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Old 06-06-2015, 11:28 PM   #1
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Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
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Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
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1979 bluebird wanderlodge

bluebird wanderlodge

less than 30 miles from me, if anyone needs me to look at it for them.

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Old 06-06-2015, 11:46 PM   #2
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Chassis: 3800
Engine: DT408, AT545
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If you are looking at scholl buses for $5000, you should consider this one.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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When I was a teen and prowling around the local scrap yards and rv lots looking for anything VW related I once came upon an old Wanderlodge.
I was blown away and wanted it badly.
So much classier than any regular Winnebago or stick and staples rig.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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All the older Wanderlodges are built using the same chassis/frame/running gear as the flat faced skoolies of thet era (front engined All Americans). In a way...Blue Bird might be considered a Skoolie Converter.

Although, as I learned from a factory tech...they really HATE it when anybody else messes with their buses.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #5
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built on the same chassis, but the body was completely hand built in the wonderlodge factory across from the school bus factory

unless modified (like my wonderlodge) it will have a 215 HP NA 3208 cat, allison MT643 trans, be geared to run 55 all day with a top speed around 65, that one is the rare rear bath model, has a diesel generator (an option, gas was standard with a separate gas tank for it) roof airs are so much nicer to work on than the under body cruise aires mine has ( 2 of which do not work) does not say if it has air ride

that is actually a very good price for a running wanderlodge considering that it was about $180,000 new
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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Where are you located? Any pics?
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