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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: New Hampshire
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Vehicle Name NULLbus
Year 1988
Make Thomas Built Buses
Model Minotour
1988 Thomas Built Buses Minotour
Basic Info Ford Econoline E-350 Cutaway

5.8L gas engine (Ford 351W)
Removed the Christmas light anchors that had been plastered all over the sides.

Removed seven of the eight bench seats. The one remaining will be hanging around for a while.

So many rusty bolts!


Flip-up bed with storage beneath.
Electric system using LiFePo4 batteries, and solar panels.
Basic plumbing for a sink. Eventually add hot water, shower, and toilet.

Renovations and Repairs
Purchased in August 2018, but still not running yet!

* Replaced starter battery.
* Removed stop sign.
* Removed Vandalock.
* Tore out bus-specific wiring.
* Replaced low-pressure fuel pump, fuel sending unit, and fuel filter.
* Replaced distributor cap and rotor.
* New spark plugs purchased, waiting to be installed.
* Replaced rusted-out portions of the fuel filler.
* Removed bus door operation handle. Planning to add a hidden gas spring to hold it open/closed.
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