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Old 04-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #11
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Don't waste your time. You can get a non-wrecked bus for not much more. You will be into that repair for thousands unless you use bubblegum and duct tape. The seller is looking for someone that needs the drivetrain. That's the only way to justify the price.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:15 PM   #12
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yep, what Cal said.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:18 PM   #13
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Wow, here in Ohio people make a good living by purchasing out of state wrecks repairing them and reselling with a salvage title. I always wondered why they went out of state to buy them.
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The mileage isn't high and the story is totally believable but the salvage title throws me off. I once went through all kinds of gyrations trying to clear one here in CT for a simple utility trailer and finally gave up, it was such a pain...
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:46 AM   #14
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Parts only folks.

Or

Buses are the most simple thing on the planet to swap vin numbers.

I would buy it, fix it, swap a vin off a rust bucket, and done.

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Old 05-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #15
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Parts only folks.

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Buses are the most simple thing on the planet to swap vin numbers.

I would buy it, fix it, swap a vin off a rust bucket, and done.

Nat

That might work in Canada but it is a felony in the US. When you have some backwoods PoPo crawling up your ass, why give them more ammo?
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:50 PM   #16
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CT is hardly back-woods, too. They share data with the DMVs of all the other states, they have historical databases on all the VINs, etc. I had a trailer inspected and they knew exactly where the multiple VINs were and checked them out to see if they matched. Plus I'd have to FIND and BUY an identical rust bucket to swap with because the VINs tell them the make and model.

I think I'll pass on the felony.
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Parts only folks.

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Buses are the most simple thing on the planet to swap vin numbers.

I would buy it, fix it, swap a vin off a rust bucket, and done.

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This happens all the time with classic cars. Its a loophole that can't be monitored.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:16 PM   #18
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Happens here with buses too. This company alone has over 40, 84 passenger flat noses. So sometimes at mid life one bus might get a bad fender bender. Many times the worst is the parking lot rash, but sometimes its like the one with the parking brake failure. Entire front end smashed. Another bus with a rusted out rear clip, So two buses get made into one.

Other factors like buses that only do dirt roads here will be wore out at half the service life of a bus that only did paved surfaces. It would still have a clean vin. So the bus with the front end damage could adopt the clean vin once repaired.

This is why I love rat rods. What vin would you like? Cabs are sometimes home made. Engine has a number, same with diff's transmission, ect.

However none of the under hood parts are required to be left original here in Alberta Canada. So again, what number would they want?

I love the few, unenforced loopholes left in the law system. But we are loosing more and more of them each day.

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