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Old 07-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #141
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

well finally got around to doing some work on the bus today. Did flip a couple windows.. found out reason one leaked so bad.. there was holes drilled into it from the last guy that flipped it originally.. now it shouldnt leak ever again. Also the hitch has been widened. not sure if i will bolt it as is, or add 1"x1" square tubing from side to side where it will be bolted for more down and more strength.

first window out. this was easy. just had that camper goop crap behind the window.


scrapping the opening clean


and back into place and silicon-ed!


Window on the back side had this black tar stuff on it and was a NIGHTMARE to get it to come out and and to get it off the frame. this was the leaky window.



Hitch was modded with some 4" angle iron


think it should be good enough!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #142
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

So I have started to paint the bus. Im using rubberized undercoating that is paint-able. right now its a matter of coating everything and getting it ready for the long weekend. sure its black but its staying on like something awesome!





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Old 08-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #143
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Well its done getting the undercoat paint job for now.


Worked on putting up light blocking curtains. were on sale at fabric land for $7 each. 1 pack made two curtains. rods were $4 a window at wally world.





put in a temp lock for passenger door and something to help it hold the door firmly closed on the highway.


just still so hesitant to put the holes through the floor for a co-pilot seat... Anyhow get to test her out this weekend camping with the family. I bought L shaped brackets that double screw to the floor and what ever your attach it to for the futon frame to be securely attached to floor. also got good sized felt pads for the floor where the futon frame will sit so no squeeky squeeky!
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #144
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Progress today!!

finally found a place to put my sticker


SO got to working on the seat installation. First was to flip it over and on the left side there you can see its not flush with the plate. there was two washers welded onto it there cutoff disk and a chisel = gone!


where its going


couldnt find the bit, had to buy a new one, of course...


my probe - an old 1157 welding rod


BANG on! right into the cab's frame! those lines were just electrical and were not touched.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #145
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so back from first weekend of camping. got the seat in, garbage out of the way and out the door 10pm to head out to the campgrounds for the weekend.

so all the way forward


normal position


turned around.


and yes the chair can also lock in the forward and reverse position.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #146
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so since it was first time out i had to get a couple shots of it tucked into the site. It ended up being more of just a place for the GF and I to crash because the family had 3 other rv's already on site. Boy did the park have a harry seeing 4 units on 2 sites! got away with the bus by saying it was the tow vehicle (even though the hitch aint on yet!)




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Used that trick for the RV to plug a fuse into the top two prongs for the park lights to come on.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #147
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got an AC for the bus. should work good. just a matter of venting!



not bad stats.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #148
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

Glad to see that someone else is willing to try a heat pump AC/Heater in their rig. I'm going to do the same with mine. Somehow I ended up with three of em so have done some trial runs in a room in my house that is about the same size as the bus. I chose to keep the one that throws a little more heat--about 13K BTUs even though the other two are better looking.

Even if your AC lable says that it evaporates it's own condensation don't believe it! I turned the carpet in the test room into a carpet bog with condensation overflow and had to dig out the shop vac to dry it up

I also read that the heat pump units work best in "moderate" climes (above 34 degrees and below 100 degrees) because that range covers the working temp of the refrigerant. That is to say that if it is too cold outside the unit can't take enough heat out of the air to warm up and if it is too hot it can't give off it's heat to the air. I guess we will see how true that is. Because I will have propane anyway and I have a gas space heater that works I'll probably just go ahead and install the heater--if I find I don't need it I'll take it out for the storage space. Since your unit is in your bus I am anxious to hear just what it does, good or bad.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #149
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maybe a drain tube to the outside, maybe through the floor ....... just in case......
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yup it has either a hose out the back 1/4", a bucket in the right hand side that fills up, or a hose from inside there that you can feed out through that bucket handle and into a hose. I bungee corded it in now cause we went to go get stuff for the bus today and it worked its way out, come and saw us between the seats then when i touched the gas it went and visited the bed lol.

Also i need to vent it outside. thinking ill make a cardboard template i can just put in drivers window when parked and have the hot air vent out there, that or put a 4" hole through the floor and put a mesh screen over the vent under the bus.
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