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Old 08-03-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hello from Northern British Columbia

I live in Prince George and there are buses for sale 500 to 600 km away. I'm wondering if there is anyone near Terrace BC that could check out these buses for me. Also if I buy the 2 1997 International "smiley" buses I need a storage space. All help welcome.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:49 PM   #2
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Hey bud! Don't know anyone up that way but based on snowfall I hear its a great destination for when I get the sleds ready and the Cdn Toy Hauler on the road!
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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Last being strange winter started late and finished early. People still were able to use their sleds.

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Old 08-05-2016, 04:58 PM   #4
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Hello again, I just got off the first phone call with the guy that has the 2 "twin" busses. Both buses are far from an MVI. The seller figures I can truck them to where I am then "play" with them to get 1 running. Not a drive/fly there to drive home. He said it may cost 5000.00 to get 1 through MVI. 😣

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Old 08-09-2016, 09:36 PM   #5
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I have been in contact with a fellow that has a 1974 chevrolet 7 window for sale. Is there anything I should be looking for when I look at it that would be a deal breaker.

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Old 08-12-2016, 10:37 PM   #6
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In my research figured out a 13 digit vin, did not see any pictures of this size or style. Figured out this bus shares mid size Chevrolet truck parts. Figured out insurance and loan payments. Starting late in life, lol

The adventure begins.
My first vehicle purchase, my first skoolie. Learning so much, what a learning curve.
Anyway, planning a long greyhound bus trip (20+hrs)
Pictures to come.


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Old 08-13-2016, 06:50 AM   #7
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Following your thread as Im hoping to grab my skoolie late this fall and I'll be a single female going in blind and mostly not-so-smart mechanically.
Ive been told, Im not sure how accurately, to try and get an ex school board bus in, BC especially. Apparently they are very well maintained and generally pretty cheap as they are retired at 10-15 yrs.
They also don't get picked up as crummies much like they do here in AB (Im from BC...born in PG actually)

Im hoping to possibly score one of these at auction.
Not sure if that helps you at all?
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:41 PM   #8
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My new to me bus.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2e...w?usp=drivesdk

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:31 PM   #9
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That's a sweet looking bus! Do you have any specs? Engine, transmission, etc..?
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:40 PM   #10
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Chev 350 on propane, automatic, wheel chair lift
This picture does not show the rust lol

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