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Old 08-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Just picked up my 5 window 2003 international with the 7.3 turbo. Can’t wait to get going on the build. Haven’t seen many of these online. Anyone here have one?
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #2
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Looks tight! Love that size. We've got the same year, same engine, 6-window and we love it. You'll be pleased I'm sure. Got your floor-plan figured out yet?
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:23 PM   #3
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Awesome! I think I have it figured out but Iím sure it will be changing.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:56 PM   #4
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Great find. I think you'll find that you have the "sweet spot" when it comes to engine, body, and size. Where'd you buy it? Any rust? Standing room? Congrats.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:34 PM   #5
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Awesome! I got the 7 window version of that bus.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:37 PM   #6
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Just picked up my 5 window 2003 international with the 7.3 turbo. Can’t wait to get going on the build. Haven’t seen many of these online. Anyone here have one?
I've had a 6 window 03/04. My Thomas is a 5 window.
IDK if I've seen a 5 window IC till now.

That looks like a real sweet bus, OP.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:56 AM   #7
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Great find. I think you'll find that you have the "sweet spot" when it comes to engine, body, and size. Where'd you buy it? Any rust? Standing room? Congrats.
Got it from AuctionsInternational.com from Amsterdam school district in upstate New York, for $1,625. I thought that was a steal and couldn't resist. 133k miles. Drove it 200 miles home on back roads through VT and NH hills with no problems.

It has rust but nothing major. The outside body is in very good condition but it is a New England bus.

I can just barely stand in it now at 6'1 and know ill be losing headspace after insulation/flooring. Im thinking of extending the emergency exit hatch to a full skylight so gain that space back and I could stand and cook more comfortably.
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Got it from AuctionsInternational.com from Amsterdam school district in upstate New York, for $1,625. I thought that was a steal and couldn't resist. 133k miles. Drove it 200 miles home on back roads through VT and NH hills with no problems.

It has rust but nothing major. The outside body is in very good condition but it is a New England bus.

I can just barely stand in it now at 6'1 and know ill be losing headspace after insulation/flooring. Im thinking of extending the emergency exit hatch to a full skylight so gain that space back and I could stand and cook more comfortably.
No roof raise? They're easier and cheaper the shorter the bus is.
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No roof raise? They're easier and cheaper the shorter the bus is.
Probably not in the budget
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Thomas buses typically have a wall slant that makes a roof raise a tougher proposition anyway.
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