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Old 10-17-2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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Location: Amarillo, TX
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Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: T444E
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As the author of this post, cherrycoffeebus, I just wanted to say hello! I also want to say thank you to the many contributors on this forum that made my job of picking out and repairing a great used bus very simple.

I ended up purchasing a 1996 International 3800 with just a hair over 100K miles on it. It's got the T444E with a 4-speed tranny (or maybe its a 5-speed that won't shift into 5th ) I purchased the bus for just 1000 and have gotten to work on gutting the interior down to bare shell. My dream is to convert this bus into a place to live, as well as a fully functioning coffee "shop". I know the challenges ahead are many but with this many great skoolie-lovin' people behind me, I feel confident!

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Old 10-17-2018, 10:14 PM   #2
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Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:40 AM   #3
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welcome aboard!!! and yep im typing this as I suck down a double shot !!! bring on the coffee!!
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:46 AM   #4
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Year: 1997
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excellent project, it will have some unique challenges for sure.

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Old 10-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #5
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Hi! I just joined this group because my husband just bought us an International 3800. He is north of Amarillo and I am in the process of moving down there too (from Oregon).
Do you have the dimensions on your bus? How many windows do you have? Ours is a 6 window and from reading here it sounds like I should have 15 feet of usable space to work with. He just bought it in an online auction in Kansas, so our first step will be getting it home.
I look forward to seeing your progress.
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