1956 Ford School Bus Chassis Brochure
B-500 through B-750 series. Please click the
photos for full-size views.
1956 Ford School Bus Safety Chassis. New Power! New Styling! New
Capacites! New Lifeguard Design!
5 New School Bus Safety Chassis: Higher Capacity, Longer-Lived. No
other chassis are so well equipped to meet the increasingly heavy
demands on today's school buses!
Built for greater stamina; economy. Ford chassis are thoroughly tested
to meet N.E.A. requirements and Ford's own rigid safety standards!
Now...Superior short stroke design in 5 new engines! 223 CID
6-cyl, 272 CID Y-block V-8 ( 3 models, Std. and Heavy Duty), 302 CID
Ford Chassis: Leaders in safety, reliability, and comfort--Meet or
exceed N.E.A. standards.
Choose any body style you want! Every major school bus builder in the
country builds bodies for Ford chassis.
Carpenter Body Works, Inc. Mitchell, Indiana.--- Southern Div. Superior
Coach Corp. Kosciusko, Miss.
Superior Coach Corp. Lima, Ohio.--- Perley A. Thomas Car Works, Inc.
High Point, N.C.
Ward Body Works, Inc. Conway, Ark.--- Oneida Products Corp. Canastota,
Hackney Bros. Body Corp. Wilson, N.C. ---The Wayne Works, Richmond, Ind.
Blue Bird Body Co. Fort Valley, Ga. --- Excel Body Corp. Durant, Ok.
(Of these makers, only Thomas and Blue Bird are still in existance
today as school bus builders).
5 Chassis in 4 wheelbase lengths to meet your exact needs! (B-500,
B-600, B-700, B-750)
School bus safety chassis specifications.
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