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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  3:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found this while browsing the net. Thought it was interesting!

A 4x4 International Amtran for sale.

http://www.rockymtnbus.com/index.php?s=51&stock_no=IH97-90733

BBInt.10
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USA
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  4:05:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit BBInt.10's Homepage  Send BBInt.10 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I wish they had a pic of the rear of that bus. I see it has no emergency door in the rear... I don't think I've ever seen a conventional with no emergency door in the rear before. Good find! If I had the money and a place to park it, I'd add it to my collection.

If all your problems are behind you... you must be a school bus driver.
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Jake
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USA
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  4:09:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've seen the rear, and its set up like a rear-engine bus. I don't have the photo though, sorry. I think its just a huge storage compartment. That bus has been for sale going on several years now, surprised it hasn't sold by now.


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Kodie
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United States
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  4:57:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had another picture somewhere, but I can't find it for the life of me. The one below is one of two styles I've seen used. The other resembles the rear end of the D3 RE


Edited by - Kodie on 06/07/2011 5:02:11 PM
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C.HARDY
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  5:05:10 PM  Show Profile  Click to see C.HARDY's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I've seen a few set up like that. Its rare for a conventional. I can remember when a lower glass in the rear door was an option here in Va.

"Hardybusman"
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Thomas Ford 85-16
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USA
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  6:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thomas Ford 85-16's Homepage  Send Thomas Ford 85-16 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I've seen that bus before and I'm relatively certain Kodie has provided us with the same rear end. I have to wonder if it is a retrofit because that rear emergency window does not look like it was truly intended for a school bus.

I wish this option were more popular and still offered...that rear crush space is valuable.

Just why the heck does the door have to be off-center though?!

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rmbus
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Posted - 03/13/2013 :  08:13:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit rmbus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have had three of these 1997 four wheel drives in the past few years. There is a six foot box that can be opened from the inside and exterior. There is a rear engine bus window in the back. All of this was factory installed.

FYI, we just got in a 2005 International, Bluebird body, 66 passenger, DT466E, with four wheel drive. Super nice vehicle! Its for sale!
Thanks

Dave

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