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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: 1963 Bus - thoughts on purchase? Reply with quote

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


Looks like a good price so far- What do you guys think?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't seem very familiar with Busses

Original paint scheme Rolling Eyes

All three seats Rolling Eyes

I wouldn't unless you could view it in person
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

63 doesn't have reverse lights... so ya, there missing.. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replys guys- Will avoid.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awful colors and is that overspray on the front tire?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets see some photos of your bus! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanniff wrote:
Lets see some photos of your bus! Wink


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