1997 Ford E-450 7.3L Turbo Diesel SkoolieAdd to Favourites
Im selling me and my friends school bus conversion. This is a must see! We’ve spent the last year converting this bus into our adventure rig. It’s been an amazing project but we’re both going off to college and it’s time to part ways with the bus. We both have a lot of experience with carpentry and fine wood working so this build is high quality!
The bus currently has 146,000 miles on it. These 7.3L engines are known to run for 500,000 miles so it’s still got a lot of life left. We recently did a full oil change, replaced air filters, bought 6 new all season tires that have less than 1,000 miles on them, we installed a 26inch light bar on the front bumper as well as a train horn that is installed underneath the bumper and both are wired to the dash.
Inside we have two twin beds that we would be willing to remove and put in a Queen bed or whatever else you might want. We realize the sleeping set up has been customized to our needs. We also have a fold out couch that can easily sleep two people and a hammock that can sleep one person. So in total the bus can sleep 5 people comfortably (we’ve slept 6-7 people in there before and it was a little cramped but it can be done).
The kitchen as a foot pump sink with 5 gallons of fresh water and a 5 gallon gray water tank, but there is a lot of room under the counter so you could easily add more water storage if need be.
For heating the bus we have a wood stove with a wood fan that quickly warms the bus, so warmth has never been an issue for us even in freezing temperatures.
There is a lot of on board storage in the bus including under the beds, above the kitchen, under the couch, and above the drivers seat. There is also shelves by both twin beds towards the back.
The bus has been professionally painted by a good friend of ours who works at a body shop, so the exterior looks very nice despite a few dents here and there from the previous owner.
We are selling our 40L dometic fridge as well as our yeti goal zero that have been the perfect duo in all of our adventures.
A few cons with this bus is it does have a hard time starting in cold weather but it always ends up starting. Also if you don’t unplug the batteries when the bus sits there’s a slow drain that will kill the batteries. Other than that there isn’t a whole lot wrong with the bus mechanically speaking.
we also have a full size spare tire that is pictured above as well as everything you would need to replace a flat tire.
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