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Old 12-06-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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DT466 in a '01 E450 shorty

Hello skoolie commune! I am new to your site and have also caught the bug We have been searching for a E450 bus for some time and have narrowed our search down as much as we could. I came across one that apparently has a DT466 in it and its the first I have seen this engine in this body style before. Does this make sense to you guys? Plus, it has 213k miles and they are asking $3500. What is your initial thoughts when hearing this? I appreciate the help, love this page!
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:27 PM   #2
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First, shorties with a 466 are relatively rare. If it checks out mechanically, that's not such a bad price. That should give you the ability to pull hills easily as well as being able to drive fast (not recommended).
Nice find. Any photos?
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:57 PM   #3
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Nice! Hills are a big thing for us considering I am in coastal NorCal! lots of those around

so far, I just have this one photo but should be expecting more from the seller soon.

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:05 PM   #4
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Photobucket works well for uploading. Others report success with tapatalk.

It frequently takes a bit of effort to figure out how to upload.
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Here is the only pic I have so far. It seems photobucket cannot be used anymore due to terms or something. hopefully imgur works.

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Old 12-06-2017, 05:27 PM   #6
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man, you are right! uploading is difficult. hopefully it works this time.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:32 PM   #7
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I've been wrong before, but I'm certain there's no way that's a 466 in that van chassis. Unless its heavily modded.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:48 PM   #8
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I've been wrong before, but I'm certain there's no way that's a 466 in that van chassis. Unless its heavily modded.
My thoughts exactly.....
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:01 PM   #9
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I've been wrong before, but I'm certain there's no way that's a 466 in that van chassis. Unless its heavily modded.
That's why I thought I should ask. I would also be very surprised to hear that it would be a 466 in there as they had the bus listed as AmTran and its clearly a Thomas as per the logo. And I dont think it's modded, its being sold through First Student.

Do you guys have any recommendations for purchase sites? I gotta buy a bus in the next few weeks!
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a 466 is simply too large and heavy to even fit in any feasible way.
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