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Old 08-25-2019, 06:53 PM   #21
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Thomas buses typically have a wall slant that makes a roof raise a tougher proposition anyway.
Huh? OP's bus is an International.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:09 PM   #22
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Your right, it's a post-thomas international bus. They look an awful lot like the Thomas internationals!
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:11 PM   #23
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Your right, it's a post-thomas international bus. They look an awful lot like the Thomas internationals!
I've never seen a raised Thomas, like a C2 or whatever. Do they exist?
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:14 PM   #24
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Wow, that is a cool bus. How many HP ? Also how long is it bumper to bumper? really cool Congrats!
Thanks! 24 feet bumper to bumper. Our floorspace is about 14'x7'6. 250HP I believe.

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If there is rust that is not major, you're going to be really surprised when you remove the plywood floor.
It can rust there?! Bummer. Fully prepared to take on whatever I find.

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Huh? OP's bus is an International.
Correct. Still will be avoiding a roof raise and go with the skylight. Some head room is better then none.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:18 PM   #25
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Correct. Still will be avoiding a roof raise and go with the skylight. Some head room is better then none.
I'm doing the same thing FWIW. My roof raise budget has been consumed by other issues.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:47 PM   #26
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which insurance company do you have, Progressive quoted me over $2200
I got Progressive for $260. Registered Commercial for personal use only.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:12 PM   #27
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You also have the option of insulating the center tunnel under the floor and insulating on top on either side of the center tunnel. Or, a combination of both. Or insulation in your cabinets. Certainly the more labor intensive and time consuming option but extra work sometimes makes a long lasting huge impact over time. Which, in turn, makes you laugh at the insignificant labor that was invested long ago. IMHO. We both like standing up!

Great point, and great ideas. Whatever labor it is, I'd think it would be time well spent. Fortunate for me, I'm < 6'. Short never felt so good
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:47 PM   #28
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I've never seen a raised Thomas, like a C2 or whatever. Do they exist?
I've seen em. They just have a little bit of funky geometry going on is all.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:50 PM   #29
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I love your bus....I think that would be the perfect size for touring, camping, and just fun excursions.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:48 PM   #30
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great looking bus
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:16 PM   #31
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Thanks! 24 feet bumper to bumper. Our floorspace is about 14'x7'6. 250HP I believe.



It can rust there?! Bummer. Fully prepared to take on whatever I find.



Correct. Still will be avoiding a roof raise and go with the skylight. Some head room is better then none.
WooHoo a Rocketship too Double Congrats!
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:17 PM   #32
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I got Progressive for $260. Registered Commercial for personal use only.
That is 90% less. I told progressive personal use, non commercial.
Can you post the progressive contact for your insurance
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:09 AM   #33
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We have one!

We haven't seen any other 5 window full frame buses either! Ours is a 2001 GMC Bluebird. We bought the bus 2 years ago this Feb, did the conversion over the spring/summer and then headed to Newfoundland in September in it. Great size bus for the two of us and the dog. aventyr-bus-airbnb-pond2.jpg
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:12 AM   #34
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Like your layout which is similar to us. We did put in a single bench seat right behind the stairs so we could talk when driving the bus.
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:09 PM   #35
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Looks similar!
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:25 AM   #36
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Great looking bus! We have a 6 Window 2004, pretty much the same bus. Yours has a deeper skirting than ours does though, something I want to add to in the future.

As far as HP in those years it's going to either be 175HP, 190HP, or 215HP. I don't think there are any 250HP t444e's running around in the bus platforms, but I could be mistaken. Look at the drivers side valve cover there should be a large yellow tag that has a listing of the HP options for that engine, one of them should be punched out.

Post some more pics! Good luck on the build and let us know if you need any advice!
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