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Old 07-28-2020, 08:05 PM   #5621
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Here's one that's been around my town for years. Comes up for sale once in a while. Pretty dated interior. Rust showing under the rub rails but it's a cool one.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:44 PM   #5622
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I called him and will go take it for a test drive tomorrow.

Mostly just to compare how my 3/4 length with the 5.9 compares to the 8.3 in a full size.

But I have some friends interested and I could comment on it better if I have already looked at it in person.

A retarder or exhaust brake would be a desirable bonus for sure!
There's a definite difference. The 8.3 gets up and goes a lot quicker. It also works a lot less to get up to speed.
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:32 AM   #5623
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Been lurking for awhile, but I stumbled across a couple of Utah buses each with about 45 pages of service records.
Any reason not to give these a serious look? Couple of low mileage ones.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2607637
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:35 PM   #5624
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for the DIY'er that wants a total custom job
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...8225880838029/


also a good candidate for the Gambler 500
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:47 PM   #5625
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Two many zeros?

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Old 07-29-2020, 09:41 PM   #5626
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from the listing

1967 GMC Old Look transit bus. This vehicle is 30' long and has a seating capacity of 28. It was refurbished approximately 10 years ago by Complete Coach Works but has been mostly parked since and does show some weathering on the paint.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2608041
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:29 PM   #5627
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1967 GMC Old Look transit bus. This vehicle is 30' long and has a seating capacity of 28. It was refurbished approximately 10 years ago by Complete Coach Works but has been mostly parked since and does show some weathering on the paint.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2608041
That is a super cool old bus. Almost too nice for a conversion.

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Old 07-30-2020, 05:40 AM   #5628
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1967 GMC Old Look transit bus. This vehicle is 30' long and has a seating capacity of 28. It was refurbished approximately 10 years ago by Complete Coach Works but has been mostly parked since and does show some weathering on the paint.

https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2608041
Huh, I thought maybe this was the exact same make of bus as the one at the end of The Graduate with Dustin Hoffman (3m23s in for the bus):



but it's obviously not. Apparently I rode on this bus as a little kid, since Kent State bought it from the movie producers and added it to their fleet. It's a beautiful style of bus, that's for sure.

One more fun *The Graduate* fact: "Mrs. Robinson" was originally titled "Mrs. Roosevelt" which makes more sense given the rest of the lyrics.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:31 AM   #5629
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:16 AM   #5630
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TN auction closing soon. They have 6 2003 Blue Birds. Thoughts?

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...timingWithin=1
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:30 AM   #5631
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TN auction closing soon. They have 6 2003 Blue Birds. Thoughts?

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...timingWithin=1
They look good. Maybe give Mr. Orlando a call and find out what kind of engines and transmissions they have. It's weird that the seller multiple times posted instructions on who to call about that, rather than calling Mr. Orlando themselves and getting information on their own buses.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:41 AM   #5632
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They look good. Maybe give Mr. Orlando a call and find out what kind of engines and transmissions they have. It's weird that the seller multiple times posted instructions on who to call about that, rather than calling Mr. Orlando themselves and getting information on their own buses.
The questions section is almost always full of cringe. Tiny house people as the dumbest questions. "Will you convert it to an RV for me" was actually one I've seen recently!
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:52 AM   #5633
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"Will you convert it to an RV for me"
I would answer "yes" and then deliver it with a sleeping bag, a bottle of water and a five gallon bucket. If they complained I would toss in a lid for the bucket.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:54 PM   #5634
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TN auction closing soon. They have 6 2003 Blue Birds. Thoughts?

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...timingWithin=1

From the information in Blue Bird vantage portal and the Cummins site these buses SHOULD have 260 hp ISC's. If you can get over the low roof and possible presence of rust these should be good buses.



Although the missing parts concern me, hopefully batteries are the only thing needed to drive these away.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:50 PM   #5635
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Nice 6 spd International DT466.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:59 PM   #5636
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Nice NJ 2007 THOMAS C2 FREIGHTLINER, ENGINE CAT7

This bus is for sale on municibid. Currently going for $2151.00 in New Jersey

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Old 08-01-2020, 08:09 PM   #5637
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So I clicked the link and it was some dude pouring Fanta into a hole in the sand. Why would somebody do that to perfectly good sand?
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:49 PM   #5638
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I found this on Facebook marketplace.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:35 AM   #5639
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So I clicked the link and it was some dude pouring Fanta into a hole in the sand. Why would somebody do that to perfectly good sand?
Apologies, I accidentally shared a bad link. It's in the Skoolie Nation fb group but unfortunately I cannot get a shareable link for the ad.
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when I click the lick it goes to a "soda experiment".
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