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Old 10-16-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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My new 4 x 4 bus

Hello, I am new to the Skoolie.net forum. I would just like to say thank you to Skoolie.net and the Skoolie community contributing so much valuable information In one location!
I have been Following along researching Planning and saving money. Dreaming of the day, I buy a bus and Start My build. On a recent trip to Wyomi, I found her! She is a 1984 bluebird (Chevy) Short bus. She has a Chevy 350 engine, Dana 60 Ford front differential, 700 R4 tranny, Gear driven 205 transfer case and a Dana 80 rear end. Great bones for building a serious off road bus! Now I know shes a little roughAnd most people see her is junk! But shes my diamond in the rough and I love her! I have big plans for her and will post my progress. Still trying to come up with a theme, Paint scheme and name. Any ideas?
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:30 PM   #2
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Beautiful. So what's the story on the running gear? Who converted it?
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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Beautiful. So what's the story on the running gear? Who converted it?
Hello, I’m really not sure who did the 4WD conversion? The Elderly couple I purchased the bus from had owned it for 14 years. They purchased it,at Auction from the Campbell county school district in Gillette Wyoming. At first I was thinking it was a Quigley but after looking at some of the shock mounts and four-wheel-drive shift linkage I’m thinking it was probably done by a shade tree mechanic! Trying to copy quickly brackets. Everything does work though. I changed all the fluids and drove it 968mi From Gillette Wyoming to northern California.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:56 PM   #4
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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Nice find.
Much like mine except, in 4x4 and Bluebird.
Great for 1, but kinda close quarters for 2 or more occupants.
What's the interior look like?
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:08 PM   #6
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That is a cool find. I have the same body in 1996 G30 Bluebird Microbird. Mine is still Wheatland Yellow. I had a 1997 Chevy diesel short bus also but sold it to keep the G30 gasser.
Im interested to hear more about your build.
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