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Old 06-12-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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New here. Here is my Bus. Dialup warning.

Some of you might have seen this bus. It is a 35' 88 International 1853 with a 210hp DT466 and an Allison MT643. And it only has 24,000 miles on it and about 500 hours. I plan on making it an RV. This bus was used on base as transport. It has almost no rust but paint is faded. The paint will polish out nicely. Only came with half the bus seating and it appears that is how it was built. Has a large rear double door and came with two ramps. One is under it and a larger one came inside. It has a 3cyl diesel motor in the rear that powers the standalone AC system. Now on with the pics.
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Moving and modifying the seats inside:







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Edit2: Forum seems to be cutting the pictures off on the side.
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #2
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Are those seats in your bus made to recline?
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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... Now THAT is a nice bus !!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: New here. Here is my Bus. Dialup warning.

Jealous....

Cute Jeep too...and what's with the crane? If that's yours too I'm uber jealous.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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Re: New here. Here is my Bus. Dialup warning.

With that big double door in the back, maybe you should consider a false wall about 1 foot or so in, use the back as a 'garage' area...doesn't need to be deep, one or two feet is more more than enough. I've seen trailers with something like that on the back... makes for a great place to store stuff like the grill etc....
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:16 PM   #6
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Yes the seats recline and the head room is 6'5".

The rear doors will be taken out and filled in. I have trailers to tow the toys with. I could use the interior space more.

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You even have a pit! When can I move in?

Cool picture of the rainbow.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #8
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I am not used to seeing a bus with a dog house, but that one seems larger than usual. Is this bus still used as an ambulance?
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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Yes the dog house is large but the whole motor is under it although it does not sit much higher then the floor level. Not currently nor in the future as far as I can tell it is not. Unless you count it hauling around crazies like myself. Then yeah, maybe.
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Re: New here. Here is my Bus. Dialup warning.

I am envious of a 6-5 interior height. Even room for a little bit-o-insulation unless you have 6-3+ people. I am 6-2+ with a 6-2 ceiling. What type of engine is the aux motor? The windows are an upgrade also. The engine...the trans. Wow, looks great. Good luck.
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