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Old 04-13-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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1961 Ford/Wayne shortie!

Hey All,
I just my 1961 Ford B-500 with a Wayne body out of the paint shop! Now i just have to rebuild everything else, and it'll be ready to to camping... It has the stock engine, 292 with 2 bbl, T98 4-speed tranny, and gear splitter rear axle.
i don't have any good pics of the interior, but it looks pretty rough anyway. Does have a sink, stove, and frig on the passenger side, and a bench seat and closet on the driver's side.
I take sone decent pics soon.

later,
robert sanchez
ps, I live in the Denver area.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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Goodness! That's actually pretty sweet.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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nice and old skool!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:49 PM   #4
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That is the coolest!!! And please more photos.... Leslie
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: the yellow.
I dunno, it's pretty obvious it's not a school bus any longer. I mean, look at it. It's awesome.
But has anyone here been hassled about that yet? I haven't seen it yet, but I wasn't looking.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:17 PM   #6
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It likely depends on the state it is registered in. There are some "No yellow" states, and if registered there it would be a problem. However, if the color is accepted in the state of registry, it is likely reciprocity would allow it to travel the other 48.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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The bus is painted with the 2010 Ford pickup yellow, and I will
ess up any cop that tries to harrass me. Just kiding, I know most most of the the blues here in town. But i guess if I got pulled over for it, I would say it's a very pale orange. On the side, does anyone know a source for a Clark overdrive tranny?like a 251vo or a 264vo...
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:57 PM   #8
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Where do you find a beauty like that?? Are they much more expensive than a newer school bus?? Awesome!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #9
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I story I heard follows: this bus was bought by a school district in
Montana in '61, until '65 or so, when they needed a bigger bus. They sold the shorty to the driver, and he did the conversion. He died in maybe '69, and that's when my grandparents bought it. I got it in about 2001, and haven't done crap with it till now. But I plan on dropping a 'few' bucks into it to get up to speed.
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Damn it, I forget how to post a pic! But the interior is done. Natural maple wood cabinets, indoor/outdoor carpet, rebuilt stock Ford 292 with a 4-barrel carb(about 3000 miles total), headers, with an Eaton 5-speed tranny/
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