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Old 02-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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1972 IH Shorty with Superior Coach body

Hi all. Cool site.

I'm from Alaska, and just wanted to tell somebody about our new bus. Currently in California, but plan to drive her up to AK mid to late summer.

Ain't she a beauty??

Just want to get her home this time, but conversion is in the long run plan.

I will try pics.

Ben.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:54 AM   #2
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Purty ole bus!
I've seen this one on here before. Looks very nice.
Congrats on the score, man.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:03 PM   #3
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I nearly bought the twin to that bus. It had been converted with a hidden wheelchair lift and hidden door that was custom added at the time it was first ordered for the school system. I really loved the body style and those wrap around rear corner windows! Great front fenders and hood styling too!
You have a great looking bus there!
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:37 PM   #4
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Thanks guys... I am a fan of anything IH, so especially fond of this body style, and familiar with the running gear.

It hit ebay for a bit, and I know it had been listed elsewhere.., but not one you see everyday. Superior must be the shortest body style for this IH cab..??
Many other IH Loadstars chassis with alternate body manufacture look longer in the tail even with similar wheel base.

I also dig the rear corner windows... and similar styling on the front windshield corners.

Some people just give me a stare when I excitedly describe it to them... Nice to have some folks that understand... and share my excitement.

B.
Any other short Loadstars kicking around the site? Or at least old school IH shorties?
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:00 PM   #5
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I'm also a fan of Internationals.
My first truck was a 73 Scout Terra II. It was an awesome truck and 4x4.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:56 AM   #6
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Any other short Loadstars kicking around the site? Or at least old school IH shorties?
I believe "Steve" started Skoolie.net over 11 years ago in order to document the conversion of his 1972 Loadstar/Ward gasser.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #7
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Any other short Loadstars kicking around the site? Or at least old school IH shorties?

I just submitted a new thread for my 1978 International Loadstar 1700 with a few pictures.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:36 PM   #8
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Cool, it looks almost like a matchbox kinda car----ugh.....bus


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Old 07-29-2015, 07:22 PM   #9
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Well... It is time to take delivery!! I fly down from Alaska on Friday, July 31 to pick up the bus in California.

Hopefully the IH gods are smiling!! Planning to drive back up through Canada on the Cassiar/Alcan Highway.

Hope to get to Fairbanks by Aug 16...
I am so excited I am having trouble sleeping...!
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:33 PM   #10
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That binder will make it easy.
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