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Old 02-25-2017, 08:31 AM   #1
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OK bus nuts What is it ???

So i picked this rig up behind an old bar that used to be a paint and body shop, story is it drove John Wayne " The Duke" to the movie set up the river road to professor valley , on the frt right hud there is a ford stamp. Alu. and steel sheets screws and rivets both used, any ideas ??
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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I am going to venture a wild guess: 1590's vintage Gillig...

I bet CowlitzCoach or Tango will have a definitive answer.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #3
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I am going to venture a wild guess: 1590's vintage Gillig...

I bet CowlitzCoach or Tango will have a definitive answer.

Very cool looking bus.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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Definitely NOT a Gillig.

It looks an awful lot like a Western Flyer from western Canada with a vintage of around 1950-1959.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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I'm with Cowlitz. Definitely looks like a Western Flyer. They made some pretty trick buses in their day and as I recall most, if not all were aluminum bodied. Shame the front end has been scavenged, they had a pretty cool kinda art deco, winged grill arrangement.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:13 PM   #6
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Bunch of these?
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:19 AM   #7
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Wow you guys are great ! Ive been looking and asking all over , just needed to ask the right people ! thanks again for the input !
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:43 AM   #8
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I'm not quite seeing western Flyer...

Google hasn't been too kind, but A Kenworth model 610 has some similarities, as well as something called a Pony Cruiser. No dead matches that I have found though.

Any other clues? Looks like it was a front engine, but the grill has been covered up? Maybe not?
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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Yes it started as a frt engine ! later someone made it a rear engine, the diff. is pointed back., I've been looking for early years of the flyer but can't find pics . Another friend said maybe a Fitzgerald ?
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:58 AM   #10
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What about the writing on the sides?

Bryce? Cultural? Agricultural? Cedar City is easy to see, but the stuff on top isn't.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:49 AM   #11
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So i found some older flyer pics and there are some details that are throwing me off , door hinges are massive on the flyer and mine are not , also the interior , which i will take some pics today and post them, the dash is huge on the flyer and mine is not , the door opening mech. is really eccentric these could be good tips ill show you later , thanks again for all the input, the inter web does have its positive sides !!
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:52 AM   #13
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More pics for the unknown bus ?

Here are some more !
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no clutch peddle, looks like a emergency brake on the wheel well and a shifter next to that.
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Neat, what are the plans? scrap or resto-mod?
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #16
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I beg your pardon ? " Scrap" !! i have to many stories already of things i shouldn't have gotten rid of !! first want to find out what it is than , ok rest mod . not sure though any bride ideas ??
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:58 AM   #18
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Is it body on frame or unibody?

You said converted to rear engine from front

Any pictures of how they got it in there?

Was it a "flat" engine like they turned them on there sides in the crowns? reason why I asked is the back door is still on it

Where is radiator, and intake etc?

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