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1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4
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Year 1996
Make International
Model Thomas Vista 4x4
Length 22í
1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4
1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4 1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4
Basic Info 7.3 power stroke 4x4
Allison 545
46,000 miles
Exterior
Heavy duty bumper and tow package.

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1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4 Interior 1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4 Interior 1996 International Thomas Vista 4x4 Interior
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:02 PM   #2
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Now there's a Hoss, shorty 4x4.
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:07 PM   #3
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Dang I want one
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:23 PM   #4
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Yeah truthfully I wasn’t even lookin at busses, came across it when looking at small campers to live in and travel. Never seen one like it before with the 4x4 and clearance so I just had to lol. Not to mention it was around the same price as the campers. A ways to go but I’m looking forward to it.
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:53 AM   #5
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I want one in 40'


It is a 7.3 Ford PowerStroke or actually a DT444E (same basic engine but different goodies)
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Old 09-09-2021, 05:11 AM   #6
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Itís a T444e
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:20 AM   #7
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Wow... Sweet find! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:59 AM   #8
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Engine: 7.3 powerstroke & MBE906
Awesome,. Is this s factory 4*4 or a home conversion?

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Old 09-09-2021, 03:00 PM   #9
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Itís a T444e

That's a sweet motor to have. Pretty good fleet record for how long they'll go before needing major maintenance (as long as you take care of them). Most folks consider them a "million mile" engine.
Rigs similar to yours (4x4 bus about that length) are going for 40,000 here and it's an aftermarket HD 4x4 (military I think) set up.
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:50 PM   #10
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Factory 4wd
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:54 PM   #11
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Yeah I’ve heard great things about the engine, but the tranny, not so much. Might go the 643 route, or look into how a brownie box might perform?
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Old 09-16-2021, 05:57 PM   #12
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Way cool bus!
IF you ever get to a point where you want/need to bail on the project, please PM me with the option to buy!

Good luck, and post pics if you go forward on your conversion...
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:09 PM   #13
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Thanks, very nice, any pics of the running gear under the bus...front axle..suspension and transfer case?
Manual lockers?

What fun, driving a 4*4 bus will definitely get you attention and a lot of questions.

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Way cool bus!
IF you ever get to a point where you want/need to bail on the project, please PM me with the option to buy!

Good luck, and post pics if you go forward on your conversion...
Sure thing you will be the first
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:40 PM   #15
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Thanks, very nice, any pics of the running gear under the bus...front axle..suspension and transfer case?
Manual lockers?

What fun, driving a 4*4 bus will definitely get you attention and a lot of questions.

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I can get some, Iíll post some when I get em and some others when I start my build. Yeah on the way home from picking it up a guy flagged me down and wanted to check it out , asked me where I got it and how much I paid, and a few other questions. He was deaf so it was a very interesting conversation lol.
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Old 09-17-2021, 07:22 AM   #16
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Wow! Beautiful rig you got there
Congrats on the awesome find.
I guess we're not slagging vista's anymore
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Old 09-18-2021, 06:33 PM   #17
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that is a cool looking bus.
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Old 09-27-2021, 05:37 PM   #18
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Here is a few
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Old 09-27-2021, 08:22 PM   #19
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Pic3 and pic4?
Are we looking at two different driveline park brakes?
Or an electromagnetic retarder?
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Pic3 and pic4?
Are we looking at two different driveline park brakes?
Or an electromagnetic retarder?
There is just one park brake
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