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Old 08-31-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Wanted: Parts for older Ford B600 School Bus

Hi - I just bought an old (1965) B600 conversion and found out (a little too late) about its many problems. I need an alternator, and I also need front brake drums, and a back bracket for the left front leaf springs. Anyone out there got an old B600 you're parting out? Or does anyone know of junk yards that might have one?
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:45 AM   #2
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Re: Wanted: Parts for older Ford B600 School Bus

There are lots of parts for your bus. Many, many trucks use thew exact same parts. Go to a salvage yard and ask for the interchange numbers and what years fit together. This is very easy. After you discover what parts years are the same, you will be looking just for truck parts. Any large parts store can tell the same info. Try any large truck shop, Napa, Car Quest, and others for the interchange. Frank
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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When I change out parts I like taking them off first and bring them with me to the parts store so they can not only see it themselfs they can also get the number off it. If it is a more common part such as brake pads/shoes or brake rotors/drums I just get the numbers off them and bring them in. A place like napa isn't much help here unless you know if the number is a Spicer, Dana number or another company number.

This is what part of the country you are from helps us help you better in finding parts that you need and where to go local to your location. I my area southern minnesota http://www.catcoparts.com is a good one to go to and the Burnsville guys there showed me a cheap part to fix my problem I had when my rear wheel clamps on the right side were not holding the dayton rim tight. Something they called a cheater ring. Which was a 20 inch ring to act as a spacer to help the clamps hold tight. The thing worked great for less than $10.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:01 AM   #4
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Hey Wmah...

I don't know if you have a Shucks, Checker or Kragen auto parts near you or not...
We have Shucks here in NW Washington... most people don't know that they usually have a commercial counter in the back... you might have to ask at the front counter... they have differant catalogs than the main counter... I can get nearly anything for the Ford chassis or running gear for my '68 Ford Bluebird, new from them.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: Wanted: Parts for older Ford B600 School Bus

Thanks for everyone's helpful answers. I live in Longmont, Colorado, but thought there might be a good truck salvage yard in Kansas where I could get parts? I'm told that the B600 and F600 parts are interchangeable. Is that correct?
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
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Hey Jake...

Yes, A B-600 is simply a Ford F-600 with a bus body... any of the chassis or running gear is Ford Truck.
Where you run into problems is the coach parts... Not sure which coach you have.
I have a '68 Bluebird coach and have run into dead ends trying to find anything for it.

I have looked all over the Northwest and have yet to find any '67-'72 B-500/F-500 or B-600/F-600 trucks.
I did find a Ford/Carpenter B-600 bus from that series, but it didn't have anything I really needed.
The guy was a jerk and wanted 3 times what I figure the parts were worth...
I got a pair of new marker lights on e-bay that were nearly perfect matches for the one I needed.
I got them both delivered to my house for less than he wanted for the single light. He would not guarantee it would even work...

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Old 11-25-2007, 09:58 PM   #7
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I have parts for Ford B700 buses. Just give me a call when you want. I've scrapped out about 4 of them.

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