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Offline Scott Crosby

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My New Bus
« on: July 09, 2014, 02:01:41 PM »
I picked up a 1947 3751.  This past weekend I drove it from North Carolina to Indianapolis.   It needs a Little TLC on the mechanical side.  It's in really good mechanical condition considering it's age.  It has a few electrical issues that need to be sorted out.  The conversion will need a lot of updating but it's going to be a fun project.  I hope to have it done in time for Blytheville next year.

My wife was very clear that 2 buses is the limit.   There will not be a #3.   
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 02:29:12 PM »
Scott you didn't include the new Box Lights!... LOL

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 06:05:00 PM »
Scott, is that the 3751 that was recently listed on busnut BBS ?  Is that why nobody answers my calls about it ?

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 06:29:53 PM »
Glad to see that classic machine in good hands, Happy trails.
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Offline Scott Crosby

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »
Yes Edward.   I went out right away to pick it up.   It was a steal as far as I was concerned. 
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Re: Re: My New Bus
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 06:48:07 PM »
Scott - Love that bus.  I just had a chance to see Boomers Silversides up here in Vancouver, WA.  Talk about sexy.  Lots of potential in that there bus.  Have fun!

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 09:52:41 PM »
 Hey Scott if you need a place to hide number 3, I'm close ::)
Scott 
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 04:37:45 AM »
Yes Edward.   I went out right away to pick it up.   It was a steal as far as I was concerned. 

Yes, Scott, it was a steal. . . at the price asked, I was concerned that the owner was thinking about the scrap yard.  I'm really glad.  You scored for all of us IMHO.

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Offline Scott Crosby

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 05:32:37 AM »
Not only was it an absolute steel Edward, but it came with full fuel too.  You can follow the project on my site if your interested.
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 06:00:10 AM »
What is it about owning a bus that makes you want to go out and buy more? Ours is barely two months old and I still catch myself looking at classifieds.... :o

Bus looks awesome! Congratulations!
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 11:45:16 AM »
Was this coach from Weaverville N C by any chance?? The reason I am asking ,a customer of mine tried to give me a 3751 four or five years ago.I wouldn't take it because I didn't have a place to store it while I worked on it.He wound up giving it to his brother but his brother got caught up in a vidio gambling scandal along with our former shereff and some others .I have since retired and have lost track of my customer ,but have often wondered what ever became of that old Silversides.
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 12:29:27 PM »
Awesome! Now give us the link to your site where we can follow it!
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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 12:33:21 PM »
Ours is barely two months old and I still catch myself looking at classifieds.... :o

Is this like the guy that that got married two months ago and keeps looking at other girls, thinking perhaps he may have done better? Good thing your current bus cannot slap you upside the head in a fit of jealousy with its mirror!
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Offline Scott Crosby

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 12:50:00 PM »
Bigred, It was 50 miles nw of Charlotte.   The owner passed away from cancer a couple years ago.  I'm guessing he was younger based on that he left behind a young wife and very small child.  Last name Jackson I believe.

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Re: My New Bus
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 02:04:50 PM »
... My wife was very clear that 2 buses is the limit.   There will not be a #3.   

    Well, Scott, I think you did very well.  You got one more past your wife than I got past The Management!
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