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Old 09-05-2016, 12:02 PM   #11
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That's good. I had a Chevy van with the 6.2, which was the predecessor to the 6.5. Best thing I ever did was rip that greasy old POS out and replace it with a 454 . 454 is the same external dimensions as 6.2/6.5. Slides right in and bolts down on the mounts . When Jim got Mitsubishi to build them a diesel, it was a huge leap forward .

Yeah, the 6.0 Ford engine definitely has its problems, but I have an EGR delete with new oil cooler on order. That will be next week's project, and I am really looking forward to it. Ugh.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:37 AM   #12
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:49 PM   #13
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Look into "bunk bed futons" for sleeping and lounging. I love them in my shorty. Had to cut one down alittle to fit across the back.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:50 PM   #14
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Awesome BUS!!!!

I have exactly the same bus 2002 but not 4x4, I will love to hear more about the 4x4 details, like trans, converter, suspension, type of axles etc, maybe some more pictures of front and rear axles ?

Thanks and good luck.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:21 PM   #15
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welcome.

Welcome! I'm a dirtbike guy from out west too! My build has a minimalist feel too. I am very anti-GLAMP. I wan t a Big metal tent, that rolls. I however am currently working on a water system. Just a sink and outdoor shower.. My bus CAN pull a toy trailer, but i made the back 8ft a garage with the wheelchair/bike lift! Im jealous of the 4x4 though!!!
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:05 PM   #16
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So i know it has been quite a while since i have posted any updates on the bus. For the last almost year, i havent really done anything with it other than using it for a moto hauler. We just put a blow up mattress in the back and called it good for a while. Over the last few days, we have been going through the mechanicals before we start the inside. I did however find out that the motor was replaced less than 70k miles ago, so it doesnt have almost 300k like i origionally thought. Once i am done going through everything mechanically, the bodywork will start and then on to the inside. Heres a few pics of what has been happening lately.




Found a pretty bad oil leak from the turbo oil feed and a bad valve cover. Took everythi g apart and inspected, replaced all gaskets and o-rings. Turbo luckily checked out ok so i dodged a bullet there.




Got the new exhaust for the bus put on. 4" straight pipe.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:08 PM   #17
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And here is a picture of my daughter (on the yamaha) and one of her riding buddies at the track. This was the first time we used the bus as a moto hauler.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:25 PM   #18
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https://youtu.be/vKEz68pTeqY

Here is a VERY short video of the exhaust.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:27 AM   #19
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Change the front { to [ and done.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:31 AM   #20
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with the "poop eating bio bags" as my oldest calls them.
[Southern accent]Y'all ain't right.[/accent]



And I love it.
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