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Old 10-14-2015, 09:38 PM   #1
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WTB short bus in WA

It's time! After debating back and forth on size of bus I decided my 'starter' skoolie should be a shorty. I already hit up Monroe, Kirkland, and Bellevue school bus depots and none are having auctions or retiring busses until next year. If I have to wait I'll wait, but if there's someone on here that has one sitting around/abandoned project/referrals/etc I'd love to keep it in the skoolie family!

- Diesel only, automatic
- Short bus only, No cutaways (Ford etc)
- Must be driveable enough to get back to Western Washington from wherever it is
- Must have a clear title, ready to transfer
- Windshield must be intact but otherwise broken passenger windows are AOK
- Bluebird body preferred but totally not required

If you know of anything that isn't ridiculously priced (plenty of "$7k" busses on my local CL ) please let me know! Super excited to start my project and hoping I won't have to sit on my hands all winter until the local auctions open in the summer of 2016.

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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You mean like this?
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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That'd be it!
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Like this one?

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Old 10-14-2015, 10:24 PM   #5
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How about this one in B'ham?
1992 International Diesel - SHORT BUS
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:28 PM   #6
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How about this one in B'ham?
1992 International Diesel - SHORT BUS
Already e-mailed the guy!
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Interesting to see a bus that old with such a tall roof.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:27 PM   #8
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How about this one in B'ham?
1992 International Diesel - SHORT BUS
Ok, guys! I can meet this one on Monday. I need opinions. How is the price? Is this a decent bus? I'm looking for a travel vehicle, intend to put lots of highway miles on it. It's more than I was anticipating spending on an initial bus purchase but if it's worth it I'll manage.

Over the phone the guy says it runs, drives, and stops well. No leaks found. Wheelchair lift works (with emergency shutoff still intact) and the seats are in great condition. I'll be able to drive it and poke around before purchase which is at least better than a sight-unseen auction. Still... I want to be armed with info.

And I'm not attached to it, so if this isn't the right bus/too expensive/whatever please tell me!
Thanks!
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http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/so-...rst-11647.html

Whatever answers are given are guesses at best. You and the seller have provided ZERO info. What are the miles, engine, transmission, rust, no rust, etc? $4900 sounds high to me but maybe it has 20k original miles.
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Ok, guys! I can meet this one on Monday. I need opinions. How is the price? Is this a decent bus? I'm looking for a travel vehicle, intend to put lots of highway miles on it. It's more than I was anticipating spending on an initial bus purchase but if it's worth it I'll manage.

Over the phone the guy says it runs, drives, and stops well. No leaks found. Wheelchair lift works (with emergency shutoff still intact) and the seats are in great condition. I'll be able to drive it and poke around before purchase which is at least better than a sight-unseen auction. Still... I want to be armed with info.

And I'm not attached to it, so if this isn't the right bus/too expensive/whatever please tell me!
Thanks!
I think it looks like a bulldog. One of the cooler styles I have seen. I think it would be a shame to ruin the lines of it by doing a roof raise.
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