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Bob Andrews
10-11-2013, 10:39 PM
It's in PA- maybe I should buy it :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1956-STUDEBAKER-SCHOOL-BUS-/281186339607?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4178030b17

showbizkid
10-12-2013, 06:37 AM
Some Stude-lover obviously spent some time and money on that at one point.

Corley
10-12-2013, 07:58 AM
Seems to be a motorhome conversion of some sort, leaving you with two options (actually three).

1) Fix it up as a motorhome.

2) Return it to a school bus configuration.

3) Don't buy it.

Well, then there is the forth option I guess, which is to scrap it...

EssexExport
10-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Certainly would turn some heads motoring down the road.

StudeDave57
10-12-2013, 11:15 AM
I have having a hell of a time trying to find it, but I am CERTAIN that we have seen this bus here before. I don't remember it being in PA, though. From what I do remember it was basically free when we last saw it, and those eBay pictures were in the thread about it. Am I crazy? Indeed, but I do see lots of good stuff on that bus. And way more rust then I already have on mine. One other key feature is that this bus has a Wayne body, which makes for a bit more headroom inside.
But I like the looks of my Superior, thanks.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/movingday04_zpsbc08a055.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1359_zps57216c4b.jpg


Here's to hoping the '56 Wayne finds a good home... :cheers:

52-fan
10-12-2013, 12:33 PM
It needs more pictures to get most people to actually bid. Of course, that could be a good thing for someone who wants it bad enough to investigate further.

63t-cab
10-12-2013, 05:15 PM
Dave,where in the heck does your bus have rust :confused: it looks perfect on the outside. QUOTE=StudeDave57;787728] I have having a hell of a time trying to find it, but I am CERTAIN that we have seen this bus here before. I don't remember it being in PA, though. From what I do remember it was basically free when we last saw it, and those eBay pictures were in the thread about it. Am I crazy? Indeed, but I do see lots of good stuff on that bus. And way more rust then I already have on mine. One other key feature is that this bus has a Wayne body, which makes for a bit more headroom inside.
But I like the looks of my Superior, thanks.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/movingday04_zpsbc08a055.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1359_zps57216c4b.jpg


Here's to hoping the '56 Wayne finds a good home... :cheers: [/QUOTE]

jclary
10-12-2013, 05:35 PM
Looks like the listing was approached with the type of enthusiasm the average 14-year-old gives to the task of carrying out the garbage. Too bad...the vehicle deserves much better.:(

StudeDave57
10-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Dave,where in the heck does your bus have rust :confused: it looks perfect on the outside.

Nelly is far from 'perfect'. There's rust here and there down both sides. There's rust on the bottoms of both halves of the folding door. There's rust along the bottom edge of the back door. There's rust all over the back panel. There's also a bunch of 'standard' Stude rust on the hood and right front fender... :ohmy:

None of it is nearly as bad as the topic bus though... ;)
I'll be watching the sale either way.
I could use some parts.

Has anyone found that old thread yet?
I have given up on our sucky search function... :(


StudeDave '57 :cool:

JRoberts
10-13-2013, 01:48 AM
Seems to be a motorhome conversion of some sort, leaving you with two options (actually three).

1) Fix it up as a motorhome.

2) Return it to a school bus configuration.

3) Don't buy it.

Well, then there is the forth option I guess, which is to scrap it...

There is another possibility. How about a car hauler? You could tow your favorite Stude, or better yet make the back of the bus into a door hinged at the top or maybe even open like a clam, and drive that Stude right in. I mean if you're dreaming you might as well dream big right?

8E45E
10-13-2013, 01:52 AM
Has anyone found that old thread yet?
I have given up on our sucky search function...

Probably the one mentioned here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?8260-Studebaker-Bus&highlight=nelly

But the photos have obviously disappeared from the C/L links, so there is no way to confirm that was the same bus for sale.

Craig

larryyano
10-13-2013, 07:53 AM
I sold it to John Wherry. Sad to say, he passed away. Here's a link to some pictures I have here at home. Also a link to some videos. These were taken about 4 years ago. I shipped the hydrovac to him before the bus was shipped. He was going to have it rebuilt. I believe he fell ill the next year and I don't know if the brake system was addressed. I did drive it around our park using the emergency brake. (scary!).
Please excuse some of the videos are sideways or upside down.

http://s51.photobucket.com/user/larryyano/slideshow/studebaker%20bus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzSQbBuk4A0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRa4eiaBUY4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWvuEwB-IW8

StudeDave57
10-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Probably the one mentioned here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?8260-Studebaker-Bus&highlight=nelly
But the photos have obviously disappeared from the C/L links, so there is no way to confirm that was the same bus for sale. Craig

If you mean the ones mentioned in posts 23 and 28- there is a way to confirm. I printed the ads!!!
And then I recapped the stories in post #29.
I can't believe I stumped Craig!!!



I sold it to John Wherry...
Thanks for the update. I knew it had been posted here before.
Now I know how to find said thread.

Say- how much of that collection in those pics do you still have?
I see some pretty neat stuff there!!! :ohmy: :!:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

StudeDave57
10-15-2013, 11:53 AM
I just noticed that there are more (and new) pictures posted in the ad.

And now I need to correct myself as well~ the body on this bus is a Thomas, not a Wayne.


You goin' after it Bob?




StudeDave '57 :cool:

8E45E
10-15-2013, 01:04 PM
And now I need to correct myself as well~ the body on this bus is a Thomas, not a Wayne

That was a good enough reason to have me STUMPED!! ;) http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?30689-1956-Studebaker-Bus

Craig

Bob Andrews
10-15-2013, 04:10 PM
You goin' after it Bob?




StudeDave '57 :cool:

If you mean me, absolutely not. I have no interest in buses, and don't know what I'd do with it if I had it. In fact I have a 51 international bus that will be headed to the crusher soon.

That said, if someone could think of a use or reason for it, I can't believe they haven't at least bid the thousand dollar opener. Got to be worth all of that.

I'm guessing this is someone handling John's estate, and most likely they will give up and it will end up going to the crusher.

SScopelli
10-15-2013, 04:19 PM
I sold it to John Wherry.

http://s51.photobucket.com/user/larryyano/slideshow/studebaker%20bus


Dedicated Studebaker owner when you can stack your stash!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f368/larryyano/studebaker%20bus/2006bus001.jpg

StudeRich
10-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Holly COW! A SUPER rare Stude. Step Van (Prototype?) body sitting on a 2 Ton R Series Truck, and 2 more "C" Cab Trucks! :!: Dedicated is not NEARLY enough to describe that! :ohmy:

8E45E
10-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Holly COW! A SUPER rare Stude. Step Van (Prototype?) body sitting on a 2 Ton R Series Truck, and 2 more "C" Cab Trucks! :!: Dedicated is not NEARLY enough to describe that! :ohmy:

Its that Boyertown body mentioned here not long ago: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?70960-48-truck-with-Boyertown-body

Craig

larryyano
10-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Yes, that's the same Boyertown body. I sold it to a guy here in PA, who put it on a modern chassis and used a big Oldsmobile engine for power. I believe he is a vendor at Carlisle and Hershey. The 2 pickups in the picture were acquired with the bus. the one in front has a slant 6 engine with push button automatic. The one in the rear was a real runner, I've been told. A Scotsman with Caddy engine, 4 speed trans and Ford rear. Both are very rusted. The Scotsman has been sold since that picture was taken. If anyone needs any rusty trucks, let me know.:)

StudeDave57
10-21-2013, 10:21 AM
So, I see that it sold.
Did anyone here buy this bus?





StudeDave '57 :cool:

DEEPNHOCK
10-21-2013, 05:48 PM
I am always so glad to hear when these kinds of Stude's get sold......Really...:rolleyes:
Am currently three, no...four projects deep, and the life clock is screaming fast...
That bus looks like a lot of fun... But....
It's always the "but's" that getchya....
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

bob40
10-21-2013, 07:05 PM
There is a pretty good chance that 2 more Studebaker bus's will be available in the next week or so.
Stay tuned.

StudeDave57
10-22-2013, 02:17 PM
There is a pretty good chance that 2 more Studebaker bus's will be available in the next week or so. Stay tuned.

Uh oh... :ohmy:



StudeDave '57 :cool: