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Old 01-19-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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The illness continues....4x4 project...

So despite my decision that one bus is enough, I saw this and could not let it languish in disrepair or be cannibalized for parts, so I went to look and it followed me home:

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It's a 1977 Chevy, 366 gasser with a 5 speed manual tranny, hi/lo transfer case, Thelma retarder, Rockwell 90 front axle. Originally ordered as a bus to transport mine employees from parking area to the mine, never saw service as a school bus. 71xxx miles. Runs and drives like a champ, but kinda thirsty....
I have gutted the "rustic" interior and started back with a modest camper conversion. I'll keep the forum posted and get some current pics up soon. Currently snowbound at a friends property,

so snowmobiling back and forth to work on it. At least the phone doesn't ring while I'm trying to get something done...
Stay tuned...
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: The illness continues....4x4 project...

Sweet find!
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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Excellent Save...as long as you don't get frostbite working on her!
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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Re: The illness continues....4x4 project...

The heat works great and it has a woodstove! So far pretty toasty while working.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: The illness continues....4x4 project...

Love the 4x4 option! Nice find.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Gotta' love those wood burners! Just wish I could find a place in mine to reinstall the one that came with it. Might oughta' swap it for one a little smaller.
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