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Cool vintage bus project
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:37:18 PM »
https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/cto/6045443532.html

In another life time and a way bigger budget I`d have this with a 16v92 Detroit diesel .
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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »
Sweet!!

All it needs is 'FURTHUR' painted on the front.
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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
If I could afford to fix one up guess I could afford to pour fuel in it.  The White is that new?  Looks like a 1940s.  All the stuff up top reminds me of the Hippy buses running the highways in the 70.   Saw some with a added scenic cruiser roof made from a VW campmobile.   Either of those aluminum ones got a nice look to them, rode the two level Scenic cruiser several times.   Imagine going through the brakes, tranny, cooling and AC system,  yep, a real economy build.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 11:26:53 PM »
16V Detroit thumbsup2 used to run them on some fire protection pumps. The petro chem plant wanted them exercised monthly. I was the lucky devil who got to run them.

Isolate from the firewater header, open the bypass. fire it up and at 1400rpm its shooting a 12in stream of water @200 ft out into the cooling basin. Fun times. Took 4 hours to test run each station.
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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 11:11:19 AM »
A friend had an ex-Greyhound scenic cruiser that was about a 1948 or so. That was fun to drive and we used to load it up and cruise bars.

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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 12:29:10 PM »
It will take a deep wallet to bring that old girl back to her glory. I hope someone will at least give it a shot.


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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 03:16:50 PM »
Now who has the space and garage to park it in?  If you got that much room, and a shop that big, and money to buy it, you might have the dough to rehab it, yeah? 

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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 06:44:23 PM »
I spent a few minutes trying to find a nicely redone version on Google images. Fail
While I did find this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDfYLQZaArY I think I have made up my mind, and didn't see "Removal #1 and 2.
Warning, while some is fast motion, you should position your mouse appropriately over the skip (a bunch) function.

Now, should I ever, I mean ever....express an interest in purchasing and refurbing one of these...I surely need to be committed.

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Re: Cool vintage bus project
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 08:16:24 PM »
Oh oldnslo stop it... you know you yearn for one  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hEDHT9gLHc
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