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Old 12-30-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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Looking to make someone else dreams come true!

I hate to admit it, but I started something I could not finish. I bought a bus with the hopes of making it a travel home and just could not come through. I did finish converting a van, which I love living in full-time, so I am not a total failure.

Now I have this bus that I paid $12,000 for and then gutted and put another 1,000+ into for prep and repairs and I need to sell it fast. I am happy to take a huge loss, but would like to get a little cash back in my pocket, while making someone else very happy! Hit me up with your best price and I will try to make it happen! I hate for her to sit unloved!

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Blue Bird Bus flat nosed 40 ft. pusher diesel
Engine: ISC Cummins 8.3-liter pre emissions engine with automatic transmission
Miles: 176,000
Recently replaced rebuilt alternator and starter.
Purchased in Houston, TX. Was a Harris County Precinct bus used to transport senior citizens and well maintained by the City. Inside completely gutted. Minimal rust on floor, which has been removed, converted and painted with POF-15 paint.
This bus is ready for custom conversion. It really could be an awesome build!
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
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Pictures of bus

Here are some pictures that didn't upload with original post.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:50 PM   #3
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Wait! I think I've seen this bus before! Its a sharp looking bus.
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:03 PM   #4
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What year is it?
Do you know what make/model transmission it has in it? Likely an Allison MD3060, but it's nice to get that confirmed. If you don't know, take some clear pictures of the data plates that are riveted somewhere near the front of the interior and post them. Actually, do that anyway. Also, a pic or 2 of the dashboard showing the shifter clearly will go a long way.

We'll also need the VIN. That'll be on those dataplates, but if you have it written down and you can keep us from having to squint at the pictures, that'd be nice.
Pictures of the interior, of course, even if you think "there isn't one anymore".

If you can wriggle underneath the bus and get some shots of the frame, wiring, piping, etc., we eat that stuff up around here.

For extra points, list anything mechanical that you've had done, including "a mechanic told me this" or "I got the oil changed".

Can you tell I'm interested?
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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more pictures

Thank you for your interest. Here are more pictures of inside bus. I can get more of underneath and anything else you want if you are seriously interested.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:47 AM   #6
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VIN number and transmission

Here is the VIN#1BABFCSRE20055935

It is an Allison transmission.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:50 AM   #7
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Did I mention....

I really am not looking to make money, just put a little bit back in my pocket!
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:26 PM   #8
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That's actually a real sweet bus. Not the common swill so many reach for!
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:27 PM   #9
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Looks like a B300. Allison is a brand so just saying it has an Allison isn't helpful.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:02 PM   #10
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Perhaps a close-up picture of the transmission shifter, will help determine the trans.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:09 PM   #11
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They included a photo of the tag on the transmission, no guessing necessary.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:13 PM   #12
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Bus transmission

I am happy to retrieve any information needed to sell this bus, but would have to make a trip to its location. If anyone is seriously interested, please let me know. I will literally take almost any offer.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:16 PM   #13
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My old glasses wouldn't let me focus the tag. Could you help an olfart out, and break the suspense?
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:33 PM   #14
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I am really not trying to keep anyone in suspense. Are you interested in making this bus yours? if so, I will drive my happy self out there and figure this out!
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:45 PM   #15
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My old glasses wouldn't let me focus the tag. Could you help an olfart out, and break the suspense?
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f14/lo...tml#post365886
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:51 PM   #16
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Really just asking Brokedown, or anyone else, what transmission is in it. No need for you to go out of your way, but thanks for the offer. Your bus is larger than I am interested in. Best of luck to you.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:57 PM   #17
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Just pointing out that the answer was a couple replies above the question, it's a B300.
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Just pointing out that the answer was a couple replies above the question, it's a B300.
Told ya my old glasses sucked.
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:28 PM   #19
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Mine do too but without them i can't see crap.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:44 PM   #20
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Nice looking bus! If I didn't already have an almost identical one I'd be interested. Is your allison 5 or 6 speed?

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