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Old 03-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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1959 International Conversion

I'm new to the site. This 1959 International Harvester Bus Conversion has been in the family for about 20 years. The original conversion was done by a ship builder, but I have made many upgrades since then. It is fully self-contained with solar panels, flat screen TV, satellite radio & stereo, kitchen (oven & stove) & dining, bathroom, sleeps 4. My dad & mom lived in it for 15 years full time, travelling 289,000 miles during that time. It now has a new 345 engine and a re-built transmission, so it's good for another 289,000 miles! I will post a few more pictures in another post. I have to admit, I have to old school bus conversion bug and whenever we travel, it generates a lot of curiosity and interest from other campers.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: 1959 International Conversion

Beautiful bus! Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Nice and aerodynamic.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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Nice looking bus for sure. great job.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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I love your bus!! The interior shots looked super nice as well. It looks like it is in amazing shape, too!
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: 1959 International Conversion

Like the others said, Beautiful bus!!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #7
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Not only is it really SWEET...but time tested too! --- Hope to see/hear more bout this old girl. She's an inspiration to us all.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:42 PM   #8
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nice
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
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It's amazing that your folks used it as their primary home for 15 years. Beautiful bus! Can't wait to see the inside!
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welcome and nice ride; is that a porta-boat strapped to the side?
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