Americoach - H.O. DeBoer and Associates - DeBoer Americoach - 1940s-1960s  Lombard, Illinois

    DeBoer school bus bodies are advertised in the Chevrolet's 1947 Silver book.

Known school bus body builder - listed in Chevrolet Silver Book and 1951 school bus brochures.

DeBoer school bus bodies were marketed as Americoach or DeBoer Americoach and usually used Ford chassis. The were also a featured body builder in the Ford Truck catalogs during the late 1940s and 1950s. 

Some 137" short wheelbase 1958 Americoaches featured Ford P-series chassis with front ends that looked like they were sourced from Vanette.


Lombard and Crete are both suburbs of Chicago, Lombard 20 miles to the West, Crete 20 miles south of the City, just west of the Indiana border.

Although probably not related, Americoach of Crete IL. has a fleet of 20 47-57 passenger coaches.

AmeriCoach/ACTU Corp.
24035 Old Post Road
Crete 60417



For more information please read:

Ed Strauss & Karen Strauss - The Bus World Encyclopedia of Buses

G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Donald F. Wood - American Buses

Denis Miller - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trucks and Buses

Susan Meikle Mandell - A Historical Survey of Transit Buses in the United States

David Jacobs - American Buses, Greyhound, Trailways and Urban Transportation

William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler - Highway Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery 

William A. Luke & Brian Grams - Buses of Motorcoach Industries 1932-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Greyhound Buses 1914-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Prevost Buses 1924-2002 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Flxible Intercity Buses 1924-1970 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Buses of ACF Photo Archive (including ACF-Brill & CCF-Brill)

William A. Luke - Trailways Buses 1936-2001 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Fageol & Twin Coach Buses 1922-1956 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Yellow Coach Buses 1923 Through 1943: Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Trolley Buses: 1913 Through 2001 Photo Archive

Harvey Eckart - Mack Buses: 1900 Through 1960 Photo Archive

Brian Grams & Andrew Gold - GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive

Robert R. Ebert  - Flxible: A History of the Bus and the Company

John McKane - Flxible Transit Buses: 1953 Through 1995 Photo Archive

Bill Vossler - Cars, Trucks and Buses Made by Tractor Companies

Lyndon W Rowe - Municipal buses of the 1960s

Edward S. Kaminsky - American Car & Foundry Company 1899-1999

Dylan Frautschi - Greyhound in Postcards: Buses, Depots and Post Houses


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