Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 4
Year: 1942
Coachwork: Gillig
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 216cc
Rated Cap: 48
Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

1942 Gillig school bus on a Chevy chassis
Was used in CA until it was shipped to the UK and repainted for Captain America film.
After filming it was auctioned, I got it instead of an Airstream and fitted it out with:
New tyre, wiring
Then fitted new floor and English Rose kitchen units ( made from aluminium left over from making Spitfire planes after WW11 )
I made a dinner area and storage space, fitted aux battery for fridge and inside lights.
Made a toilet area cubical and sleeping /lounge area.
I never drilled or modified any area of the original bus in case anyone wants to convert it back to a school bus

Since converting it I do lots of miles and events
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 935105_10151621104973897_2120159756_n.jpg (95.9 KB, 582 views)
34Speedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,044
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

welcome and very cool...more pictures?

you have to have 5 posts total and then you don't have to wait to be approved
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Diesel Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,489
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/AT545
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

That bus is beautiful! Please show us some pics of the interior!
__________________
Gallery:
http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... l_dan_bus/
Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?t=4959
Diesel Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Welcome and VERY cool.
If there aren't pictures it ain't so.
somewhereinusa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 04:00 AM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 4
Year: 1942
Coachwork: Gillig
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 216cc
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

A few poor quality pictures of the inside
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG00517-20110629-0947.jpg (315.5 KB, 512 views)
File Type: jpg IMG00519-20110629-0948.jpg (171.4 KB, 512 views)
File Type: jpg IMG00524-20110629-0949.jpg (198.0 KB, 512 views)
34Speedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #6
Bus Nut
 
wmkbailey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Frederick Maryland
Posts: 831
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 3126
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Very cool, I love the kitchen counter.
__________________
William

visvi Cherokee for Journey, Sounds Like Oeesha

http://thejourneyvisvi.com/

My Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=464989
wmkbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,169
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Frickin' Gorgeous! --- I gotta ask...is the "Chevy chassis" a '42 or something later? How about the engine & running gear?

BTW...I love old Airstreams...but this way out cools them all.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 02:09 AM   #8
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 4
Year: 1942
Coachwork: Gillig
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 216cc
Rated Cap: 48
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Tango
Its all 1942 Chevy still
Straight 6 as it came from the factory with crunch gearbox.
Lots of Airstreams about but only 1 off these !
34Speedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
roach711's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Farmington Hills, Mi (Detroit area)
Posts: 1,572
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Eldorado Aerotech 24'
Chassis: Ford E-450 Cutaway Bus
Engine: 7.3L Powerstroke
Rated Cap: 19
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Beautifully done!!!!
__________________
The Roach Motel
roach711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,169
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Re: Lady Liberty Tour bus convertion

Good call!
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1967 fishbowl convertion for sale in oregom chev49 Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 1 05-11-2012 04:53 PM
someone knows acompany to ensure a bus convertion? I'm in Da Stuff Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 3 11-28-2011 10:20 PM
Lady Franklin-Building Good Energy On Wheels Lady Franklin Skoolie Conversion Projects 4 04-04-2009 06:59 PM
Lady Propane vonslatt Conversion General Discussions 3 08-02-2005 10:43 PM
up dated pics 84 gmc skoolie convertion heath692 Skoolie Conversion Projects 1 02-23-2005 09:49 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.