Junk Vehicle Rebuilt
Cleveland Scrap Cars is back again with further dialogue regarding auto recycling, auto junk and junk vehicle removal. We buy scrap cars for the purpose of recycling and are among the best of who junks cars in Garfield Heights, Eastlake and Twinsburg. When we buy scrap cars, the junk vehicle removal is included as a complimentary, value-added service to our auto junk car services. If you are wondering who junks cars for cash in Lakewood, Linndale Village or Newburgh Heights, then look no further than CSC! Our next topic is centered on the refurbishing of a unique vehicle located right in Cleveland. In the October 30, 2015 edition of Cleveland.com an article composed by James Ewinger titled ‘Homey Old Bus is full of New Life’ told the following story: “One 67-year-old bus is more active than ever, logging miles every year as a rolling home. The vehicle began as a 21-passenger bus in 1948, built in MI by the Spartan Coach & Mfg. The firm built about 54 buses following World War II.
Not long after, the bus passed into the hands of an unknown coach builder who took out the seats & turned it into a motor home with walnut paneling. Don Moyer of Eastlake saw it about 12 years ago at the Frog Follies Show in Indiana and it had never been driven. In its original form, a 1,400-lb Int’l Blue Diamond engine sat behind the rear axle. Its seats had been a mass counterweight, and without them the front wheels rose up off the ground. The bus sat for decades until Moyer had it hauled to NE Ohio on a flatbed. Moyer had spent his life working as a machine builder for Nat’l Acme; he was a master at both building and using tools and milling equipment. Moyer spent 18 months, 7 days a week, rebuilding the bus. One of the first improvements was installing a Chevrolet engine that weighs 600 pounds, less than half of the original. A tank in the front filled with 500 lbs. of water keeps all 4 wheels where they belong. Moyer kept in place a combination sink, refrigerator & stove that operates on propane — for heating & cooling. There is a bathroom and shower; the bus has bunks for seven sleepy travelers. Many buses of the era tried to emulate the form of aircraft; it is 28’ long and weighs only 9K lbs. It has uni-body construction, which means there is no heavy frame, and any needed reinforcement comes from welded steel tubing, like on some planes.
The skin is aluminum 1/16” thick, with panels riveted together, just like the overlapping sheet-metal panels on WW II aircraft. Those who worked there learned their craft at a plant in Willow Run, Michigan, building B-24 Liberator bombers for the Ford Motor Co. At the rounded back of the bus, a small square panel through which water can be added to the radiator just like on the planes. Moyer and his wife often attend auto shows & swap meets. He built a trailer out of the deck from a hydraulic lift, so show cars could be hauled. Moyer also installed a lift in his 3-bay garage and an addition on the back of the garage to house the bus. The doorway to the bus allows about an inch of clearance on each side.” The complete article is available here.
We buy scrap cars
Are you looking for someone who junks cars in Shaker Heights, North Randall or Richmond Heights? CSC is an auto junk specialist and we buy scrap cars throughout Solon, Walton Hills and Streetsboro. We offer fast junk vehicle removal services in Mentor, Willoughby and Lyndhurst. As a buyer of scrap cars servicing Highland Heights, Moreland Hills and Maple Heights, we understand that often you need your old car removed ASAP. I you want to junk a car in Cleveland, Warrensville Heights or Euclid — call our scrap vehicle buyer at (216) 282-JUNK. We will buy your scrap car regardless of the condition, even if it is wrecked, totaled or water damaged. Residents of Collinwood, Sagamore Hills and Middleburg Heights are encouraged to contact us for complete “cash for cars” services.