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Old 10-08-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Howdy

New guy, been a lurker for a good bit, love all the builds that yall have been doing. Trying to start my own, having a bit of trouble and luck....


Bought a bus before I really new what I wanted 1997 international 54 seater, found that it is a bit too small for our needs. For the hell of it a bid on another bus on govdeals … and won it! 2000 international 72 seater with a dt466 7.6L 100k miles. Picked the new bus up last week and drove it ~700 miles from Alabama to Virginia.


Now I have 2 buses sitting at my house, sure that the neighbors think I'm a nut job. I have not started ripping and tearing yet, my energy has been focused on selling the first bus, and other possessions to pay for the new bus. I will start a build thread soon!




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Old 10-08-2015, 10:58 AM   #2
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Welcome! --- And your neighbors are correct. Of course you are a "nut job"...why else would you be here?

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“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:21 PM   #4
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....or you wouldn’t have come here....
you got that right!!!

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Certain parts of Richmond would really hate you
And you are right.... but i live just outside the city, so i should be ok. but i do fear the county folks and their pitch forks and torches.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:42 PM   #6
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Won is an awful strong word lol
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:22 PM   #7
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Honestly... this is kinda how it went.


I told myself that I will bid on this bus up to “X” dollars, “X” dollars came and it was not at the reserve... so I bid a bit more. Then another dude or dudette started biding at the 3 minute mark, resetting the timer (I dont know how they get away with that). So I figure I would bid a 25 here and there just to see what the reserve was.... yeah my last bid, WELL over what I wanted to pay, and the other dude stopped bidding.


I sat and watched the timer run out at about 1500 over... but I did get the bus I wanted, right size, engine in the front, ZERO rust (that I can see), has a back door, no side door to mess with, runs real good (small transmission leak that I will need to fix), and lowish miles.


Not complaining at all, I did spend more than I wanted, but my mind is racing with all the things I am going to do to her...and she is gonna like it
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:45 AM   #8
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If a rig is "right"...a few extra bucks up front will save you a ton in time, money & headaches as you build. Congrats!

Can't begin to tell you how many "super sweet deals" I've seen turn into nightmares. They were just about all dirt cheap for a reason.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:19 AM   #9
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Thanks Tango... we were trying to go cheap, and the wife has scolded me a few times, but we are planning on living in this thing one day so the little extra might be for the good.

i did just order some ospho preemptively for the floor based on what i have been reading here!!
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:17 PM   #10
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"..my mind is racing with all the things I am going to do to her...and she is gonna like it".

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