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Old 07-02-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone changed Suspension to 1 ton

I have a 1987 bus 40 foot . that I want to make it into a 1 ton . Any one out there done this. Thanks jim
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:14 AM   #2
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I have a 1987 bus 40 foot . that I want to make it into a 1 ton . Any one out there done this. Thanks jim
Not sure what you are after?????

I have a 1 ton truck and a 40' bus. The suspension and running gear in the bus are MUCH heavier duty than the truck.
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I was wanting to cut down the bus body and put it on a1 ton frame
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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Ok. Now I understand what you are trying to do.

I have to ask....Why?
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Van chassis school buses come the way you're describing. No need to build one at all. Just look for a ford or chevy van chassis mini bus. They're on one ton chassis.
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I have a 1987 bus 40 foot . that I want to make it into a 1 ton . Any one out there done this. Thanks jim
of course u could remove the body and put on 1 ton frame.. however, the normal truck chassis that is in your bus is twice as big frame rails... not to mention one would have to lenghten the 1 ton frame rails, extend the drive shaft, etc.. or shorten the bus body.
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I clearly don't have all the info on what and why you want to use a 1 ton frame but if I read you right you want to put a 40' bus body on a 1 ton (have to be stretched) frame. The body alone would far exceed the capacity of a 1 ton frame to say nothing of brakes, bearings wheels, tires and basic steering mechanisms. Figure the weight on your 40' body and size your frame accordingly.

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