Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2007, 11:05 PM   #57
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
I did not realize you were doing the frame swap on the Buick. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. I know with the 50 Merc swaps they use an early to mid 80's Buick, including the firewall and floor pans.

You are one industrious guy Rob.

Barry
__________________

__________________
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 07:03 AM   #58
Rivet Master
 
Alumatube's Avatar
 
1984 31' Airstream310
New Holland , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,080
Awesome truck!

Wow, Yukionna, what a gorgeous truck! I really like those old 'burbs. The two-tone color scheme will be very nice.

Here is what we got about five years ago to pull our Excella, a 1953 Chevy one-ton panel truck that was modified to be a school bus. We think it came from a school bus factory right off the assembly line since the quality of work on it is so good, but don't know the background on it. We have had so much going on with work and other projects we have not had a chance to work on it yet, but we will be putting a stroker motor in it, and I highly recommend a tilt steering column. They are usually around $200 and are much better than the old set-in-one-place (usually for someone of a very different body type than you!) column.


Name:   t_shop-left-side.jpg
Views: 68
Size:  6.0 KB

Good luck with yours! I know you will enjoy the heck out of it, and turn some heads on the road!

Susan
__________________

__________________
"Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?"

1984 310 Limited Motor Home "The Rockin' A"
Alumatube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 07:06 AM   #59
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alumatube
Here is what we got about five years ago to pull our Excella, a 1953 Chevy one-ton panel truck that was modified to be a school bus.
Sweet ride!
I love the look -- especially with those windows along the side! How many does it seat? What kind of doors do you have in the back (i.e., ambulance style?). Does it need alot of work?

Also, thanks for the heads up on the tilt steering column. I will have to look into that.
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 11:29 AM   #60
Rivet Master
 
Alumatube's Avatar
 
1984 31' Airstream310
New Holland , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,080
Thanks! We are pretty partial to it ourselves.

The windows were part of the school bus mods--the one-ton panels did not have windows. It originally had two bench seats, one along each side down the length of the truck. I guess it probably seated 12-14 kids, maybe more. It has the ambulance-style doors (barn doors, we call 'em) in the back.

It pretty much needs a full resto (we *could* redo the chassis and put the new drive train in and drive it -- ugly but workable) but everything is sound and we have found most of the bits it needs. The only real rust on it is along the back right along the bottom of the doors, but we have found that piece and will be replacing it.

I am still having qualms about what color to paint it. I originally wanted a silver color, but the body will have to be perfect to pull off silver. So now I am undecided. I thought about the blue color of the Excella stripe with silver accents. Any thoughts????
__________________
"Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?"

1984 310 Limited Motor Home "The Rockin' A"
Alumatube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2007, 12:23 PM   #61
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alumatube

I am still having qualms about what color to paint it. I originally wanted a silver color, but the body will have to be perfect to pull off silver. So now I am undecided. I thought about the blue color of the Excella stripe with silver accents. Any thoughts????
Since it was a school bus in a previous life, why not paint it back in school bus colors? Uhh, no, not the yellow/black combo, the bus builders would paint school busses in different color combos when they were going to other than school use. Medium green stripes on a very light green body was popular, light blue with dark blue stripes, or white with light and dark blue stripes would all look good on that truck.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 11:43 AM   #62
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
We happened to be on RF Dials site last night looking at floor plans for a friend who's thinking of purchasing a gutted Flying Cloud, and in the 1957 grouping there's a Flying Cloud (I think S/N 8132?) the second one under 1957, that is shown with a mid sixties Suburban. Yellow. Very nice combination. I'll bet that pair get a lot of attention when traveling down the road and in campgrounds. The pale yellow really sits nicely with the polished aluminum.

Barry
__________________

__________________
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage Trailer Insurance Stougard Insurance & Claims 63 12-02-2017 05:23 PM
Texas vintage get together Pahaska The Rally Zone 33 11-21-2005 05:23 PM
Chevy Express vs Suburban alan Tow Vehicles 8 07-27-2003 04:38 PM
Vintage trailer rally 83Excella WBCCI Rallies & Events 0 08-13-2002 10:27 PM
Ralph Lauren Vintage Airstreams ($150,000) Andy R General Interior Topics 0 02-22-2002 01:06 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.