Originally Posted by Thegreywolfamily
I just like to know how to get temp plates where to start. I'm located in pa but the buses I'm finding is in far new jersey or new York... Anyone bought a out of state bus how did you get plates to get it home. Please help
I live in Philly and bought my bus on eBay, partly because the seller was offering to have the bus driven down to me (for a very reasonable $300). It is a New York bus,
having spent most of its life on the shores of Lake Erie near Buffalo. Needless to say, you should look far away for your bus, unless you're looking for something to practice welding and fabrication on (which I later convinced myself was the reason I bought my bus). Check out my build thread if you want to see what owning a rusty bus entails.
I would also be hesitant about having a bus delivered, unless it was CHEESE_WAGON or a human being of similar quality doing the delivery. My seller hired a local driver for the delivery and when he drove it down from Syracuse he told me that he had gone the entire five hours on cruise control at 67 mph. This plus the spoiler on the back made me think I had a real speed demon on my hands, but I later learned that with a 6.17 rear gearing (which is bad
), 67 mph is near redline (BTW you probably want something with a numerically lower rear ratio, something in the 4s or high 3s - but this ratio is pretty much never given in bus listings).