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Old 06-24-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Red face About to purchase 2000 International 8-window. Need sanity check please!

About to purchase 2000 International 8-window. Need sanity check please!
I've been hunting for months on surplus auctions and craigslist across the country and I believe I found my dream vehicle. And it's local! That never happens.

Would any of you kindly sanity check the price and any potential issues I might have glossed over in my excitement?

$4,500
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:02 PM   #3
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It would be better if it was cheaper--but MAYBE if you waited--and traveled -you could find something good for less-but it could turn out spending 2k to get a $2500 bus.
If the rubber is good-the body solid and its been maintained well, it might be a better deal in the long run. And its in front of you.
And you came to the wrong place to get talked OUT if buying a bus.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #4
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It would be better if it was cheaper--but MAYBE if you waited--and traveled -you could find something good for less-but it could turn out spending 2k to get a $2500 bus.
If the rubber is good-the body solid and its been maintained well, it might be a better deal in the long run. And its in front of you.
And you came to the wrong place to get talked OUT if buying a bus.
I have a similar feeling. My first post got chewed up into the ether but what I was trying to mention was I'd found a comparable bus on Public Surplus that went for $3200 but I know it would have cost me >$1000 and a huge headache to get it home.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #5
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Looks like a really sweet bus.
A little pricey to me, and I wouldn't want the factory air.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:18 AM   #6
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Great bus.

Got everything I would want in a short bus.

Air ride

Great brakes

DT 466

It looks rust free making it worth every penny.

What is the transmission?

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Old 06-25-2015, 02:50 AM   #7
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Looks like a really sweet bus.
A little pricey to me, and I wouldn't want the factory air.
I would just rip out the factory air along with the seats and stop arm, it's not useful from a skoolie perspective. Takes up space in the interior and requires the bus to be running for it to work.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:58 AM   #8
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Finding a bus in your backyard is worth at least $1000-2000. By the time you take time off of work, airfare, getting to bus from airport, food, fuel, any work required on the bus, you've dropped at least a grand. Plus that bus a high roof. Show up with cash and grind.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:42 PM   #9
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I bet there are no wheel-wells in that thing either.. Sexy rig.
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