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Old 07-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

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I am looking for E350 bus chassis with tag axle like this one:




Preferably diesel but 460 gas is also ok. Does not have to be in perfect condition.Price under 2000

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

those around on ebay and cl occasionally..
under 2K usually means a lot of maintenance work is required on those... fwiw
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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good, cause i have seen one with a broken frame rail by the tag...
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

A friend of mine had a transportation company years ago. He had some of those buses. That tag caused him problems. I don't exactly remember what. I do know that Ford stopped the builders from making them. If you're not going to be driving it a ton, I can't see a problem with having one except for chewed up tires.

I have seen them on craigslist occasionally. They're out there. If I see one, I will post it here.
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

Is there a reason you want the extra axle? 6 wheel short buses usually have a pretty hi GVWR to begin with. Mine was 16 passenger (not the shortest-but far from the largest) E-450-and it has a 14k gross. With a full interior -extra 50 gal. fuel tank-and a complete race shop in the last 5 feet, I'm just a tick over 12k.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:57 AM   #7
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

Hi,

I am building a show vehicle for a company. I do not "need" tag axle but it looks good. The bus body will be removed and sleeper cab installed and yes also a fifth wheel + trailer. Stack pipes also....


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Old 07-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

if you are just building a vehicle, then any old 1 ton rear axle, placed wherever you want it behind the driving axle will work. Doing that aint rocket science. Adding the small 5th wheel plate isnt either.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #9
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Re: Wanted E350 chassis with tag axle

Well here in Finland I can not just add axle behind another. Or I can but I wont get approval for it from finnish motorvehicle safety agency(And this also means that they wont give me plates for it). Here axles can be added or removed only by vehicle manufacturer in this case bus manufacturer. Rules are much more complicated here than in US. Trust me I have tried this and answer was simple "modifications to vehicle axle configuration can only be done by vehicle manufacturer". So only way to get this done is to import a vehicle from US that has tag axle already installed by manufacturer. Also I can not install fifth wheel by myself "This coupling must be installed by a certified Truck/Trailer shop". Sound amazing does't it?


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I'd call up ol' Sauli Niinistö and tell him you don't feel like getting loblollied by the finnish motorvehicle safety agency and tell him to get you an exemption. He's a pretty good dude and he'll get her done.
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