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I wonder if someone built it or it came that way new ,now if it had an E9,or 3406 ,that would be the frosting on top

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Definitely a cut/paste job.  Cool none the less.

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Wonder did they put that bus body on the truck chassis or just attached the hood? I lean toward the latter option.

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i am thinking the hood was grafted to the bus. 

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As the bus frame didn't stick out far enough for the front axle I'm going to bet on the bus being grafted to the hood. If I were to build that I'd start with the frame. Easier to graft the bus to a frame than the engine/trans/axle/steering to the bus.  May have been a superliner frame that was stretched for the project.  Could be new PGAdams rails or something, but I'm betting it's just a stretched truck frame.

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It's just a plain old Bluebird I.H. with a Superliner hood. I have another photo with the hood open. A big let down but I'd keep it if it was offered.

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I couldn't decide if it were "Bluebird", or "Carpenter" but I think the raised roof is the reason. Worked on a lot of both brands when repairing school busses for Laidlaw.

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That is a letdown.

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Who ever put it together was a metal craftsman,  because  most I have seen have more waves than the ocean where they took out the windows ,and the front end blends perfectly with the superliner hood .

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Now I see the Bluebird in it.  That raised roof had me disconbobulated, and knew it wasn't a std school bus.

They stretched the front frame rails and moved the axle forward and reskinned the lower sides of the bus to remove the wheelwells.

Edited by Freightrain

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