Re: my new ambulance/ 66 passenger bus
Update, i still have it. I'm slowly converting it to an RV to my wife's dismay. She has stated (on several ocasions) that we could be camping by now if we had just bought a camper.
It will be a full conversion. Done so far: bus gutted and floor insulated and 3/4 inch dry ply installed. 3/4" oak floor installed over that. Walls mostly insulated and panneled with 1/2" oak. 32"x32" shower pan installed. Shower Surround partially installed. Dome lights replaced with Led lights.all the interior walls are now studed in where i want them.
Im also building fold up bunk beds in the rear like pullman beds so the ramp will still be usable. I just got the spaces built over the wheel wells last weekend for the refrigerator and washer/dryer. They are sitting in place but not yet hooked up. I also installed a front hitch for a bike rack, strengthened the front bumper, installed a new water pump, alternator, and front main seal as i had the radiator out anyway. I have a new all metal radiator ready to go in. I'm rebuilding the entire AC system with rebuilt ac compressors and new hoses. I have ordered a coleman Mach 8 heat pump for the roof. And hope it will still fit through the garage door after it is installed. I have a 12 ft rack i dont use on the van any more i need to figure out how to mount it on the rear of the roof. I have pulled all the ambulance lights and sold them on eBay to help finance the project. Still need new tires and i have to mount the rear hitch i pulled off my bobbed deuce before I sold it. I'll be installing a 24v battery bank to power the inverter, multifuel cab and engine heater, water pump, and circulator pump for the marine water heater with heat exchanger im installing. The water heater is also 120vac. I picked up a 10k Onan quiet diesel as scrap and am replacing the field winding to get it going. It will mount just in front of the rear axle on the right side behind the fuel tank. Still working out the generator slide system. I am also still thinking about my stove options as i would like to avoid a propane tank if i can.