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Old 03-30-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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I need a bus!!

Can anyone help me out? I'm looking for an 80's diesel/auto full size school bus around the chicago area. I'm willing to travel within reason. I also want to keep the price under or around 2K. Thanks in advance for the help!


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Old 04-01-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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try I search weekly and find many sweet busses for under $3000. look around in m ore than one city. Right now I know of over 10 good finds on there.
"Escapin' through the lily fields
I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded
Left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on
That's when it all began
There was cowboy Neal
At the wheel
Of a bus to never-ever land"
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:17 PM   #3
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You could poke around at too, they have a lot of buses there....I bought my bus via PS...

There is also a huge bus dealer out there with a location in Kanakee Ill....

You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:59 PM   #4
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... The guys in Kankakee, ( are VERY expensive. I bought my first bus there, way back when Al Gore was still sparking up the information super highway... When the salesman asked me if I was mechanically inclined... THAT should have been my FIRST clue... I felt I got ripped off, and haven't been back there for ANYTHING ever since....
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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I bought mine from Greg ( I have known him for years and trust him. My bus is just as he said. He always has buses in Ohio and Florida.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:02 AM   #6
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We bought our 1992 Ward from Hoglund Bus in Marshalltown, IA. A good distance from Chicago, but would be driveable if you found something.

Could also look in the classifieds forum. There's currently 2-3 listed for sale.
See my bus here
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