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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 07:26:35 PM »

Well here is my take on this, I have to compare this to my situation, I to have had my bus for sale for more than a year. Not on e-bay but on sellabus.com I have had quite a few calls but most would have to travel quite a distance to check it out. So far not one person has made the trip. My coach was first converted around 85 by valcon coach, and I bought it about 10 years ago and have worked on it ever since. I like doing this type of thing, which is good because I really have not used it. And I really do not think that I ever will since my situation has changed since I got into this.  If you think about it my bus has been off the road a lot more then on and has been garage keep by the previous owner and I also have it in the garage, I know that when I do sell it my loss is going to be great, not even considering the time.I have it listed for about half what I have invested and will probably will have to go lower, but I do not have to sell so I will wait till the economy hopefully improves before I really try to push it. So far as the age of the bus that the org. post is about, personally I think that the cond. is more important then the year. From what I see with the limited amount of information it is hard to tell just what he has in it. I do know that it does not take long to drop a pile of doe in these things, I think the best way to describe this is what some one told me when I started. Cut a hole in the roof and put a big funnel there because that is where you are going to pour all you money.
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 07:49:40 PM »

For a comparison I gave $22000 for my 72 MCI 7 last July when fuel prices were peaking. My 7 has a lot more custom exterior work, smooth sides, R&M caps and inside it has oak cabinets, real tile kitchen floor, water cooled Honda generator with an 80 gallon propane tank, 90% rubber, great paint with chrome illusion stripes and a 24 foot awning. Just mentioning the bigger obvious stuff. On the negative side what glass it has on the sides is still the original stuff. Basically everything else would be somewhat comparable. Actually it boiled down to the fact that I sure couldn't buy the parts alone to build the same bus for what I gave for it. The PO had $68,000 into it when he finished it in 2001 and then it never got used. I wouldn't trade my bus straight across for this one. It probably needs to get more around the $20,000 range to move it right now. But you sure couldn't build it for that! Just my opinion. Later
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2009, 04:55:13 AM »

Chopper: It sounds like your got a heck of a deal, I have as much in my new eng and transmission that you bought you coach for.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2009, 06:21:42 AM »

I can see a new tranny and engine running into the $20,000 area, Busnut. I guess on the bright side you know it will never have to be done again. When I changed fuel filters on mine I discovered that the filters had blue paint on them matching the engine which looks fairly fresh compared to what generally would be in a 37 year old bus! I have no idea if that's good or bad but at some time the ole girl has been refreshed. Later
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2009, 07:16:03 PM »

I can see a new tranny and engine running into the $20,000 area, Busnut. I guess on the bright side you know it will never have to be done again. When I changed fuel filters on mine I discovered that the filters had blue paint on them matching the engine which looks fairly fresh compared to what generally would be in a 37 year old bus! I have no idea if that's good or bad but at some time the ole girl has been refreshed. Later

It could very well be that the engine was given a spray paint rebuild to sell the bus.  I would think if an engine was pulled and rebuilt that it would be painted without the fuel filters attached, but what do I know?
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