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kanniff Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:59 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...500wt_1182


Looks like a good price so far- What do you guys think?

EDragnDean Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:30 pm

Just my 2 cents.

Ebay tends to bring out all kinds of buyers, and in the end the selection isn't really that good. My advice, find a bus on TheSamba go and look at it, kick the tires, talk to the owner. Or buy one local, check craigslist, the newspaper, or just ask around.

No offense to the seller, but if you check his feedback, he is selling multiple cars... flipper? Junk yard? Auto body? Might not be anything, but I would want to know.

Wouldn't you rather buy a bus from someone who has driven it for years and is familiar with all the little quirks?

vwboop Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:38 pm

Doesn't seem very familiar with Busses

Original paint scheme :roll:

All three seats :roll:

I wouldn't unless you could view it in person

EDragnDean Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:54 pm

63 doesn't have reverse lights... so ya, there missing.. :roll: :roll:

repair panels look like they are still in primer.

no air filter. looks like it is missing the oil filler cover...

Still "from a photo" looks like a decent start. Just not a screaming deal. Probably sell for close to $10k. Still say you could do better here with some patience.

j.pickens Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:03 pm

The outrigger to main frame replacement looks to be missing the welds on one side, and by the quality of the welds on the other side, I can see why they gave up.
Beware.

Hey, don't we have a "Whines" thread for this kind of stuff?

kanniff Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:11 am

Thanks for the replys guys- Will avoid.


Ken

58deluxerag Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:56 am

awful colors and is that overspray on the front tire?

Yellowbeard Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:57 am

EDragnDean wrote: 63 doesn't have reverse lights... so ya, there missing.. :roll: :roll:

repair panels look like they are still in primer.

no air filter. looks like it is missing the oil filler cover...

Still "from a photo" looks like a decent start. Just not a screaming deal. Probably sell for close to $10k. Still say you could do better here with some patience.

Shit. For 4 grand, he could have my bus...

kanniff Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:22 pm

Lets see some photos of your bus! ;)

Yellowbeard Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:09 pm

kanniff wrote: Lets see some photos of your bus! ;)

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