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Old 04-06-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 12
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Ford
Chassis: E-350
Engine: 7.3 diesel
Single Parent & New Shortie Owner

Hello from the Pacific NW!

I'm a single mom to an 8 year old and I just (rather impulsively) bought a 1995 Ford E350 7.3L diesel short bus with 108k miles.

I work in local government and have my kid 10+ months out of the year. I plan on taking my time with a conversion (blogging about it in the process) and eventually moving onto the road full time.

I know absolutely nothing about vehicles, construction, wiring, plumbing, etc. But I am determined, crafty, and I can follow directions well.

Looking forward to the community aspect and depending on the interwebs for a whole lot of direction!

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Old 04-06-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,349
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Thomas 4 window w/lift
Chassis: G30~Chevy cutaway
Engine: 5.7/350 Chevy Vortec
Rated Cap: Just me and my "stuff"?
Welcome to the site. Lots of great info on builds here. Best of luck on your build and on raising your child on the road!
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:31 PM   #3
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,494
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
Welcome aboard! The 7.3L diesel engine is a very reliable power plant.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:03 PM   #4
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Posts: 669
Year: 1999
Coachwork: New Flyer
Chassis: D45HF "Viking"
Engine: 11.1L Detroit Diesel S60
Rated Cap: 51,600
Welcome; welcome!

Believe us, you can do it!
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