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Old 01-20-2021, 07:56 PM   #41
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Total cost at this point is $9,855.70 and climbing rapidly
So much for the $850 purchase price!

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Old 01-20-2021, 08:50 PM   #42
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Tranny and paint were 6 grand
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:53 PM   #43
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Breakdown

825 bus
2900 transmission
3300 paint job
450-550 ish suspension, steering and brake parts, filters, belt, glow plugs and valve cover gaskets, diff gasket and fluids, hoses.
680 tires
450-500 ish sheet metal, rust treatment, paint, undercoating, seam sealer, marine plywood, fasteners.
650 suburban heater, renogy inverter, dc-dc, shore power, marine breakers, battery cutoff, switch panels (blue sea systems)
200 ish teak flooring and planing
500 natures head picking up tomorrow...
Budget is 15k probably going to blow it...
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:54 PM   #44
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So actually more like $10,105.00
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:56 PM   #45
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I think most people would be hard pressed to replicate the quality of parts, labor, and amenities for that kind of money.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:05 AM   #46
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I think most people would be hard pressed to replicate the quality of parts, labor, and amenities for that kind of money.
True there.
If you had to pay for labor on all of the mechanical upgrades you've done, (aside the trans repair), you'd be in it for considerably more!
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:09 PM   #47
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Sanding progress

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Old 02-02-2021, 09:57 PM   #48
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New pics as the body work gets done
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:46 PM   #49
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:55 AM   #50
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Looks nice. My thomas is partially aluminum, yours seems as well. Did they use an aluminum primer?

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Old 02-11-2021, 09:53 AM   #51
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Mine is a steel body, i wish it was aluminium.
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:49 AM   #52
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Ok, sorry for the mistake.. one of the pics had an aluminum appearance over the shiney metal..
Not sure ..either can be a blessing or a curse..
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Old 02-21-2021, 12:18 AM   #53
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Okay so I just registered it in CA and they registered it as a Van. What are the ramifications of registering as a van vs an RV?
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:59 PM   #54
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Still working just slowed down

Working on the folding bed/seat and replaced the alternator and made a new battery harness because they are no longer available.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:34 PM   #55
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Wow! Gorgeous paint job! Pretty similar body to my bus. I don't have anywhere near the know-how you have though. I hope my bus turns out half as pretty!
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:03 PM   #56
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Thanks, I really appreciate it. I’m sure your bus will be great, I’m nobody special just a guy with a bus.
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:46 PM   #57
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What’s the latest ? I’m about 3 months progress behind you, down the road in Santa Barbara..just checking out how people have patched their floors. Thanks for the documentation and good luck.
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Old 06-01-2021, 06:41 AM   #58
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Hmm, that is really interesting.
Both our E350 powerstrokes have a battery on the passenger side and one under the van. On the driver side is the ABS module/ fuse box and injector drive module.
In my 1994 E350 it has a narrow battery on the passenger side, just like yours.. wonder if the 1995 has three way ABS or just rear ABS?

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Old 06-09-2021, 10:16 PM   #59
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4 wheel abs. Sorry I haven't posted in a while new baby is 2 months old and work will start again soon! Stay posted.
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