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Old 06-29-2017, 03:16 PM   #101
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Drop some heat (opinions) on this thing.

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:11 PM   #102
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Looks like a neat little cutaway. Mileage is reasonable, tires appear to have good tread.

The 6.5 GM diesel has a fair reputation for economy and reliability. Unfortunately it is really lacking on the power side. If you are ok with taking it slow that may be a good conversion candidate.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:19 PM   #103
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Looks like a neat little cutaway. Mileage is reasonable, tires appear to have good tread.

The 6.5 GM diesel has a fair reputation for economy and reliability. Unfortunately it is really lacking on the power side. If you are ok with taking it slow that may be a good conversion candidate.
I'd rather have a 6.0 in that chassis.
I've got no personal experience with the 6.5 but they're supposed to be pretty good, if a bit underpowered.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:29 PM   #104
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Yeah. 6.0 gas engine is what I had in mind initially.
They want 1700 for it.

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Yeah. 6.0 gas engine is what I had in mind initially.
They want 1700 for it.

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:37 PM   #106
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U didn't read listing ;-(

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:39 PM   #107
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I only read this part, my eyes didn't even see the bold lettering just below it.
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Bus #392, 2000 CHEVY COLLINS, 21 Passenger, 6.5 Diesel engine, automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, dual rear wheels, 122,373 miles. VIN: 1GBJG31F5Y1128958. This bus runs and drives. Clean Title.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:42 PM   #108
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All good. Messing with you.
Not sure I'll find anything cheaper than that though.

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:47 PM   #109
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Not much to go on other than the mileage, pics, and price.
Have you talked to anyone there about the condition?
The tires on one side in the rear look really good, and the other pretty worn. I'd definitely replace the two that are more shagged before undertaking a long journey. That's about all I can garner from the info that's there.
Cowlitzcoach knows way more about these 6.5's than about anyone on here. Maybe he'll chime in?
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:21 PM   #110
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Well. I have 4 days to decide. I wish someone near Dallas would go see it for me.

Spoke with mechanic on the phone. He basically said as far as he knew, no major problems. Since they had it, they don't use it much because no AC stock. Which makes me wonder if a bus from up north. Although I don't see much rust on the pics.


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