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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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1990 E350 Conversion Project

Hi all,
I'm new to the forum, just wanted to say Hi and post a pic of my new baby! I've wanted to do a conversion for years now and I'm super stoked to actually be doing it!!! This forum is amazing. I can't believe there are so many people as crazy as me out there....I love it!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Welcome, that looks like a sweet unit
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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Cool rig. Does that have the 7.3 liter International diesel with rotary injection pump and indirect injection?
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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The engine is a ford 460 7.5 liter gasoline. I was hoping for a diesel but it turned out not to be, oh well. The rear axles are dual then single tag. The tag axle has an electronic brake and auto leveling air spring installed, sounds great but I fear it just more to break down later!

Day 1, we got the seats removed and started on the rear heater. My daughter is my bus buddy, not many teenagers would want to spend their weekend working on dirty old bus with their dad! She got the bug, I'm so proud!


At the end of day 2 we completed removal of the AC unit, rear heater, and ceiling.


When I was under the bus removing the heater lines, I noticed the floor is plywood straight through. Looks like I'll be ripping it all out and installing sheet metal before laying a subfloor. The upside is it'll be easier to paint the frame. I was thinking on using Por-15. I've had great luck with their products on past projects.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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good looking bus! i got a 90 aswell with the international 7.3

that is one looooong bus! Also most use plywood all the way through. mine has tin on the bottom of the floors.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, I can't wait to squeeze my floor plan into that long space!Question about the floor, since most of these buses come with wood floors, do you think it would be ok to replace the floor with marine ply rather than sheet metal, then maybe coat the entire underside in rubber coat? The original floor lasted this long and it wasn't undercoated. Thoughts?
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Marine Grade Plywood?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #8
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Ok, so today I got to work on the bus. The roof hatch was leaking and soaked the cardboard honey comb sandwiched between the two layers of fiberglass. The roof was sagging bad on one side so I had to cut open the ceiling and remove all the damaged insides.


After a few bloody knuckles I finally got the cardboard scraped off.

I plan to reinforce the roof and insulate it. Then I'll support the original roof line with my interior walls.
Things went pretty smooth and I had some time to start ripping up the floor. Hoefully I can get the rest done tomorrow.

It looks like I'll be doing some welding to the frame. These side supports were badly rusted and falling apart.
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Nice bus, great size.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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Ok, so the big snow storm passed and I got some more work done on the bus today. I finished pulling the floor up.....what a P.I.A. !!



Here you can see better, the extensive damage to the crossmembers. It looks like I'll be taking them all out and replacing them with new steel.


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