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Old 09-20-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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What kind of bus is this?

I know it's an International bus. It almost looks like International Commercial bus with no stripes. Do you have any idea how it was made?

The photos are from pirate4x4.com. The guy who listed them has not been around in years.

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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bump

let's try again
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:14 PM   #3
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Looks like a professional conversion to me. By who...who knows?
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:16 AM   #4
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I can tell you that the front clip and rear panel are of a Ward body on an International 3800 Chassis.. it looks like a later model (right before rename to AmTran) ward.. maybe 94/95. the windshield is what gives it away.. the rear clip is shaped much like an IC / Amtran which came from Ward..



Ward ---> AmTran ---> International ----> IC is how the body naming went.. Ward was bought at some point by international.. I cant remember when.. once bought, their bodies were only placed on international S-series and 3800 chassis..



this wouldve been post-purchase and international did do some different types of busses in small quantities.. whether this was once a School bus or not I dont know but if it was, it wouldve been stripped completely down to ribs below the roofline and reskinned. the skirting shape looks alot like what Ward used on their FE busses with the underbelly storage bins (or some were ordered low-skirted in some cities for some reason)


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Old 09-22-2018, 12:24 PM   #5
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I think this was from G7 summit in Toronto. Used for troopers and swat teams to chill when on break. Looks like Ontario tag also.
Beautiful looking vehicle isn't it?


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Old 09-22-2018, 05:10 PM   #6
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That's helpful!!!

In my imagination a mobile command center. I might have to build something within reason close to it for my own RV.

Any other thoughts on how it was made is welcomed. Thanks all! Todd
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:21 PM   #7
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I can tell you that the front clip and rear panel are of a Ward body on an International 3800 Chassis.. it looks like a later model (right before rename to AmTran) ward.. maybe 94/95. the windshield is what gives it away.. the rear clip is shaped much like an IC / Amtran which came from Ward..



Ward ---> AmTran ---> International ----> IC is how the body naming went.. Ward was bought at some point by international.. I cant remember when.. once bought, their bodies were only placed on international S-series and 3800 chassis..



this wouldve been post-purchase and international did do some different types of busses in small quantities.. whether this was once a School bus or not I dont know but if it was, it wouldve been stripped completely down to ribs below the roofline and reskinned. the skirting shape looks alot like what Ward used on their FE busses with the underbelly storage bins (or some were ordered low-skirted in some cities for some reason)


-Christopher
I'm rereading what you said here and I think you are the right track with the 94/95 rounded window. I'll look more at specific years.

I'm intrigued by the roof and how they did that.
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