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Old 06-20-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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We are looking for a International Amtran, air brakes, at least 77 passenger, $6000 or less. We live in Iowa willing to travel a days ride away.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Public Surplus and GovDeals both have a lot of buses at the moment. Have you checked those?
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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Hi there,
I have this for 7,000
http://youtu.be/Y6u7Pq1Ld_0

I already have spent all my savings on it and needs some work with engine.

I had small mexican budget and have to get rid off it now to go back home in Baja.

I am in El Paso, TX.
The bus runs and drives, but for long distance travel would have to be checked.

Engine is CAT 3116
If interested send me an email to eduardoysla at gmail
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
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For 7 grand I'll sell ya my RUNNING 92 Ward. With lots of GOOD work put into it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:16 AM   #5
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Public Surplus and GovDeals both have a lot of buses at the moment. Have you checked those?
I will check these out. Thank you very much!
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:24 AM   #6
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If anyone is in Fl, be sure to check out the Giddeon's Auction.
There is a BIG line of buses over there right now.
All sizes, and a bunch of RE Thomas buses.

http://www.ggauctionsonline.com/
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:00 PM   #7
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It's a only 66 pass international. Hydraulic brakes.
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/5077095068.html
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There were a couple International Amtrans on Govdeals, most of them were FE though.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:50 PM   #9
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Speaking of FE buses... How loud is a front-engine transit-style bus, anyway? Is it just plain impossible to insulate it well enough to have a conversation in there on the highway, or what noise level are we talking?

(My tolerance level is reasonably high: before kids, we had an open-top diesel Land Cruiser, and up until last week we had an FJ60 Land Cruiser with no AC = all windows open, all summer.)
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:50 PM   #10
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(And yes, I know they ride like $hit compared to REs and dog noses. I drive fire trucks, too!)
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:58 PM   #11
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My FE rides INFINITELY better than my conventional Thomas did. Nice turning radius too.
The noise isn't as bad as some people make it out to be but is very real, too.
I'll take a lil noise to have a back door.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:23 PM   #12
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Back door would be nice. But so would pass-through underbelly storage.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #13
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Mostly depends on the engine gearing, if it's constantly being driven at high RPMs, it's gonna be loud in there, especially at highway speeds. Another thing to consider is engine heat as there's usually not much insulation in the doghouse and what's there is usually pretty detoriated after 10-15 years.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #14
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I've got a 1988 TC/2000. It's an FE transit style. I don't think it's too loud, and the heat isn't particularly noticable (but I don't have A/C). You could probably cool/quiet it down by replacing the insulation under the dog house. Maybe throw some heavy wool blankets over it too?
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:15 PM   #15
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Do they make a fe 77 passenger?
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:17 PM   #16
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We are looking for a International Amtran, air brakes, at least 77 passenger, $6000 or less. We live in Iowa willing to travel a days ride away.
I forgot to mention that we would prefer air brakes.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:19 PM   #17
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Thank you!
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Back door would be nice. But so would pass-through underbelly storage.
ok, so it isn't pass thru, but I have pretty adequate basement storage.
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Do they make a fe 77 passenger?
Mines a 78 originally. Now its a metal tent. Once completed 4-6.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:26 PM   #20
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Here's one on Govdeals, 2001 Amtran Genesis, FE and it's an 84 passenger.

2001 International Genesis SCHOOL BUS - 84 PASSENGER - GovDeals.com
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