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Old 11-30-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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'56 Ford Coach

I just wanted to share pic of my '56 Ford Coach a bus conversion. Although a Ford, I've got a Chevy 454 with th400 as the power plant.
I used to tow my classic Chevies to car rallies and camp out. It's been parked in my pole barn for almost 10 years but I need to get it back on the road and cruise.


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Old 12-01-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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very nice but i would have kept a ford power train
not complaining im just a blue oval nut

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Old 12-01-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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Hey that's pretty cool. Not a Bago, but still cool. Les
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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I like that, whats the rearend ratio? Mileage per gallon?
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:47 PM   #5
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What a beast, regardless if it is a "Cross Bred". I would love to see it motoring down the highway. The inside is really neat, just the bare essentials.
I really like the double pancake air filter, what a good idea, let the thing breathe.
Good luck, and get her rolling.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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The rear end is the stock 2 speed and the last time is used it was a drive up to Reno "Hot August Nights" where I towed an 18' flatbed trailer with my 55 Chevy Bel Air on it.
I got, round trip 10 mpg cruised (on flat roads) at 65 mph. It wouldn't take much to get her back on the road... a couple of batteries, fresh gas and just setting aside some time from camping and fishing
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thats so cool. I like the idea of the toilet under the counter. Great way to conserve space.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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that would be a nice project build
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:00 AM   #9
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that would be a nice project build
Interested in buying an Air Stream? I think it is a 60's, double axel rear toilet. Half way decent shape.

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Quote ==> Although a Ford, I've got a Chevy 454 with th400 as the power plant.

Dose that make it a HYbrid!

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