New in the Bus conversion business but not new to the car restoration , bodywork, engine mechanics, welding and general DIY construction guy.
New to diesel engines so I'm learning now about my 6.5L and some people in the forum already gave me some light on this and I'm getting the shop manuals this week to learn more.
The Bus is a Bluebird Chevy 2002 Detroit diesel 6.5L with a 4L80E trans.
PO put like 20k on this bus to maintain it up to code/regulations valid until January so it has quite a few things done, some of them are :
New injector Pump
New PMD module ( high performance and relocated)
Transmission rebuild 10k ago
An many other things.
On Monday I went to the pick and pull and got some bits of trim that were broken and some dash parts.
Yesterday and today I have been working on taking the seats an floor and here are some pictures:
PePe's Family Bus
Next steps for me are :
Take all the F'ing rivets out and try to fix the leak from the roof, any advice ?
poor15 the floor after a good cleaning
work on framing, piping and cabling.
Find some golf cart batteries, Server powersuplies for 120v/12-24v
Find some inverters ( any recommendations? )
Research about RV type connections for piping, power, gray and black water
Define a layout
Build bunk beds and rest of cabinets accessories
And then wait for the summer to get it insulated and then put together
Future projects :
Veggie Oil conversion
Diesel heater ( find a used one)
Engine swap if I found a deal ( DT466, 6.6 duramax)