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Old 12-29-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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thought you vintage guys would get a kick out of this ebay bus, looks like an old Civil Defense bus?

1963 Ford Other BUS

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Old 12-29-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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Now that's a cool way to do a roof raise..
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:06 PM   #3
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Sweet! Wish my shorty had that ceiling height. Love the little "SceniCruiser" windows.

Damn! Somebody jump on this! Would make for a really easy build even with an engine tranny update. Anything up to about 5 grand would be reasonable for a unit like in such good condition.

If I weren't 5 years into mine...I'd be ALL over it!
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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Or if you are more of a Dodge fan, I found this one. Stick a Hemi in it it, or go with a Cummins 5.9 for a diesel. Either way it would be very cool.
'64 Old Dodge Short School Bus
And at $3500, it leaves room for that cool engine swap.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:14 PM   #5
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Or if you are more of a Dodge fan, I found this one. Stick a Hemi in it it, or go with a Cummins 5.9 for a diesel. Either way it would be very cool.
'64 Old Dodge Short School Bus
And at $3500, it leaves room for that cool engine swap.
390? Hmm-never heard of a mopar 390. I would guess a 413-or poly 318.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:30 PM   #6
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I would name that bus "The double deuce" .
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Or if you are more of a Dodge fan, I found this one. Stick a Hemi in it it, or go with a Cummins 5.9 for a diesel. Either way it would be very cool.
'64 Old Dodge Short School Bus
And at $3500, it leaves room for that cool engine swap.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:13 PM   #7
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thatd be a bus right up my alley if I didnt already have 2..

what a great unit!! i'll bet the reserve is higher than 5k on that.
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Old 12-29-2016, 05:45 PM   #8
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Or if you are more of a Dodge fan, I found this one. Stick a Hemi in it it, or go with a Cummins 5.9 for a diesel. Either way it would be very cool.
'64 Old Dodge Short School Bus
And at $3500, it leaves room for that cool engine swap.
It looks like it isn't much longer than a standard pickup truck. I'd like it for local cruising or day-trips where the Linda Lee (my '76 bus) would be way too big... Drive it to work and use for lunch breaks when you wanna be left alone (which for me is more often than not). But I already have lots of vehicular projects and not enough $$$.

Nice to see another Mopar fan here! I love having a Dodge school bus...now all I have to do is fix 'er up!
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:31 PM   #9
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'64 Old Dodge Short School Bus
And at $3500, it leaves room for that cool engine swap.
Love that Dodge! Would be a fun project. I'd find a crappy but running RV with a 440 (common here) and go from there. Would make a nice work truck but I'd rather have a diesel for torque, longevity, and mileage. Plus diesels sound so badass.

I wonder what we could get for my buddy's "fully converted" 66 Ford. Got it from a neighbor's property for free back around 15 years ago.
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:44 PM   #10
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It looks like it isn't much longer than a standard pickup truck. I'd like it for local cruising or day-trips where the Linda Lee (my '76 bus) would be way too big... Drive it to work and use for lunch breaks when you wanna be left alone (which for me is more often than not). But I already have lots of vehicular projects and not enough $$$.

Nice to see another Mopar fan here! I love having a Dodge school bus...now all I have to do is fix 'er up!
my little 6 window bluebird is great for that.. its just about the same length as a dually crew cab long bed pickup.. in fact the dodge i parked nect to it was the same length give or take a few inches..

short busses make great little cruisers.

that one looks to be a foot or 2 shorter yet..

Superior made a lot of shorties. they made a "full size" conventional chassis 5 window superior in the 70s..

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I love it, to bad next project is a small "stock" trailer for our new...ugh...additions
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Really dig that Dodge. Funny something about it made my brain say "On a cold night some say you can still see thier tiny handprints on the windows."
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BTW the Ford has a Superior body. The Dodge's body is by Wayne.
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