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Russian tuner converts an old Ford van into a tri-axle monster bus

22-05-2020 12:00
Ford Market, a single-brand car shop based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has introduced the world to Raptor Bus, essentially a third-gen Ford Econoline turned into a six-wheel off-roader.

Ford Market, a single-brand car shop based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has introduced the world to Raptor Bus, essentially a third-gen Ford Econoline turned into a six-wheel off-roader.

The team acquired the full-size van that used to be in production from 1975 until 1991 last year and restored it to peak condition, giving it a fresh paint and modifying the chassis to support the third axle.

The monster bus flaunts Ford F-150 Raptor front end and brake lights and rides on off-road tires that fit its extended arches more than adequately. There is also a LED strip under the grille and six additional lights on the roof.

The stock 5.8-liter V8 rated at 214 hp (160 kW) continues its service under the hood without any significant mods.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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