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Old 04-25-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hey from fl

new member to forum, just found a Thomas short bus and will need endless info so hope I'm in the right place.
I have pix and vin number so firstly like to know what I got!
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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Vin plate?

I'm hoping I have attached a pic of vin plate on engine bay bulkhead
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:25 PM   #3
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try sending the vin to Thomas they'll be able to give you the info.
Did the person you bought it from not have a title for it?
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:30 PM   #4
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Yes he has it somewhere, I haven't made the transaction yet, just went to look at it to figure out how to get it out of his yard.
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:31 PM   #5
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Yes he has it somewhere, I haven't made the transaction yet, just went to look at it to figure out how to get it out of his yard.
YOu'll get more help from us on the forum if you show us the whole bus.
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:32 PM   #6
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Bus pic

all I know is its a Ford and a 6 cyl gas engine.
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Bus pic

rear of bus
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dockbuilder that is a load of work and money to get that gem up to snuff but i would love to see it through.
aint gonna drive it out unless it gets sneakers as it sets and its most likely a 300 engine with points in the distributer that will need cleaned and or replaced and dont even bother trying to run off of the fuel in the tank put a jug of fuel under the hood and drop your fuel pump inlet into there.
that fuel tank will need to be dropped and cleaned.
i can give advice on any of that as/if needed been there a few times?
good luck
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Thanks jolly Roger, still toying with getting it or not. Seems pretty solid just non runner.
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Old 04-25-2020, 06:20 PM   #10
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unless you're real handy it may be easier and cheaper in the long run just to get one that's running and driving already. That's sat there a long while from the looks of it.
Even when running and driving that's going to be a pretty crude rig with not a lot of power.
Just my thoughts on it.

What is the price?
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Yeah, fully get and appreciate your comments.
$300.
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Its a cool old bus. I love old shorties.
What part of FL you in?
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Just needs some spit and polish, car wash ready tho! Nice find.


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Any idea on year it is?
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are you able to look at the underside? I'd be concerned about what I couldn't see.
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