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Old 03-14-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Looking for an opinion too

I'm considering this TC2000...





Cummins 5.9, air brakes, 4.44 rear end...

I'm just a little concerned about the cancer, (rust), around the wheel wells...
The vehicle is a bit out of the way for me to have gone and looked at it,
so all I have are the pictures to go by....

Anybody have any opinions ???
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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I think you should buy that bus, but that door on the right side looks really bad. Close it in. I know someone that would take that ugly door off your hands.

Seriously, if the rust is bad, I would pass. You will always be fighting it. Unless you are getting it for dirt cheap, look for a bus from the south or southwest. Mine came from Arizona and there is no rust. I have looked at many sites where people are cutting out the cancer and replacing frame sections (MCI type busses) and I think of all that time bringing the bus to normal condition that could be used for the conversion. They do make something that stops the rust called POR 15 or something like that if you decide to buy the bus.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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That is a very nice spot for that lift door. Most of the longer tc's seem to have rear lift doors. Probably cause that way they are out of the way and walk on passengers won't be tripping over the securment straps in the floor. I like rear lifts for many reasons and that is one of them. But for a skoolie front lift door in my opinion the way to go.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Well, here are some better pictures of the rust that have me all concerned:







I like the under body storage boxes.... But that rust is just scaring me...
And oh yea, it has an MT643...
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:39 AM   #5
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That's not rust, it's cancer. I would pass. Every nut and bolt is probably the same way. Think how hard it will be every time you want to work on something.
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Definetly pass, my bus is three times older and doesn't have rust like that, hold out and you will find a much better bus.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:23 AM   #7
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Yeah... Like I said, the rust was scaring me....
Had a lot of nice stuff on it, and I was really liking that 4.44 rear end....
Bummer.... Did I tell you it has a tilt steering wheel too....
Grrrrr.... I don't think I can handle that rust, POR 15 or not...
AND a cold weather package.... ARRRRRRGHHHHH....
It sort of hurts.... But that RUST!!!.... I dunno....
Maybe they'll give it away for 1200.....
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Act in haste, repent at leisure! It's tough to wait for the right bus to come along, but I'm with these guys. . .save yer money for the RIGHT one and I don't think this one is it.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:07 AM   #9
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Internal block heater..... SIGHHHHH

Tow hitch too..... WAHHHHHHHH
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i bought my first bus on an impulse! I was extraordinarily happy.

If the price was right, i wouldn't pass this bus up just because of the rust around the wheel wells.....it's pretty bad rust though!

body work on a bus is pretty easy...mostly because it doesn't have to look like a cadillac when you're done. The big concern would be if you start to find other parts of the bus that are rusting through....like the floor. At some point you could end up doing major surgery.
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