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Old 08-20-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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97 IH crown/carpenter short bus for sale

I am now officially selling my 97 short bus since I just bought another (it's a disease) bus is already titled as an RV


DT 466e, 190 HP, at545 allison, might include the MT643 i bought to go in it, rear end changed to a 4.10 ratio, 126 k miles I think, need to check, handicap lift tires have 90%tread left

asking $3000 obo

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Old 08-21-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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forgot to put in air ride and air brakes
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:33 PM   #3
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Hi. I'm interested. I've actually been looking for this size. Can I see some more pictures? Does it still have seats? Where are you located?
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:46 PM   #4
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I currently do not have any more pictures, it still has seats in it, I am in Cincinnati Ohio, I will take some more pictures tomorrow
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:29 AM   #5
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Ok thanks! How much rust does it have?
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:34 AM   #6
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It has some rust, nothing major that I have found, I will take pictures of the rust spots
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:06 PM   #7
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here is a link to more pictures, took pictures of the rust spots
https://kubla.smugmug.com/Bus-Pictures/
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:12 PM   #8
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the 2 pics at the bottom are the new bus, not the 97
and the transmission in the bus is the MT643 I bought to possible put in it
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:48 AM   #9
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How long is the bus bumper-to-bumper? Need to be sure I can fit it in the driveway or I won't have a spot to keep it!
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:06 AM   #10
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How long is the bus bumper-to-bumper? Need to be sure I can fit it in the driveway or I won't have a spot to keep it!
Even if a school bus fits in your driveway, your chances are fairly high that you still may run into issues.
If I were you, I'd see what sort of backup plans are available, just in case. Plan for the worst and hope for the best when it comes to bus stuff.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #11
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just went out and measured it, it is 29 feet long
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:01 PM   #12
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bump, still for sale
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #13
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forgot to put in air ride and air brakes
Air ride is HUGE if lots of driving is in the plans. I wasn't fully aware of how badass it is till recently. Apparently my bus rides really swell... Air ride equipped!


I'd love a bus like this, and I like the size. Best of luck in the sale, man.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:24 PM   #14
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still for sale
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:50 PM   #15
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That's a nice starter bus for someone and a pretty decent price.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:24 PM   #16
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still for sale, will take $2000 for it
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #17
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Nice bus.

Does it need anything to be road worthy? How much does it weigh?
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:56 PM   #18
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It is road worthy, never had it weighed since it is licensed as a motor home, GVW is 29,000 but that's based on the chassis used, not actual weight
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:46 PM   #19
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Oh yeah that's right. I'm just used to asking that on the auction sites I guess. I know that transmission gets its fair share of criticism but in a short bus with 4:10 gearing does it cruise better MPG MPH wise? I was trying to avoid it because I want to pull a car on a trailer (roughly 7k lbs total) but hadn't had much luck on the auctions. Not really sure if its as big of a deal as I'm making it out.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:25 PM   #20
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I pretty much changed the gears so it would go faster than 62 mph, it will pretty much go 70 and cruise at 65, never took a trip with it after the gear change so do not know how it affected the mileage, I got 8 or so when I drov it home after buying it.

if you are going to tow a trailer, you will need to have a transmission cooler installed
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