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Old 05-23-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Well the bus is not here yet. I have a 2005 ford f450 that will go under the bus. That was delivered yesterday. If, this all works out. The antilock feature will be intact when the bus is drivable. A 3.73 rear differential is on its way. so many parts to gather together.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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The fact that yours is a post-war body should make for a much easier transplant than any of the pre-war buses. Their frames (like mine) narrow WAY down in front making for a tough fit on both the body and any engine. I'm guessing you will have plenty of room for that 6BT without having to set it back in the frame. Might take some mods to the firewall but that should be a piece of cake.


This will be fun to follow. Can't wait to see some pix.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:04 PM   #3
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sshhh dont tell my wife

I just bought a camera ... for this and another project I am working on. pictures, hopefully of the f450 tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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updates --

The bus is still in Colorado, bummer. Shipping has been paid for and I am not afraid of a rip off. Just sometimes life happens.

The 2005 f450 is here.

Rebuilt NV5600 is here

3.73 rear center section is here.

This is going into the rear suspension RD11KDF Air Ride Suspension for Ford F450 Cab Chassis - 2003 - 2007

This a link showing what this is.

https://www.stengelbros.net/RD11KDF-...07_p_1581.html

I have some pictures of the f450 but I still need to learn how to down load from the camera.

cheers
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:40 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:36 PM   #6
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not the 6.0

I will be using a 5.9 cummins 12 valve turned up to 300hp-350hp range.
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