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1948 Ford Superior short school bus.

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  1. Kustomkid
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
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    Got some more parts. Finding out that each bus was totally hand built. The roof aluminum mounting holes are all in different spots. Got to pull the rear corner quarter sections and figure out how the heater is mounted on the parts bus. But got most of the parts....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. ratrodrodder
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    Do you know if the chassis was always that short? Looks like you could make it a rear/mid-engined wheel-standing showpiece!
     
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  3. Kustomkid
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    As far as I know, it’s the stock frame. I was thinking about finding a hailed out motorhome or van for new running gear. Find something that’s running, mid 70’s.


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  4. Kustomkid
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    Found a brochure on eBay on the bus. Some good info for rebuilding and looking for parts. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  5. Kustomkid
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. raven
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    I want to know if you’re going to paint it yellow...
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  7. Kustomkid
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    Yes , it’s going to be yellow. Going to say school bus and probably be from the Hotrod & Kustom Technical Institute.


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  8. Peanut 1959
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    I, personally, prefer the un-chopped look. The proportions go south when they're chopped...especially to the extreme.
     
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  9. zzford
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    It might be a good idea to check state laws on the color. Some places, I believe, prohibit any buses being painted yellow unless they are used by an official school district.
     
  10. Kustomkid
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    Been doing some research on that. So far I haven’t found anything for Montana. The amount of restored old school buses that have been done that are painted bus yellow are a lot. Cool bus, Skool bus, to school bus. Hopefully there won’t be a problem.


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  11. Ok, the bus is cool and all and neat you've been able to find several for parts, buuuuuuut, shouldn't you be working on the Merc? LOL
     
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  12. Kustomkid
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    Gees Mom! LOL
    This is just a side project as of right now. As far as I know, I have only found 2 siting in wrecking yards in Montana. Merc is still number two on priority to the house project. Got to get the bus moved this spring/summer. My daughter thinks it’s cool and has been helping alittle here and there.


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  13. Haha!! I’m the worst in the world for too many projects and nothing finished. In all these years, I’ve only ever finished one car....then sold it. Projects on the other hand...I got lots and lots of those. Lol


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  14. Kustomkid
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    Life would be boring without to many projects. I’m hoping the house project will be mostly done in a couple months. Heat and finishing the home theater.


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  15. I'm in the middle of home projects, too, so not making much progress on anything. Yesterday I took 15 minutes to take a Model T rear spring apart for the A. That's the first car thing I've done in months. LOL
     

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