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Old 08-15-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

this is sad, i wonder why they are doing this in Texas. i noticed they are all Crown busses, could that be the reason?

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...taucs?catid=25
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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Also check the federal auctions..lots of good items around the country in it also.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

It's not because of the make,here 5 months ago scrap was $12.50 a 100lbs and the bus districts where making more money by scrapping them out than selling them(made finding a bus a real bitch)

also where does a school district store 50 buses to make room for new ones? after 15 years they werent ready to dispose of them all at once(had to get most out of them)

Once sold as scrap they have to be made into "scrap" very similar to the gov. program for cars.

This way they can't be titled

It is sad because it drove the price of buses from $2500 to $5000+ in less than 6 months.

Since scrap went back down to $9.00 a 100# bus prices are comiong back down
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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this is sad, i wonder why they are doing this in Texas. i noticed they are all Crown busses, could that be the reason?

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...taucs?catid=25

I don't know about everywhere else.... but the ones pictured above all have cracked frames..... in the pixz anyway...
good reason right there to scrap over selling.......
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

actually, i have bought vehicles that were only for scrap and had them titled in another state...as far as i know as of last year, other people are doing this right now.
When doing this to make some money, one has to consider all the expenses.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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Did Carpenter change it's name to Crown? If they did, I bet they did it for liability reasons. If not, it might have something to do with emissions and grant money.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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if all there is cut on the engine is that small hole in the block... it can be repaired, as well as the frame..
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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just like UPS u can't buy there trucks
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just like UPS u can't buy there trucks
That is indeed a strange thing that NO UPS trucks get sold. Did you ever notice that there are no manufacturer's names on their trucks. I have asked many UPS drivers what kind of truck they are driving. They don't even know.
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Not to mention the one behind the Orange curtain...
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

tis a shame... only good for sheds now and parts
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

If they were closer I would go take a look at them but they are about 5 hours away from me. Grrrrr
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it looks like there are a lot of good parts on them.
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the ups semi trucks are corn biners and the new small trucks are chevys with grammn body about two yrs agao they where fords,but aways a grammn body.it up to who ever sell the the bottom end the cheap's.like the post office mail trucks there where chevy s-10 frame now there going to fords and befor all that there where jeeps. but if u can take a look at the dash and most likey u can tell the frame maker andthe stearing wheel..
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I guess one could take pics and easily make a ups clone just to bug them...
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my brother is a mechaince for UPS for most of the fleet is chevy with gummin bodys, they are going to to the dodge high top vans next yr or fightlines high top,and fightliners for there semi
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They are all made by Grumman the body not drivetrain and they use different powerplants.........

A friend of mine was a UPS man, 30+ys, says they will fix em until the metal is gone! then they crush em! thats it end of the road!

He says the new freightliners are junk, he had one of those on his rural route. He had the larger truck in the city, never had a problem. other than a big wind gust tipped him over once.

On a side note, I saw a newer FED-EX truck half parked in this guys garage who drives for FED-Ex, jacked up with the hood open and the tires off.

Couldn't figure out for the life of me what he was doing to it. Found out Fedex drivers have to buy and service their own trucks. Contracted to Fedex starting pay around $64,000 per yr.
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that what i said ,,gumman bodys,,getting like the bus companys useing ford or chevy ,,my 94 blue bird has a chevy drive train,so when i need parts for the dive train i go to chevy,,, the dash on a94 -98 blue birds are chevy topkick they use that dash up to 03...


every one needs to know i contacted clarlotte motor speedway and there is no one the by the name of jennifer with them,it all a hoaxs,,,no bus rally

ha greyeagle,,,,,, where in tenn are u,,i be comeing up to nashville to look at some bus next wk or two
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Yup, what Keith said. That's what I meant!!......
Thanks Keith!
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Nashville school dis is put some bus up to sell,,,mosty thomas junk ,i belive they are the ones that didn't not pass the inspection for roll over facter.hope they sell them cheap...
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