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Old 10-28-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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97 E350 20 Pass Bus Conversion

Hey All, Heres some pics of my shuttle bus conversion I've been workin on for 4 years. My buddy and I bought 2 of these for $3200 from a repo company. Sold the seats in both for $700. So total price was $1250 per shuttle. Both are diesel and will be converted to run waste vegi. Mine sat in storage for 3 years before I had the time and $ to get the project started. Now I've been gettin weekends in to work on it. It's come along way since I bought it. Ckeck it out




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Old 10-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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Re: 97 E350 20 Pass Bus Conversion

Wow-nice long shortie-I'm jelous! Look thru my pics + search on my name to see where I put the veggie system in my bus.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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very nice indeed! much longer then my bus! I see the black one has a rear storage area. what is the make and so forth of the coaches? also love that you have both van doors on them!
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #4
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bah some guys get all the deals
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:07 AM   #5
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Re: 97 E350 20 Pass Bus Conversion

I sold the seat to a guy in texas that re-furbishes busses. I'll try to track down his info. The style is a Davey Coach. Here's some more pics


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Old 11-01-2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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Re: 97 E350 20 Pass Bus Conversion

I'd end up killing myself stepping over the wheel well every time I had to use the bathroom...
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:01 PM   #7
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It's a hazzard. But I wanted the queen sized bed. It's a small price to pay to take a pee. Here some more photos.


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Old 11-02-2010, 05:03 AM   #8
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I like it... A little rough around the edges, but that can be dealt with after it's functional... A little trim here, a little trim there...
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:18 AM   #9
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You got it. Got to get it functional. Then the finishing touches. Tomorrow the solar unit goes on. Then it's off to the State Patrol for an inspection. If all goes well, it will Officialy be an RV
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #10
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I like it. got a RV feel to it already lol
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:45 PM   #11
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Re: 97 E350 20 Pass Bus Conversion

Sweet bus! Looking good so far, I like the floor! Is your buddy fixing his up as well?
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:03 PM   #12
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Just passed State Patrol inspection. It's officaily and R.V!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:15 AM   #13
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how and what did you do for plumbing?
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:48 PM   #14
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Need to answer a couple questions. First my buddy didnt remove his bus from the storage we had it in. The storage owner and the land owner had a falling out and I went down there witha tow truck and got mine out of there. My buddy decided it wasnt important as something else he had to do that day and now the land owner is holding it randsom. The plumbing I kept all in the back of the bus. Flojet on demand pump. I put it under the sink. Ran a line inside to the toilet. The other straight up to the sink. I have the fresh water inside the bus also.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:26 PM   #15
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Been a while since I've made some improvements. Found a video on Youtube that changed everything for me. A faster, lighter, easier way to make improvements on the bus. I'll leave the link for it. Funny dude and video but has the best idea for making cabinets and such. Here's what I got done today. I built a closet for the bus. Found the door for $5. The metal studs cost me $4 a piece. I used 4 to make it, so a total cost of about $30 including the paneling. Tomorrow is cabinet building.


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Old 01-04-2011, 11:28 PM   #16
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Here's the last photo of the almost finished closet
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:33 AM   #17
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Love the idea but how strong are those cabinets? Can't imagine they could hold any serious weight, like stacks of books or tools.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:00 AM   #18
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LOL that was a hoot watching those videos. gives me some ideas. as for weight id use wood for those walls.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #19
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Just got my Title. 5 years after I bought the bus. I know it took a while but it was worth it. The whole process cost about $400 total. Several hours at the dmv and state patrol for inspections and 8 weeks waiting after it all was submitted. Here's a photo of me with my title. Colorado wasn't too bad to get it so if anyone needs advice I can try to help.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:24 AM   #20
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congrats!!

any updates on the bus?
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