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Old 12-09-2017, 08:40 PM   #11
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You Did!?!
are you saying this surplus place in CO is legit?
(my partner and i are in need of exactly that kind of deal! & are ready to get out of MN to find our bus)
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Not just in Colorado. I recently got a 466 shorty in great, rust free shape from Texas. It cost more than 4k after taxes and fees, but at a dealer would be ten grand or more.
Public Surplus and GovDeals. Look on those sites and stay patient and vigilant.

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215hp DT466, Allison 2000, and AC!
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #12
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Not just in Colorado. I recently got a 466 shorty in great, rust free shape from Texas. It cost more than 4k after taxes and fees, but at a dealer would be ten grand or more.
Public Surplus and GovDeals. Look on those sites and stay patient and vigilant.

It can take a while, and this isn't the best time of year but he is right.

It took me a few months and while the waiting was a bit frustrating I am pleased now.

In about three months of scouring every auction site, every day, I placed only two bids. Lost one, but they are buses and another one comes along in a minute. Won the second one.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:04 AM   #13
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I have a 28' 7 window skoolie.dont know if it qualifies as a shortie or not but it gets just a hare over 10 mpg with a international dt360 and a spicer 5 speed manual transmission. I would say to look for any bus that is in good condition and fits your needs.i would stay with a dt360/466 , 5.9 cummins or t444e.all very common and tried and true,though there are others.
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