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Old 10-30-2015, 09:11 PM   #1
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On a whim I submitted a sealed bid

now I own a 91 Thomas. Not really sure what I've got myself into or even what I've actually purchased. Didn't think my bid would take it. But I'm digging into the seat removal threads to gather ideas for tools, so I'm ready when I bring her home!
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:46 PM   #2
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welcome and remember eye and ear protection at all times.....and the whole "here hold my beer" isnt the best option, while in deconstruction mode


and "we need pictures...for proof of life"
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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I live on 40 acres in a twp without a lot of hassles regarding vehicles. Didn't really think out the insurance part, but I've started reading about the progress I need to have made to get the bus ready for a RV changeover.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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So what do you actually have into it?
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:44 PM   #6
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Winning bid

$801.00 was the winning bid.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:46 PM   #7
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If it's in good mechanical shape, I think you got the deal of the century!
What I would call scrap goes for $1400 around here
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:52 PM   #8
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If it's in good mechanical shape, I think you got the deal of the century!
What I would call scrap goes for $1400 around here
One of the drivers told me they just got rid of it because it couldn't pass the State Police inspection. Mechanically good but with some body issues. I figured I could scrap it if all else failed.
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looks like a giant pterodactyl pooped on the hood
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:36 AM   #10
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looks like a giant pterodactyl pooped on the hood
Yeah, not really sure what happened there. The whole front end is discolored that way. Haven't had a chance to look at anything closely yet. I'll find out soon though, have to get it out of the yard this week.
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