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Old 08-18-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Since random questions related to the relatively few 370 motorhomes around seem to be popping up in unrelated threads, it seems like a good time to create a place for discussion.
What makes the 370 so unique is the 460 Ford powered Gillig bus chassis on which it sits. Otherwise, it is pretty much like most of the other Classics that were ever produced. There will be plenty of input needed from the whole "Classic" community. Thanks to all in advance!
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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I would always consider a nice 370 instead of a 350 down the road, the only killer is the table instead of a dinette...otherwise good to go!
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:33 PM   #3
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Gillig chassis, still basically same operating systems as Chevy? Hydroboost? Sturdier chassis? 460 instead of 454. Both are bullet-proof motors, though I've read that 460 gets same mpg no matter the 'improvements' to the engine (TBI, different air filter, etc)
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:58 AM   #4
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I always wanted an airstream motorhome ever since I seen one 20 years ago. I remember working with dad on a 68 model redoing it completely.He was a retired aircraft mech in the airforce and love working with aluminum.Thats what got me into airstreams. And now I have one that I'm renavating. The 370 is fun to work on and learning new stuff on it everyday. It's hard to do so many things at one time. Like remodeling an old house at the same time while working on the 370. But hey"we only live once...
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Hey Air370, how about some pictures and history on your 370 ?
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:22 PM   #6
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Hey Air370, how about some pictures and history on your 370 ?
I will post some when i can get some pics.She is some what in bad shape but its getting there. Going to tackle the stripping and polishing in a couple of weeks. So much to do, little time to do it working rotating shifts and plus remodeling an old house.I wish I could clone 10 of me to do it all at once"lol...
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:57 PM   #7
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Listen, they usually are not pristine when we acquire them...half of the reason we get them are to work on them, for me the other most of the half is enjoying driving them. Let's see the crappy pictures as well then we can gauge your progress.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #8
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I will try to get some pics and then figure out how to post them on this forum. I guess I should of already took pics but been so busy.Never think of the simple things.
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Ed,

I'm reminded that you were looking for some info about the Gillig chassis. My manual is about 100 plus pages (spiral bound) and isn't going to scan too easily. Is there some specific info that you need?

Also, if you're not aware of it, there is a registry of 370 models available on Fred's Airstream archives. You can track the origin of your coach by its VIN number.

. And lets see some pics!

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Ed,

I'm reminded that you were looking for some info about the Gillig chassis. My manual is about 100 plus pages (spiral bound) and isn't going to scan too easily. Is there some specific info that you need?

Also, if you're not aware of it, there is a registry of 370 models available on Fred's Airstream archives. You can track the origin of your coach by its VIN number.

. And lets see some pics!

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I thought it might be an issue making a copy with the spiral.I was needing it for future reference in case something broke or verification. Right now trying to get the front rotor,seals and brake pad part numbers.Plus rear seals/brakes part # too.
I got some pics of the outside but cannot get it on this forum with this phone. Dont have a computer cause the other crashed at the house a while back.This is the one that was listed in KY and drove to pick it up a month ago.It was originally at Holiday Rv/Tampa and customer was Dayringer Enterprises/Ft Lauderdale FL.
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Eddie,

I took a look at the Gillig manual, and think I have some part numbers for you. I just want to take a look under my coach to see if the numbers make sense. I'll report back soon.

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Hey Eddie I took some photos of the manual which I will attempt to attach. Let's see how this works and hopefully it will be what you need. Click image for larger version

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Hey charly"
That helps alot and just need the rear too. I was just thinking , You think you can take a picture or the whole manual sideways,to get it all in the picture? I think that would be better than scanning it. Could put all the pics in a pdf zip file then I can print it off on a printer.
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On the rear i was meaning the tag axle on the last post.I'm guessing the rear tag electric brakes are the same as some of the pull trailers...
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