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Old 09-02-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Any Schoolies for sale?!!!

From Ann Arbor Michigan, with love. My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a full sized off-the-grid/or similar schoolie to live and travel in year round. If any one has any ideas on where to purchase a reasonable priced full size blue bird school bus/Schoolie. we would love to hear about them. Aloha
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:05 AM   #2
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Don't buy one from your neck of the woods. The rust will be horrible.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:04 AM   #3
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Don't buy one from your neck of the woods. The rust will be horrible.
THis is true^

I took some friends to look at a bus for sale locally. a 98 Bluebird from Michigan. TOTAL rust bucket. Even the wheels were actually looking like they may rust through!
Being from Florida, I've seen plenty of rust. But what comes out of Michigan and Ohio makes Fl buses look like they're from the desert.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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Don't buy one from Ontario either....unless it's been parked inside it's whole life, lots of salt damage.
Mines a three tone, RUST WITH A BIT OF YELLOW AND BLACK PAINT! ....I already new that when I bought it, I don't plan on keeping it more than a half dozen years.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #5
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From Ann Arbor Michigan, with love. My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a full sized off-the-grid/or similar schoolie to live and travel in year round. If any one has any ideas on where to purchase a reasonable priced full size blue bird school bus/Schoolie. we would love to hear about them. Aloha
When I was looking for a bus to buy (by merely searching "School Bus" on Craigslist) I saw probably 4 or 5 completely converted or partially converted buses over the course of about a month and a half. The partially converted ones were selling for almost the same as unconverted ones. Fully converted buses were still pretty cheap (all were under $10k). So if you want to skip doing the work yourself I would just check Craigslist first as converted buses don't really hold value and you can get one for a reasonable price.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:49 AM   #6
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Most buses that are already converted are not worth owning.

Too many short cuts, low quality / wrong materials used, lay out is wrong, ect.

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Old 09-04-2015, 09:21 AM   #7
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thank you

We would like to thank everybody that commented on our post a couple days ago. Good to know info.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:55 PM   #8
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Thank you. We found a bus from this sight that should get the job done,a good starter with a very simple conversion. Great to spend some time on. Then redo
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