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Old 08-22-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Beula the Bus Conversion Project

not sure if the name will stick or not, thought of it just now.

1998 Ford E350 Minibus with Corbeil body.
7.3 Powerstroke Diesel with 166K miles.

Needs one starting battery, new tail and signal lights and a new fuel filler neck.
it will need new tires before i can travel too far, they are good enough for now.
engine runs good, transmission shifts good, it stops and steers good, no rattles or shakes.

Plans are to have twin bed in the back with AGM batteries, propane and fresh water tank underneath all separated by compartments, sink and bathroom on driver side, stove, fridge, table and chairs on passenger side, cabinets above windows and a few on the bottom.
the propane tank will be easy to access through the rear door in case of fire and i have to get out in a hurry in theory i can disconnect the tank and run with it.
there will be a 1000 watt pure sine inverter, 200 amp hours of batteries, 200 watts solar on the roof as well as a fantastic fan and max air vent cover.

i will be adding videos to my YouTube channel as the project progresses.
i can't get this site to accept photos even under the guidelines.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm0...bvftp8Qwszpx8w
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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not sure if the name will stick or not, thought of it just now.

1998 Ford E350 Minibus with Corbeil body.
7.3 Powerstroke Diesel with 166K miles.

Needs one starting battery, new tail and signal lights and a new fuel filler neck.
it will need new tires before i can travel too far, they are good enough for now.
engine runs good, transmission shifts good, it stops and steers good, no rattles or shakes.

Plans are to have twin bed in the back with AGM batteries, propane and fresh water tank underneath all separated by compartments, sink and bathroom on driver side, stove, fridge, table and chairs on passenger side, cabinets above windows and a few on the bottom.
the propane tank will be easy to access through the rear door in case of fire and i have to get out in a hurry in theory i can disconnect the tank and run with it.
there will be a 1000 watt pure sine inverter, 200 amp hours of batteries, 200 watts solar on the roof as well as a fantastic fan and max air vent cover.

i will be adding videos to my YouTube channel as the project progresses.
i can't get this site to accept photos even under the guidelines.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm0...bvftp8Qwszpx8w
you have to upload pictures to photobucket.com than copy the url from their to here see if that helps
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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Part 2 is up.

i have part 2 up for the conversion, didn't get much done, it is a slow process i can only complete as i save up for it.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:53 AM   #4
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i have part 2 up for the conversion, didn't get much done, it is a slow process i can only complete as i save up for it.
I can relate to saving up for it and that works, We been doing it for years and it is a never ending process. Seems you always find something else or decide to better it another way.Good luck and sounds great what you doing.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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I am hoping to have it functional in a years time with plumbing, electrical and mechanical all done.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
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I am hoping to have it functional in a years time with plumbing, electrical and mechanical all done.
That's the way we do and it works.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:06 PM   #7
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LED rear lights.

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:15 PM   #8
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Lookin very nice, i really like your front tires they make it look real beefy, gettin their one thing at a time.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:07 PM   #9
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Lookin very nice, i really like your front tires they make it look real beefy, gettin their one thing at a time.
they are old and cracked snow tires and need replacing.
i will be going with all terrain tires all around so it will look tougher and handle great.
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