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Old 11-09-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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Anyone seen a Lone Star hood on an International bus?

As I shop for another bus I am having trouble making up my mind on a few details. I was certain that I wanted a RE. Now I am seeing some conventional's that have my eye. Good powertrain & and good price. I am not that enthused about the appearance or the "dognose" though.

Then I saw this:


If I buy a conventional I want to swap this hood on it....

Anyone here attempted such a task? Thoughts?
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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As I shop for another bus I am having trouble making up my mind on a few details. I was certain that I wanted a RE. Now I am seeing some conventional's that have my eye. Good powertrain & and good price. I am not that enthused about the appearance or the "dognose" though.

Then I saw this:


If I buy a conventional I want to swap this hood on it....

Anyone here attempted such a task? Thoughts?
We have about 150 new IHC buses in our fleet in Katy. I can tell you with confidence, unless you plan on doing ALOT of custom (read ex$$$$pensive) fiberglass rework, the old school hood on those 18 wheelers is waaaaaaaaaay to big for the bus. Older buses can be even shorter on hood dimensions depending upon the model. Just a heads-up.

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Old 11-09-2016, 07:28 PM   #3
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someone did it.. I have seen a pic on here somewhere.. its one of the completely custom mexican busses I believe...
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:54 PM   #4
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Thank you Gentlemen,

I had an Idea that there would be a lot of fabrication involved. Christopher, if you should come across the pic you mentioned, could you shoot me a link?

I just love that grille!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:44 PM   #5
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(From http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/in...lie-14062.html)

I want one.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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i want one.
me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:52 PM   #7
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Maybe we can get a deal for buying in bulk? Me three.

but i need to add that i want one for a pick up truck, I like the Bus look of the bus as is, but that hood on a pick up with a 427 bbc motor and glass packs hehehehe
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:11 AM   #8
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OK so its not a Pro-Star BUT...

I saw this at a car show i was at in st pete this past weekend... this guy built it about 25 years ago or so..

its a 1975 3/4 ton chevy chassis unmodified, (383 stroker and TH-400 trans), a full kenworth day-cab unmodified and a 1985 Ford F-series bed... he said it was magical how it just all kind of fit together as he and his buddies built it as a shop experiment from a Blown up kenworth, a rusted out chevy truck.. and the bed they found at a junk yard by accident...





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Old 11-10-2016, 08:24 AM   #9
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If you're going to graft something on to it why not use the original? Way more cool and probably closer to the right size. 1940 IH



something like this, quick Photoshop.

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Old 11-10-2016, 08:37 AM   #10
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Speaking of different hoods..................
Does anyone know if a current style International 3800 hood is a direct replacement for a 1998 hood?
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