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Old 01-22-2018, 10:36 PM   #1
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Started my search for a Short Bus and found this

Any thoughts on this bugger?

I sent off an email asking about engine and tranny type as well as if there is rust or mold.

Curious if something like this would pull a small trailer.

I have read that some of the shorties/ cutaways already put a lot of strain on brakes, engine and transmission with out all the added weight of the build


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Old 01-22-2018, 11:04 PM   #2
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Do you have a vin number? I'm not the most knowledgeable but I think they need more info before knowing about towing. Unless that bus had a common build
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:08 PM   #3
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Do you have a vin number? I'm not the most knowledgeable but I think they need more info before knowing about towing. Unless that bus had a common build


Good point, I will see if I can get it from the guy...or girl


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What are your plans s for it? Keep interior as is or redo all / some?
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Any thoughts on this bugger?

I sent off an email asking about engine and tranny type as well as if there is rust or mold.

Curious if something like this would pull a small trailer.

I have read that some of the shorties/ cutaways already put a lot of strain on brakes, engine and transmission with out all the added weight of the build


https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d...468191446.html


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At that price? The seller is dreaming. Looks like about a $1500 bus to me.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:46 PM   #6
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What are your plans s for it? Keep interior as is or redo all / some?

Shootz, I have not thought that far ahead really. I suppose I will have to make it my own where and when I can.



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At that price? The seller is dreaming. Looks like about a $1500 bus to me.

Fair enough. Care to elaborate?


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Looks dirty, looks like its seen better days. Buses like that sell at auction for like $400-$2000 on a really good day.
$4500 will get you a REALLY nice bus.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:22 AM   #9
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I have been looking on Craigslist in OR and CA mostly and have not seen anything cheaper than this so far. The low mileage on this one looked appealing despite being a bit beat up.

I am not familiar with auctions and how they work when it comes to inspection or if there is one close to me. Flying across the country only to be disappointed and coming back empty handed is not in my budget.

I was however going to start looking into near by school districts once I get situated at my next stop.

Thanks for your thoughts!
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IDK what it will end up selling for, but this looks to be a hell of nice mini bus-
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...20&acctid=3164
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