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Old 01-30-2018, 07:10 PM   #1
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1984 Eagle Bus

Hey everyone! My wife and I have been in the process for almost a year of looking into a Skokie conversion. During my search for a bus, we ran across a 1984 Eagle Bus. Spoke with owner who is selling it. He says it run great. Only 174,000 miles. My wife and I live in Missouri and the Bus is located in Alabama. The guys is asking $5000. Help me out. What other questions should I be asking about the bus. What should I be worried or cations about! I have spent hundreds of hours reading threads from everyone and Iím grateful for all the expertise and input from everyone. Looking for any help or advice I can get. Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but if that runs and drives it would appear to be a really good deal unless there is some major malfunction with the bus yet to be discovered. I'd expect to see that bus for sale at $18 -20K, but I don't appraise buses.

If that's they type of bus you want, I'm guessing that's a pretty good deal at $5K.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:33 PM   #3
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A little more info. Please.
Motor,transmission and location.
Depending on your state your regular driver's license might not allow you to drive it.
Might need to upgrade your license unless it is already titled an RV
For example my regular license is only good up to 26,001 pounds.
I like the looks and depending on the motor and tranny I think it would be great.
The older stuff is getting harder to find a mechanic that knows how to work on them.
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For 5k I'm guessing its gas powered, but with any luck I'm wrong!
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Gasser? I take it back. Who would put a huge gas engine in one of those? That's silly. It does make sense about how low the price is though.

Worth an engine swap?
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I’m nervous because that price seems just ridiculously low of something isn’t wrong with it. Got to call the owner back tomorrow before I make the 600 mile trip

It is a v8 Detroit diesel .
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I’m located in Missouri and the bus is located in Alabama.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:21 PM   #8
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an 8V71 detroit in good shape is a runner!! lots of the guys with old greyhound busses running those all over the place
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I think I'd buy a one way ticket to the bus with $5k in my pocket. Well, you're going to need gas money.

If you can test drive that bus for at least an hour so you can get the temperature up before laying down the cash it would be really good. It sounds like a sweetheart deal though, with the diesel. At $5k I'd even consider putting another engine in it.

Try asking the guy point blank "What's wrong with it?". For all the influence I've got over your budget, I say buy it.. It looks cool.

Are you looking for a road machine?
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A big 2-cycle diesel? Some folks swear by those. Detroit Diesel has a pretty good reputation and the 71 series was introduced around the same time they invented trees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_Series_71
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