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Old 05-28-2019, 03:12 PM   #4661
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there is 2 different data plates displayed in the pics looks like.


already at 2900 and its got nearl;y 20 days to go or so

Just pointing out an interesting bus, is all.



Most buses I've seen have 2 data plates; 1 being the mfr, engine, serial #, point of manufacture, etc., and the other is all about the suspension and maybe rear axle ratio. Or words to that effect.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:34 PM   #4662
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Church bus. Says it has an 8.3 ISC in it; data plate shows as 3116. Don't look like no Cummins to me. Interestingly enough, the VIN decodes to an 8.3 ISC! Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
Its a Cummins.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:47 PM   #4663
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At a glance it looked like a CAT to me.
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:55 PM   #4664
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At a glance it looked like a CAT to me.
Oh, snap- it is!
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:16 AM   #4665
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Its a Cummins.
I dunno....

Definitely not a 5.9 or 8.3 and it's yellow.

I think it's a CAT.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #4666
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it's a diesel and it has wheels.. thjats all you need to know
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:34 PM   #4667
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The pic of the valve cover label definitely is by CAT and a 3116. Looks totally different though than my FE 3116 in a RE configuration.


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Old 05-29-2019, 04:07 PM   #4668
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How did this deal work out? Haven't seen an update.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:08 PM   #4669
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I'll keep an eye on it, but won't bid unless it stays low, it won't. Not really interested in a 444 for myself. I'm working on another deal right now that is really sketchy, involves out of state seller selling bus in
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Wrecker guy won't even let me in the impound to look at it till he gets his tow/storage fees ($575 as of today and $30 a day incurring). He got popped on his way back from TN. for no insurance.


How did this deal work out? Haven't seen an update.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:53 AM   #4670
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looks like a good deal

I ran across this bus on craigslist and thought it looked like a good deal so thought I would share it. https://boulder.craigslist.org/rvs/d...892571147.html
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:07 PM   #4671
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I ran across this bus on craigslist and thought it looked like a good deal so thought I would share it. https://boulder.craigslist.org/rvs/d...892571147.html



Looks like a beautiful conversion but


(A) Why waste all that work on a low headroom Thomas?


(B) It just bothers me when they don't rip out the original metal ceiling and the incredibly ineffecient windows.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:29 PM   #4672
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Looks like a beautiful conversion but


(A) Why waste all that work on a low headroom Thomas?


(B) It just bothers me when they don't rip out the original metal ceiling and the incredibly ineffecient windows.

Honestly if I was just building a weekend warrior RV I would leave the school bus windows for the sheer light.. and likely wouldnt bother tearing out the ceiling either...
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:48 AM   #4673
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Found these Gillig transit busses

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5652334064749/
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:56 AM   #4674
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98 & a 97, looks like, $4K each. Looks shiny from the one foto.
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NY Bus tho... gots to wonder what the undercarriage's condition looks like.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:51 AM   #4675
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these were likely refurbed once in their lifetime .. have to see the paperwork to be sure but hard to believe one would be run as a transit for 20 years and not be..



Low floors are nice tall ceiling in a good bit of the bus but of course bring challenges of very little under-bus room..
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:56 AM   #4676
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not that this bus is what I need/want, but I've often thought that replacing that rear door with a framed in glass door with a glass side panel would look great
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:07 PM   #4677
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Ooo!
And then top it off with a stained glass, Tiffany trolley transom!
Tho finding a classy-looking door with the accompanying mullion window glass made of a vehicularly approved glazing might prove to be a chore...
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:23 PM   #4678
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not that this bus is what I need/want, but I've often thought that replacing that rear door with a framed in glass door with a glass side panel would look great
Keep in mind you only have 53" of door height, 57" if you move the header up as far as it will go. Those doors are 80", lot of trimming to do for a bus.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:04 PM   #4679
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Keep in mind you only have 53" of door height, 57" if you move the header up as far as it will go. Those doors are 80", lot of trimming to do for a bus.

the rear passenger door on a gillig is only 53? i thought it was standard height
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:46 PM   #4680
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the rear passenger door on a gillig is only 53? i thought it was standard height
I was thinking of a school bus. Does a Gillig have 84" headroom?
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