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Old 01-01-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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Greetings from Central Ohio

Hi all! Ive been watching this sight for awhile and finally registered. Anxious to share my ideas and buses. this is my first bus built for my Kids. we have 6, one of which is special needs. the loves school buses so we decided to buy one and convert it so we could travel.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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Greetings From Central Ohio

Been lurking on here awhile. Finally Joined. From Central Ohio, my wife and I have 6 kids (yours, mine, ours, other peoples, etc). Our 15 year old is special needs (Autistic, non-verbal, mentality is 2-4 years old) and he loves school buses. We purchased our first school bus in 2011 - we learned a lot from building it. It was a 1999 International 3800 with a DT444 and the AT545 transmission. While it was nice, it wouldn't pull much more than 55 MPH on the high way. While looking for a new rear end, I ended up purchasing our second school bus. A 2001 International 3800 with a DT466e and an Allison 5 speed. We were able to sell the '99 and I have done a lot of mechanical work to the '01 - changing the rear ratio from a 5.38 to a 4.44. The '01 is happiest around 70 mph now. I also have purchased 7 home theater faux recliners. We're building it more for road trips not really "camping." Excited to share and get ideas. Below is out first conversion (WHITE) and our new bus below (Still Yellow).
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I got a little excited to finally be able to register and did a quick write up on the white bus and I think my profile got flagged lol I'll try again soon.
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