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Old 04-10-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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63 Wayne/International

Hello from British Columbia Canada

We have a 63 Wayne/International conversion we bought a couple years ago. We cannot find any information on this bus at all, we have spent hours on the net looking to no avail.

We need to replace the windshield and have exhausted all avenues there as well even went to the original manufacturer - problem is it is a tear drop windshield and they no longer have the mold. Any suggestions, ideas??

We believe the bus was built in Chicago, we purchased it in Calgary Alberta and think it may have been an army bus at one time and when they closed the army base that it was purchased and converted, we cannot locate the original owner and the second owner couldn't provide any info in that department.

If anyone has any information they can help us with we would be so appreciative.

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Re: 63 Wayne/International

You might try checking some of the bus 'graveyards' and see if any of them would have a replacement that you could salvage. I know there's a list of bus 'graveyards' somewhere here, but I can't seem to find it just now ...
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: 63 Wayne/International

WWW.WILLIAMSONSHEAVYDUTY.COM
I HAVE A LOT OF USED BUS PARTS SEND ME WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR AND ILL TRY TO FIND IT

.. don't know them at all .. just ran across the add on Craig's List (of all places) .. can't hurt to give 'em a shot ..
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies and the sites to check out = we can't believe how "rare" this bus seems to be - no one let alone us seems to know anything about it. Happy Easter all!!
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Finding parts ?

I have a 61 Wayne International I bought. I haven't found another one like it! I need parts however. ...
Any luck?
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:54 AM   #7
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The curved glass windshields for Wayne Type 'D' buses were few and far between in 1980. Our shop reconfigured the windshield mount on a couple of them so they could mount flat glass not unlike a Crown or Blue Bird windshield.

I could not even begin to guess where you might find replacements today. If the dealer couldn't get them when Wayne was still in business it doesn't seem very likely any new ones are available today.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:42 AM   #8
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Another 63 international!

Hello! I have the opportunity to buy a 63 international, 33 ft bus . It's just down the road from my house, in driveable condition. Price is $2500. I'm not sure what the value is since there is no info anywhere on these things! Did you ever find a windshield? I also need one, if I go for this project. It's all new to me, not sure if I'm getting myself in too deep !
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Hello! I have the opportunity to buy a 63 international, 33 ft bus . It's just down the road from my house, in driveable condition. Price is $2500. I'm not sure what the value is since there is no info anywhere on these things! Did you ever find a windshield? I also need one, if I go for this project. It's all new to me, not sure if I'm getting myself in too deep !
Without seeing a picture and getting more info on a 1963 IHC bus I think I would be pretty gunshy, especially at the asking price of $2500.00. Now if it was $250.00, I would be willing to take a second look.

The problem with a bus that old is that everything on it is going to be old. It has been out of service at the earliest about 1968 and about the latest it would have been in service would have been about 1980. Which means that it has done a LOT of sitting since it was last in service. Unless it has been across the country multiple times I would be amazed to learn it has been on more than 20K miles since it was retired from school service.

It if is a Loadstar with a BD I-6 it is going to be pokey even on the flat. Even if it has an SV V-8 it isn't going to go much faster than about 55 on the flat. Many were geared to a top speed of 47 MPH. Parts and pieces are available for most IHC engines and they are pretty easy and straight forward when it comes to repairs. But if you don't resurrect one correctly you run the real risk of spinning the cam bearings out.

It most probably will need a full set of tires. Figure on low ball cost of $300.00 per tire or as much as $500.00 per tire.

If it has hydraulic brakes it will need each wheel cylinder service or replaced along with every flex line and probably even some of the steel lines. The master cylinder and hydrovac will need attention as well.

You may find the clutch is stuck so hard to the flywheel that it is impossible to get the clutch to release. If that is the case you are going to end up having to drop the transmission. At a minimum you will probably have to put a new slave cylinder in.

All I can say is if you can get it cheap enough it just might be a fun project. But at $2500.00, unless it has more than $2500.00 worth of stuff (gen set, new roof top A/C, new RV 3-way fridge, etc.), I would not give it a second look.
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Hi thanks for your response!
It has all new tires, an old propane fridge (not sure if it's three way but I'm guessing not) he drove it a couple years ago and it's been sitting since then. I believe it has a lot (200k?) miles on it. It's been converted so I think at some point it was being used. I know it is from Spokane (across the state from me and also where I grew up... who knows, maybe I even rode this bus, but that would have meant they used it up to 1978 minimum ) it's a pretty cool bus, I know it needs an alternator, it has a tiny hole in the radiator and a small exhaust leak. I have scheduled a mechanic to look but he's been a no show... twice
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