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Old 02-10-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Cool 1973 Ford B-Series Short Bus

Hey everyone!

Happy to join Skoolie with my new purchase - a 1973 Ford B-Series Short Bus! I figured I'd just post photos of it and then add photos of what all I'm doing along the way. As of now, the bus's seats have all been removed, some of the windows have been removed for resealing, and the floor has been coated with a rust-phobic base coat. Holes around the exterior and interior of the bus have all been puttied over and we're almost ready for designing our layout. Runs and drives great and has very little body rust!

Can't wait to get started, and while I'm sure I'll have frustrations along the way, I'm glad to have such a great community to ask questions of!
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hey everyone!

Happy to join Skoolie with my new purchase - a 1973 Ford B-Series Short Bus! I figured I'd just post photos of it and then add photos of what all I'm doing along the way. As of now, the bus's seats have all been removed, some of the windows have been removed for resealing, and the floor has been coated with a rust-phobic base coat. Holes around the exterior and interior of the bus have all been puttied over and we're almost ready for designing our layout. Runs and drives great and has very little body rust!

Can't wait to get started, and while I'm sure I'll have frustrations along the way, I'm glad to have such a great community to ask questions of!
Welcome!
That bus has a crazy cool looking front end.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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Welcome to the addiction. Now fill out your profile so we know who you are and where you're from for more accurate responses to any questions you may have.
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:18 PM   #4
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Nice bus. What you got under the hood?

I've got a very similar 5 window with a 300 6 and a five speed.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:17 AM   #5
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Yeah! And the white grill is stock!
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:18 AM   #6
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330 cu in (5.4 L) Ford FT V8.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:07 AM   #7
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What an old sweetheart! Happy to see another "classic" being brought back to life.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:57 PM   #8
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Oh yesss, love to see other classic buses still lurking about!
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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looks a lot like my bus! 1976 B-500
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:48 AM   #10
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330 cu in (5.4 L) Ford FT V8.
do you have more pictures of the engine?
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