Hey, I saw someone asking about the Ford shuttle busses a few weeks ago.. I ended up getting one about the same time and thought I should post a few pics of our process!
We got the Ford E450 for $1,100. Its a 2010 with 110k miles.
We started taking it apart this week. The e-exit on the roof had been leaking quite a bit - the wooden roof was disintegrated and only held up by the imitation leather cover. The water had been running along it and rusting the roof supports.. then dripping on the seats or running down the walls causing more rust.
The floor has a couple holes in it where it has rotted through around the edges, and several of the floor supports were rusted out as well. We'll have to weld new ones in.
One thing we noticed is that a lot of the fiberglass panels are coming unglued. Does anyone have a good product in mind to glue them back on?
Has anyone welded close to the fiberglas before? I'm wondering how close I can go without messing it up.. I think we may need to weld a new support around the e-exit where it has rusted through.
Here's a few pics of taking the ceiling/walls out.