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RVing message boards => Bus Conversions, Buses => Topic started by: BeeHives on September 23, 2013, 12:04:06 AM

Title: 1975 Carpenter Cadet cv GMC p30 well i think.... need some help
Post by: BeeHives on September 23, 2013, 12:04:06 AM
Hey everyone Im new to the bus world and boy can it be over whelming.

I bought a carpenter bus. It has a 350 V8 gas motor and the body was "Delivered" in 1975 thats all I really know.
 
Im assuming it on a p30 Forward Control chassis but my VIN doesnt make any sense. Its TPY3253600600 can anyone give me a VIN break down?

Also it really needs all new brakes are the buses the same as step vans or motorhomes? I cant seem to find a p30 on parts websites just p25 or p35.

Any help would be great!
Title: Re: 1975 Carpenter Cadet cv GMC p30 well i think.... need some help
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2013, 12:25:31 AM
Most RV manufacturers added their own VIN as well as the chassis manufacturer's VIN which is normally used on the registration. Is that where you got the number?

The Chevrolet P-30 (or P-32) was built from 1973-1999 so that should be the referenced body model.
Title: Re: 1975 Carpenter Cadet cv GMC p30 well i think.... need some help
Post by: BeeHives on September 25, 2013, 05:10:00 PM
That's the GM vin number. It has a carpenter bus body but im positive that's the vin that gmc put on the vehicle.  I just can't find a vin breakdown that works completely with that vin.