1973 Conversion Chicago IL

1973 Chicago IL


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  • Ad Source: Craigslist
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Model Year: 1973
  • Model: Conversion (Riviera)
  • Miles: Not Listed
  • Engine: 2.0L type 4 hydraulic lifter
  • Asking Price: $4,650
  • Seller Type: Private
  • Contact Info: Email Seller


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UPDATE! 01/02 – BRAND NEW made in Spain Weber 34 ICH carburetor with a manual choke has been purchased and will be installed next week. This will leave only the heater boxes needing replaced before this bus will be a running, driving, stopping and fully functioning camper.

UPDATE! 12/28 – New calipers with lifetime warranty installed – New brake lines with 1 year warranty installed – New semi metallic pads installed. Front wheel bearings(German) cleaned, inspected for wear, re-packed with grease and reinstalled. New DOT 3 brake fluid – front brakes bled until clean fluid came through. The only thing stopping this bus from being a running/driving vehicle are heater boxes and a carburetor.

UPDATE! 12/7 – Entire exhaust removed, will be replaced with new heater boxes and USA made Pace-Setter extractor style exhaust. Half of the rear light harness has been replaced with higher gauge wire than factory.

UPDATE! 12/3 – New calipers (with lifetime warranty), new brake pads (with lifetime warranty) and new front brake lines ordered and on their way! Will be installed within 1-2 weeks.

UPDATE! 11/29 – Brand new tail lights, bulbs(super bright brake lights! 2357 bulbs) and USA made fuel pump( w/lifetime warranty) installed w/ metal filters – braided stainless fuel line from tank to pump.

Up for sale is a 1973 Riviera camper bus with a FULLY AUTOMATIC transmission and a 2.0L type 4 hydraulic lifter engine. This vehicle is COMPLETE, though at this time not running. I’ve got parts on the way to make her a driver, but it’s cold as f*ck now and I really don’t want to work on it outside. Once it’s a driver, I’m keeping it.

What’s stopping her from running you ask? Exhaust: Needs heater boxes. I purchased a USA made PaceSetter exhaust and it’s ready to be bolted up! Included in the price of course – Carburetor… here’s where it get’s awesome. This engine used to be FI, it was incomplete so I pulled it and installed a T-127 OE VW industrial intake which accepts a single Weber 34(I do not have carb yet). I have seen this bus run, no knocking or unusual noises but it did need an FI fuel pump, so it was shaky and didn’t run for long. The vehicle has been sitting since then.
The engine has new Bosch Premium wires, all new spark plugs and ignition components as well as a fresh oil change with Brad Penn and a Mobile 1 filter. The intake has new manifold boots and new head intake gaskets. A new USA made electric fuel pump has been installed as a brand new set of tail lights and bulbs.

All of the lights work, new tail lights and seals were installed. Canvas is great! All original with a few small, patchable holes – not brittle at all. Title is clean!

Rust: Battery tray needs replaced though there’s enough metal left to where I cut a piece of wood, fitted it and placed the battery securely on top of it. The dog legs are starting to rust through and there is a 3″x2″ hole on the lower part of the pass door. The front floor is solid, frame and everything under is solid. The nose took a beating once upon a time and is pushed in a little. Gutters are starting to get heavy surface rust, not to cancer yet, but will be in a few years.



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