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« on: January 17, 2010, 02:36:45 PM »

#320473963753 for 7k seems to cheap or am I missing something? No intrest, but might be a bus for one of the busless.  Tom Y
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 04:32:02 PM »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320473963753&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

Seems cheap to me.

Anyone know about Dallas Coach Sales?
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 04:51:51 PM »

Dave, Thanks for the link.  Tom
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 05:09:30 PM »

It isn't clear from the listing if they are really selling the coach as it sits.  They really want you to have them build out a conversion using this coach as the base.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 05:14:35 PM »

But luckily, it also has had a recent rebuild lol.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 05:33:59 PM »

Yeah, Cody, don't they all?

I marvel at all these low mileage coaches that just got a rebuild, or new tranny or whatever.
If they're so low mileage why'd they need a rebuild?

And why would somebody go through all that and sell the bus at a loss? Maybe they actually do that, i don't know. Just doesn't make sense to me.

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 06:26:02 PM »

It's a rule on ebay, all buses must have a major rebuild before they can be sold for a fraction of what the rebuild cost, just show the documentation lol.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 07:28:35 PM »

It states that that price is for coach as is only. If you want them to build it out, you have to call them to discuss it. Looks like a nice coach for the money.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2010, 08:19:28 PM »

But luckily, it also has had a recent rebuild lol.

Cody,

It might just be worth getting the rig, for that freshly rebuilt engine Cheesy.

Any takers? lol

Still looks like a decent coach.

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 10:09:45 PM »

#320473963753 for 7k seems to cheap or am I missing something?

I dunno if YOU are missing anything, but it appears that the COACH is missing several windows.  The ad implies that they will do the conversion (for a price), but doesn't say that you can't just hand them the $7000 and roll out of their yard.

They say 400K miles, with an engine rebuild 90K ago.  I find it hard to believe that a 6V would only get 310K, especially with an auto trans.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 03:37:53 AM »

When the claim is for an undocumented rebuild it makes me doubt what else they say, the window frames appear to be inside leaning on the wall.  The ad does say the price is for the coach "as is" or for a price they will do a conversion, what price isn't said. but if the rebuild is documented then it's a very good price unless the rebuild got botched up somehow.  Another thing I don't see is a guage for turbo boost, it should be right beside the fuel guage just below the air pressure guages.  I emailed them a question asking for the documentation on the rebuild, the windows and the vin number.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 06:00:26 AM »

Cody, that is a GSA Eagle and they were spec. for bid and the ones I have been around don't have boost gauges along with a few other missing things compered to your std Eagle coach, a way of saving tax payers money by the government YEA do you believe that


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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2010, 06:19:37 AM »

To take that bus home as is for $7000 is right on or a little high. Based on what I see & don't see in the pictures there's going to be a lot of rust issues on this one. Just look at the uprights in the bay picture. It probably has been sitting for a while with those windows out too. Good luck.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010, 06:36:54 AM »

John, that is not bad for rust it still has the baggage compartments and the doors hanging LOL and the sides or the front don't look bad even the electrail panel door looks good the guy has some kind of sales deal going on with that bus I believe. 
7000 grand is not bad for a Eagle with 400,000 miles on the torsion they are just getting settled in buy those and your looking at over 12 grand plus labor
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010, 06:52:53 AM »

I really shouldn't even be looking at it lol, unless he comes down almost 8 grand I can't afford the 7 grand he's asking lol. I wouldn't mind doing another one but really shouldn't be even thinking about it.
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2010, 10:49:15 AM »

You go Cody...keep us posted
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2010, 11:27:48 AM »

Just called and talked to the guy, says it's got major rust issues, wouldn't eleborate on any of it except that the hangers for the torsion bars still look good, claims 2 to 3 inches of thread left, also said that there is no paperwork for the rebuild, it's what was told to him, in regards to the turbo boost gauge he said eagles never came with them, (mine did lol) that all the instrumentation is in place.  He also said he thinks he has enough windows to replace the ones that were vandalized before he got the bus.  I think I'll pass, he said the vin number wasn't available at this time lol.  He said that the hubmeter was reset at the time of the rebuild thats how he knows it was rebuilt as what the PO told him, I'm not sure thats proof of it or not.  I just didn't get a good gut feeling on this bus.
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »

Quote from: DaveG
Anyone know about Dallas Coach Sales?

FWIW; Dave this guy calls me every 2-3 months trying to sell me buses. And I always tell him the same thing. "If you got any nice Setra's I'd like some details and photos. If you got any deals I can't refuse on any other brand send me details, pics, and how much you'll pay me to take it off your hands." Wink
I never hear from him again for 2-3 months and it's always the same
"Hi, I'm John Douglas with Dallas Bus Sales and I just came across your companies information. I wanted to let you know about some of the buses we have for sale."
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2010, 03:07:53 PM »

Got it Bryce, thanks.

We get those kinda calls here too, it is like "don't you guys read the notes from your last unsolicited sales call?"
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2010, 05:54:11 PM »

Turbo Boost Gauges were an option on the Eagle Coaches, if you did not specify thats what you wanted, you did not get it. GSA provided bid packages to manufacturers, such as Eagle, that specified what they wanted and did not ever spec coaches from the standard sales order form that Eagle provided to all of their other customers. Remember that these coaches were out for competitive bids, and anything that was not specified in the bid package, I guarantee did not get installed in the coaches. It was all about low bid!
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2010, 07:05:56 PM »

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