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Old 08-11-2017, 08:19 PM   #11
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The 8.3 with the 3060 would be awesome. What kind of miles and body?
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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All new tires is about 1800$ if you can get it cheap enough do it. Is that cummins with the 3060 on an auction?
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:33 PM   #13
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I usually don't even worry about the tires as long as they'll get me and the bus home.
I'd rather have a sweet bus with crap tires than a crappy bus on brand new Michelins.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:30 AM   #14
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Another option... Maybe.

EastCoast- good advice.
We'll see what's to come of it.

Until then, what do ya'll think of this thing??

https://www.copart.com/lot/35832627/
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:35 AM   #15
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also with tires.. if they will get you home safely.. dont replace them till you are ready to travel... if you are going to take a couple years to convert then the cost of tires is something to save for.. putting them on right away means that you have 2 years of tires to dry rot or get flat spots.. or god forbid something happens and you need to quit the project.. so buy the bus, drive it home.. convert it then go get tires..

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also with tires.. if they will get you home safely.. dont replace them till you are ready to travel... if you are going to take a couple years to convert then the cost of tires is something to save for.. putting them on right away means that you have 2 years of tires to dry rot or get flat spots.. or god forbid something happens and you need to quit the project.. so buy the bus, drive it home.. convert it then go get tires..

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Yes! perfectly put!
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #17
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EastCoast- good advice.
We'll see what's to come of it.

Until then, what do ya'll think of this thing??

https://www.copart.com/lot/35832627/
One door is on the floor, it would need some manner of door repair. Seat belt wrapped around the steering wheel indicates it was towed to where it sits - does it have mechanical problems? I see some body damage in the photo. I'm also told these style of bus bodies are prone to rusting out and there's no way to fix them (yes, I know the skin may be fiberglass but the skeleton is steel, which is what rusts out). You'll want to check it thoroughly for rust, which is fairly likely in MD.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:09 PM   #18
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all the black on the back makes me wonder if it was blowing oil out the exhaust more than normal?

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:24 PM   #19
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Yea, probs not.

Christopher - thanks for taking the time to write that.
Totally makes sense, will take your advice on that.

Not sure about our time line yet. Still need a bus!

Also, not really into the limo bus.
It was offered to us from the mechanic that had the CAT pusher.
$1,500 IF we drive to get it. Otherwise, he wants $3,000.

Putting all of our good vibes and energy on the Blue Bird.
Weighing out our options. It's fun learning about all of the different kinds of busses.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:32 PM   #20
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My father and I have purchased countless vehicles from copart over the past 20+ years. They sell mostly insurance vehicles. Many times we have driven across country to pick up a vehicle just to find out that it was worthless. That point you have to pay Copart to resell it again. Some great deals can be had there but be aware that you can lose your tail really fast.

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