Re: Advice Requested: Interested in a 67 Gillig 220 Cummins
The biggest thing to watch is where the roof meets the sides, right at the drip rail. If the roof hasn't been maintained, they can rust REAL BAD there. I've seen some that could probably be opened up with a sharp stick. The rust should be evident, bubbles, discoloration etc. Just look close. Check the wheel wells also. The 220 Cummins is a good motor, has a rep to be hard to start if it's cool or cold. Everything else is standard.....check for air leaks, fluid leaks, clutch operation etc. Gilligs are awesome solid buses. As good as a Crown (or better). All the Gilligs I've seen have ridiculous numbers on the odometers, all under 100,000. I'm sure they re-set them when the engine is replaced, or other major servive. Those are NOT actual miles.