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Exhaust likely will have some rust problems and my solution was to build a new system in a new location (air conditioning compressor place) so I have easier access to the front side of the motor and starter motor.  Air conditioning system was a big cost for the bus companies to maintain and they weigh about 1000 lbs so if it is marginal you may consider removing it and reducing your weight.

My engine has been rebuilt top to bottom and it does not smoke nor does it leak or burn oil.   It does sweat a bit at some gaskets but only enough to let the dust stick to the sweat - not an actual leak. They start very easy because every down stroke is a power stroke.  You need to learn how to drive them - they make the power at a very small RPM range and as you learn that you will find them powerful - but
don't expect a screamin demon - they will crawl up the longer -
steeper hills.  Mine will slow to about 50 mph and continue to climb most hills at that speed.   I did set the governor up higher to get a better run at the hills.

Have a look at the rear electrical panel over the engine - take the cover off.   If that is reasonably good and clean then you won't have a huge task of sorting and replacing a rusted out panel box as I did. The front drivers panel was also a mess in my bus because the drivers window was leaking for years and into that panel.   I must have spent a month on the wiring alone.

If you want to raise the roof consider another brand of bus.  GMs are monocoque and I would not consider any GM that had it's body structural shell raped by cutting tools ( other than the odd hole for fridge and roof fan etc. ).

The beauty of the GM is the aluminum lower body which is anodized and will outlast anything made of steel.   They are stylish, light weight, good handling buses that will be around for a long time yet ,especially if we bus nuts continue to love them and convert them to a renewed life after their useful public life has expired.   I paid $5K US for mine.  Tachs are not standard - they have governors.

HTH

Adrian.