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Old 07-13-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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'93 E350 Goshen - Adventure bus build...

Hey alls..

New to the forum. Just had a '93 E350 Goshen Coach shuttle bus donated to us. Its powered by a 7.3 IDI with 260k on the clock. No blowby or leaks. Transmission has less then 100k on a rebuild and shifts great. It was gutted by the previous owner and a rear drop-down door for loading motorcycles installed.

Now that we have it, plans are to completely strip the remaining wood.. repair any rot and re-skin the interior. Full bath, kitchen area, queen size bunk, twin bunk, and 100+gallons of waste oil (for fuel) on board.

Also planning a 4x4 conversion at some point in the future when funds allow.

Anyways.. here are some pictures of what we are working with...

IMG_20170708_145148206_HDR by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20170708_145208085 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20170708_145221108 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr


Interior stripped out...
IMG_20170709_143317538 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20170709_143308105 by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

IMG_20170709_143244139_HDR by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

Spent last night stripping out old seam sealer on the roof. Once I get the seams re-sealed and the Gaco Roof rolled on.. We'll strip the floor and repair any rotten metal.. then start from the bottom up.

Also have a little bit of mechanical work to do. Going to rebuild the brake system front to back (including new stainless hardlines), and replace wheel bearings/seals on all 4 corners just to be sure everything is ready to roll (more preventative maintenance then anything).

Anyways, I'm a bit picture goofy.. so there will be a lot as the project continues.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:18 PM   #2
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That rear door looks cool.
A mini toy hauler.

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Old 07-14-2017, 06:48 AM   #3
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I would love more details on that rear door setup. Where are you from?
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:58 AM   #4
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lovde that rear door... put your dining area there... with a pull down screen.. and tyou have an instant Patio-bugless-dining expreience!!!!
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Lol. I'm in southern Indiana.

The previous owners were setting it up to ride their trike up in the back and have a place to sleep while on the road. A motorcycle accident put it on the back burner which is how I ended up with it.

I've thought about using the ramp as a small patio and putting a bug screen on the back opening... very well might.

The side of the bus will have an awning too.

This whole project started with me buying a slide in camper that ended up being a rot box... however all of the appliances work.. ac and heat work... had a pull out awning.. etc. All of that is being worked into the bus (figure I might as well get my moneys worth out of it).

We've got a layout planned. I'll see if I can post a drawing of it later.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:09 PM   #6
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Or...how about a rear slide out???
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #7
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Or...how about a rear slide out???
That would be interesting... but here is the current plan...

bus layout by acidburn02zts, on Flickr

Bath area in bottom left (which will be accessible from the outside via the old wheel chair ramp door and from the inside). 1 queen size main bunk with storage under and an upper smaller bunk. Storage/seating next to the shower area and the "kitchen" area will be in the rear of the bus too.

There will be a fuel tank mounted under both the main bunks and seating areas (vent and fill ports will be outside so no smell.. and they'll be full of waste oil so not overly volatile).

So far, this seems to be the best use of space layout we've come up with.
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I wish my shorty had a wheel chair lift like yours. I would deploy the lift, set up a small shower privy tent and shower outside the bus. Water drains on the ground or in a bucket. That would save room inside bus.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:50 PM   #9
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I wish my shorty had a wheel chair lift like yours. I would deploy the lift, set up a small shower privy tent and shower outside the bus. Water drains on the ground or in a bucket. That would save room inside bus.
talk about cold winter showers..
cool idea though if just used for nice weather camping..
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Well ya. guess I should have mentioned that. I have a stainless steel pump sprayer that I heat on a propane burner, pump it up and get a hot shower but that's only good for chilly weather not real cold.
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talk about cold winter showers..
cool idea though if just used for nice weather camping..
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