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Old 07-15-2015, 11:18 PM   #1
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1995 E350 Eldorado Conversion

Here are some pictures of my conversion project. Looking to turn it into a tailgater/camper. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437020223.525404.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1437020248.899068.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1437020280.786967.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1437020319.120249.jpg
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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Had fun with my alternator today, had to take it to 5 places just to get it tested. Then found out it was dead, and got quoted $600 to replace it. I did however find a rebuilt one for $300 with a $50 core rebate though!
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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The alternator was the first repair on ours too. Did yours have the hi-amp one with a separate regulator?
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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Yep, 190 Amp with separate regulator. No one had it even listed. I found a guy in New Jersey rebuilding them.

https://www.therobson.com

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in the mini bus application.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:46 PM   #6
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Yep, 190 Amp with separate regulator. No one had it even listed. I found a guy in New Jersey rebuilding them.
Ours was a 230 amp that was going to be expensive to repair so I replaced it with a standard 130 amp Delco. We don't need a lot of charging amps so it's worked fine.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:33 PM   #7
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Rotten Floors!
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #8
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Wow. There wasn't a metal floor in there at all? No wonder the floor rotted.

I hope it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get a good metal belly in there. Frankly it looks dangerous to me.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:42 PM   #9
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None of the fiberglass buses that I know of have metal floors. I think that I am going to need to rip it out and replace the steel cross members. Then debate on just going back with the wood or spending the $$ to go metal. I've seen both in here.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:38 PM   #10
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Got my rebuilt alternator today. Going to put it in tomorrow!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437604657.812583.jpg
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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Mmmmm...Shiney! (but not for long).
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #12
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That's for sure!
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:34 PM   #13
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So I went to put on my alternator and the pulley is too small. I found. out that powerline changed the shaft diameter in the 2000's. Guys at robertsons are sending me a new pulley no charge though!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:14 PM   #14
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I got my pulley today and installed my new alternator in. Had to jump the bus to get it started but it's running good now. Tomorrow we start floor demolition.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:07 PM   #15
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Did some floor demo and took down the rear air conditioner. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439420843.503761.jpg
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:35 PM   #16
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New storage box to go where the side ac intake is. ATTACH]8222[/ATTACH]ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439490860.799648.jpg
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:56 PM   #17
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SWEEEET! Great find. Does it have a weather seal?
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:34 PM   #18
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$50 craigslist bam! Yes it does, locks also. 60"x12"x16". I figure I can put my trailer straps and such in it.
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Outstanding!
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:53 PM   #20
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Score for the day, dinette set that folds to a queen bed. This will go in the back of the bus which will allow for passage through the back door when the table is removed. $300 and had to drive to Michigan but well worth it. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439607179.963230.jpg[
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