1995 E450 7.3L Diesel shuttle conversion?
I have reached the point where I need to make the transition to van/bus life. I keep on coming across shuttle vans based on the E450 platform with a turbo diesel. Seems perfect for what I want it for. Under 22 feet so I can park it legally in cities, 15-18 mpg, enough room for a bed, fits my climbing gear and mountain bikes, and I found one that needs some tlc but he's asking $1000 OBO so I figure I have 4 grand to play with getting it running. Is there any huge concerns with these vehicles as conversions? I don't plan on running plumbing and my main real concern is insulation. Will the current insulation be worth while at all or will that part be a major pain. I may have to change out the rear end gear ratio for highway driving but that's not a huge problem.