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Old 02-09-2019, 02:21 PM   #21
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Auctions are looking better and better...
MY last one was around $4000 and that's the most I've ever bought a bus for.
The one before that was $1760.
I've only had so many because I keep selling them and finding nicer and nicer buses.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:37 PM   #22
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And... I read the GVWR on the wrong bus... (I need to look at my pictures more carefully!) The cutaway is only 9500 which is too little for my dreams...

My search continues! We'll find each other. <3
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:49 PM   #23
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It'll take time, but you'll get there. The biggest thing is that you're on the right track now.

I'd hate to see you fall in love with one, go through all the modifications you want, and then find out that it's all no good because it's overloaded or unsafe.

Patience and perseverance will win out.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:19 PM   #24
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That is in fact *exactly* what I first fell in love with. There was one at Western Bus Sales for $12,500 but it was sold before I could get her.

The one thing ... uncommon about mine is the Spicer 5-speed manual transmission. While they were factory available, they were not commonly bought - for the very same reason mine was surplussed. As it was stated by the bus barn manager "With the new ones being automatics, we can't get these old grannies to drive the sticks anymore".
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #25
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The one thing ... uncommon about mine is the Spicer 5-speed manual transmission. While they were factory available, they were not commonly bought - for the very same reason mine was surplussed. As it was stated by the bus barn manager "With the new ones being automatics, we can't get these old grannies to drive the sticks anymore".
I'm finding that a lot of the buses for sale in Canada have 5 speed standards in them - haven't counted, but I'd say half or more have the 5 speed
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:46 PM   #26
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I'm finding that a lot of the buses for sale in Canada have 5 speed standards in them - haven't counted, but I'd say half or more have the 5 speed
I love driving stick. No doubt it'll handle differently with the additional weight, but practice makes perfect.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:12 PM   #27
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I got this one for $1625. Prob what the dealer paid for that one they wanted 12k for.


They don't sell for more than a few grand at auctions.

AHHH! That's EXACTLY the type I want as an horse tow / SUV replacement for my wife.


I've found a few 8-window ones, but no 6-window - and my wife really, REALLY wants a 6-window one....
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:50 PM   #28
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1990 Ford vans had a 5 digit odometer. Therefore that 69,000 miles showing on the odometer could be 169K, 269K or 969K miles. Without documentation the world may never know!
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:08 PM   #29
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AHHH! That's EXACTLY the type I want as an horse tow / SUV replacement for my wife.


I've found a few 8-window ones, but no 6-window - and my wife really, REALLY wants a 6-window one....
Thomas sold em with as few as 5, like mine. Its a wee bit shorter than the IC 6 window. FWIW the IC rides and handles a lot more like a minivan. That may be worth noting if its going to be the wife's "suv".
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:03 PM   #30
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No one has asked you how much your Stage weighs. I would like to know the requirements for the stage. Will it be built from aluminum or steel? Will it fold up on the side? I would stay away from the cutaway style buses unless it was real cheep Thomas made quite a few Ford chassis 5 window busses with Cummins drive trains. Southern busses are rust free. Good luck
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