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Old 12-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #21
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If it has a 466, I'd like to see the dog house inside. The back of the engine would have to be about even with the back of the drivers seat.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:43 PM   #22
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Has anybody talked to you about the Ford cutaway buses? There are strong opinions against fords and there are better choices out there, not to disrespect anybody that's already got a ford.
No not specifically anything about the buses. I tried to do as much research as I could on here and I did see a decent amount of info against them, but I also saw a decent amount for them. Our main reason for wanting a cutaway would be for the maneuverability and insurance purposes. We were already about to convert a E450 cargo van but then thought about a skoolie and loved that idea more. Plus, it fits our price range better. I am ALLLL ears when it comes to something like this so I would LOVE as much info as possible.

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although the 6.0 is infamous, is this something I should look into RATHER than he 7.3? Will the size of the 7.3 really make it THAT much more difficult? I am not a mechanic in anyway and I don't want to find myself regretting the buy some years down the road.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:44 PM   #23
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Booyah,

If it ends up being a 466, I would gladly show everyone haha
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:27 PM   #24
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I've also heard people argue both ways concerning Ford cutaways. It's the fact that there is chatter and discussion that bothers me. You'll need to learn about the possible negative issues.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:48 PM   #25
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I have a Ford cutaway w/ ambulance body and the 7.3 IDI. Only bad thing I noticed was it was harder to work on some stuff on the engine due to access, other stuff was easier to get to.

I had a cutaway van shuttle, but didn't notice anything terrible.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #26
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I have a Ford cutaway w/ ambulance body and the 7.3 IDI. Only bad thing I noticed was it was harder to work on some stuff on the engine due to access, other stuff was easier to get to.

I had a cutaway van shuttle, but didn't notice anything terrible.
nice! an ambulance body huh? how's that treating ya? what is the interior dimensions? is it comparable to a e450 body?
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