Originally Posted by timbuk
well i absolutely love that bus.Its gotta be a 55 to 57 because it has only 2 headlights and I know in 58 gmc has 4 headlights.Take a look in everything else-old buses from summer thread ive posted a shot of a 58 gmc in there.As for the engine,GMC was known for putting in Pontiac engines in their trucks in that era,but it may have a six banger in there also.Stovebolt.com is a great resourse for old GM stuff have had alot of good advice and info from this site!If that bus was just down the road from my house,it would be HERE NOW! Timbuk
Now that you mention it I see the resemblance to a 55-57 Chevy in the fenders/headlights!
Checked out the thread, nice photos! I really like the "tool bus"! Will also check out stovebolt.com.
I gotta locate the owner of this bus & get the lowdown... Even if I get it to the house & do nothing with it for a while I know I would enjoy this project as the mechanics would be so simple in comparison to our Thomas we have & converting an antique would just be so much more of a bonus when finished! Retro Mod Bus!
Smitty mentioned putting a bus on a modern 4X4 chassis what I am wondering is what would be a good chassis for this bus - a modern diesel chassis would be preferred, 2 or 4 wheel drive...