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Old 08-25-2020, 06:00 PM   #121
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Alonzo Wade Auto Parts
198 Alonzo Wade Rd
Alto, Georgia 30510
Phone (706) 778-6400
Status Closed until Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hours Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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I hit Wade's Bus Graveyard today. Met Mr. Walter Wade, who was very nice about showing me several buses that we could pull parts from. Prices seemed fairly reasonable. He has many years of wisdom about the various models and series of buses, and can tell you which drivetrains and parts are from which year.

I'll be pulling an air tank, dash panel, and whole lot more. If you live near north Georgia, and need ANY parts for your bus, this gentleman is a terrific resource.

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Old 08-25-2020, 08:05 PM   #122
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I hit Wade's Bus Graveyard today. Met Mr. Walter Wade, who was very nice about showing me several buses that we could pull parts from. Prices seemed fairly reasonable. He has many years of wisdom about the various models and series of buses, and can tell you which drivetrains and parts are from which year.

I'll be pulling an air tank, dash panel, and whole lot more. If you live near north Georgia, and need ANY parts for your bus, this gentleman is a terrific resource.
Unfortunately it's mostly BB stuff, nothing from International. Wades a good ole boy. Still has a Corvair I'm interested in. Don't forget to check out all the art buses on the hill.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:18 AM   #123
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Anyone know of one in CA? Or neighboring states, Iím always down for a road trip...
I am looking to toss my factory tinted windows and replace with clear. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:43 PM   #124
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I can't tell you how many times that i have driven passed wade's, on the way from Highlands to Atlanta. Does any one know if he has any running short buses?
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Old 12-13-2020, 01:56 AM   #125
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For those in the AL/TN area looking for older bus parts, a yard called Tom's Parts and Salvage in Decatur, AL appears to have a whole bunch of old school buses. No idea if they will let you roam around the yard or not, though.
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:15 PM   #126
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Junk yards in ca

Hey yall,
Anybody know of good junk yards/salvage yards in ca?
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:21 PM   #127
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Thank you .this was helpful
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:25 PM   #128
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I am interested. How long is your bus ? And what is the interior usable space?
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:08 AM   #129
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For our members in Central Ohio, there's a place called 1 Shot Recycling in Bradford that currently has about 30-35 former Petermann buses from all over Ohio. Mostly Internationals, with the majority being 2001-04 IC CEs. I got a Blue Bird switch panel and a Hadley air horn with solenoid for $20 total - nice and cheap!
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Old 02-10-2021, 03:26 PM   #130
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Have you considered a place to list bus graveyards and folks who often sell skoolies? I know of one in GA that has hundred's (thousands?) of skoolies of all types (and a few transits & highway coaches). My husband got some spare rims for our Eagle there. No website, just name address & phone (I had enough sense to write down the hours open since they are closed on weekends). This guy just buys them up when they are auctioned off (David chatted him up while dickering over the price of the rims). I saw a nice Bluebird All-American there that I would love to have. Just need hubby to call and find out price.....
Hartly's in Rugby North Dakota
10 years ago they piled up so much that they were on a couple tv shows and magazines
I heard they were back up to and over 300 again
Most bus garages get 1/3 of cost by destroying bus to non op whenpurchasing a new one
I tryed buying a couple 32 passengers last week that were low miles but that bus sales garage explained value to schools by destruction

Number for Hartley's is701-771-2283
I called and she said they again have 400 running used buses
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Old 02-10-2021, 06:12 PM   #131
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Hartly's in Rugby North Dakota
10 years ago they piled up so much that they were on a couple tv shows and magazines
I heard they were back up to and over 300 again
Most bus garages get 1/3 of cost by destroying bus to non op whenpurchasing a new one
I tryed buying a couple 32 passengers last week that were low miles but that bus sales garage explained value to schools by destruction

Number for Hartley's is701-771-2283
I called and she said they again have 400 running used buses
So I did an aerial photo from last spring and 384 show up
and next door a hundred ans some old cars and pickups

and they have buses in 7 towns in Montana and 7 towns in North Dakota
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:59 PM   #132
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Holy crap, this thread goes back to 2004!
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:11 AM   #133
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keep it going

I think it is important to keep this up to get and idea of whats available as of now.
With the Ops.act on vehicles going through possibly here in Minnesota and seeing a new president that was involved before with CARS FOR CLUNKERS,we will more than likely see a new fleet of buses in the next 4 years that meet a more rigid standard for pollution control in vehicles.
In Minnesota they build both electric and CNG and propane buses in Crookston MN. and St. Cloud Mn. and have for years.
They create a lot of jobs and experiment with new technology that sometimes does not work for certain areas that get these new buses.
I wonder what they do when a small fleet of experimentals get returned to a bus manufacturer that the government has a 50% to 100% role in developing.
I have read of city's here in my state where 2 to 4 buses are delivered and found not to make it as far as a common sense workable vehicle and get sidelined in their first 6 months of use.
Any body reading here of their demise???
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I'm looking for a skoolie to build

My wife and I and new to the skoolie world and are looking for a place to go in Canada where you can get decent buses for conversion. Any ideas?
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Hi, I'm selling this bus. If anyone is interested please respond to the ad.

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