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Old 08-06-2017, 01:48 PM   #1
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Seeking short bus in Portland Oregon

Looking for a school bus to convert, needs to fit in one parking space. $3000 is my budget for the bus because I want to have enough to outfit it asap. Need it by August 12th near Portland Oregon
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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washington and/or oregon have some nice short buses on van chassis that may be just what you're looking for. Public Surplus and GovDeals are where to look.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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in oregon ofcourse, besides craigslist, and places mentioned above, you can call mid colombia bus company and first student as they always have something either for sale or sitting around. i have bought my last two in washington, as i have found good ones recently removed from service.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:35 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for the suggestions
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:22 AM   #5
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I still believe that buying direct from school districts is one of the best ways to acquire a bus. You pay wholesale instead of a marked up price plus you can very often get the service records for any vehicle you buy.
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I still believe that buying direct from school districts is one of the best ways to acquire a bus. You pay wholesale instead of a marked up price plus you can very often get the service records for any vehicle you buy.
Totally agreed. Its the only way I buy em.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:53 PM   #7
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What do you all think about the buses that have the truck fronts like ford chevy gmc... and are gas. Would it be a mistake to buy an old one of these? I like them because I feel more comfortable behind the wheel and my husband knows more about repairing those engines+ cheaper tires...but I'm not sure if they can handle all the weight. Looking at specifically a 1987 GMC short bus
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Did you ever find one?
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