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Old 10-01-2016, 07:51 AM   #11
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Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird FE
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
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Originally Posted by jazty View Post
If it helps, my bus is a 1997 Thomas with an International chassis which had the fuel tank forward of the rear wheel. All the buses (short or long) around here of that vintage and style have the fuel tank in the same location.

I moved my tank to the other side because I have a bigger tank that fits perfectly in that spot without wasting space around it. It's not a huge job to move the tank. These truck chassis's usually have mount holes pre-drilled for all sorts of tank configurations and additional gear.

If you relocate the tank remember to make an access hatch for the fuel tank sender! Creating a new hatch is considerably easier than dropping the tank in the future.
Thanks for the information about moving the tank!

That is an especially good tip about making a new access hatch for the fuel tank sender!

One thing I love about these forums is that there is a wealth of "man if I had known that before I did my first conversion" tips on it!



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Old 10-01-2016, 07:53 AM   #12
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The 2005 Thomas RE I'm looking at has it just behind the right front wheel as well. The 2004 IC CE is a conventional with the tank just behind the passenger entry door.

TBH I've NEVER seen a bus with the fuel tank behind the rear axle....
The Bluebirds that I have seen around here are all that way:

Here is a photo of one like them:
http://www.bargainbusnews.com/Buses/...American-1.jpg

You can see the fuel hatch right behind the passenger side rear wheel.

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