I followed that auction (twice). Love that truck and I'm super jelly of that trip out of Durango (I haven't been back there in 20 years and I tried to get several friends interested in that truck so I could do the recovery).
I favor the Sherpas when it's not just for bumper art...
If your bus is a Ford, check with Ujoint.
Else there are a number of places across the country (Advanced 4x4 in Utah, several in CA, etc.
Just Google "4x4 bus conversions" and start making phone calls.
*Ujoint is the king of Ford conversions, though
Love this thread. I'm hoping to kick my build into full gear after the first of the year.
For generators, I originally purchased a (NOS) surplus 3500w 24v battery charger. My goal was to only carry diesel. Sadly, GovPlanet "lost" my item and refunded me. But I was able to find the same...
This is the group:
The truck is a UNICAT build
There's also the speed increase on the highway. Takes a load off the drive train and engine. All potential bonuses.
Only downside is that the tires are starting to get a bit scarce in surplus. Really the only thing that's kept me from the swap (my truck eats tires like breakfast cereal).