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Should I buy it?
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NO
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Smile I saw this white bus parked in socal today for sell.

I have been crazy about Vw bus forever and I love this bus!

So could someone please tell me which model this bus is?

Owner tells me it's a 72

I might. It it tomorrow in the morning so anything I should watch out for?

What's a good price for it? I saw 50k miles

And some rust under the car.

Thanks guys so much!!!! I'm sooo excited!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

VIN 2222006862
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Buy it after you payGary $500 to tell you what you are buying, exactly
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Buy it after you payGary $500 to tell you what you are buying, exactly


Who's Gary?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Gary is a samba member''aeromech'' he works on busses and sometimes does pre puchase inspections,send him a pm,don't know what he charges but it could save you from buying a very costly bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Relax! There are a lot of buses out there. They are all old, with outdated technology. Allmost all need work, some more than others.

Reach out to Aeromech (Gary) and see if he can take a look for you. Pay him what his
time is worth. Also, asiab3 (Robbie) is also a detailed and knowledgeable person. Either one of these guys can save you a lot of grief!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

For what it's worth...
It's very cool looking. I like the jalousies with panels behind them. And lots of people are wanting roof racks.

But check The Samba postings here. You'll learn a lot about what and where to look for telltale signs of trouble and what to run away from. I can vouch for Robbie (Asiab3) and Gary (Aeromech) for knowing their stuff. I'd trust either or both of them with mine any day.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

How much do you know about buses? How mechanical are you? How much can you spend on getting it fixed? We can't really tell you if you should buy it, only you can. We can help you from buying a rusted money put with enough information though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

SocalBusFun wrote:
VIN 2222006862

Sketchy, a panelvan with a standard microbus VIN, be very careful. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
SocalBusFun wrote:
VIN 2222006862

Sketchy, a panelvan with a standard microbus VIN, be very careful. Confused


Yeah! I looked really hard to find the vin starting with 222, but with no luck

What could have been done to this bus? Owner says it has clear titles
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Wasted youth wrote:
Relax! There are a lot of buses out there. They are all old, with outdated technology. Allmost all need work, some more than others.

Reach out to Aeromech (Gary) and see if he can take a look for you. Pay him what his
time is worth. Also, asiab3 (Robbie) is also a detailed and knowledgeable person. Either one of these guys can save you a lot of grief!

Oh... and WELCOME!


Thanks!

I'll pm gary
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

We are talking
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

SocalBusFun wrote:
busdaddy wrote:
SocalBusFun wrote:
VIN 2222006862

Sketchy, a panelvan with a standard microbus VIN, be very careful. Confused


Yeah! I looked really hard to find the vin starting with 222, but with no luck

What could have been done to this bus? Owner says it has clear titles

Ask him (or her) for a picture of the plate on the bulkhead behind the LF seat, the VIN could be a typo, but it could have been switched with a donor as well, you don't want to step in a steaming pile like that if it has been swapped.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Good advice
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

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Ok the seller took a picture for me, all you bus gods time to shine your wisdom on me
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

I've never seen an m-plate like that one
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

Ok who ran it? Thems a lot of 222222's
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

aeromech wrote:
I've never seen an m-plate like that one


should I steer away from this bus then?

or could it be something real special like them misprinted dollar bills?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

There's a lot I haven't seen
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Need help with first time bus buying Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:
Ok who ran it? Thems a lot of 222222's


I can't figure out how to fill out the M-Plate decoder with that information:

http://www.vw-mplate.com/mcode.php?lang=EN&pla...TT=XXXX+TT
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