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57 Gmc Bus Help

Posted By: Busguybill

57 Gmc Bus Help - Fri Nov 30 2018 09:21 PM

Just got a 57 GMC bus, trying to figure out what model the chassis is, no motor in it, serial number is all I have unless somebody can tell me where to find the VIN

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Posted By: tclederman

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 01 2018 12:14 AM

What is the serial number?
Where did you find that number?

There are some GMC big truck people here.
And, you might want to ask on OldGMCtrucks.com
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 01 2018 12:21 AM

Interesting project. What are your plans for it?
Posted By: 69Cuda

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 01 2018 12:57 AM

please post a pic of the front hub (center of wheel). By the pic from the back corner, it looks like it may be the 6 bolt stud piloted wheel pattern? Do the covers o the front wheel bearings bolt on?
Posted By: Rich'sToys

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 01 2018 04:40 AM

Welcome to the Bolt!
Interesting bus you have there. Do you know who manufactured the bus body?
Looks like another Chevy bus in the background.
Be sure to check in at the Big Bolt forum on this site. Lots of good info there on the bigger trucks, and that would include busses.
Posted By: Busguybill

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 08 2018 06:44 PM

Bus is a model 370, had the 347 pontiac v8 but no motor in it now. 242.5"wb, serial was on a plate above drivers side wall. Made in may of 57. No idea of coach mfg yet.
Posted By: Busguybill

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Sat Dec 08 2018 06:48 PM

Wheels

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Posted By: VEW

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Fri Mar 08 2019 01:46 PM

Hi Busguy,
The body of your bus looks very similar to mine, which is a Carpenter.
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: 57 Gmc Bus Help - Fri Mar 08 2019 08:00 PM

Gotta watch out for those Left Handed threads... they will either stymie you or break off.
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