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Old 12-14-2019, 08:11 PM   #21
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Wasn't the Cat motor in 04 the C7 and not the 3126B? Wierd that 2000 and the 2004 have identical mileage.
IDK i didn't look at em a whole lot but the ones I looked at sure looked like 3126's. An 04 could be either.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:14 PM   #22
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You would think with all the talk of how much more the shorties are worth than a full size, that someone would jump on these. What do you figure that 2000($1620) is worth? or the 04 ($1700)
I could sell em for $4000+ ALL day.

This is what I keep telling you!

This time of year no one's really pulling the trigger. These buses would go for much more once its not cold outside.
Although I did get my $1600 unicorn in July.

I'd have bid on at least one or two of them if I were employed or had ANY income going on.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:33 PM   #23
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I could sell em for $4000+ ALL day.

This is what I keep telling you!

This time of year no one's really pulling the trigger. These buses would go for much more once its not cold outside.
Although I did get my $1600 unicorn in July.

I'd have bid on at least one or two of them if I were employed or had ANY income going on.
I bought the 00 for $1620, seemed too good to pass up. I almost snatched the other, but not looking forward to 2 flights and drives home at this time of year, plus I don't know where I'd park a 3rd bus here. There's another one going in a week (12/21). They sure put some mileage on these in KY.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:54 PM   #24
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Thanks and auctions

Thanks yall. We decided it was just to short a ceiling. Have run into that in last three buses.
Were a bit frightened of the auctions. Ive looked at them a couple of times and dont know how to get to the pictures and background information on them. Were worried about getting burned with buying a bad bus!
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:09 PM   #25
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Unless you are a mechanic or have a friend or relative who is one, my take on this is to not worry so much about the asking price (within reason) if you can get something in good shape that you know has been maintained. Diesels in particular can cost incredible amounts of money to repair. I bought my gas mini bus directly from a bus garage. They gave me a binder with every bit of work since mile zero. The garage manager is a great guy - very honest and fair. Did I pay maybe $700 more than the typical auction price? Without any hesitation. He refused to sell me one bus on his lot that he discovered had a problem with the transmission overdrive. I never would have noticed it. Where did it go? To a bulk dealer who probably sent it to auction.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:13 PM   #26
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The other issue with getting exactly what you want is that you are going to invest 100s of hours in setting it up exactly right. Why do that with something with structural issues or too low a headroom. Most of the effort you put in can't be easily moved to another bus. I made a mobile boutique for my wife in a mini bus only to have terminal engine issues. Custom clothing racks, lighting, power distribution will all have to be moved. I am not thrilled about that.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:24 PM   #27
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SNIP... Will be nice to have access to my plasma cutter, welder, and compressor right there for the bus in the driveway.. a little compulsive about the search right now!
Wait, now I wanna see what kinda art you do!
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