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Old 12-22-2017, 10:59 PM   #1
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I photographed this at a major grocery chain while in town. Never heard of this maker before.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:38 AM   #3
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Carpenter has been around for ages but I don't recall ever seeing that configuration.
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It's not a carpenter. The guy told me what it was, but it didn't stick because I'd never heard of it before.

The owner said this was one of about two thousand buses made by this company.
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It's not a carpenter. The guy told me what it was, but it didn't stick because I'd never heard of it before.

The owner said this was one of about two thousand buses made by this company.
They sure put a carpenter emblem on the front of whatever it is.
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Ok, apparently that does say carpenter. I'm pretty sure there were more than 2000 carpenters made.

I didn't have my glasses on at the time, but I swear the owner said it was some kind of odd maker.

Oh well. It had a cat in it anyway. Not that unique I guess.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:19 AM   #7
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I think Hendrickson might have been what he said it was.

Talk about a confusing bus. It has that big grill in front, but it was definitely a RE.

It looked better in person than it does in the pics.
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I think Hendrickson might have been what he said it was.

Talk about a confusing bus. It has that big grill in front, but it was definitely a RE.

It looked better in person than it does in the pics.
It looks cool as heck. I liked the stacked headlights.

The more I work on my bus, the less I become afraid of a vintage bus.
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We've got a couple fine examples of what can be done with a vintage bus. That doesn't mean I want to go through all that work.

My bus is about to have its 21st birthday, but I like the parts and service availability. This is new for me because I have always aimed at the rare and difficult vehicles that were completely stock and nearly impossible to get parts for.

The Carpenter owner paid $1,700 for that bus. It had been in a warehouse for years and the previous owner basically wanted it gone, but it had been advertised at $2,500.
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