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Old 07-09-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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IMABUS

After months of stalking the forums we have finally found our bus. 1991 International, DT466, Allison Transmission, and Amtran Chassis. A former Travis County (Austin) Sheriff's bus, it came complete with shotgun mount! We just wanted to share our excitement and say thanks for being here. Your wealth of knowledge has already been so much help.

Here are a few pics...

http://imgur.com/a/YeGrc
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Welcome.
Bus looks good!
If only the walls could talk.

What are the plans?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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Texas bus right?
I think I saw it on CL in Houston and/or surrounding areas. Had it bookmarked. Good looking bus, ready for anything..
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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Welcome.
Bus looks good!
If only the walls could talk.

What are the plans?
I've been using sketchup to work out the plans, but we are going to try for room to sleep 6, kitchen, bathroom, etc. We want to try to use as many salvaged/recycled materials as possible and use renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.) as we can work it into the budget. We will use it for family camping trips and eventually my husband and I might try "full-timing". The whole process is exciting right now and it's just nice to get the kids outside and off the computer working on it with us.

We actually found a couple of inmate lists folded up in the dashboard. It has a broken window in the back and the kids have already decided that a fight broke out and someone "got shanked". Very interesting though!

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Texas bus right?
I think I saw it on CL in Houston and/or surrounding areas. Had it bookmarked. Good looking bus, ready for anything..
Yes, it is a Texas bus, it was just outside of Austin. CL is where we found it. We had been watching it for about a month and finally decided it was the one.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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Good looking bus, it even has a place to put the kids.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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Good looking bus, it even has a place to put the kids.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #7
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Re: IMABUS

Nice. Straight body, solid floor & frame, factory storage bays, tires look good...and are those things above the windows AIR CONDITIONERS?!

However: the writing on the windshield says "1990". So...is is a 1990 or a 1991? Or is it a 1990 chassis with a 1991 body? (Pretty common...)
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #8
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Welcome to the funny farm! And what a great starter platform. It should make for a lot of quality family time as well as one sweet ride. My '46 Chevy Shorty should be here in Houston soon and I just wish it had a few of those storage bays already in place. Nice score!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:45 AM   #9
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Nice looking bus...welcome and have some fun building
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #10
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Re: IMABUS

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Nice. Straight body, solid floor & frame, factory storage bays, tires look good...and are those things above the windows AIR CONDITIONERS?!

However: the writing on the windshield says "1990". So...is is a 1990 or a 1991? Or is it a 1990 chassis with a 1991 body? (Pretty common...)
Yes, those are air conditioners. Not working at the time though. The belts are broken on the compressor, so hoping thats the only thing wrong with them. Not sure about the year, we were wondering also. The title and vin# search both say, 1991 International.
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