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Old 05-04-2018, 09:17 AM   #1
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2003 Ford E350 Cutaway 7.3

Hey guys! So we're excited to announce that we've finally bought a bus and the journey is starting after months of searching.

I found a storage lot close to my dad's shop (which I also work at) so my partner and I can work on her on the weekends. This is especially helpful because not only do we have a place to work on it, we have access to all the tools we could need, including a badass CNC cutting table!

I'm really super stoked to get started on this. I can taste the adventure already!
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:03 AM   #2
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nice. congrats. glad you have the logistics figured out (storage and shop)

keep the pics coming
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:05 AM   #3
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Hey guys! So we're excited to announce that we've finally bought a bus and the journey is starting after months of searching.

I found a storage lot close to my dad's shop (which I also work at) so my partner and I can work on her on the weekends. This is especially helpful because not only do we have a place to work on it, we have access to all the tools we could need, including a badass CNC cutting table!

I'm really super stoked to get started on this. I can taste the adventure already!
Welcome to the forum! There's a lot of good information on the site (especially as pertains to the Ford 7.3). As requested, please post lots of pics and share any creative ideas and solutions you come up with!
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:49 AM   #4
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Welcome! It's unusual to see a diesel without a dually axle.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:47 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I'll post more pictures when I pick it up tomorrow. As for ideas, I have a solid layout planned (one with a permanent bed- thank god) that will have solar, a chemical toilet (no shower), and a decent sized kitchen with room for storage, a garbage and a battery bank. I'm stoked to share it with you.

I've been following this forum for a while and it seems like everyone here is super friendly and helpful. I also just miss posting on sort of old school forums like this one. I mean look at these smileys!

Edit: Also I should say it has 180,000 kilometres and I'm getting it for $6500 CAD so I'm pretty excited about that. It needs diesel injector cups, but aside from that I think that it's in good repair.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:32 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I'll post more pictures when I pick it up tomorrow. As for ideas, I have a solid layout planned (one with a permanent bed- thank god) that will have solar, a chemical toilet (no shower), and a decent sized kitchen with room for storage, a garbage and a battery bank. I'm stoked to share it with you.

I've been following this forum for a while and it seems like everyone here is super friendly and helpful. I also just miss posting on sort of old school forums like this one. I mean look at these smileys!

Edit: Also I should say it has 180,000 kilometres and I'm getting it for $6500 CAD so I'm pretty excited about that. It needs diesel injector cups, but aside from that I think that it's in good repair.
6500 bucks and it needs injector cups??
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:43 PM   #7
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6500 bucks and it needs injector cups??
That worried me too. Depending on the engine, it can be a very expensive job.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:29 PM   #8
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You paid a premium price for that bus and it needs not so minor engine work. Hope this works out for you. These are great engines and if it's fixed properly, it will serve you well.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:58 PM   #9
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Dang, really? I got a quote from a mechanic for $2500. I figured if I could walk out of this thing spending $9000 then I'll be happy. It comes with brand new lines so once I get the cups fixed I should be good to go. It also has new tires as well so it has had some work done on it... I hope I didn't get ripped off!

Keep in mind it's in Canadian too. $6500 to me is $5000 to the States.
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:21 AM   #10
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I really like the single rear wheel e350. It took me a couple of month to find one. How do you know it needs cups? What are the symptoms? How wide is the interior above the rear wheel wells? It looks in great shape.

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