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Old 04-24-2021, 06:56 AM   #1
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Michael Corbier
Chassis: GMC Savana 350
Engine: 6.5 Diesel
Corbie GMC short bus

I purchased a 1999 GMC Savana 350 short bus with wheelchair lift at auction. I started removing seats, by trying bolt removal and grinding off bolt heads. It slow going. My guess is that the rust underneathee has joined the bolts to the frame. I purchased a cold chisel with the intention of hammering off the washers and or punching out the bolts through the bolt holes.

A mechanic somehow disconnected the bus electrics from the base van ones. I'm looking for a fix to reconnect them.


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Old 04-24-2021, 02:09 PM   #2
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What engine?
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:03 PM   #3
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in his other thread i believe he said a 350.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:47 PM   #4
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I'm not sure of the manufacturer of GMC diesel engines of this year. Could they be a joint endeavor between Detroit Engines and GMC? It is a turbo-diesel 6.5 model.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:23 PM   #5
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I'm not sure of the manufacturer of GMC diesel engines of this year. Could they be a joint endeavor between Detroit Engines and GMC? It is a turbo-diesel 6.5 model.

Yes it should be a detroit/gm 6.5 (same as what is in the pickups and vans of that era).
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:05 AM   #6
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Chassis: GMC Savana 350
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slow progress

I'm finding my progress slow, especially with floor removal and removing a Straint attachments. I did a mod by removing the manual door opener and making a device to secure doors.
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Old 06-17-2021, 01:45 PM   #7
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Chassis: GMC Savana 350
Engine: 6.5 Diesel
Making progress

I'm doing well with decal removal. Almost done with one side that identifies the school district where the bus did it's service. Almost 20 years!
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