For those just tuning in, I am looking to start a project where I take a Skoolie and convert it into a "toterhome" for a 5th wheel.
Original thread here:
Supplemental thread on engines here:
When I look at the D type forward engine buses, most of the ones I have seen have the fuel tank on the rear of the bus (behind the axle) on the passenger side.
Since I want to shorten the bus frame to just behind the rear axle, this would mean moving the fuel tank or replacing it with some sort of aftermarket tank.
I have seen a thread on the Jeep forum where the guy ran into problems that he could not move the tank forward because he had storage bays:
Jeep hauling toter home help. - JeepForum.com
I don't want to get into that (and I consider his solution a terrible waste of storage space), so most likely I would try to buy a bus that did not have storage bays forward of the rear axle on that side.
That said, is it feasible to move the tank forward on a FE bus with no bays on that side?
If so, what am I likely to run into?
Also what alternatives do you suggest if any?
As always - thanks for the great help and advice here!