I recently purchased a 1992 Chevy G30 Wayne shortbus that was already started as a conversion. I have since cleaned out the bus (essentially undoing the conversion) so that once I get a clean bill of health from the mechanic, I can start headfirst into the conversion. (See my previous intro thread here
) It also came with an Onan 3kw generator (and other goodies) that has been physically mounted, but not actually installed.
Another CL bus was just posted
that is a very similar bus, but it is a Ford 7.3L Diesel. It is close to me, so I am going to go check it out either way, but I am very much considering selling my first purchase for this one. It does seem to be one of the fiberglass bodies, for better or for worse, though I have not really looked into these older Ford models. (I'll have to read through this thread later
, I prefer pictures to words
I was originally going with a diesel in mind, and this second one really seems like the better engine (and only 80k miles). I would never have considered a gasoline for a bus except that I am much more familiar with gasoline engines so any easy fix is going to be cheaper in the short term. I currently don't plan on keeping it for the long term, so the gasoline is still more attractive to me.
I'll update after I go check it out, but any insight would be greatly appreciated. I've seen quite a few conversions from the Wayne's which is nice as a reference. From my immediate research, I could not find any Econoline conversions that have this body. It has the windows that are taller, which I always associate with fiberglass shuttle buses as opposed to school buses, but I could be wrong on that.