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Old 08-16-2022, 05:06 PM   #1
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Thinking of taking the leap.

Hey all!
I have been a long time lurker and avid fan of all things skoolie's. I am finally able in a position where I believe I can afford one and take on the project. I have been doing my research and I know I want a DT466 if possible and an Allison Transmission. I also would like it to be a midsized bus and have a handicap door on the back if possible. I know it seems like a lot but I think I found a bus and was wondering what the experts (that's y'all) thought about it.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...1&acctid=16909

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Old 08-16-2022, 07:40 PM   #2
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Chassis: IC CE300 (PB105)
Engine: DT466e 7.6L 245hp | Allison 3000PTS
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Pre-emissions DT466e and an Allison 3000 series is one of the best combinations there is! Here's the abbreviated spec sheet:

VIN NUMBER: 4DRBRAANX4B963556
VEHICLE MODEL: CE SCHOOL BUS
VEHICLE BUILD DATE: 6/3/2003
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING: 27500
WHEEL BASE: 254.0 IN / 645.2 CM
AFTER FRAME DIMENSION: 125.0 IN / 317.5 CM
GEAR RATIO: 5.29
PAINT CODE: 4421
ENGINE MODEL: INTL DT466 HT 230HP/2400 GOV
ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: 2U1412456
ENGINE BUILD DATE: 5/20/2003
MAX HORSEPOWER RATING: 230
TORQUE RATING: 660
ALLISON MD3060
ALLISON SERIAL NUMBER: 510433707
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:46 AM   #3
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I just drove by this dealer on I44 in Missouri if you want to give them a call. They probably have a couple dozen buses on hand. https://copelandbussales.com/
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Old 08-17-2022, 09:53 AM   #4
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Those guys are on my way to & from work, if anyone wants me to check it out.
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Old 08-17-2022, 02:27 PM   #5
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Those guys are on my way to & from work, if anyone wants me to check it out.
I hope the OP fully understands the value in this offer.

That looks like a potentially awesome bus, appman. Just be aware that the bid price now has no relation to what it will end up going for. Those last few minutes (including the agonizing extensions) can be brutal. You wont have a clue until then. Good advice would be to determine a max budget and stick to it no matter what. We instead chose to keep drinking wine until the cost of our winning bid seemed reasonable. I can't exactly recommend that approach, but it was fun for a while
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