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Old 04-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #201
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Re: 84 Thomas - The Yankeflyer

hope people realize what a great drive train you have there..
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what it would cost just to change out the rear end like you did...

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #202
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Re: 84 Thomas - The Yankeflyer

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

There are three of these buses on ebay - Chey49 ya thanks - swapping out the axle was a team effort. I have too many projects but the starting bid for the buses is 2000 bucks - there may be a good deal there.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #203
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These CNG John Deer powered Bluebirds would make a great project bus - wish I could afford one. Oh ya all the bidders exept one are first time bidders and the bidding is at $2300 and less on the buses.




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Old 05-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #204
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With one day to go the bidding is going up
Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,575.00 May-21-12 20:31:15 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $3,525.00 May-21-12 16:04:26 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,500.00 May-21-12 20:26:40 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,000.00 May-21-12 20:26:29 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,500.00 May-21-12 18:30:33 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,400.00 May-20-12 22:22:10 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,400.00 May-21-12 13:48:53 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,350.00 May-21-12 13:48:34 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $2,300.00 May-20-12 15:32:41 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,300.00 May-20-12 22:21:58 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $2,200.00 May-17-12 19:18:12 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,200.00 May-20-12 22:21:41 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,100.00 May-20-12 22:21:25 PDT

Starting Price US $1,999.95 May-16-12 13:37:07 PDT
One is still under 3000 but not by much, the newbys are hanging in there.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...item3f17a3e54f
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #205
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Wow tomorrow four people get their dream bus. My dream bus and tow car 2004.
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Re: 84 Thomas - The Yankeflyer

So will you get another down the road?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #207
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$3500 to $3800 is the going going gone price right now with about three and a half hours to go. If your bidding on one of these you probley don`t appreciate the my interest but these buses are the best skoolie package for a project I`ve seen yet. If I had $4000 I would try and get one and its not like I don`t have one.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #208
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Two are over $4000

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:31 AM   #209
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Well the bidding was pretty furious at the end-most of the bidders were brand-new eBayers just for this auction
I didn't keep track of the other two buses but I'm guessing they went for pretty much the same price as these two kind of expensive by in. But to be able to operate at least in my part of the country for under two dollars a gallon fuel costs.
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Member Id: r***c( 46) US $6,995.00 May-23-12 14:07:57 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $6,895.00 May-23-12 14:08:47 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $6,775.00 May-23-12 14:03:57 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $6,700.00 May-23-12 14:08:22 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $6,575.00 May-23-12 13:56:56 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $6,400.00 May-23-12 14:08:10 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $6,275.00 May-23-12 13:52:29 PDT
Member Id: 3***v( 195) US $6,200.00 May-23-12 14:05:13 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $6,000.00 May-23-12 13:46:38 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $5,200.00 May-23-12 13:50:21 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $5,000.00 May-23-12 13:48:12 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $4,900.00 May-23-12 13:48:00 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $4,800.00 May-23-12 13:47:45 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $4,675.00 May-23-12 11:43:08 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $4,500.00 May-23-12 11:38:53 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $4,475.00 May-23-12 11:42:19 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $4,275.00 May-23-12 11:41:31 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $4,025.00 May-23-12 11:38:25 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $4,000.00 May-23-12 10:22:32 PDT
Member Id: r***c( 46) US $3,525.00 May-22-12 11:55:54 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,500.00 May-22-12 09:56:55 PDT
Member Id: v***3( 22 US $3,001.00 May-22-12 09:31:36 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,000.00 May-21-12 20:26:06 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $2,900.00 May-21-12 20:25:31 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,800.00 May-21-12 18:42:20 PDT
Member Id: g***d( 0 ) US $2,700.00 May-21-12 20:25:19 PDT
Member Id: 9***1( 0 ) US $2,500.00 May-21-12 18:22:52 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,500.00 May-21-12 18:31:55 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,400.00 May-21-12 13:51:12 PDT
Member Id: 9***1( 0 ) US $2,400.00 May-21-12 18:22:38 PDT
Member Id: 9***1( 0 ) US $2,350.00 May-21-12 18:22:24 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,300.00 May-18-12 14:23:54 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,300.00 May-21-12 13:50:56 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $2,200.00 May-17-12 19:24:44 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,100.00 May-18-12 14:23:43 PDT

Starting Price US $1,999.95 May-16-12 14:08:48 PDT
Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $7,275.00 May-23-12 13:36:57 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $7,200.00 May-23-12 13:37:04 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $6,775.00 May-23-12 13:34:26 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $6,500.00 May-23-12 13:34:03 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $6,275.00 May-23-12 13:32:49 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $6,000.00 May-23-12 13:32:26 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $5,775.00 May-23-12 13:32:07 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $5,500.00 May-23-12 13:31:21 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $5,275.00 May-23-12 13:29:26 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $5,000.00 May-23-12 13:28:12 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $4,675.00 May-23-12 10:20:21 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $4,500.00 May-21-12 20:31:15 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $4,475.00 May-23-12 10:19:39 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $4,275.00 May-23-12 10:19:15 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $4,025.00 May-23-12 10:18:39 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $3,750.00 May-23-12 07:34:12 PDT
Member Id: a***r( 0 ) US $3,625.00 May-22-12 23:01:04 PDT
Member Id: 1***h( 1 ) US $3,525.00 May-21-12 16:04:26 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,500.00 May-21-12 20:26:40 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $3,000.00 May-21-12 20:26:29 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,500.00 May-21-12 18:30:33 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,400.00 May-20-12 22:22:10 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,400.00 May-21-12 13:48:53 PDT
Member Id: 5***6( 409) US $2,350.00 May-21-12 13:48:34 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $2,300.00 May-20-12 15:32:41 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,300.00 May-20-12 22:21:58 PDT
Member Id: o***c( 1 ) US $2,200.00 May-17-12 19:18:12 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,200.00 May-20-12 22:21:41 PDT
Member Id: t***e( 1 ) US $2,100.00 May-20-12 22:21:25 PDT

Starting Price US $1,999.95 May-16-12 13:37:07 PDT
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #210
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So will you get another down the road?
Begs the question it does, is the future the makings of my plan or is it me scrapping to make my world, work in this world.

So as I ponder my future - Those CNG buses went for way more than I would have guessed. Still those buses are what I want my bus to be. Old Cat engines like mine can only run 50 to 60% CNG and thats just not good enough. So maybe I need to learn how to make my 3208 T run on CNG only.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #211
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have a dark orange version of your cat. His name is Marmalade, he thinks he is a dog
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #212
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Funny you should say he thinks he`s a dog , my new cat will come to me if I whisle. The white cat liked to use the horse shoe pits as his personal litter box. I thought it was kind of funny but old Gabe took it personal and the white cat just disapeared one day. Any time I`m at one place long enough a cat or kitten just shows up one day. This latest one is pure bread barn cat , I just call him cat.
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Such a look of expectation--I hope he has a long and mouse filled life!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #214
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Starts right up and is ready to go - I should drive it up to North Dakota where they are desperate for housing. Its boom town up there.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #215
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I just know one of these buses is going to show up here to show their skoolie progress.

Factory CNG and the most affordable fuel in my area , at 1.89 gal.
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The CNG conversion is started.
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1.35 for CNG, OKC.
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How do you go on a trip with CNG? Are there enough fueling stations?
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Well ya cng infustructure has a ways to go but doable. More stations come on line every week.

http://www.cngprices.com/ this link will show you the fill stations in your area.http://www.cngprices.com/
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Quite a few stations here on the west coast, especially in CA where many districts are running CNG as well as govt. agencies. What kind of distance do you think you will get Yankee? Most of the one's I had in my fleet would do about 250 miles.
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