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Old 10-31-2019, 01:27 PM   #4921
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Somebody on reddit is selling an already-gutted and mostly-completed roof-raised bus with a Cummins, 643 and highway gearing for $5500: https://www.reddit.com/r/skoolies/co...roof_raise_95/
If the bus is as nice as the ad describes it, it is a bargain.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:34 AM   #4922
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Somebody on reddit is selling an already-gutted and mostly-completed roof-raised bus with a Cummins, 643 and highway gearing for $5500: https://www.reddit.com/r/skoolies/co...roof_raise_95/
Why does everyone pick Thomas buses to do roof raises on?
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:27 PM   #4923
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:54 PM   #4924
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Why does everyone pick Thomas buses to do roof raises on?
Did this bus originally have a slight inward slope to the walls? I know the C2s do this. From the pictures of the inside it looks like the walls are straight vertical but I can't really tell.

Have you ever seen a C2 with a raised roof?
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:33 PM   #4925
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Did this bus originally have a slight inward slope to the walls? I know the C2s do this. From the pictures of the inside it looks like the walls are straight vertical but I can't really tell.

Have you ever seen a C2 with a raised roof?
after I saw mention of this I noticed that Minotours are that way too. The hat channel is crimped just below the windows to make the walls slant inward a few degrees
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:58 PM   #4926
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Did this bus originally have a slight inward slope to the walls? I know the C2s do this. From the pictures of the inside it looks like the walls are straight vertical but I can't really tell.

Have you ever seen a C2 with a raised roof?
I've seen a TON of Thomas buses with raised roofs. To varying degrees of success.
Yes all Thomas buses have it. Its part of how their structure is designed.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:00 AM   #4927
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1995 Chevy Diesel Bluebird

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/r...007178337.html

Very little detail but not too far away from me.. should I check it out? What questions/concerns should I address?

Thanks for your advice!
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:34 AM   #4928
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Very little detail but not too far away from me.. should I check it out? What questions/concerns should I address?

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The price, for one, wouldn't think it's worth near what he's asking. But I'm cheap.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:36 AM   #4929
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What is it about the bus? Obviously, as a noob I don't know what sort of an engine to expect in this bus. Paint job is bad but.. that's just cosmetic...
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:08 AM   #4930
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https://semo.craigslist.org/for/d/si...003287329.html

This is an interesting one. Looks like it has an International 4600 cab. Maybe has higher ceiling, but could be skirting is deeper hard to tell in pictures really.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:19 AM   #4931
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It is a 3400, cut away cab, I have one with a paratransit body
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:32 AM   #4932
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https://semo.craigslist.org/for/d/si...003287329.html

This is an interesting one. Looks like it has an International 4600 cab. Maybe has higher ceiling, but could be skirting is deeper hard to tell in pictures really.
Really interesting, I wonder how high that ceiling is and the length. It won't take email and he doesn't want texts
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:22 PM   #4933
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Not a bus. I just wandered if anyone could tell me what they are smoking over at U of M?

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2455798
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:46 PM   #4934
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Not a bus. I just wandered if anyone could tell me what they are smoking over at U of M?

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2455798
All that kitchen equipment isn't cheap! Although I agree, that is a VERY high starting bid.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:49 PM   #4935
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Not a bus. I just wandered if anyone could tell me what they are smoking over at U of M?

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2455798
Food trucks cost so much money its insane.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:38 PM   #4936
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All that kitchen equipment isn't cheap! Although I agree, that is a VERY high starting bid.
I looked at buying one a few years ago. I looked at nice used ones ranging from around $25k to $60k. The new ones I looked at started around $80k with all of the kit.

$100k for a used rig that is sold as-is is nuts.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:50 PM   #4937
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I looked at buying one a few years ago. I looked at nice used ones ranging from around $25k to $60k. The new ones I looked at started around $80k with all of the kit.

$100k for a used rig that is sold as-is is nuts.
I've come across a bunch of pretty well-used ones for $60,000 to $80,000. TBF this one is the nicest I've ever seen.
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:59 PM   #4938
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Found this Short Bus for sale in Southern California

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/c...024767769.html




$11,000

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Old 11-22-2019, 05:32 PM   #4939
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:36 PM   #4940
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Found this Short Bus for sale in Southern California

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/c...024767769.html




$11,000

2003 Thomas 20 Passenger
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"Allison 4 Speed"
Air brakes front and rear
Realistically a $3k bus, at best
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