butch of wipes here in this state


so watch out smithy when i come rolling thought,,,,,your state hehehehehe
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:02 PM   #7
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im in west texas' the panhandle' but will travel about 1000 miles to get the right bus
thanx for the tip about the axles
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:49 AM   #8
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http://www.firststudentinc.com/pre-owned-used-bus-sales
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

yeah im going to call that guy on monday...... errr tomorrow
is $2500.00 steep... cuz my friends said i should pay like a grand
How much did u pay for your bus?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:33 PM   #10
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2500.00 is not bad,, if it has not been run to death,check the miles on it, if lower than 150,000 a good motor will last you for yrs.i had a gas burner with a 5 speed when i live in alaska,it was a dog on hills,but would ran like a rape ape on the flats,so this time i got a diesel and an automatic .and a flat nose ,,runs good all the way around.................i live in the mtns of north Ga so i do alot of climing here in ga tenn,nc.






the old saying is,,,,,,you get what you pay for.


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