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Old 01-30-2017, 04:50 PM   #1
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Junkyards in Texas?

Hey everybody,
Has anyone found any salvage yards in Texas for the B60/C60/Kodiak chassis?

I've got a 91 skoolie on a B60 chassis, and I've discovered (thanks to my aftermarket tach) that I have one of the AWFUL 6:1 rear ends. It seems like the C60 (commercial verson) is too big for regular yards and a little too small for big truck yards. I've gotta swap this thing out, so short of buying another bus and sticking someone else with my granny gears, has anyone found a junkyard(s) in Texas with skoolies or C60s?

Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:14 PM   #2
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I have 7.2:1 still looking for parts for my c60 in Canada. Good luck, I will pass any info on Skoolie.net when I find anything. Gordon

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Old 01-30-2017, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Gordon, likewise. Surely it can't be this hard! I'm also considering the Allison 1000 swap, since it should bolt up to my BBC. 0.61:1 overdrive, but darn it's pricey when my AT540 is fine.

I'm sure there's a host of other diffs we could swap in, too. I've got an Eaton 21039 with air brakes and Daytons.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:36 PM   #4
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I have a sbc on propane with a at545, hydraulic brakes. I was looking into a 2000 series but they are electronic controlled 😣
Also thought of a 2 speed rear axle, 2nd transmission

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Old 01-30-2017, 10:02 PM   #5
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For what it's worth.... while driving from Dallas to Houston, today. I noticed a yard with lots of smaller trucks, etc., just South of the Dallas area on 45. I'll pinpoint location if it comes back to me. There was a big yard, that backed up to 45, in So Dallas, near Dallas bus painting.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:27 PM   #6
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Not sure what you're looking for, or what this fits for that matter....
But, I found this in the Tulsa area. (Yeah, I know it's not Texas)
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies!

Olfart, I would certainly be interested in the place you saw. I dug around on Google sattelite view but couldn't locate it.

Yup, my research says that any decent overdrive automatic is going to be electronic. You can get manual valve bodies for some of the Allison's, but they're around $750 (more than a computer, probably) and would require new linkage I'm sure.

Anybody have any more suggestions for medium duty junkyards anywhere near Texas? I'm not going to be choosy about how far I have to go now...
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:57 PM   #8
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Finchwagon, my memory was a bit foggy. Dallas Bus Painting is actually 3 miles So of Dallas (it's close to the Trinity River Bridge, so I thought it was in D.) Their address is 3621 Work Ave. 75216. Texas Truck & Equip. Co is directly South of them, but their address is on So. Central Fwy. (old 45) The place with the smaller trucks etc. is called Texas Star & Equip. Co. In Winnie. Tx. 6818 N.Fwy Service Rd. Good luck
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:20 PM   #9
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There is a nice sized junkyard, full of buses waiting to be scrapped, just south of Waco, between Lorena and Temple. You have to sort through them yourself to find what you are looking for, but the staff will cut out or pull items for you. There is a sign on the front door that does say $50 minimum purchase. There are even some buses that still run available. It is a scrap yard. Not obvious when you drive by, but loads of buses parked out back. Over 80 when I visited last May.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:22 PM   #10
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There is a nice sized junkyard, full of buses waiting to be scrapped, just south of Waco, between Lorena and Temple. You have to sort through them yourself to find what you are looking for, but the staff will cut out or pull items for you. There is a sign on the front door that does say $50 minimum purchase. There are even some buses that still run available. It is a scrap yard. Not obvious when you drive by, but loads of buses parked out back. Over 80 when I visited last May.
Wouldn't happen to have a name or contact for junkyard?
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