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Old 06-18-2019, 06:10 AM   #1
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New Skoolie conversion in South Carolina

Hi All!

My husband and I just bought a Thomas International bus 🚌 and we are so excited to be weekend warriors with our two little kids. We have a 4 year old and 1 year old and would love any extra ideas on this age especially. We think itís a midsize bus. We havenít measured from the outside yet but it doesnít feel like a true short bus. Weíre so excited to get started with demolition. Our goal is to have it finished by next March. Excited to join this community!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:15 AM   #2
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Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
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Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
That is a nice Thomas Vista you got there. I assume it's a T444E powered diesel bus. Welcome aboard!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:16 AM   #3
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Location: Eustis FLORIDA
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Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Definitely a short bus.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:26 AM   #4
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Location: E Central Tejas
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Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: IH 3800, 8 window
Engine: T444E w/ Spicer 5-speed MT
Rated Cap: I prefer broad-brims hats
Sweet little rig for a growing family, is it 6 windows along the sides?
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:17 AM   #5
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Location: Central MN
Posts: 161
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: 8.3L
Looks like a really nice base to work with. Check out the forums, and ask your questions in the search bar upper right. What you cannot find, ask away. There are people on here with knowledge in almost all areas of mechanicals and conversion. WELCOME!
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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Seriously, though, that bus looks like it's in very nice condition. Welcome!
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