Hi folks.New here.
Helen is my 1971 Chevrolet Superior Shorty school bus that I will be converting to a camper this summer.I bought this bus in April,sight unseen,and drove her back to Massachusetts from Cheyenne Wyoming.What a dream come true,she is the exact body year/chassis I wanted since I was a little kid! She is named Helen after my Grandma who told me never to give up.
I plan to do some heavy work come spring,and I have had mechanical issues dealt with.She does need a tranny seal replaced but that is it mechanically.
Replaced solid turn signals with arrow turn signals
New fuel lines
Removed gas tank,drained,re-coated and reinstalled.
Bus drove great back from Wyoming with a fuel filter replacement in Columbus Ohio.Had issues in Rochester NY and had all the engine/carb work done,but bus was very tempermental from NY to Massachusetts,and it was finally figured out(2 garages later) that it had a a bad accelerator pump!
Bus has ran nearly perfect since.
She has 78,000 miles on her and has a newer 292 engine.
I started this thread as a documentary on what I plan to do.
Bus has jackknife door, and I really am looking to replace it with a "one in on out" style.Other than that,all other work will be on the inside as the outside is nearly perfect,save for some detailing like different colored rims,and some rubrrail detailing.
i do want to remove those swamp ACs and put in pop up vents
Bus has manual steering,drum brakes,and is a manual 4 speed.