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Old 05-04-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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I have looked at the site for years and always wanted to get a schoolie and use it for fishing trips and weekend vacations,.I have finally found the one, maybe but It couldn't have come at a worse time! We're in the middle of a move just got married and I've got a kid on the way but I hope to be able to squeeze this thing in, I couldn't stand to see it go to the crusher.

Its a 1963 dodge shorty with a slant 6 motor and a 4 spd. It doesn't seam to be rusted out and all the glass is intact. I don't know what it would take to get it running or why it got sent to the junk yard but with a 900$ and about a 100$ tow bill it could be sitting at my house! what do you all think?
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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That sounds like an ok deal if you're willing to invest the time, but you're the only one that can judge that. I think a rig like that can give you more freedom to try new things in your build. First you're going to have to make that a viable vehicle again.

Kids love buses, there's no two ways about it. It's really a nice way to be able to travel with kids too. No comparison to being cramped in a car.

I've got a '72 Ford 5 window with a 300 6 cyl. It does alright but the 6 is pretty maxed on the highway at 55. These are more of a old highway type of rig and they get better gas mileage is you cruse at 45. I love those old slant 6s.
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
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Welcome to Mayhem Central! --- Great to see another classic being brought back to life, but you have to understand that we have one rule here..."without pictures, it didn't happen".

Seriously though, I would love to see what this old gal looks like. And if it is any compensation...I used to own a '66 Dodge Town Wagon with the legendary slant six. It had 99,000 miles on it when I bought it and had over 380,000 when I sold it seventeen years later. Other than points, plugs and normal wear items...I never had to touch that motor and it was still running like a top. No smoke, no drips, no oil use. I was racing motorcycles back then and it took me coast to coast more times than I can count without a hiccup.

Go for it!
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Yeah Tango, I think your build thread shows that anything can be rebuilt... if you've got the patients, time and money. That's a good choice for an inexpensive engine, but that would be a slow ride to cross the country. Does it have a name yet? Does "Slow Ride" sound to 70's?
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My D-100 would run all day at 75...but it was smaller and had highway gearing.
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I have looked at the site for years and always wanted to get a schoolie and use it for fishing trips and weekend vacations,.I have finally found the one, maybe but It couldn't have come at a worse time! We're in the middle of a move just got married and I've got a kid on the way but I hope to be able to squeeze this thing in, I couldn't stand to see it go to the crusher.

Its a 1963 dodge shorty with a slant 6 motor and a 4 spd. It doesn't seam to be rusted out and all the glass is intact. I don't know what it would take to get it running or why it got sent to the junk yard but with a 900$ and about a 100$ tow bill it could be sitting at my house! what do you all think?
The slant 6 is a bulletproof motor! Having the 4 speed is cool too. I would go for it if you have the time and money. Vintage buses are cool!
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