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Old 02-12-2018, 11:25 PM   #1
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New guy here, 53 chevy

Hello all, first time posting here, been proud vw owner for a few years, just upgraded to a bigger bus, 53 Chevy, dodge front, vw top. Help
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:28 AM   #2
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Hello all, first time posting here, been proud vw owner for a few years, just upgraded to a bigger bus, 53 Chevy, dodge front, vw top. Help
I bet that's a cool skoolie...back in the 80s I saw a skoolie in Arizona with a vw on top...hopefully you'll post more pics...

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Old 02-13-2018, 12:50 AM   #3
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:18 AM   #4
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So what you gonna put it for power?

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:12 AM   #5
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MORE PIX!!! Gotta love that old Dodge front clip but it is much earlier than the '53 Chevy behind it. What year? Looks to be the same vintage as my Chevy...1946.
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Engine is not original, not sure what vehicle it came out of, the guy I got it from says it's from the 60s. V8, 283 though. Getting a 2nd battery hooked up for an inverter. Wood burning stove came with luckily. Put in a gas stove/oven. Just bought small propane 12 volt fridge, 40 gallon water tank, 6 gallon water heater. Been doing much work to inside
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Engine is not original, not sure what vehicle it came out of, the guy I got it from says it's from the 60s. V8, 283 though. Getting a 2nd battery hooked up for an inverter. Wood burning stove came with luckily. Put in a gas stove/oven. Just bought small propane 12 volt fridge, 40 gallon water tank, 6 gallon water heater. Been doing much work to inside
That 283 is a solid engine...hopefully you still got lots of miles left

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I hope so too, it does seem solid. Haven't been able to drive it. Brakes and clutch and rear end need attention too. This bus sat in a barn for 30 years so it does need much love.
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I hope so too, it does seem solid. Haven't been able to drive it. Brakes and clutch and rear end need attention too. This bus sat in a barn for 30 years so it does need much love.
I had 283 in a 65...the shifter sucked...lost it because of budget...and family scraped it...really old history now...need to real careful about dark corners...heck, I'd bomb it for bugs...just me though

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If the frame is a '53 Chevy, a 4 or 6BT Cummins would slide in there nicely and make for a great, long lived and economical power-plant. But hey...I am a bit of a Cummins freak.
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