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Old 10-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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My 1996 Ford E350 Goshen Coach Conversion Project

A little late to the game but finally decided to post some pics and info an my ongoing conversion. I bought this short little shuttle bus because it was a great deal and some friends were in a band needed some transportation and I needed something to tinker on, seemed like a sound investment and a win either way if things didn't work out with the band(it didn't). So here goes...I bought a 1996 Ford E-350 Goshen Coach 12 Passenger Shuttle Bus 5.8L Gas, that had served as an private Airport Jitney, and then was sold by it's owner to an adult daycare business, who after a few months and minor upgrades wasn't using it. So I found it on Craigslist here in Miami, like literally around the corner from me for $2000. And this started around the beginning of June 2013.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Re: My 1996 Ford E350 Goshen Coach Conversion Project

I was born and raised in Miami and moved from there three years ago. What part of the city are you in?

Looks like a clean vehicle, but I wonder if it wouldn't be better in the Short Bus forum? Maybe I'm wrong, but you may get better, more helpful feedback in that forum.

I would make one request: Polish or replace those faded headlights. Nothing is worse when driving at night than meeting head-on another vehicle with faded polycarbonate lenses. They scatter light all over the place instead of focusing it on the ground ahead of them, making it not only dangerous for oncoming drivers, but also putting very little light onto the road ahead of you. (This is why I like the replaceable glass headlights on my 1995 bus. Cheap to replace and they remain clear virtually forever.)
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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Welcome!
Another shortie here.
Your bus sounds like it had similar former life to mine. (hotel airport shuttle-then a short stint at a childrens museum.)
Looks like a good starting point.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:29 AM   #4
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PDBreske - I'm in Westchester now, but originally a Ridge Rat. Thought I had started my post in short bus, oops. Anyway to move it now? Oh and the headlights are on my finishing list...whenever that will be.

sdwarf36- Thank you. It's been fun so far.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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I moved this project over to the Short bus side..thank you.

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