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Old 12-01-2018, 03:46 AM   #1
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:03 AM   #2
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Congrats! Welcome!
I've got the 6 window version of that.

only a few things come to mind. The rear of the bus is susceptible to rust and leaking. Check around the two rear windows. If they don't leak you're lucky. Mine were resealed and don't leak yet. I'd consider ditching them and paneling right over it. Also quadruple check that the emergency hatches don't leak. I've had 5 buses now and all have leaked.
The 2003 and 2004 international DT's need the coolant to be tested regularly and it needs to be PERFECT. The front timing cover also doubles as the coolant passage to the block from the waterpump. The coolant has to be kept at the right ph and additive levels or it eats through the timing cover and liner seals.
They're great buses, not trying to scare you. Just sharing what's happened with my 2003/2004.

You look to be pretty tall! you gona raise the roof?
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:39 AM   #3
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Nice trails map! I have never seen that before. Good luck on the future adventure!
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Rust Bus 22

Yeah, the rear bumper was rotten, that's off now looking for another one and a way to mount a rear hitch motorcycle carrier. Working on replacing all of the body mounts a lot were pretty skinny. also capping some of the sills with new metal due to rust. all laszer guns and rainbows under a bus from northeast PA
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:54 PM   #5
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