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Old 07-24-2017, 09:36 PM   #11
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VIN decoder shows 3126 Cat engine, 78" headroom "cab". Air brakes. No idea the transmission. Photos show rear tires looking a bit worn.

What part of the country you from? There's a "dealer" near me who is looking to move the last of his inventory because he's got about 100 buses coming in soon; he needs to make room for 'em. Some may need a little work but he's willing to wheel-and-deal. Late 90's/early 2000's IH buses for $1000-1500. He's close to Atlanta. I need to get down to him and see what he's got (I don't need another bus but I do want to re-gear mine and he may have parts I can use).


I'm located in south east Idaho and the bus is in eastern Washington. Would like to find something within a days drive if at all possible. Since it has a cat engine I might just have to take. Hard pass. the search continues...
Thanks for the info on the bus though.


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Old 07-25-2017, 09:40 AM   #12
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I'm located in south east Idaho and the bus is in eastern Washington. Would like to find something within a days drive if at all possible. Since it has a cat engine I might just have to take. Hard pass. the search continues...
Thanks for the info on the bus though.


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Old 07-25-2017, 09:52 AM   #13
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Sweet! a 24 valve cummins! Get that and add a 2000 series allison on behind it and you got the perfect bus. check out this thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ion-18188.html
So where at in southeast Idaho? I live in Mud Lake.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:14 AM   #14
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Sweet! a 24 valve cummins! Get that and add a 2000 series allison on behind it and you got the perfect bus. check out this thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ion-18188.html
So where at in southeast Idaho? I live in Mud Lake.
He has MD3060 trans, which is one of the best. 5 speed stock with a 6-th available through software upgrade.

I have same motor/trans. Nice package.
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:41 PM   #15
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Sweet! a 24 valve cummins! Get that and add a 2000 series allison on behind it and you got the perfect bus. check out this thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ion-18188.html
So where at in southeast Idaho? I live in Mud Lake.


I'm just over in Twin Falls. Been looking for the right bus for a while and if it checks out this one is pretty close. Thoughts on the price?


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He has MD3060 trans, which is one of the best. 5 speed stock with a 6-th available through software upgrade.



I have same motor/trans. Nice package.


Curious, did you unlock 6th gear and if so did it allow you to drive at/near freeway speeds and does it help with the fuel mileage?


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