Originally Posted by o1marc
Miles and hours seem suspect for a bus that old. Price would be dependent on where the bus is from. If there is visible rust on the stairs, it will be worse under the floor. Offer $2500 if the rust isn't too bad. Does it have a Caterpiller 3116? It's only 6.6L. An 8.3 is not known for lack of power. What kind of bus is it? Flat nose, Front engine, Rear engine, dog nose? If it's not an RE it probably doesn't have a 8.3l
It is a cat 3116TA-215 with the engine in the rear so when we’re converting we will have to work around that a little bit as it takes about 2 feet in the back. It was a church bus.
The rust is definitely visible, it’s eating away at the corners of the stairs. The engine has a lot of surface rust on it but the guy was saying that’s just from sitting for awhile. We’re thinking about offering 2,200.
Only other issue is that the height of the bus is about 6’2” so with our conversion we might want to raise it, not sure yet. We’ve looked at some short busses with the roof being at 6’5” which is a little more do-able sense we’re tall.