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Old 01-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Jared's Wayne Chevy

Hi everyone!
I've loved buses since the day I rode my first one in Kindergarden (1983 GMC Ward). Anyway, I've lurked on here for many years and have seen some awesome stuff so I thought I'd add to it with my newly purchased 1987 Wayne Chevy. Basically, this bus was from my district and I rode on many of its sister buses in the fleet. I always loved the Wayne/Chevy look and rode them for about 10 years of my life. The 87 Waynes were all retired in 1999 and I've been kicking myself for the past 10 years for not picking one up when I had the chance. Well, I ran across this one in DC not too long ago and sort of convinced the guy to sell it to me. Anyway he told me for $2000 I can have it. It has a new exhaust, battery and a few other goodies.

At first I was dead set on restoring back to original condition but it seems that it may be impossible to register it and insure it for a reasonable rate in Maryland. I've read every post in the Registration section of this forum so I'm a little put off. I am starting to entertain the idea of converting it tastefully and its actually getting quite excited to start. But regardless, does anyone know anything about Maryland requirements for both the "bus" route and the "rv conversion" route? Where or who do I contact for this?

Thanks so much in advanced!!!!

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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Ok so not many people from Maryland on here. Thats ok.

So I got my bus insured today through GMAC (which I thank some of you for since some of the threads on this board were why I called them) for $420/6 months which I think is rather good considering its classified as a private not for hire but (not an RV). Now I just gotta go down to get the title and bill of sale from the seller, take it to the MD DMV down the street and get it registered/temp tags. Any tips?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Jared's Wayne Chevy

Welcome, Jared!

Don't let the lack of response here discourage you... The laws all vary by state and even inside a particular state there may be much confusion. It's hard to know the answers to registration questions.

Let us know what you find out and good luck with the bus!

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Old 01-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #4
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Welcome, Jared!

Don't let the lack of response here discourage you... The laws all vary by state and even inside a particular state there may be much confusion. It's hard to know the answers to registration questions.

Let us know what you find out and good luck with the bus!

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Thanks guys! I am really excited about this! I should be going to get it either tomorrow or Monday. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:29 AM   #5
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My trip to the DMV went like this yesterday:

-Got there and the lovely (sacrasm implied) lady behind the first counter almost threw me out because the bill of sale was not on a company letterhead (being that I was buying it from a company)

-After what felt like a minute of awkward silence, she gave me a number and let me through but was real bitter about it and couldnt reassure me that I was not going to get thrown out by the next guy.

-My number was called and the next guy just blatanly suggest to register it as a "Multi-Purpose Vehicle".

-The only thing that has me worried is that for some reason the title shows 4500lbs as its GVW when that is obviously wrong. My registration certificate shows +3700lbs on it.

-So now I just have to get it inspected in the next month. I am assuming I should remove the control box for the warning lights and paint them black at this point? I am also not 100% sure about my state and its policy with the yellow paint.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for your help.

Next problem: It seems to be missing the entire air cleaner assembly. Anyone know where to get one?

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #7
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That's a Chevy 366 gasser, not an International.

But any big-truck yard should have one...doesn't need to be a bus, any medium-duty truck with a 366 & a carb should use the same one.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:17 AM   #8
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So I really want to swap out the cast spoke rims for alcoa aluminums, is there a way to do this?
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:46 PM   #9
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Hello Jared and others...

I'm in Mt. Airy, Maryland and just got a short bus... going through the same exciting registration process as you did.

Did you have to paint it non-yellow?

Did you leave any of the top/roof brake lights on?



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Old 03-18-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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Well, I wound up registering my bus as a "historic" vehicle being that it is over 20 years. This free's me from any inspections etc. As for the yellow paint and warning lamps, I havent done anything with them yet. I truly have no clue if Maryland is one of those states that cares about that (?)

What is your plans for your bus? Since its a smaller van cutaway i'd imagine registering should be easier, no?
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