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This Car-Hauling Chevrolet School Bus Is Great For All Of The Right Reasons – Compound Turbo Cummins And Good Range!


This Car-Hauling Chevrolet School Bus Is Great For All Of The Right Reasons – Compound Turbo Cummins And Good Range!

Is it bad when the first thing that comes to mind is, “If you laugh, you’re going straight to hell”? That’s where I find myself with this 1954 Chevrolet…um…short bus. I won’t give away the joke at all, you’ll see it in the video, but let’s look at the rig itself. This is a creation of Bones Fab, and it’s built to handle just about whatever can be thrown at it. The chassis itself is a custom piece that uses the front suspension from a 1980s Chevrolet C-30, a completely custom rear four-link out back, and RideTech airbags all the way around. Motivation is provided by a 5.9L Cummins 12-valve that is equipped with a compound turbocharging setup…a 78mm Borg-Warner turbocharger and a 62mm turbocharger force-feed the Cummins to the tune of somewhere around 500-600 horsepower and four-digit torque levels. Shifting is done via a New Venture 4500 five-speed manual, like you’d find in a Cummins Dodge, and a Dana 70 rear axle puts the power to the ground. That’s what you can’t see…what you can see in the video is that border between good patina and “rat rod”, pretty much left alone. Weighing in at 11,000 pounds, it’s definitely has a presence and a draw factor. But don’t trust my words alone…check out 1320Video’s look-over of the Chevrolet. I’m gonna go repent for laughing…


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4 thoughts on “This Car-Hauling Chevrolet School Bus Is Great For All Of The Right Reasons – Compound Turbo Cummins And Good Range!

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    This whole “Rat Rod” thing is starting to wear thin. I’ve seen some on your pages that look like they were put together by garage rats on downers – is there nobody left out there that can actually paint and do decent body work?

    The only proper rat rod should be a rod in the shape of a rat and then we could all smash it up with shovels…

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  2. Gino Ofria

    I’ve seen Bones’s bus up close and even have sat in it while visiting at the track. He’s got great fabricating skills. Check out his sight here:

    http://bonesfab.com/

    Oh and I believe the Camaro on the trailer is one of his creations.

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