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Old 08-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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Help identifying an old bus

Any help on identifying the maker of this bus. The running gear is Chevy.
I looked at this one the other day. One of only two I've looked at that were
already finished.
I looked at it because it has a tall ceiling in it. It has a fancy shmancy Onan gen set as well

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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its a carter ,,they the only one's that pu ta rub rail along the top..a 70 model,,,, 350 eng or 454. carter is no longer being made,,,bought by Thomas bus co...
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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The valve cover identifies this one as a 366 5X2 trans. Yes, it is a 78, I think he said
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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I actually think that is a Wayne Lifeguard. Wayne also had the rubrail on top. A LOT of that bus is perfectly identical to mine. The ribbing on the sides, rubrail placement, etc. From 1973 to 1992 GM was one of their chassis suppliers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Lifeguard
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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This thing is a gasser but man does it have storage & head room.
Asking price is $3000.00
The thing is I average 55-60 hrs a week at work and and then drive
home to see the family ever other weekend. I need something to
live in this winter. With a little insulating this thing could be winter
ready.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
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It being a gasser would be a negative, but the 366 is a pretty durable engine. And it looks like somebody really put some work into it, judging by the very clean looking door relocation. and the skinning over the rear. If I were you, I would be tempted. It sure could save you some time and money. What is the interior like?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
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It being a gasser would be a negative, but the 366 is a pretty durable engine. And it looks like somebody really put some work into it, judging by the very clean looking door relocation. and the skinning over the rear. If I were you, I would be tempted. It sure could save you some time and money. What is the interior like?
I am tempted! The guy that did this still owns it. He said it is the 4th he's done. He is 86 and says he's getting to old to drive it. That Onan started with just the flick of a rocker switch.
Ya' gotta excuse my phone pictures I had forgotten my camera.
The Good:::
Onan genset with it's own gas tank.
3 deep cycle batteries
3 way fridge & freezer
4 burner stove
4' tub & shower
toilet
Hotwater heater
Ducted gas furnace ( Suburban)
Working rooftop AC
Hide a bed couch up front
two singles at the back of the bus
12V lights & 110V
Engine was cold when I got there. It started right up without any rattles or smoke.
6' 4" or more head clearance.

The Bad:::::
Gasser
Tires are a little sketchy (1 new one)
Both sides of the windshield have cracks
Walls are insulated with the old white styro from windows down; none on the floor or ceiling.
This thing is 35 yrs old. ( my class B is 37 years old sooo . . .)
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Read description with pic.

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment.
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Re: Help identifying an old bus

DOES IT COME WITH THE kOOL BUS?



For the $$ if the stuff works it is a steal....cleanup/replace fabrics etc while getting funds for some used tires and enjoy it

If your not driving 1000's of miles a year a gasser will work

and you could redo whatever and you have several $1000.00's of stuff to use

good luck on any decision
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Bansil,
thanks for the time & advise. I was actually thinking the same thing.
Here is a better pic of the Kool Bus

BTW the drivers seat is electric
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