Re: My 1996 E-Super Duty MetroTrans
Very inspirational thread. I've been tossing around a bunch of ideas regarding this lately. Everything from a 5th wheel to a school bus, but a shuttle bus is looking like a better alternative for me. Here's why:
I already own a wrecked 7.3l, as well as another which replaced it. This means I have a working (albeit well-used) motor, transmission, transfer case, 4x4 front end. 4x4 conversions on these can be done without too much work which would suit my lifestyle well. I'll be using the rig for all sorts of things, camping, playing in the dirt, snowmobiling, snowboarding, traveling. Possibly living off-grid even.
I like the idea of the rear door opening upwards as you did, I'd then employ an actual floor that folds down as a ramp though. This way when not in use, it could be propped up on a couple jackstands and greatly increase the living space. Add in a snap in bug screen and you're set.
Anyway really nice job, cant wait to see where you go from here.
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9883 - 7.3L 4x4 Shuttle Bus Toyhauler conversion