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Old 10-23-2018, 12:08 AM   #1
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4-window shortie with under the bus storage?

I have a 1991 Chevy cutaway Bluebird bus. As you can imagine, storage inside is a premium. I am looking for examples of how others might have mounted batteries and propane tanks under their buses.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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Here is the battery mount I did on my shuttle (e350 cutaway)


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Holds a pair of group 31 starting batteries nicely. Can get the hatch covers on ebay fairly cheap.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:12 AM   #3
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Ya...space is an issue with any Shorty.



Just enough room for a single Group 31 start batt.
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Thank you!
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:14 PM   #5
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Mr4btTahoe, do you have propane tanks as well? Where are they stored?

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Here is the battery mount I did on my shuttle (e350 cutaway)


IMG_20171206_101003776 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr


IMG_20171217_160540673 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr


IMG_20171217_160525951 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr


Holds a pair of group 31 starting batteries nicely. Can get the hatch covers on ebay fairly cheap.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:14 PM   #6
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Tango, is that in your bus steps?

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Ya...space is an issue with any Shorty.



Just enough room for a single Group 31 start batt.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:16 PM   #7
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Mr4btTahoe, do you have propane tanks as well? Where are they stored?

Not yet but I'm in the middle of debating on what to do for them. I'm going to be building a platform on the rear of my bus which they could mount to safely... or I may get one of the under mount horizontal tanks (if they weren't so pricey!)
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Ya...those are the entry steps. Not a lot of choices on my shorty.
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I've got an 89 Chevy 6.2 4 window. About 18 feet long. Two spots that I've taken over are the areas behind the front wheels underneath the bus. The left side where the air tank is now a new Air compressor and new Air storage tank for on-board compressed air. The other side has a 16 gallon water tank that is suspended from some threaded rod. Currently I've got my battery setup inside directly to the left (on the floor) as you come up the steps. A big improvement that I made was to build a rear 3 foot metal deck. I welded in a trailer hitch and build a 7x3 foot deck with expanded metal as the floor of it. This has helped a ton from hauling dirt bikes to fire wood and everything else you can think of. I'll take some pics of the storage and get those added to this thread. Rear deck image attached... I think
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