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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2013, 08:56:06 PM »

Grant that's funny Somebody must work for Sac Met. Wink

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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2013, 07:58:45 AM »

You might also want to consider other excellent 35-foot candidates from Flxible (pictured in order): the Flxliner., VL100 and Hilevel.

Just sayin.
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« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2013, 08:11:36 AM »

Here are three nice 35-foot Flxibles for sale:

http://www.sellabus.com/rosique_vl.html

http://www.sellabus.com/frasier.html

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/flxible/vl100/1572641.html?refer=blog

In today's market, you could probably get one of these for a lot less, if you offer.
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1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
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« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2013, 08:18:38 AM »

Here are three nice 35-foot Flxibles for sale:

http://www.sellabus.com/rosique_vl.html

http://www.sellabus.com/frasier.html

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/flxible/vl100/1572641.html?refer=blog

In today's market, you could probably get one of these for a lot less, if you offer.



Thanks for sharing those Mex-Busnut!! Those are gorgous and I will definitely check them out!
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« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2013, 06:14:08 PM »

That first one is the Blankenship's bus. It is a pretty clean unit. Although it has been for sale for 3 years. They put a new 6V92TA in it as IIRC. It is in Granite Bay about 20 minutes from me. Don't know the address if it is not sold. We were looking at that when we bought ours. Inside is a little dated as I remember. Nice inside and out.

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« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2013, 06:20:45 PM »

That first one is the Blankenship's bus. It is a pretty clean unit. Although it has been for sale for 3 years. They put a new 6V92TA in it as IIRC. It is in Granite Bay about 20 minutes from me. Don't know the address if it is not sold. We were looking at that when we bought ours. Inside is a little dated as I remember. Nice inside and out.

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Yeah it's definitely a nice looking unit. Agreed the inside is a bit dated, but most of that, I think, I removable furniture.

How easy are flxible parts to find?
Looking at online info, it looks like only a couple hundred of these models were made, so I'd be concerned about replacement parts.

That last one (the green one) is also quite striking.
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« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2013, 06:22:32 PM »

Ebay link: 1959 GMC 4104
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« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2013, 06:34:18 PM »

Thanks for posting Barn Owl, that's a good looking bus with a lot of potential.

I'd guess a paint job would be ~$8K?
Not sure what his reserve is on that, but I'd guess at least 10K.
Tempting...

I love the look and styling of the 4104s, but lack of auto tranny (or even the option thereof) is alas a show stopper.
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