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Title: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on April 05, 2006, 06:44:52 PM
I would like to see all members bus pictures HERE!

I think it would be nice to have one place for member's busses!

Folks, only BUS pictures. limit 4, and a brief message about your bus. Thank You!
If you have any questions on how to post pics, please view the numerous threads on the subject POSTING PICTURES!
Or you can e mail me, or Plil Lyons

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1989 MCI 102C3-8v92t ht-750   50a all electric,
side isle design, custom built laminate cabnitry,
corion tops, marble floors, ultra suede headliner,
ultra leather seating, pioneer navigation, xm radio,
pioneer audio, KVH in-motion sat, 3 flat tv's, rear ent,
2 custom central hp's in bay, duel pane Motion windows,
Proheat X-45 with hydronic heat coil mated to HP's
magnum opus comode, 38"custom corner shower,
real pex plumbing, tanks 105-105-40gal, Frigidaire side by side ref,
dometic conv. micro, Dometic central vac, 12.5 onan diesel gen,
840ah batt bank,  sine wave Xantrax RS 3000 network inverter,
hub king covers, 24'x10' A&E lat arm automatic awning.
custom 12,000# hitch, r&m glass cap & fenders,
smooth sided,  STARJET PAINT By Dick Cahill
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Post by: BillC on April 05, 2006, 06:48:18 PM
Bill and  Patricias     1983  Eagle    10s
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Post by: JimC on April 05, 2006, 06:49:57 PM






OK


Jim & Linda Callaghan
JimC  Wisconsin








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Post by: DC_Bus_Nut on April 05, 2006, 08:07:27 PM
Here she blows.
1984 MC-9
Converted in 2000 by Virginia Custom Coach
6V92 DD
15 KW Kubuta Genny
110 Fresh/110Grey/60 Black
Calypso Style interior.
U style rear sofa that converts into King Bed
2 Custom Couches in front salon that convert into beds
2 Barrel leather chairs & Leather Pilot and Co-Female Pilot Seats
3 Roof tops with heat (getting ready to be painted blue).
Tile/Berber Carpet combos
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Post by: plyonsMC9 on April 05, 2006, 08:56:52 PM
The Moose!

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Post by: JackConrad on April 06, 2006, 04:13:19 AM
OK  Jack
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Post by: tomhamrick on April 06, 2006, 05:55:11 AM
Let's see how this turns out.
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Post by: bigtim44 on April 06, 2006, 07:30:09 AM
Here it is again  ;D
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Post by: rv_safetyman on April 06, 2006, 07:40:02 AM
Wow, those are some beautiful buses.  I kind of hesitate to post a picture of my Plane Jane Eagle.  As most of you know, I have spent a lot of time on the mechanicals and getting the systems working.  Now I will spend some time working on the exterior.
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Post by: DrivingMissLazy on April 06, 2006, 08:11:12 AM
I think I posted this somewhere else but do not remember where. 1980 Eagle 10. 8V92TA
Driving Miss Lazy.
Richard
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Post by: NewbeeMC9 on April 06, 2006, 08:23:03 AM
Not smart enough to post  Tried again,   Hope Dallas dont think it's his 'cause his names on it! :D


here's a link
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/newbeemc9/my_photos
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Post by: BJW on April 06, 2006, 08:40:40 AM
Hey Guys,

What a great idea to have one place to file pictures of buses.  Here's "Gus the Bus" as he was and how he is today....Let me know if I can answer any questions....

BTW I love ALL of the buses... They're great!  :)   I look forward to more pictures from other members soon... 

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Post by: Eagle on April 06, 2006, 10:21:16 AM
1985 EAGLE Model 10
6V92TA
Allison HT740
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Post by: Chris 85 RTS on April 06, 2006, 10:47:11 AM
Link to all my photos http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/cpeters1_32950/my_photos


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Post by: David Anderson on April 06, 2006, 11:33:48 AM

SPECIFICATION SHEET FOR HOUSTON METRO EAGLE 10

Manufacturer:  Trailways Mfg Co. Brownsville, TX
Year built:  1985
Conversion done by:  David Anderson
Years converted 2000-2003
Vehicle weight: full fuel and water 36,100lbs.  Manufacturer’s maximum GVW 38,700
Fuel tank:  275 total gals, 150 gals main, 125 gals aux
MPG 6.2
Engine: DD 6V92T silver series
Transmission: Voith 4speed electronic control automatic with 3 stage retarder
3.38 Rockwell rear end with Drop box
Radiator: 7 row heavy duty with mister
Radiator fan:  16 blade European Composite variable pitch (bought from Goodson Bus Sales)
Oil pan heater: 1000 watt 120v stick on surface mount
Engine preheater:  Webasto diesel fired
Length:  40, width 8, Height 12’6” to top of air conditioners.
Tires: 24.5

No. of steps: 5
No. of Luggage compartments: 1.5
Raised Roof: 7”
Solar power:  no
Outside colors:  urethane white base coat, maroon, blue, and gray accent stripes, with           clear coat .  Roof is covered with Kool Seal.
Hitch type: heavy duty, fabricated locally
Gauges:  VDO---tachometer, oil press, oil temp, tranny temp, water temp, voltage, 2 fuel, 2 air, turbo, and Dixson speedometer with marked shift ranges to match the Voith transmission
Batteries: 3 Sam’s HD truck batteries for bus batteries
Electrical system: 12 volt 330 amp Niehoff  alternator
Inverter: Trace SW2512 (Wrico)
Generator:   Kubota 13KW  (Wrico)
Steering: Ross power steering  (Eagle factory installed)
Suspension:  B.F. Goodrich torsalastic

INTERNAL EQUIPMENT

House batteries: 8 Sam’s golf cart 6volt batteries wired for 12 volt, 880 amp hours
12volt house, branch circuitry: 36 circuits, automotive type push in fuse holders ranging from 3 amp to 30 amp circuits
Electrical:  50amp 240v main, 50amp 240v genny main, with auto transfer switch  (Wrico)
Branch panels:  two, one fed through inverter, one that bypasses inverter
Merge Switch: Automatic merge switch for house batteries to bus alternator (Wrico)
Automatic generator start switch:  Genmate, from Wrico
Fresh water tank: 130 gals (Ardemco)
Gray water tank: 2 tanks @ 48 gals each (Ardemco)
Black water tank:  55 gals   (Ardemco)
Tank materials: polyethelene
Water pump: Sureflo with bladder tank (Camping World)
Water heater:  Seaward Model S1100, 11 gallon electric with heat exchanger for use with Webasto heat (Wrico)
Plumbing material used: PVC for drain and waste, CPVC and Type L copper for water delivery.  3/8” black iron pipe used for propane
Propane capacity: 5 gals (Camping World)
Stove:  Magic Chef 3 burner with oven (Ron the Busnut)
Refrigerator:  E-Wave 10 cu ft 110 volt (Home Depot)
Microwave:  1000 watt (Walmart)
Dishwasher: 18” GE (Ince Dist Co)
Sink: single bowl acrylic  (Lowe’s)
Toilet: Thedford (Camping World)
Shower:  38” neo angle (Home Depot)
Bath vanity: Cultured Marble Bowl (Mission City Marble)
Special kitchen features: Halogen lights under cabinets (Home Depot)
Custom hinged counter top over stove (Home Depot).
Courtesy rope lighting under cabinet toe kick area (JC Whitney)
Air Conditioning: 3 Low Profile Ducted Coleman 2 speed Rooftop units (Wrico)
Heating: Webasto DB2010 diesel fired furnace with zoned fan forced and radiator type heaters throughout coach (Wrico)  Also, a Webasto 40,000 BTU heat exchanger installed on engine for block heating or heating water while on the road.  (Wrico)
Windows:  Peninsula Glass double pane RV slider windows
Walls: bedroom has carpet over ½” plywood.  Bathroom has marble hardboard, kitchen has wallpaer, lounge has carpet.  (Home Depot)
Ceiling: Marine vinyl glued to ¼” luan plywood, screwed to a suspended metal frame on one foot centers
Type of wood:  substrates-1/2” BC plywood and ¼” luan.  Cabinets: Walnut hardwood and Walnut plywood
Counter tops: Vanity and office desk is cultered marble.  Kitchen and booth is Formica
Floors: Carpet in bedroom and lounge. Peel and stick vinyl tile in galley and stepwell (Home Depot)

OPTIONS:

TV: Goldstar 25” VCR: Panasonic  (Walmart)
Stereo: Audiovox (Ron the Busnut)
Back up Camera:  Remington Security system with 2 cameras rewired to reverse image  (Sam’s Club)
Twin beds pull together to make a queen bed (home made)
Window Coverings: Bali blinds (Home Depot)
Furniture: Flexsteel (Bradd & Hall)
Turbo Max vent  (Camping World)
Heavy duty sound insulation in Genset compartment (Wrico)
Pancake air compressor on board  (Harbor Freight)
Built in tool chest (True Value Hardware)
Title: Re: Evangelina
Post by: ChuckMC9 on April 06, 2006, 01:02:51 PM
OK, OK, I give. I'm humbled after seeing 'Gus' again, but hey you gotta start somewhere. Thing is, I've been 'starting' for a couple of years now! :)

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Post by: kyle4501 on April 06, 2006, 05:22:39 PM
My 1954 GMC Scenicruiser

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Post by: akroyaleagle on April 06, 2006, 05:35:09 PM
Is this now the archive where everyone will post the photos of our buses? Good Idea!  I posted the lower photo in another thread earlier.

(http://)

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Post by: niles500 on April 06, 2006, 07:01:56 PM
??????
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Post by: chris4905 on April 06, 2006, 07:26:55 PM
Chris & Cheryl Christensen
1974 GMC 4905-739
Eagle, Idaho
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Post by: NJT5047 on April 06, 2006, 07:52:26 PM
Hey!  That "delete" button is a cool concept.  Just posted two wrong pix (twice)!  Just unposted them.  We'll try this again. 
The pix I'm  trying to post were taken during our first outing last year.  Since have installed Pen windows, and replaced most of the trim.  BTW, if you paint your coach, with the trim removed, be sure you get ALL of it painted.   Didn't realize the short pieces were needed...glad they didn't get tossed.  Bus is dirty...rained every time we used it.  Drove thru a hurricane in July.  That "leak tested" the bus.  Only drove about 2500 miles last year...but was pretty trouble free.  Had one bus chassis problem,  had to replace the rear main seal last fall.  Was not expensive..about $70.  Was one other problem...filling the thing up with fuel....waaay too expensive.  Gotta go and reckon gotta pay.  :( 
Kudos to Phil for creating this great place to talk, exchange ideas, and now see people "bussin!"   :D  Thanks!  JR 
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on April 06, 2006, 08:00:56 PM
Theese pictures are posted for: ED in NJ
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Post by: MCI Courier on April 07, 2006, 08:19:50 AM
Here's my 1955 MCI Courier


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Post by: Grease Pit on April 07, 2006, 11:30:30 AM
This is a blurry camera phone picture, but I will update the pic as soon as I take a good photo.
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Post by: Melbo on April 07, 2006, 06:56:18 PM
My first post and I will try to include a picture.

Melbo
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Post by: ceieio on April 07, 2006, 09:29:38 PM
The MC7 as she currently looks:

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Post by: bruceknee on April 08, 2006, 03:04:32 AM
Work in progress.  :o  Sure seems like the early stage takes a long time
Title: Greg Roberts' 1989/2006 Eagle 20 - new paint
Post by: Greg Roberts on April 08, 2006, 01:05:38 PM
Thought I would join in with all of your fine coaches

Some features of this coach:

Corten steel frame (bridge steel)
8 1/2" roof raise w/ducted air and hot foam insulation
side-by-side driver area seating
curcular entry stairs
australian cypress solid wood flooring
Proheat hydronic heating
115 gal water storage
130 gal waste storage
six bunks w/air
Kingdome automatic sat system
Powertech 15 Kw genset
Marine 30 inverter with 3-stage echo charger
interuptable and vital AC panels
custom cultured marble shower and head sink
rear and front lounges
Waeco 12 volt energy storing refrigerator
Marine combo electric/alcohol cooktop
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Post by: Gary W on April 08, 2006, 09:07:32 PM
Just picked up the coach from our converter on May 18. The interior is all done and looks great, Les who owns Rainbow coach does one conversion a year . This is number 16 for Les, he works by himself and his bus conversion skills are great. Now for the paint job.

Some of our equipment are Aqua-Hot heating, Wrico 8 kw genset, Trace 4000 Watt Inverter, Lg 120 volt fridge, Paneltronics Ac and 12 volt panels. 8 trojan golf cart batteries, stainless steel tanks, 26 in Sharp Hi Def tv. 15 in Lcd tv in bedroom, Sony surround sound stereo system, Datron satellite system, LG over the range microwave, Maytag 4 burner cooktop, Lazy Boy leather reclining couch.

 
Gary
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Post by: Geoff on April 09, 2006, 09:40:11 AM
Let's try again



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Post by: fe2_o3 on April 09, 2006, 11:45:24 PM
53  4104 " Sofar-Sogood"  Bill & Judy Cable
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Post by: ghanson on April 10, 2006, 01:46:25 PM
Here is the latest.  I'll probably post a better photo when I'm in a better mood.....ghanson
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Post by: mclough on April 10, 2006, 02:04:38 PM
Outreach Across America
Morgan Clough
oaausa.com
this is our 1957 4104- we use this to take us to most east coast NASCAR races. We are looking to sell this caoch and get a newer one.
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Post by: gary barber on April 10, 2006, 02:22:18 PM
MY PD 4104-412 FROM WESTERN WASHINGTON
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Post by: Jamie on April 10, 2006, 08:36:39 PM
89 eagle , 90 prevost, 96 prevost  3 of my coachs if you ever need a coach contact me..
Jamie
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Post by: TomC on April 10, 2006, 10:25:29 PM
Here's the AMGeneral!
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Post by: gumpy on April 11, 2006, 05:38:33 AM
Here's one of our slightly modified MC9 in it's current build state.

I've decided to call it "Some Assembly Required".


(http://www.gumpydog.com/Alaska_2005/Photos/Craig/100_0089.jpg)

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Post by: El-Sonador on April 11, 2006, 10:48:55 AM
My bus...
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Post by: Don/TX on April 11, 2006, 12:25:09 PM
Here is mine, a 4905 GMC that took us 6 long years to convert from a Hawaii Grey Lines
bus.  VS2-8 Allison automatic transmission, original 8v71 engine.  This was our home in the winter months in the Rio Grande Valley, we finally sold it and bought a home here instead of bussin.  Was cover gal and centerfold when in its crowning glory, have not seen it in four or five years now.
If you would like to see the interior and what took me so long, you can see 95 more conversion photos here, just click on this link or paste in your browser window:  http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=9AYsWTdm0ZMcU
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Post by: H3Jim on April 11, 2006, 04:25:59 PM
series 60, B500 world
espar heater
sunfrost 16 cu ft refrig
3 low profile Carrier roof airs
160 gal fresh, 115 grey, 58 black
trace 4024 inverter
6 4D gel house batteries
hardwood floor
13 KW wrico genset
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Post by: muddog16 on April 12, 2006, 04:35:18 AM
more up to date photo's
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Post by: TomCat on April 12, 2006, 11:41:37 AM
I guess I'll be the first to post pics of a non highway coach.
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Post by: skihor on April 12, 2006, 07:19:09 PM
Our '67 5A 6V92, 5 speed auto, Sheppard steering. lived in full time by my wife and me.
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Post by: Barn Owl on April 12, 2006, 11:04:27 PM
I just bought my first bus. It took a year of looking; I had to find one that fit my budget and skill level. It needs some modifications and updating to meet my needs, but is usable as is.
PD4106-1063
8v71 w/jake
v730
Maxi Brakes
Sheppard Power Steering
Title: Re: Pete RTS/Daytona 89 TMC RTS
Post by: RTS/Daytona on April 14, 2006, 11:29:02 AM
1989 TMC RTS II - 35' x 102"  6V92TA/DDEC2   V731/ATEC  24.5/4.10  78MPH

Work in progress - work in place (at storage facility-cause of HOA no bus rules)

San Bernadino California Bus - great shape - drove it home to Daytona - 2000 miles - no problems

Foward Lounge - convertable couch w/fold down drink tray + twin opposing Captain Chairs + MIRRORED Ceiling 12' overhead cabinets

Kitchen - 6 ft Granite Look Counter / with Convection M/W  +  6' dinette area + 9.5 cuf refer - washer/dryer combo - pantry + overhead cabs

30" wide x 76" high - sliding pocket door

Bath - Neoangle 36" shower - ceramic toilet - twin hanging closet w/dresser Drawers - 24' mirror vanity w/20 Gallon  H/W under vanity

30" wide x 76" high - sliding pocket door
Rear louge/Bedroom - twin beds that slide apart for rear lounge or increased dressing area + 10' side overhead cabinets + 6 foot gun style cab
6' long x 3' high' x 2' deep storage closet with mirrored glass doors where bus a/c was over engine

ducted A/C (twin 15k dometic low profiles) +  32K BTU under dash / bus a/c retro fit (compressor driven from PTO)

approx 2" insulation throught (like riding in a termos bottle)

over 100' of indirect rope lighting effects (runway lights / behind cabinets)

Pete RTS/Daytona  (almost finished) -
 

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Post by: jok on April 14, 2006, 12:17:45 PM
1990 Prevost LeMirage XL

Took four years to convert. Traveled 15,000 miles in the first 12 months.
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on April 14, 2006, 06:54:12 PM
This Picture is posted for Jim, Jim@eaglespirit.us

A Quote From Jim:
Our bus is a 1969 Eagle model 05 with 10 caps. We are remodeling the
inside using the Motor Cabin as a guide &  furnishing it with antiques.
Thanks
Jim
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Post by: Torquester on April 14, 2006, 07:45:02 PM
1974 Silver Eagle, 3406 Caterpillar with Jakes, Allison HT70, Onan 10KW Quiet Diesel, Aqua-Hot, Cruisair, 10" roof raise, new siding, cafe doors, etc. This is a frame off restoration. Six years and counting to get to this stage. I estimate that I have about 3-4 more years untill it is complete.

 More pictures here: http://members6.clubphoto.com/tim393476/guest-1.phtml
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Post by: sundezz on April 15, 2006, 12:19:48 AM
This is a my MCI 9 work in progress, 8V71, 740 auto.
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Post by: FloridaCliff on April 15, 2006, 05:35:46 AM
BEFORE ROOF 10" ROOF RAISE
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Post by: FloridaCliff on April 15, 2006, 05:36:49 AM
AFTER RAISE AND NEW ALUMINUM SIDING
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Post by: gm4106 on April 15, 2006, 06:09:10 PM
try it again
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Post by: jeffacc on April 16, 2006, 05:49:23 AM
Here it is after two years of fun & hard work,hoping to get it painted this summer. It is a 1983 MC9
NJT, just got back from florida the bus with only several minor problems almost 4000 miles.   :)(http://)
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Post by: highwayrunner on April 17, 2006, 11:01:48 AM
Hello all, new member here, and absolutely love the site. we have an 82 tmc and have been working on this conversion for 11 months now. it is definetely a "WORK IN PROGRESS, WITH A LONG WAY TO GO " so much knowledge here and so many great looking busses. here is our big blue highwayrunner.
Steve and Cindi Zona
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Post by: Mrbill4108 on April 17, 2006, 03:27:38 PM
Ok here goes.  Not the most recent pictures but the first I found.   
Thought the periscope was kind of neat.     
   
Mrbill4108
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Post by: Al Bass on April 17, 2006, 09:46:52 PM
1958 Kenworth
350 Cummins Big Cam
9 speed Roadranger w/overdrive
411 rear
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Post by: kingfa39 on April 18, 2006, 12:06:10 AM
  1964 4106, Frank And Carol Allen , home made 1987 , in dash air, sheppard, 730 ,onan 7 kw gen set, owner designed tilt wheel, power driver seat, lots of work.
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Post by: Greg Roberts on April 19, 2006, 08:27:35 AM
Another "in-use" shot from our trip tp Savannah this past weekend.
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Post by: norcal_kyle on April 20, 2006, 03:39:27 PM
1980 Eagle 10 VIN# 33223
6v92TA DD
Allison HT-740 auto
Jake Brake
15KW Kubota genset
all electric coach
side isle design
24.5" Alcoa wheels
Peninsula RV windows

sorry the pic isnt better, ill post a better one asap


(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/kylepesely/CIMG1254.jpg)
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Post by: BJ on April 25, 2006, 08:28:18 AM
74 MC8 2 roof airs (heat pump) 15 KW K gen set. washer/dryer. 2 dr ref/ all elec. West Vir mah wood cabinets. Birch walls seperating rms. tung & grove cypress walls & ceiling. Pecan flooring throughout. 8V71 with 134.000. alum rims. flat screen 30 tv. Leather furn. spray foam insulation.  This is a very straight bus, well taken care of.  99% completed
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Post by: Kmon on April 29, 2006, 01:11:33 PM
1989 102A3, 8V92, Allison 740.  10" roof raise, new front and rear caps, replaced siding,  4 roof airs. 15 KW Kubuta gen set.   80% done, Fulltiming and loving it!!
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Post by: BJ on April 29, 2006, 07:59:16 PM
59 crown 35 ft.  262 cummings turbo/gen/40 blk/ 120 grey/ fuel filters truck water seperator type/ traveled from Ca, Arizone & Okla many times. currently in storage, don't know yet? have MCI8 now.
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Post by: Catskinner! on May 01, 2006, 07:24:18 PM

Catskinner!
Sonnie And Patti Gray
Pottsboro, Texas

72 0/5 EAGLE
3406 CAT
740 ALLISON
293 REAREND GEARS
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Post by: buspit on May 02, 2006, 07:00:35 AM
1983 MCI 9 8v92 , 740. 8 Kw diesel , cherry cabinets. Carl Huntington Beach Ca.
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Post by: Steve102C3 on May 04, 2006, 04:05:51 PM
1989 MCI 102C3 8V92 740 Auto. A work in progress.

Built for my family with 2 sofas in front, small galley, bunk room with storage and 4 bunks, side aisle, bathroom with corner shower, rear queen island bed.

After we brought it home, it stayed in my shop for 5 months before we could afford to work on it. I had it painted when I bought it. We started in earnest on the interior 1/1/05 and took our first overnight trip in March over spring break. Over Memorial Day of '05 we headed to NYC and Washington, D.C.

Spring Break of 2006 found us in Orlando for a week. We've made several shorter trips in addition to these.

And no, the interior is still not completed, but it is functional.

Steve
Title: mci5c
Post by: christopher on May 08, 2006, 06:04:32 PM
future paint
christopher
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Post by: Ericbsc on May 08, 2006, 07:13:33 PM
1973 05 Eagle

rebuilt 871
allison auto
power steering
new alcoa rims with Kumho 24.5's
10" roof raise
model 15 front cap
extended front for wider entry door
new polished siding and upper skin
cafe doors
raised driver
ducted air
hot foamed
10 kw kubota
time so far 4+years.
eta (wife keeps talkin about flying pigs?
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Post by: LutherC on May 09, 2006, 06:09:31 PM
1977 MCI 8  8V92 W/ 754 Tranny.  Converted when new by Custom Coach, two private conversions since then.
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Post by: Christyhicks on May 09, 2006, 07:15:58 PM
This is a pic of "TEMPBUS" and one of our "BIGBUS", 1986 MCI-9 in progress.  Christy Hicks
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Post by: pete81eaglefanasty on May 11, 2006, 06:04:35 PM
  pete81eagle10/15fanasty 
bus is about 90% done. i hope
been converting it since NOV 1998 
6V92TA
740 ALLISON TRANSMISON
KING CRUISE CONTROL
OVER THE ROAD A/C
CENTRAL A/C
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Post by: Sojourner on May 13, 2006, 12:01:47 PM
Doing what I have done at work in fabrication, wiring, plumbing, cad designing, welding, wood, metal & vacuum plastics craftsman, photographer 35mm, 4x7 & 4x5 and some computer programmer work. Carry on after retirement to keep me busy learning via rebuilding Sojourner however doing church building work for now until repaired done from hurricane Charley.

MCI-8 purchase 1997 from charter company. 8-71-NA, 740-Trans, 3.86 rear.
Remove & replace power steering for Ross integral
Widen to 8.5 ft with new tubing frame with 2 slide-out opening.
Raise roof 8.5 inch & replace old roof's curve to MCI-9 radius curves spec
Lengthen rear end 30 inch to accommodate future 6-in-line 4-cycle engine
Extended front end to open door to 36 inch width
Raise driver's floor to even main floor.
Reworks spare tire compartment to accommodate 8.5 or 10 k diesel generator
Custom made front fiberglass cap for streamline design & fit...almost done to fiberglass

Sojourn for Christ, Jerry
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Post by: kamaro on May 15, 2006, 07:32:38 AM
1968 Western Flyer Canuck 600 built by Western Flyer in Winnipeg (now New Flyer). Length 38 feet, engine DD8v71, transmission Allison MT643. Inside in solid oak, floor ceramic. Bought in 1996 - 10 years of Montreal to Florida travel with no problems.
kamaro
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Post by: Dallas on May 15, 2006, 01:10:38 PM
OK,
I've been asked about a dozen times to postpictures of my bus. You asked for it, You got it! She ain't pretty but she's mine!

that being said, I've had a few people tell me that they don't want to bring their buses to a Rally, ANY rally because they aren't done, or they aren't up to snuff, or they did it their way, or, or , or.....
Heeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeessssss, MILLIE!
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Post by: NJT5047 on May 16, 2006, 06:47:40 PM
I just returned from a Bus'n long weekend and a guy used this 1980 Eagle/6V92T to pull an ice-cream stand.   He didn't seem to be a "busnut" per se (he may be? didn't get to talk much as he was busy selling ice cream!), but he clearly is a bus genius.   Sorry no pix of interior, but the interior is drop-dead georgous, and essentially completed.  Slides give the interior a large feeling.  Interior decoration resembled a luxury condo with Austrailian Ceder flooring, granit countertops, framelss solid glass shower enclosure.   The bus exterior is really smooth.  He's doing the old "Hot Rod" trick of shaking out the joints before painting.  Got a couple of fixes...nothing major.  The pix tell the story! The owner lives between Atlanta and Augusta.    Enjoy, JR
BTW Dallas, your bus looks great too! 

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Post by: NJT5047 on May 16, 2006, 07:03:15 PM
I paid for a campsite and got this!  >:(    Couldn't even put the awning out!   What with the cold temps and wind it didn't matter.   Drink too much cool-aid and wander out the front door and.....OOPsie?? 
At least we had good power...and lots of buses for neighbors.
There's an LAG conversion...pretty rare..don't think I've ever seen a converted LAG.  The exterior wasn't converted, but folk were camping in it.  Never caught them at "home."    Dallas, bus is looking Great! Better slow down on that conversion!  ;)
See you this weekend.  JR
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Post by: 86neoplan on May 22, 2006, 08:04:58 PM
Hi Everyone!

I am new to the board, and My son and I are going to be fixing this up and converting this little bus.

It's a 1986 Neoplan AN408. Its only 26' long and wants to grow up to be a big bus someday...LOL

Here is a Picture of her.

(http://www.pittsburghtransit.com/lilneo009.jpg)

I created a web page for this little bus too, and you can click on it to see more...

http://www.pittsburghtransit.com/lilneo.html

I look forward to talking to you all and learning more!

Shawn
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Post by: begreen123 on May 27, 2006, 04:59:17 AM
here is our 51 Flx.
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Post by: begreen123 on May 27, 2006, 05:14:08 AM
last one...
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Post by: Dallas on May 27, 2006, 07:05:29 PM
OK,
I've been asked about a dozen times to post pictures of my bus. You asked for it, You got it! She ain't pretty but she's mine!

that being said, I've had a few people tell me that they don't want to bring their buses to a Rally, ANY rally because they aren't done, or they aren't up to snuff, or they did it their way, or, or , or.....
Heeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeessssss, MILLIE!

How about a little information about her please? Year, Make, Model, engine, etc. Please!
Richard

Ok Richard, I guess I should have said a little more about her.
Her name is Millicent and she is a 1952 GMC PD4103
She has the standard engine of the time, the 6-71N and I'm not sure what she puts out for horsepower, because when I was replacing the head gaskets and fire rings I found she had 3 N65 injectors, 1 HV7 and 2 N60's. With advanced timing she does OK on fuel.
The transmission is the standard Spicer Crash box and the rear gears are 3-2/11:1
I do my best not to find any hills to stop on or back up on.
I've rewired the entire dash, drivers control panel and engine compartment and made corrections on the wiring diagrams as I went.
The interior is done up in early American sanitary landfill, since I had knee surgery in February and was in the middle of remodeling and then work seemed to get in the way of the important stuff.
Plans for her are to paint her back to approximate 1952 Trailways Livery, including the National Trailways Logo.
She's my OTHER sweety and we'll probably have her for a long, long time.

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Post by: ktrout01 on May 30, 2006, 04:43:37 AM
Here's my 1976 4905 as purchased from Michaud Bus several years ago. I had US Coach take care of all the mechanicals but the projecthas been on hold since I came back from the Middle East and funds haven't been readily available. I'm getting pressure from our budget coordinator (me dear wife) to sell it or do something with it. I'm choosing to get the project moving again and hopefully has it usable within a month or so. The inside is stripped but I already have most of the interior/tanks/pumps and boxes of other stuff. The two major systems that I'm in need of are generator and A/C. The bus A/C is dead so I'll be ripping that out to make room for the genset. I'll probably go with a Wrico unless I can scroung something locally.

(http://www.hunt101.com/img/410082.jpg)
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Post by: tucsontattoo on June 02, 2006, 10:41:10 AM
Tucson   1962 PD4106; 8v71, 318 horse w/ propane injection,allison730,solar,Primus heat through out coach and bays, 3 way fridge,100 fresh 60 gray, 40 blk, and lots-o-cool stuff. much loved, driven often...
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Post by: OneLapper on June 03, 2006, 07:31:12 PM
HA!  I finally figured out how post a picture.

Here is our 1964 PD4106 with 8V71 and 4sp Spicer.  It was converted in the late eighties.
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Post by: Ace on June 03, 2006, 08:20:38 PM
This is our H3 model Prevost home conversion we call "Fools Gold " while parked in Arcadia at the Bussin 06 Rally. Picture taken at dusk.

Ace
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Post by: Brill-o on June 04, 2006, 09:06:28 PM
Right- Here's pics’ of the old girl. From the info I could gather so far it’s a 1947 model 41.

I fell she's a looker with much potential (aesthetic, anyway). It’s all there with just the center rear running lamp and headlamp broken. The driver's side glass and one rear glass is also cracked and a couple of side panes are missing/broken. Plus, the grille-guard below the front valance is a bit bent.

The dents are only in stainless (?) surrounds on the front blinkers and trim.
It does have a lot of stuff to polish. The whole front roof marker lamp cap is stainless or aluminum as is the wide strip down the sides. The only chrome I could find were the bumpers which were painted silver at one time. The destination marker on the front has a broken plexi and the roll is torn up.

Inside some starlings lived in the overhead vents and a blacksnake kept them in check. It stinks of bird droppings and most of the dash area and gauges have a good amount of surface rust. There's a lot of hay around the drivers' area which I suspect was used for the nest building.
Also it says “Air conditioned” over the entrance door. I would have never thought!

Sadly the “wig-wam” which swings back and forth to remind of low air pressure is complete but was used a a perch—so it is heavily pitted.

If I can get it fired I’ll have a better idea of it’s fate—if not, I guess it’ll make a nice looking shelter down by the pond—or sold to someone who can fix it—something I’d rather not see happen.
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Post by: Brill-o on June 04, 2006, 09:13:40 PM
Another-
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Post by: Brill-o on June 04, 2006, 09:15:41 PM
And one more-
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Post by: 46Brillbus on June 07, 2006, 01:43:03 PM
This is "Frieda Roam"...our 1946 ACF Brill IC-41. She has a balanced/blueprinted Hall Scott 779 cci. 6 cylinder gas motor and a 9 speed Eaton Fuller transmission...twin stick! She has 24.5 Alcoa Wheels, Garrison Steering and a full RV conversion. I did not build her. The gentleman responsible bought her in 1967 after her career with Santa Fe Trailways. He did all the conversion and then owned her until the early 2000's. She changed hands twice until we had the opportunity to have her. She would be considered an old conversion but she has been loved and cared for so nothing needs to be changed. The appliances have all been upgraded. We live full time on the road doing wildlife work and she is a major part of our program. Later I will post better photos with interior shots...all stainless and beautiful woodwork. Low and lean and very fast...although I like 60mph...she goes way beyond that and averages about 9 mpg. Sounds funny but she rides like a Cadillac on the highway and forest service roads. She still has the original drivers compartment..speedometer with speedograph cards...kind of fun!
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Post by: NJT5047 on June 07, 2006, 05:43:58 PM
We often run into fellow busn' guys at music festivals...last week at Mt. Airy, NC, we ran across this gem of a Flex...still has the gasoline engine, dual exhaust and appears to be in really good condition.   Owned by one Eddie C. from Maryland. Bus came from Minnesota.      I tried to get more info, but failed to catch him at the bus.  Believe the coach was bought recently off Ebay. 
Eddie didn't seem to access any bus websites...real "do it yourselfer."  Needless to say, I recommended MAK's website as an excellent source of support and information.
Eddie and my paths crossed (and haven't crossed again until last week) back in 1976 when he was a combo bus mechanic and dancer with the Green Grass Cloggers.  My wife and I danced with another group so we occasionally met.  His bus mechanic skills interested me...that's the only reason I remember him...that also give some indiction to when I became interested in owning a bus.   Green Grass used a '49 Flex for a travel coach.   Eddie was always working on the thing.  Apparently he still enjoys working on them. 
Enjoy the pix!
BTW, Phil, if posting pix of others coaches is considered not cool, let me know.  Best, JR
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Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 07, 2006, 08:27:57 PM
Ok I finally learned how to post a picture of my baby!
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Post by: 77FlxTransit on June 09, 2006, 09:38:52 PM
1977 Flxible New Look Transit
8V71N
V-730
40' X 96"
Retired from revenue service in 2000.

Bus purchased @ auction from Hampton Roads Transit (Norfolk, VA) for $600.

Plans include:  2 sets of bunks in rear, 1 sleeper in front lounge, viewing platform on roof in rear, 2 roof airs, closing in front door...keeping rear door for entry, genset will be located in former front step well, removing/replacing entire floor.

Special thanks to Tony White and Bobby Mann for their skill and product contributions.

Check out www.loctite.com for adhesive info. 
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Post by: Brill-o on June 11, 2006, 05:19:41 PM
 Hello, fellow bus fans-

This is the pic of my Blue-Bird-
Nothing much, really. I had it about 8 months now. It’s as I bought it.

Still,not too bad for $50- and I drove it home--

Cheers..
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Post by: El-Sonador on June 13, 2006, 07:56:38 AM
BUSTED KNUCKLE GARAGE, TN

Hre are a few photos I took when I stoped over to see Bryce aka Busted Knuckle in TN



Steve



PHOTO... Busted Knuckle with his Dad. His Setra and my 9 in the background.
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Post by: El-Sonador on June 13, 2006, 07:59:38 AM
BUSTED KNUCKLE GARAGE, TN

Here are a few photos I took when I stoped over to see Bryce aka Busted Knuckle in TN



Steve



PHOTO... Buses in front of the Busted Knuckle Shop.
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Post by: El-Sonador on June 13, 2006, 08:04:50 AM
BUSTED KNUCKLE GARAGE, TN

Hre are a few photos I took when I stoped over to see Bryce aka Busted Knuckle in TN



Steve



PHOTO... Scotty and El Sonador's bus getting a free lube and inspection inside the Busted Knuckle Garage in TN.
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Post by: El-Sonador on June 13, 2006, 08:13:01 AM
BUSTED KNUCKLE GARAGE, TN

Hre are a few photos I took when I stoped over to see Bryce aka Busted Knuckle in TN



Steve



PHOTO... El Sonador's Bus towing Mini-Me, getting ready to pull out of the Busted Knuckle Garage in TN and continue the trip heading north.
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Post by: prevost82 on June 14, 2006, 02:12:07 PM
My 82 Prevost Marathon XL 8V92ta  6speed tranny

8KW gensey
2-2412 Inverters
6-2V GNB Absolyte Batteries (1200 AH)
Slide-out barbeque
42" Plasma TV in salon /w surround sound, 20" LCD in bedroom
heated tile floor in bathroom
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Post by: prevost82 on June 14, 2006, 02:15:01 PM
And a couple more interior shots
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Post by: Devin & Amy on June 22, 2006, 08:12:51 AM
Hi All! Beautiful bunch of busses. Here's Jack. 1980 MC9. Currently skinning him, will send new exterior photo when done.
Devin and Amy
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Post by: Ace on June 25, 2006, 08:14:43 PM
Our latest pic of our finished BR. I say finished but we still have to do a TV cabinet. Other than that, it's all done including vinyl covered ceiling panels and window treatments along with a cheap simple valance. All trim mouldings have two coats of clear laquer with two or three more to go. Now to do the bathroom ceiling, IF it ever quits raining! :)

Ace
Title: What I have been doing for the last few weeks.
Post by: Catskinner! on June 28, 2006, 10:08:42 PM
Repainted the front and the back half of my Eagle.
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Post by: Sanity Fix on July 02, 2006, 08:21:18 PM
We compare her to the Phoenix, she is coming along.
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 03, 2006, 08:04:10 PM
Richard,

At least someone is bringing her back to life.
And what a pretty Eagle she is!
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Post by: Ncbob on July 04, 2006, 05:28:15 AM
Here's the last pic of my bus and toad...for the record.  If the moderators will please delete the previous pics it will free up some space.

Thank again to Dallas for the neat crop and resize job.

Bob
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Post by: Danny on July 04, 2006, 08:00:21 PM
Here is my 102A3 with the windows covered and back in the dry.

Danny
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Post by: Jeremy on July 05, 2006, 11:41:44 AM
This is my coach which I have owned for about three months now; I'm based in the UK, so this is a bit different to your usual heavy US metal - it's a British-made Plaxton Paramount body on a Bedford chassis, built in 1987. It is unusual in being a short wheelbase version, at just 8m long - I spent a long time looking for an example of this 'short' version as the driveway and parking space at my house is too tight to get a full-length coach in. Also, the extra manoeverability of a short coach will be a benefit at a lot of the venues I will be taking it too - remember that the UK is a pretty small country, and Class-A motorhomes or coach-conversions are a pretty rare sight, and frankly something of a liability in rural areas.

The Plaxton has a 500 cu.in turbo-charged engine in the middle, and is classed as a 35-seater. Body width is 2.55m and 10'9" tall (sorry about the mix of units). Weight is 7.5 tons unladen, 11 tons gross.

The internal height is around 6'2" above the central isle / walkway, but unfortunately less than 6' on either side - so I plan to raise the roof, but I shall do this by raising the central section of the roof panel, rather than by cutting through the side window pillers. I'm doing it this way for various reasons, but mainly because I don't wish to disturb the windscreen or the front side windows, which will be retained as part of the conversion (all the side glass is tinted, double-glazed and bonded-in flush with the body, so I see no point in removing the font windows only to replace them with inferior RV units).

The 'second' and 'third' windows (the middle and rear large windows) on both sides will be replaced by slide-out units that operate within the large window frames (ie, requiring no modification to the structure of the body). Although these slide-outs won't increase the amount of floor-space inside the coach, they will make the inside 'feel' a lot bigger, and of course will effectively increase floor-space as cupboards and units can be mounted in the slides rather than taking up floor space. In addition, the bottom of the slides will be some way below 'worktop height', so I am thinking seriously about the idea of having the kitchen and bathroom sinks and counter tops within the slides.

There will also be a slide-out out of the rear of coach, which will contain the bed. This slide will be 'full height', but again will require no modification to the structure of the body, as the rear wall is just fibreglass.

None of the bodywork will be started until the winter, as at the moment I am using the coach as it is to travel to sailing events (which is my hobby) - so far all I have done is have a towbar fitted (tricky, because the chassis stops at the rear axle), and sorted out the essentials of the electrics - namely 4 batteries for the 24v system, 3 larger ones for the 12v system, plus a 3kw silent generator and a 1800w inverter (remember that we use 240v, so that is equivalent to a 6kw 120v genny and 3600w 120v inverter).

Next on the list is the plumbing system, so I am just beginning to collect parts for that.

Jeremy

(http://www.payhost.net/e5_1_b.jpeg)
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Post by: DrivingMissLazy on July 05, 2006, 11:51:26 AM


Welcome to the board Jeremy. Looks like a beautiful coach to convert. It does appear however that someone placed the entry door on the wrong side! ;D LOL
Richard
This is my coach which I have owned for about three months now; I'm based in the UK, so this is a bit different to your usual heavy US metal - it's a British-made Plaxton Paramount body on a Bedford chassis, built in 1987. It is unusual in being a short wheelbase version, at just 8m long - I spent a long time looking for an example of this 'short' version as the driveway and parking space at my house is too tight to get a full-length coach in. Also, the extra manoeverability of a short coach will be a benefit at a lot of the venues I will be taking it too - remember that the UK is a pretty small country, and Class-A motorhomes or coach-conversions are a pretty rare sight, and frankly something of a liability in rural areas.

The Plaxton has a 500 cu.in turbo-charged engine in the middle, and is classed as a 35-seater. Body width is 2.55m and 10'9" tall (sorry about the mix of units). Weight is 7.5 tons unladen, 11 tons gross.

The internal height is around 6'2" above the central isle / walkway, but unfortunately less than 6' on either side - so I plan to raise the roof, but I shall do this by raising the central section of the roof panel, rather than by cutting through the side window pillers. I'm doing it this way for various reasons, but mainly because I don't wish to disturb the windscreen or the front side windows, which will be retained as part of the conversion (all the side glass is tinted, double-glazed and bonded-in flush with the body, so I see no point in removing the font windows only to replace them with inferior RV units).

The 'second' and 'third' windows (the middle and rear large windows) on both sides will be replaced by slide-out units that operate within the large window frames (ie, requiring no modification to the structure of the body). Although these slide-outs won't increase the amount of floor-space inside the coach, they will make the inside 'feel' a lot bigger, and of course will effectively increase floor-space as cupboards and units can be mounted in the slides rather than taking up floor space. In addition, the bottom of the slides will be some way below 'worktop height', so I am thinking seriously about the idea of having the kitchen and bathroom sinks and counter tops within the slides.

There will also be a slide-out out of the rear of coach, which will contain the bed. This slide will be 'full height', but again will require no modification to the structure of the body, as the rear wall is just fibreglass.

None of the bodywork will be started until the winter, as at the moment I am using the coach as it is to travel to sailing events (which is my hobby) - so far all I have done is have a towbar fitted (tricky, because the chassis stops at the rear axle), and sorted out the essentials of the electrics - namely 4 batteries for the 24v system, 3 larger ones for the 12v system, plus a 3kw silent generator and a 1800w inverter (remember that we use 240v, so that is equivalent to a 6kw 120v genny and 3600w 120v inverter).

Next on the list is the plumbing system, so I am just beginning to collect parts for that.

Jeremy

(http://www.payhost.net/e5_1_b.jpeg)
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 08:58:20 PM
JEREMY, I like that Bus.....Good Luck!

My Bus is now Painted.... Before and After Pics.
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 10, 2006, 08:53:38 PM
I forgot to put earlier pics. too
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Post by: edwin b on July 14, 2006, 08:28:41 PM
OK Nick
I've been working on my bus for about 10 years and was hoping to show it to everyone.  I truly am a bus nut and love all the pictures posted here.
Hope this works
thanks
edwin b
4104-230

I think i got it, but only one picture.
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Post by: TomC on July 14, 2006, 09:53:03 PM
Here's a new picture of the new Peninsula glass that was actually installed last October.  The bus is an '77 AMGeneral 10240B transit. 8V-71N (soon to be TI) and V730.  130gal water, 85gal gray, 45gal black, 2-10gal elec water heaters (one feeding into the next with the final one powered through the inverter), hot and cold copper ball valve manifold, Quest water lines, 50 amp single leg pole service, 20 gal propane tank, 10kw Powertech Diesel gen mounted next to the drivers seat like a front engine with the radiator remote mounted under the drivers seat, 2- Trojan 1000cca size 31 cranking batts & 2- 8D Lifeline AGM deep cycle batts connected with 300amp solenoid controlled by driver (either ignition or manually), 80" x 60" pull out sofa in front with Flexsteel recliner across, 9ft kitchen counter with full size double sink, 3 burner propane stove, microwave, toaster oven, 78" x 42" dinette across.  Built inside the rear door is the bathroom with 36" x 36" square shower inclosed with both a hall door to the bath and the shower and access straight to the bath from outside, 80" x 60" queen bed in back, 10ft total of hanging space, Splendide washer/dryer, Norcold 6.3 AC/DC compressor type reefer and a 100# Norcold AC/DC compressor type chest freezer under the rear seat of the dinette, 66" long x 22" high x 99" wide underneath storage, house type entertainment center in back, 13" color TV with separate VCR and car type stereo up front.
So you can see, transits can also have it all, except the massive storage of the highway buses.  Good Luck, TomC
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Post by: grantgoold on July 17, 2006, 11:21:36 PM
Here is my baby. A work in progress. Details to follow! ;D

Grant
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Post by: Bobby on July 18, 2006, 11:06:36 PM
I love my Eagle and here are a couple of pictures with an equipment list.  Wish it had more power and could find instructions on installing an N14 I have available. If anyone can advise please let me know.
Thanks Bobby

Equipment List

Forty Foot Silver Eagle 01 Professionally Converted Motor Coach

Motion Detector Security Alarm

750 Allison Automatic Transmission

Jake Brake

Air Assist Steering with electric on/off switch

Separate Battery Sets for: Main Engine, Generator, and Household

50 ft Air Hose with quick disconnect form coach air compressor

City Water Pressure Regulator

Multiple Water Filters

Multiple Shore Power Cords- 15, 30, and 50 amp

Mag Wheels

Tires (less than 3500 miles since new)

Custom Front Door

Spiral Step Entry

Sealed Beam Fog and Backup Lights

Recessed Docking Lights (Two on each side of Coach)

Remote Controlled Search Light (Mounted on Coach Roof Front)

Eight Ceiling Mounted Reading Spot Lights

Map Reading Light (Flexibly Mounted at front dash)

Indirect and Tivoli Lighting Throughout Coach

Heath Hailer

Multiple Musical Horns

Inside/Outside Digital Thermometer

Separate 110V and 12V Panels with Lighted Breaker Switches

500 Watt Inverter

20 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank for Bottled Water (Plumbed to built-in coffee maker and ref. Ice maker, water in door)

100 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank for Household Water

120 Gallon Stainless Steel Holding Tank (With Macerator Pump)

Dash Radio and Cassette Player

Built in Entertainment Center (Kenwood Amplifier & Tuner, Fisher Stereo Cassette Player, RCA VCR)

Sony 17" TV (Hide Away-Pops up or Disappears-Operates with electric powered screw jacks)

Leather Covered Dash & Steering Wheel

GE Microwave

Jenn-Aire Electric Cook Top & Broiler with Corion Cover

Trash Compactor (Located in Basement with shoot feed from Counter Top)

GE 2Door Refrigerator (ice & water in foor plus two 12V Adler Barbour Refrigeration Units)

Double Stainless Sinks (with Corion covers, German Faucet/Spray Unit & Garbage Disposal)

Pull Out Pantry

Corion Counter Tops & Bread Board

Electric Hide a Way Bar with 8 Illuminated Decanters & Music Box (works perfect for pasta or spaghetti bar)

China Closet with securing receptacles for 8 stem and 12 regular glasses (Fleur d Lys Bevel Designed Front-Mirrored and illuminated interior)

Laundry Chute to Bag in Basement

Electric Heat

Central Propane Heat

Automatic Thermostatic Control Heat/Air (Compressors in Basement)

Automotive Heat/Air)

Electric Heat Units below for plumbing anti freeze protection

U-Shaped Sofa in rear converts with electric screw jacks to King Size Bed

Removable Dining Table mounts inside U-Shaped Sofa - seats eight

Sofa in front converts to a double bed

Two custom Leather Chairs & Ottoman

Custom Sedua Coffee Table

Round Glass Top Table - 2 Lucite upholstered Chairs & 2 Folding Chairs - Stainless Steel & Lucite ( in kitchen area)

Blinds & Drapes Throughout

African Sedua Wood Trim Throughout

20 KW Generator - Perkins Diesel/Kohler

Mirrored Bath Walls

Jacuzzi Tub/Shower

Bath has commode and sink in blue vitreous china matching the Jacuzzi

Custom French Imported Cabinet Above Bath Sink with Mirrors and Indirect Illumination

Three Cedar Lined Closet Cabinets

Private Dressing Area Providing Access to Bath and Closets

Custom Office Equipment Cabinet and Built in Suspension File Drawers

Custom Sedua Ladder Provides Interior Access to Roof through hatch

Three Custom Made Screened Hatches for Ventilation

Two Windshield Fans

Built in Central Vacuum by NuTone in Basement with hose and accessory storage built in above

Many Custom Storage Cabinets

Custom Sedua Built in Ironing Board

Propane Barbecue with quick disconnect to propane tank for external use

Three Fire Extinguishers

Two Smoke Detectors

Remarks: We have photo album with photos depicting various stages of conversion. We are informed that four miles of wiring were used in making the conversion.

All fittings used in the conversion are either marine or aircraft - NO RV fittings were used.

 
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Post by: centrix29 on July 21, 2006, 10:10:00 AM
My Prevost Conversion work in progress...  :-X Formely a seated coach with lounge in back.  
8V71, 6 speed standard shift.
50 amp service with auto switch
12,5k diesel genny connected to main tank,
2 Penguin 15k, house fridge,
2 30k Suburban heaters,
Carefree of Colorado awning with curved arms, solid!
Alcoas all around,
three leather seats, one dinette,
full size bathroom with 32" angle shower and ceramic toilet, Sealand
125 gals fresh and black/grey tanks,
laminate flooring throughout, vinyl in bathroom
screen door with special hinges
pullout drawer with interesting layout

left to do:
dash and LP plumbing

I'd be glad to share.  I am thankfull to the others who have helped me!

Pat

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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 22, 2006, 06:52:02 AM
Theese pictures are posted for Bob Sterling out of Texas

1987 Prevost Marathon conversion, 8v92, HT740,
And His 1960 GMC 4104 with a 8v92 871 turbo  and V drive 730 Jake, Shepard steering. Hill climber!
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Post by: tekebird on July 26, 2006, 04:44:11 AM
here is a photo of my 8,
 168k from new
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Post by: white-eagle on August 05, 2006, 07:53:10 PM
Hi, we've only had this a few months and just learning our way around.  we bought it as a work in progress and we're progressing. 
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Post by: Ace on August 05, 2006, 09:20:43 PM
I finally figured out how to re-size pics for this site:

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Post by: Melbo on August 11, 2006, 07:05:14 PM
Here is a bus of unknown origin

Can you tell me what it is.

Melbo
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Post by: Melbo on August 11, 2006, 07:07:17 PM
Another View of the same coach. -- I use the term loosely.

Melbo
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Post by: HarLee on August 12, 2006, 10:26:38 PM
Here's mine - Setra S215 HDH
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Post by: sundezz on August 13, 2006, 04:24:34 AM
This is my current coach '72 MCI 5B,8v71, 4 speed, Jakes, and levelers. the MCI 9 is a current work in progress.   :)
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Post by: Dave Harmer on August 15, 2006, 02:04:59 PM
Hey maybe I got it this time, we should have a first shot of bus in field when purchased followed by a couple of more recent exterior shots.  1958 PD4104 with 1958 landrover toad.
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Post by: BusCrazyinFL on August 20, 2006, 02:27:58 PM
This is our 1988 Eagle 05. We purchased it in August of 2006.
Right now, it's our once-a-month, long weekend get-a-way.
We have our own business and it's hard to get a way for longer than a weekend,
but hopefully one day, we'd like to hit the road cross country.
We sure do love that Eagle ride!


(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/montesino777/DSC012971.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/montesino777/DSC016101.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/montesino777/DSC019581.jpg)

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/montesino777/IMG_016711-1.jpg)


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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on August 27, 2006, 07:36:47 PM
This is a Test........
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Post by: Paul on September 03, 2006, 12:39:50 PM
Started to put the rear cap on today
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Post by: chargePlus on September 17, 2006, 09:21:12 PM
Hey Folks,

I finally got around to getting some pictures up on our website.

Here is the web page.

http://www.euliss-uftring.org/DaBus/ (http://www.euliss-uftring.org/DaBus/)


And one to get you rolling...

(http://www.euliss-uftring.org/john/files/DSC_0092s.JPG)



- John
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Post by: Dallas on September 22, 2006, 06:44:55 PM
JL Vickers--roadrunnertex

P8M4905A -738
1974 model
Conversion started 1996 now it almost finished.
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Post by: DMoedave on September 23, 2006, 08:54:07 AM
Here is a try at a picture. 48 GM 3703 in Arcadia
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Post by: gr8njt on September 30, 2006, 08:54:23 PM
Top pic: before smooth-siding and paint job
Middle pics: interior shots
Bottom pic: After one piece fiberglass siding, smooth bay door kit, rear louver kit
.......and light sage metallic paint job by Bruce Knee and Co.
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Post by: delzy_RTS3 on October 02, 2006, 08:27:06 AM
Hello. Following is my first coach I bought two days ago on Saturday 9/30/06. I hope to learn a little more about these things before I commit its future.

35' x 102"
99,000 Miles on the odometer, much more on the coach!
Detroit 8V-71
Allison A730 Automatic 3 Speed
Trane 10 ton retro AC
(http://www.83t.com/rts/bus.jpg)

Thanks for the great board everyone!
edit: It's no longer a bus. It's now a coach.
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Post by: Dallas on October 02, 2006, 08:32:49 AM
Hello. Following is my first bus I bought on two days ago on Saturday 9/30/06. I hope to learn a little more about these things before I commit its future.

35' x 102"
99,000 Miles
Detroit 8V-71
Allison A730 Automatic 3 Speed
Trane 10 ton retro AC
(http://www.83t.com/rts/bus.jpg)

Thanks for the great board everyone!

Delzy,

What you have there is the nascar of the busing world.
Built low, great handling, good power options to repower if needed, available rear gears to make it move on out, lots of room underneath for you to hide stuff and build bays!

I love the green racing stipes and it's racing number 7 LOL  ;D ;D ;D

Good luck on your coach,
Dallas
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Post by: Devin & Amy on October 03, 2006, 06:53:12 PM
HEEEERRRREEE'SS JACK!!!
After five months for the refit he looks a lot better.
New windows
new electrcal system
new fresh water system
new grey water system
new kitchen
new bathroom
new bedroom
and lots of cabinets

Devin

P.S. Oh yeah, the toad setup($2500)ouch!
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Post by: delzy_RTS3 on October 03, 2006, 11:53:09 PM
Hello. Following is my first bus I bought on two days ago on Saturday 9/30/06. I hope to learn a little more about these things before I commit its future.

35' x 102"
99,000 Miles
Detroit 8V-71
Allison A730 Automatic 3 Speed
Trane 10 ton retro AC
(http://www.83t.com/rts/bus.jpg)

Thanks for the great board everyone!

Delzy,

What you have there is the nascar of the busing world.
Built low, great handling, good power options to repower if needed, available rear gears to make it move on out, lots of room underneath for you to hide stuff and build bays!

I love the green racing stipes and it's racing number 7 LOL  ;D ;D ;D

Good luck on your coach,
Dallas

Thanks for your kind comments. I think I'm going to try to sell it as I won't be able to start the conversion for my own use for about 10 more years because of our toddler and infant sucking my wallet dry. I have a bunch more picture and details here: http://www.83t.com/rts/
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Post by: dooneb4 on October 08, 2006, 03:42:59 AM
 ;D hey busnuts a little something from down under  rig #6 1988 scania appolo decker
11 litre turbo intercooled@380 hp 10 speed splitter manual gearbox
using just over the last half the deisel as the last rig 6v692@ 350 hp

this is 5 months into the conversion nearly all panels replaces with aliminium,and started work on interior
its all closed up except for the slide out hole
 its basicly a double decker with bins under there is room downstairs for our 3 kids
bedrooms where the original drivers bunk was with a little/lot of modification
it is 102 wide x 42.8 ft long x 14.3 ft high
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Post by: Brian K on October 15, 2006, 07:23:55 PM
This is our 1964, PD4106 with a rebuit 8V71, four speed Spicer and power steering. It is a good running coach.
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Post by: Chaz on October 17, 2006, 06:33:11 AM
Hello Folks,
 Thought I would put a little intro here along with my "new to me" coach. I have been kicking around posting the picture as I think it has a little ways to go to really look as nice as most of yours. You all have some super nice busses!! I love'em all, old to new!!!
  Mine is a '73 GMC 4108. It has a 8v71 and allison auto. Other than that......... I'm still learning!! ;)
  As a matter of fact, I just committed the cardinal sin of owning a diesel................. yep, ran it out of fuel.  >:( :o :-[ :'(  *#$%@*& Any easy ways to prime the ol'girl back up?? Man, if you have ANY suggestions, please PM me as I don't want to hyjack this thread. It's too cool.
Anyway, here she is:(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g279/Skulptor/Coach2.jpg)
I guess the old saying applies here too- "don't laugh (too much), she's paid for". lol
(http://[IMG]http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g279/Skulptor/Motor%20Coach/DSCN1487.jpg)[/img]  Some one before the guy I bought it from did a pretty nice job building it into a coach, but I am going to re-do allot of it and "soften" up the interior.
  I will be having ALLOT of questions to post so I hope you all don't mind and can help. But my first one will be how can I get it running again!!  ???
 Thanx for the great site!!! I'm a "nut" and it's great to find a bunch more!!!  ;)
  Chaz(http://)
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Post by: jaybe_2 on October 18, 2006, 02:58:24 PM
Well its home!!! Only had to drive it 50 miles or so but every thing went well, brakes felt good, trans shifted good, engine ran good. The ride and handling was better than expected, front end feels nice and tight(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f6/jaybe_2/DSC00406.jpg)
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Post by: John E. Smith on October 19, 2006, 08:00:29 PM
I feel deprived... but here goes.  Remember, it is a work in progress!

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Post by: Lee Bradley on October 23, 2006, 08:32:48 AM
Hopefully I followed the directions on posting photos correctly.

My bus and I. 1991 Neoplan just out of service, it still has current license, 8-92 with push button Allison. Speedo doesn't work but my car reported 70 mph when I was at about 1,800 rpm. Drives great very lite steering and no pull. First project is to see if it fits in my shop; 42X48 with 12 foot doors. That is 42 feet deep so it will be close if it doesn't fit the next project is an addition to the shop with a 20 foot long pit.
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Post by: Jeremy on October 25, 2006, 07:27:34 AM
Lee:

I was just looking for some images of diecast models for a new magazine website I am putting together, and I chanced across this model of your bus: It looks like the grille is slightly different on the US version, but other than that it looks the same. Cool bus and a cool model (and less than £18, so pretty good value)

Jeremy

(http://www.diecastdevon.co.uk/acatalog/OM44201m.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy on October 25, 2006, 07:41:14 AM
And a model of my bus! (Actually, not that I'm picky or anything, but it's a very slightly earlier version with the step in the side glass just behind the front door).

Jeremy

(http://gofree.indigo.ie/~nigelo/PD5.jpg)
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Post by: Lee Bradley on October 30, 2006, 03:26:14 PM
Got the bus in the shop, felt like docking the QM, with the help of several spotters had inches on either end. Had to remove the mirrors to get through the 10'X12' doors but they slide on and off; you can see the slide at the top front of the side window.
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Post by: Lee Bradley on October 30, 2006, 03:31:40 PM
.... oh yes, the other end of the bus and open side door.
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Post by: Ace on October 31, 2006, 08:51:30 AM
Was going to send this pic to H3Jim who is converting a H3 also but since I don't use my aol account any longer I lost a lot of email address's so here's to all!

Ace

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Post by: pete81eaglefanasty on October 31, 2006, 11:32:20 AM
trying to post pictures of my bus. hope it works this time. these are pictures of our 1981 eagle 10/15 . we are about 95% done we  started in 1998. been traveling in it every year since we purchased.

Pete
fantasy
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on October 31, 2006, 12:45:20 PM
Guy's

I'm deleting some old Non Bus Picture posts from this thread.

I'll leave the most recent ones for a while.

Nick-
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Post by: Boise Belle on November 04, 2006, 03:20:38 PM
THE BOISE BELLE, 1966 MCI 5A, MERIDIAN, IDAHO.  TOOK DELIVERY FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL IN 1978.  CONVERTED SAME YEAR.  USED PRIMARILY FOR BOON DOCKING.  QUEEN REAR BEDROOM, DOWNSTARS BEDROOM, WRICO 8KW REMOTE RADIATOR, INVERTER, CORIAN, DISHWASHER, ASH CABINETS, SONY SURROUND WITH SATELLITE DISH, 120 FRESH, 62 GREY, 62 BLACK.  TAKE ALONG SATURN, MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLES, AND KAYAK.
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Post by: norcal_kyle on November 10, 2006, 12:54:12 PM
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
1980 Eagle 10 #30223 (Seattle Gray Line)
DD 6v92TA (350hp)
Allison HT-740 auto
32,900 mi on total out of frame rebuild.
8KW Wrico diesel genset (634hrs)
24.5" polished Alcoa wheels
All electric coach w/ full 50 amp service
new brakes
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Post by: Bosshosssport96 on November 11, 2006, 08:02:16 AM
Greyhound Dog on Back of Cruiser
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Post by: Bosshosssport96 on November 11, 2006, 08:06:09 AM
Side View of Bus
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Post by: DrivingMissLazy on November 11, 2006, 08:37:49 AM
I took the liberty of combining some posts, deleting some posts and moving some photos to get this all together under one heading. Richard 11/11/06

06/05/06  Hello,my name is Frank Mooney,and for some time now,I've been reading all of your post,this is my first time posting.I have a 4501 that I'm doing some upgrades on,my biggest challenge is going to be supplying air conditioning to her.She came with 2 roof tops airs which I removed.I like the lines of the scenics,and don't really care for any type of roof wart so to speak.The bus at one time had central air,but the previous owner said that it didn't work that well,so he tore it out.I know of one gentleman (Frank Allen) that has a regular type of automotive set-up that runs off the engine,and I think I would like to run this type of set-up on my bus.The challenge is going to be,how can I run this type of system going down the road......boondocking....and in a campground using shore power.Any and all suggestions are appreciated,thanks.....Frank 4501-082

Udate 11/11/06. Hello to one and all,I have the 1954 Scenicruiser that is in the Bus photo section.Their were a couple of comments as to who I was,so this is the reason for the post.My name is Frank Mooney,and I reside in San Diego Calif.The Scenicruiser is serial #082,and I purchased this converted Cruiser in October of 2005 from a Mr Bill Dumas in New Mexico.My first of many goals  in the reconversion of this bus,was the outside which is more or less done.I now have turned my attention to the inside of the bus.Theirs only a zillion things to do to a bus,as you all know.I'll update as I go,thanks for the comments..............Frank  Bosshosssport96
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Post by: JerryH on November 12, 2006, 06:19:28 PM
Ok, so how does one follow that Scenic Cruiser with it's fantastic workmanship?  You can't ... but nonetheless, I'll post our humble MCI, MC-8 and return the thread back down to earth.  Kinda like a talent contest, you get the one really great singer and the next poor schmub after him simply sighs and hangs his head -- but then the others following the schmub feel a little more at ease.  Ok, I'll be the schmub.  :D

Oh, love the paintjob for sure ... especially the greyhound with sunglasses.  No one mentioned dollars and cents ... or is that politically incorrect?  Besides this bus, I also liked the fresh paint, stainless and chrome on a 4104's engine compartment posted earlier. 

Yesterday while talking with a bus driver from Pittsburgh, I said I'd love to have an engine compartment with nice paint, braided hoses, chrome and such.  But he pointed out the obvious ... even to me ... find a DD that doesn't leak oil.

Jerry H.

ok, on to the photos...
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Post by: JerryH on November 12, 2006, 06:44:32 PM
... and so it continues ...

Ok, beyond "da bus" ... there's hopefully the reason we have a bus.
And that's to enjoy it and have fun with it.

In our case, it's most often with the kids.  Whether just ours or with their friends in tow, we enjoy traveling to amusement parks, we do birthday parties in it, the mountains, the beach, etc.  Point being, although there are challenges in owning and converting a bus ... for me (us), it's the ultimate use of the bus.

Jerry H.

Title: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Dreamscape on November 19, 2006, 05:20:18 PM
Fellow Bus Nuts,

I was wondering if it would be possible for the owners to post their pictures next to their bus, or start another section, or add to the Bus Photo Album?  ???

As we are new to this board, we have not had the chance to meet any of you fine folks. We have not been able to go any of the bus rallies yet, and would like to know who we are corresponding with and reading the posts. :o

A name with a face, so to speak.

Dallas, any input here?

Is that a possibility?

Paul and Becky

Dreamscape
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Dallas on November 19, 2006, 05:30:16 PM
Hey, Paul and Becky!

That's a pretty good idea!

I'm not sure how Nick, Phil and the REAL PTB's would feel about it, but in order to save space here, I would be happy to have anyone send me photo's of any size to my admin email and I'll resize them and post them in a photo album of their own.
Please be sure to caption them with Bus Name, Type, Make, Model, Year, YOUR Name and anything else that you wanted to be included.

They will be available as soon as I can set them up.

The email to send them to is:

admin@busconversionstuff.com

Will that be any help???

Dallas
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Dreamscape on November 19, 2006, 05:35:15 PM
Dallas,

Sounds good to us.

Then the whole world could see our ugly faces!  ::) ::) ::)

Paul and Becky

Dreamscape
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on November 19, 2006, 06:13:35 PM
Hi Dreamscape,

Ok by me.... Go ahead and post your Mug's  :P

Nick-

P.S...  Members only need to modify their Profile to add where they hal from, and any other details they want to add.
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: JimC on November 19, 2006, 06:16:07 PM
Another thing that would be helpfull would be the state that the members are from.
I know that there is a place for it in the members profile, but some members don't even have it there. Just seeing it next to their name would eliminate looking into the profile. That way we get a better idea where everyone is from, and who to call or Email for a visit when we are traveling, or advice if we need help.
Just a thought
Jim Callaghan 4106
Wisconsin
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Post by: ChuckMC8 on November 20, 2006, 10:16:55 AM
Here I am!
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Post by: Buffalo SpaceShip on November 20, 2006, 11:31:16 AM
Aww, great idea... but then you'll get pics like the following.  :o  Scary!

How about pics of busnut brides instead!?

Brian "sexist pig" Brown
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Post by: Buffalo SpaceShip on November 20, 2006, 11:32:13 AM
Scarier still....

 :P

See what I mean!?  ;D
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Post by: Buffalo SpaceShip on November 20, 2006, 11:37:19 AM
convinced yet?!

 ;D
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Post by: DrivingMissLazy on November 20, 2006, 11:43:19 AM
Say, I tinnk I would rather see some pictures of the opposite gender. How about it Gary, or Buffalo Space Ships mom?
Richard
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Post by: Buffalo SpaceShip on November 20, 2006, 11:47:43 AM
Hey, I knew you'd see things my way!

Now, what would make the following pic even better?! No Uncle Ron, God love him....

Men are meant to be behind the camera!  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on November 20, 2006, 11:51:46 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW,  


Now that was what I was talking about.
Thanks Richard
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: RTS/Daytona on November 20, 2006, 03:31:38 PM
Are you sure you want pictures of BusNut Owners

- It could get ugly -

here -- see what I mean

Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Chaz on November 20, 2006, 03:57:12 PM
 Yeah and they might even be "long haired blacksmith/artist types" too!!!! Are you SURE you want that???? :-\ :-\ :-\       ;)
(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g279/Skulptor/mef.jpg?t=1164066932)
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on November 20, 2006, 07:02:41 PM
Hay, You guy's post the pics of working..

We will post the pics of Enjoying our Travels.....



Nick & Michelle
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on November 20, 2006, 07:06:56 PM
And Another....
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Ace on November 20, 2006, 07:31:57 PM
Guess who?
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: bigtim44 on November 20, 2006, 07:43:20 PM
Here's us lot next to the Golden gate bridge back in august on our annual roadtrip using the bus. I think the weather was a bit fresh that day.
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: NJT5047 on November 20, 2006, 09:02:39 PM
Hey, I can do this too...I think...now you may want to get the kids out of the room!  This could be bad.  
One little blind man....but I can still drive!  Hold my beer and watch this!  ;D
Notice that Chaz and I almost are twins...I gotta find my bibs and hammer..and hair.  Oh yeah, and teeth.
Terri dun runned offt with the pix of Chaz a feew minutes ago.   Just got the computer back.  That boy gotta stop posting them risky pix.   ::)
Well, here goes....thanks to Gary LaBombard for taking this pix at T'ville.
JR and Terri

Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on November 21, 2006, 07:26:43 AM
Hi Chaz,

Any member can add pictures [of interior] to their existing bus pictures thread. Maxium of 4 per post.

It may be less confusing this way..  What do you think?

Nick-
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: RTS/Daytona on November 21, 2006, 01:49:46 PM
Hi JR and Terri

Hmmm - does this brighten up you guys a bit 
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Post by: gg04 on November 21, 2006, 01:51:41 PM
Only pictures I have left of swapping engines....will try to get around to taking more..Had lots but none left after Katrina...gg04
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Post by: gg04 on November 21, 2006, 01:53:59 PM
One more ...didn't post with other...
Title: Re: How about Bus Nut owner photos next their coach in the Bus Album?
Post by: JackConrad on November 21, 2006, 02:15:58 PM
Ok, Here our picture. This was taken at Timmonsville by the official BusNut Photographer (and he has the cap to prove it) Gary LaBombard.   Jack
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Post by: gg04 on November 22, 2006, 09:10:13 AM
Borrowed a camera...heres finished install and my junker...gg04
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Post by: gg04 on November 22, 2006, 09:12:33 AM
Sorry Cannot seem to post more than one picture at a time..needs cleaned and deleted gg04
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on November 22, 2006, 11:43:06 AM
 gg04 Wow,

Is that a turbo on a 671?

Kool, Must have some great power....

Nick-
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Post by: Dreamscape on November 22, 2006, 06:36:45 PM
Well Bus Nuts, here we are.

Paul and Becky Lawry
Tustin California
Moving to Abilene Texas December 2006

1968 Eagle 01, Serial #7443, last 01 made
DD8V71, 4 speed manual crash box

Purchased in 2003. Been working on the interior, about half done. Then we can work on the outside, new paint and polish. She's not pretty, but she's ours free and clear.
We named the coach Dreamscape, it has been a dream of ours for a long time to travel this beautiful country.

Happy trails and hope to see you on the road.

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Post by: Dreamscape on November 22, 2006, 06:56:23 PM
Dreamscape

More photos in Dreamscapes earlier days with the Dixie Echoes.
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Post by: yeeolde48 on November 24, 2006, 07:25:23 PM
Hi All, been receiving the magazine for some time, but just recently checked out the forum.  Here are a few pictures of our 1955 SceniCruiser.  She has a very basic conversion, with the old 8V71 and Spicer trans still installed, but is practical with Onan 6.5 and large tanks.  We have added Alloys and new rubber this year, have an Allison HT750 in the garage, and looking for an 8V92TA to do a re-power, hopefully in ’07, if I find an engine.
We use the bus to tow a 35-foot Haulmark trailer for our nostalgia gasser drag car. 
More pictures of the bus, and our cars can be found on our web site, if your interested;
http://www.chachingracing.com/
Cheers,
Dave
PD4501-304
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Post by: yeeolde48 on November 25, 2006, 05:23:43 AM
Hi All, First time posting pictures, and somehow flattened the bus and trailer picture.  Hopefully this one posts clearer.
Dave
PD4501-304
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Post by: lostagain on November 25, 2006, 06:52:04 PM
1957 MCI Courier 96
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Post by: lostagain on November 27, 2006, 09:47:49 AM
1957 Courier 96
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Post by: lostagain on November 27, 2006, 09:55:54 AM
Finally figured out how to post these pictures... After much aggravation and frustration. I've been at it seen yesterday! Anyway, I've got 3 more of the interior.
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Post by: lostagain on November 27, 2006, 10:05:49 AM
Interior
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Post by: lostagain on November 27, 2006, 10:21:16 AM
Here is the last one. Odviously I'm still doing something wrong cause they don't look very good. I took them using the e-mail setting on the camera. They are still too big to post under the max. 128kb allowed, so I reduce them to get under that, and they look fuzzy...

Anyway, she was built in Winnipeg for Greyhound, then sold to Brewster Transport in the mid sixties. I used to drive it in the seventies, and when it was sold in '77, I thought it would make a great motorhome. The buyer then did the first conversion. I got it a couple of years ago. Did a reno inside last winter in 50's theme to match the exterior. This winter, I'm installing a turbo on the 4-71 to give me more power. I really love the old girl. Brings back so much memories... The big old ivory steering wheel, the roar of the 2 stroke from the back, the hand throttle to go uphill with the 4 ways on... We use it a lot in the summer. It even grew on my wife and kids.

I'll post some better pics when I know how.

JC
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Post by: lostagain on November 28, 2006, 09:05:50 AM
OK, here we try again.
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Post by: lostagain on November 28, 2006, 02:23:13 PM
I went out and took pics again. This time at 640x480, standard quality instead of fine, e-mail mode instead of normal, comes out at 921.6 KB. Let's see.
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Post by: lostagain on November 28, 2006, 02:38:24 PM
Well that's not too bad, better than before. Thank you for putting up with me...

Here comes 3 more of the interior that I remodelled last winter. I found the original driver's seat and pax front bench that I got fresly upholtered, as well as the little walls behind the driver and alongside the stair-well with chrome hand rails. I wanted to go back to original as much as possible around the front. Stools are by the Zellers diners suplyer. Counter tops are "Boomerang" motif by Formica. The ribbed aluminum edging (not very visible on these pics) I robbed off of an old cabinet I had in the shop. Chrome drawer pulls are out of an old house being reno-ed. The ceiling was all covered in vinyl. I stripped it all off to go back to the smooth metal. Double bed in back, couch pulls out. I put in a swamp cooler above driver. Works quite well in dry climate here in the west, keeps us cool for driving or boon-docking. There is a air cond further back. Anyway, we have lots of fun with it.

JC
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Post by: lostagain on November 28, 2006, 02:40:01 PM
Looking back
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Post by: lostagain on November 28, 2006, 02:41:07 PM
Looking forward
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Post by: Flyboy on December 03, 2006, 08:07:17 PM
Hi all,

Our first bus!!  We have two boys 4 and 6 and have spent lots of time travelling through North America and MEX in a Mazda 626!!

This ride is going to be a definite step up!!

1954 PD4104, 6v71, was a Greyhound in SFO for first ten years if her life, US Army in Arizona 23 years, converted to RV by Bruce Coach in BC, Canada, used as an RV ever since.

We bought it on Halloween night this year, going to do a bit of upgrading of the interior.  It was a great deal at $17K Canadian pesos!!



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Post by: Flyboy on December 03, 2006, 08:10:50 PM
22 Ft Awning, 140 Gal Fresh, Grey and Diesel.  80 Gal black, 2 A/C, Gas fireplace.
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Post by: Flyboy on December 03, 2006, 08:14:13 PM
just a couple more... ::)
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Post by: Flyboy on December 03, 2006, 08:16:21 PM
...K...last one I promise ;D
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Post by: zimtok on December 06, 2006, 06:40:03 AM
I don't have a Photo of the 1960 PD4104 we use for band gigs...
 BUT,,,,
I made 2 video clips, one of one of our first trip over 500miles, the other is a short tourof the bus.


Enjoy  



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgDuKi0u2xE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl6e3xpVPJM
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Post by: Dallas on December 06, 2006, 10:56:41 AM
Video files can be uploaded to the MAK board just as easily as photographs. the limit is still 128Kb though.

If you have a video that is longer, I am increasing the file size limit on my website to allow up to 5Mb. 
you can upload it there and then put a link on here to see it.

Good Luck!

Here is the Link:

http://busphotos.busconversionstuff.com/photo/
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Post by: zimtok on December 07, 2006, 05:26:39 AM
I belong to a motorcycle forum also.
www.throttlejockey.co.uk (http://www.throttlejockey.co.uk)

That forum added some kind of a link that you can post a direct link to YouTube videos.
The video is then embedded into the post and plays directly from that posting.

There is a button like the "insert Image" one used when you are adding a post.

We don't "tour" like you would think. We have a few gigs that come up regularly that are over 50miles away and it is easier to load up the band and ride together. Most of our gigs are around the Memphis TN area. (Northern Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee)




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Post by: 4104bigred on December 17, 2006, 09:29:51 AM
some photos of our 4104 project

chris
Title: Update To My Thomas Conversion...
Post by: John E. Smith on December 17, 2006, 08:30:11 PM
Well, things are progressing nicely on my Thomas TransitLiner conversion.  I now have both sides skinned, and the interior is progessing with almost all major items in place.  It is still a work in progress, but it is getting there!  The skin is FRP plastic panelling, the same stuff used on semi-trailer walls; later, I will be using a polyurethane resin coating that we have developed to seal the ourside (waterproofs, insulates, wind-proofs), then it will be painted over with the colors of my choice.

Here are a few new photos showing the improvements.

(http://www.jesmith8369.com/photogallery/photo26003/156052329349.jpg)
(http://www.jesmith8369.com/photogallery/photo26003/156052350981.jpg)
(http://www.jesmith8369.com/photogallery/photo26003/156052235653.jpg)
(http://www.jesmith8369.com/photogallery/photo26003/156052272517.jpg)

Sorry this was so long... I haven't figured out how to size the pictures so that I could get them side-by-side!
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Post by: HarLee on December 21, 2006, 12:44:14 PM
Finally got it Back - Now the fun begins - Harry ;D
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Post by: Danny on December 24, 2006, 06:40:26 PM
Inside pictures of my 102A3 project.  I started about this time last year from a seated bus.

Thanks to all the folks on the board!

Danny
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on December 26, 2006, 04:39:34 PM
Hello Guy's,

I'm posting this picture for Steve Capito  [Steve5B] out of Indy area..

Nice Bus!   I'll bet it's fast having a 8V92.....

Nick-
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Post by: captain ron on January 04, 2007, 09:03:38 PM
MCI 8 retrofitted with 8V92 DDEC and Allison740A ATEC.  These are older pictures. as soon as I figure it out there will be pictures on my web site of everything I did to the bus to date
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Post by: Green-Hornet on January 06, 2007, 04:15:01 PM
No bus yet just dreaming!
Had this matchbox since I was a kid though ;D
(http://aycu23.webshots.com/image/9862/2001354786294767106_th.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2001354786294767106)
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Post by: steamguy56 on January 07, 2007, 01:05:33 PM
This is the before picture of my 1997 Prevost, Le Mirage, 45'. With help from all the  bus nuts of the board, I expect this to be the motor-home of my dreams! And yes, it rides sooo smooth!
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Post by: gypsyartst on January 17, 2007, 06:48:57 PM
"OLLIE"
Our "diamond in the rough" on the road home to Texas!
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on February 07, 2007, 12:04:18 PM
This brand new MCI belongs to a 16 year old kid from south legoland.

It took him only 2 months to convert it!  I'm not sure what he's got for a generator though.....

It's an MC 9

Nick-
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Post by: fairlang on February 10, 2007, 09:57:41 AM
1987 MCI 102a3 that I converted at a RV park while living in our first conversion.  We are full timers.  Jon 8)
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Post by: Jerry32 on February 10, 2007, 08:27:03 PM
Just bought her and not home yet, 1988 MCI 102A3 W/8V92
Title: My New One
Post by: redbusnut on February 18, 2007, 08:26:20 AM
For those of you who asked...I decided to give up on my conversion and got this instead...
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Post by: rsmith on February 23, 2007, 10:04:05 AM
Here's my pictures...Not used as a motorhome, but used as a business. Rented out for weddings, proms, sporting events and so forth. Purchased May 2006. Conversion still being completed. In business since December 2006.

1992 Prevost XL 40 foot
Brand new Detroit 6V92T
Allison 4 speed
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Post by: andy on February 25, 2007, 01:57:41 PM
I just took some pics of our 85 Eagle 10 Its been strecthed to 45' an 8" roof raise and widend to 102 also added a pic of my beautiful wife Coleen and my ugly mug. Coleen says Marilyn has to go. Well I guess if you insist DEAR.
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on March 28, 2007, 05:40:42 AM
I;m just posting some new pics we had done in Cape May N.J.

Nick-
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Post by: donnreeves on April 08, 2007, 05:52:26 AM
1980 RTS 35' 6V-92 350HP 50 Amp 400 Ah agm house batteries 2500 watt Xantrax inverter 4 Kw onan  2 ducted roof air conditioners XL-45 Pro heat hydronic heat, hot water & engine pre-heat 95 Gal fresh 115 gal gray-black R&M door & R&R caps
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Post by: DrivingMissLazy on April 09, 2007, 07:02:09 PM
The first DrivingMissLazy. 1953 4104 with 25" toy trailer painted to match. Made lots of trips from Pasadena, CA to the sand dunes at Glamis, CA. New paint job, out of frame 6-71 with four valve head and lots of other goodies. Wish I knew where she was now. I sold her in the mid 80's.
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Post by: superpickle on May 01, 2007, 07:46:51 PM
Princess Fiona, from Shrek  ;D

Well, at least the Color is right  :P

Shes a 1970 GMC T6H 4521 Fishbowl # 271 from the NYTS New York.
We have started the transition but it seems we created a problem in the 3 Button Transmission box.while doing the lights. She wont go into gear now..  ???
But she drove the 1000 miles from Burbank to Tularosa New Mexico with only a Battery cable problem. Engine is a 6V71 Tilt that Runs Great. Leaks Oil, like its FREE. but only used 3 Qts on the trip out here.
Not to bad I guess.  :)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/931/pict0726qm8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Also have a Website.

http://www.matthewfarmery.net/gonermobile/documents/23.html

Paul.....  ;D
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Post by: cody on May 02, 2007, 08:21:10 AM
Here is the project.
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Post by: NCRealAuctions on May 02, 2007, 01:15:39 PM
Ron & Pam Daniels
1975 MC8
Conversion 2006
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Post by: bhataway on May 17, 2007, 04:40:19 AM
The AmCoach - Bob Hataway/Ft Worth, TX
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Post by: Dreamscape on May 18, 2007, 05:13:08 AM
For those of you interested in this photo of Dreamscape in its early years, here you go. I have found tremendous satisfaction researching the history. Thank to all who have contributed.
Good Luck to those who search for history on their coach, takes time but well worth the effort.

Happy Trails,

Paul

Dreamscape

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Post by: Dallas on June 05, 2007, 10:10:05 AM
Just an update on my 4103, partly painted in her new color.


Dallas

GO BUSSING!
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Post by: Dallas on June 05, 2007, 10:11:33 AM
Millie's before photo!
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Post by: busmanted on June 08, 2007, 04:33:47 AM
1977 MC8, 8V71, Allison 740
8 1/2" raised roof, R & M Surronds, skins & fenders
Interior- Yacht theme w/teak stained white oak
95% completed.
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Post by: mlh1936 on June 08, 2007, 05:24:15 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of my 1987 MCI 102A-3, which is a work in progress. Most of the major work has been done by Fred Hobe of Madison,FL.
The graphics were designed and manufactured by "Turbo Images" of Canada. They were expertly installed by a crew from "Sticky Business" of Conley,GA. They were kind enough to come to my home near Griffin,GA for the installation. I am very pleased with the entire process.
Mal
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Post by: dug on July 17, 2007, 11:02:43 AM
Silver River State Park
Ocala, FL
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Post by: blue_goose on July 17, 2007, 03:23:37 PM
Jack and Jackie Campbell
Polk City, FL
1968 Silver Eagle 05 seriel #4600
F-46002
Bus Name Blue Goose
we have had it 21 years 
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Post by: jlaney on July 22, 2007, 01:06:09 PM
Here she blows.
1984 MC-9
Converted in 2000 by Virginia Custom Coach
6V92 DD
15 KW Kubuta Genny
110 Fresh/110Grey/60 Black
Calypso Style interior.
U style rear sofa that converts into King Bed
2 Custom Couches in front salon that convert into beds
2 Barrel leather chairs & Leather Pilot and Co-Female Pilot Seats
3 Roof tops with heat (getting ready to be painted blue).
Tile/Berber Carpet combos

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Post by: Green-Hornet on July 29, 2007, 03:30:19 PM
Dreamscape. I like seeing the Dixie Echoes sitting on the Austin Healey. I have one of them too.
(http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/23252/2002427901653139602_th.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002427901653139602)
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on August 26, 2007, 05:15:22 PM
Hi Folks,

I'm trying to get some more members to post their bus pics in this thread.

Thanks!
Nick-

this is another pic of the 1960 gmc 4104 for sale in the MAK classifieds owmed by Robert Sterling
http://busconversions.com/classifieds.htm
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on September 22, 2007, 10:49:07 AM
Hay, A bus is a bus.....Right.

Do you think the owner of this is a VW Bus Nut... I do.

Nick-
Title: This is Patrick's aka zubzub's '53 4104.
Post by: zubzub on September 23, 2007, 04:41:57 PM
Hi I still don't have many pics but here she be.
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/LakeSuperiore.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/businteriore70sretro.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_0955.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1019.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1020.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1022.jpg)
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/emergencyroadpower.jpg)
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Post by: gtd on September 28, 2007, 01:44:02 PM
Hello all,
Got my first bus about 8 weeks ago and am living in it full time and loving it.  had some ground problems with the lights but nothing major.
The bus is a 1973 MC-7 Combo.  Spent its time in service running passengers and frieght between Portland and Seattle.  It was converted in 1983 by Magic Carpet Co. and then went through upgrades in 2003. 

Let me know what you think.
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Post by: Dave B on October 08, 2007, 10:39:32 PM
After working on my 82 Eagle for three years completely rebuilding the frame and re-siding most of it, I un-retired and went back to work full time six months ago.  This left no time for finishing the Eagle :'( , so I found a 92 Prevost Liberty at a very good price and have been enjoying it ever since.  (Anybody want to buy a project?)
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Post by: BusMom on October 11, 2007, 07:37:03 AM
Well here is our bus.  She is a 1978 GM 4905A.  The basics have all been done, but the coach interior needs to be completely redone.
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Post by: Songman on October 15, 2007, 08:36:38 PM
So since I have messed up in this thread, I might as well post a picture of the new project. I posted it in another thread but might as well show it here in the right thread too...

(http://www.rts-bus.com/images/eagle3.jpg)
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Post by: maria-n-skip on October 22, 2007, 07:07:43 PM
This is my bus as I saw it first. Hasn't changed much.
 Named the bus Puppy because it ain't house broke yet!

Skip
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Post by: Bob & Tracey on November 30, 2007, 10:31:14 AM
1957 GMC PD4104
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Post by: Reddog on December 08, 2007, 09:05:08 PM
Here's ours: First attempt bus conversion. 1990 Thomas Built. 8.3 Cummins/Allison. Telma retarder, Espar hydronic heat, 180 watt solar panel, 3KW inverter/4KW Honda generator, Cruise King cruise control, aux. electric air compressor. All steel interior framing. Ex-ski area bus, great for the mountians the boondocks! Here's a link to the whole project:
http://ImageEvent.com/reddog/1990thomasbuiltbusdogbus
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Post by: Austin on January 10, 2008, 01:24:33 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22666128@N07/?saved=1


Hi Austin,
I added your pics for you
Nick-
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on February 03, 2008, 08:10:17 PM
Here's my bus

It's a 2015 GMC Disney Moon transport. It took me 4 days to convert it to a Mooner Home.

It now runs on filtered water and I just replaced the main AAA battery so I'm good to go fo 10 years or so.

Oh, don't tell but, the 3rd axel is a dummy, it holds 4 kegs of my favorite brew...

Next month it hired to transport the "Moon Girls Gone Wild" Show.... Lucky Me!


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Post by: hargreaves on February 12, 2008, 04:40:13 PM
Gerry and Pearl Hargreaves - Vancouver, BC (Best place in the world to live)

1987 MCI 102A3 - Just purchased.  Nice flames, eh!!! Nothing to report yet.  We've just started the conversion process, meaning it has now had the interior gutted.

UPDATE:  Here is a current picture until we decide on a colour scheme!
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Post by: Songman on March 11, 2008, 03:20:51 PM
Post for SIVRTNGE2... Very nice Eagle!
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Post by: jmblake on June 01, 2008, 09:10:32 AM
Here's our Bus
1981 MCI 9
318 DD, 4 Speed standard Trans
695,893 Mile's
8" Roof raise
150 Gal Fresh Water
120 Gal Gray
60 Gal Black
3500 Watt Zantrax Inverter
2-15,000 DuoTherm Air W/Heat strip
40,000 Btu Suburban Furnace
Corian counter tops
Oak, Cabinets, Wainscoating, Ceiling
Spray foamed Insulation
3 Years converting

Thanks The Blake Family.
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Post by: jmblake on June 01, 2008, 09:15:33 AM
Here's a couple more Pics

 Thanks the Blake's
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 01, 2008, 10:15:01 AM
Hi JM,

I see Dick Cahill did another fine paint job.. You should be proud of your whole conversion.

Lots of luck to you
Nick-

PS, I also like those tail lights.
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Post by: Dreamscape on June 06, 2008, 10:52:54 PM
Thought I would post some updated pictures. Much work has been done over these past months on the exterior. Fiberglass Breastplate installed along with a lot of other work on front cap, driver window frame and pillar on passenger side. Hope to get some paint on it very soon.

Happy Trails,

Paul and Becky

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Post by: cascabel3 on June 17, 2008, 05:38:08 PM
1977 GMC 4905A  8V71 730 Allison   I am in Joshua Tree CA  near Palm Springs
Fully converted, tiled and heated floors, fully tiled shower 2 AC webasto pre heat 8KW kubota gen.  Bought her two months ago in Phoenix  so far only have driven ~ 600 miles, she is is currently being worked on to make her perfect (keep dreamin'  :D )
Interior and exterior along with tires are in near new condition.  She is beautiful bus like so many out there and I can't wait until I meet many of our members here.  Too bad I have to have an URL to insert pics.
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Post by: Airbag on June 20, 2008, 08:22:07 AM
This is our 1966 MC-5A when we bought her about a year ago. The interior is not my first choice but the coach is fairly reliable and steady going down the road and has given us many miles of enjoyment. Barb and Dick if your reading Thanks again and Happy Trails.

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/skywords/a72b_3.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/skywords/bf7b_3.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/skywords/b6f2_3.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/skywords/4b1c_3.jpg)

old motorhome

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k249/skywords/GW500H319.jpg)
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Post by: mccarlk on June 24, 2008, 06:06:15 PM
THIS IS MY NEW MC5 , WAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL FROM CA TO ONTARIO , CANADA
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Post by: NJT5047 on June 24, 2008, 08:05:41 PM
Hey Airbag....I sorta like the 'old motorhome' pretty good!  I reckon the fuel for that radial beast might be a little onerous eh? 
Must have all the toyz... ;)
BTW, that's a nice clean looking MC5.
JR

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Post by: Airbag on June 24, 2008, 08:21:54 PM
Hey Airbag....I sorta like the 'old motorhome' pretty good!  I reckon the fuel for that radial beast might be a little onerous eh? 
Must have all the toyz... ;)
BTW, that's a nice clean looking MC5.
JR



Hey JR
My problem is I'm not very good at self denial. I don't fly anymore because of the ticker, I could if I wanted to do all the tests but if were denied a medical I would not be able to fly the light sport category that I will do in the future. Just took my CDL physical today and passed. They make me take one every year because I have stents.

We have some drivers at the bus yard that weigh 300 plus and waddle to the bus. They are all great people and I love them all but sometimes it don't seem fair.

Thanks for the compliment on the bus, I bought it so we could go and camp and build some memories for the kids who are Brian 10 and Zachary 7 years old. Fuel prices have slowed us down a bit.
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Post by: Lonnie time to go on June 27, 2008, 05:49:31 PM
timetogo40
This is my bus 1975 P8M4905A-1265
8V71 AUTO TRANS

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Post by: Lonnie time to go on June 27, 2008, 05:51:59 PM
HAD TO ADD ONE MORE
TIMETOGO40
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 17, 2008, 06:06:03 AM
Just trying to get more folks to post their bus pics..

Nick-

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Post by: Lee Bradley on July 17, 2008, 08:29:16 AM
So Nick do you really get better fuel efficiency with that pusher unit.  ::)

Great looking bus.
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Post by: van on August 08, 2008, 07:13:33 AM
our 89 eagle 15,6V92TA home atlast
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Post by: Ednj on August 13, 2008, 06:07:00 PM
 8)
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Post by: Ednj on August 27, 2008, 04:39:24 AM
 :P
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Post by: Ednj on August 27, 2008, 04:40:42 AM
 :o
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Post by: qayqayt on September 01, 2008, 12:26:02 AM
Our 1970 PD 4108 former Western Tours Seattle.  We live in Vancouver Canada.
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Post by: Dreamscape on September 01, 2008, 01:18:12 PM
Very nice coach indeed!

Have fun and stay safe!

Paul
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Post by: Dreamscape on September 05, 2008, 04:31:27 PM
Here is the latest picture taken today. It is not quite finished but getting there. ;D

The second pic was taken at Texas Bus Roundup 2008.

Paul

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Post by: DSweet on November 20, 2008, 07:33:10 PM
Here is my wife and fellow Bus-nut and our
three hounds 2 doxies and a retired Greyhound
PD4104-2977.  We have refurbished a 1980 conversion
and made a comfortable home for ourselves and the
wee hounds
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Post by: Kwajdiver on November 24, 2008, 05:09:00 PM
This is "Bill Ville".  A 1983 MCI-9

After driving me all over the country "Bill Ville" is FOR SALE.
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Post by: Chopper Scott on November 30, 2008, 08:39:58 AM
Some really incredble busses on this site indeed. Here's my MCI 7.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a28/chopperscott/bus.jpg)
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Post by: Van on December 05, 2008, 10:20:41 AM
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/Bus044-Copy.jpg)

new home at cliffords place
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Post by: johns4104 on December 30, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
1956 PD4104-1859 EX-Trailways bus
I just finished painting her!
I have also included a before pic.
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Post by: johns4104 on December 30, 2008, 08:52:14 PM
oops, here is the before pics
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Post by: johns4104 on December 30, 2008, 08:53:46 PM
A couple more pics
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Post by: zubzub on January 01, 2009, 02:11:49 PM
Johns 4104, very nice looking '04.  I guess it's official I have the ugliest looking '04 on this site.
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Post by: Dreamscape on January 02, 2009, 04:11:46 AM
zubzub, It's not ugly, just showing signs of it's battle scars and fatigue. There is no ugly bus period! ;)

Happy Trails,

Paul
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Post by: johns4104 on January 02, 2009, 08:45:48 AM
Thanks, and it does not matter what your bus looks like, any bus is is just plain cool!
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Post by: zubzub on January 03, 2009, 06:07:19 PM
I appreciate the encouragement, and the battle scars are livable, but the paint job that makes it look like a Winnie from the 70's really irks me.  Once everything is done I think a few coats of silver metallic will cheer me up.
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Post by: wingnut on January 06, 2009, 04:19:54 PM
"Bons Temps Roulet"
1979 Prevost Le Mirage
Houston
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Post by: Van on January 15, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
sorry double posted

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/Bus044-Copy.jpg)
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Post by: hturner12 on January 25, 2009, 05:52:23 PM
Hello everyone
I look forward to sharing information about my bus 1984 Bluebird Wanderlodge(PT40) 40' tag axle pushed by DDC 6V92 silver 330 hp with the Allison 654 5speed auto and a Rockwell 355. I am also a member of several Wanderlodge groups. The Wanderlodge owner group sponsored by   BuyByeBlueBird.com. Our two grown kids and 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters live in Texas.  The bird makes it a nice trip. Our first RV was a 1981 Coachman 22' class C. Right now we are considering some improvements that we want  make. Install the home theater , repaint, and my big one is I am looking at a possible re-power  to Cummins L10 mechanical mated to the Allison 4060 6 speed auto. The 6 v92 performs ok.  I just am not a big  stroke fan.I was an aircraft mechanic for 17y wrench bender with J.B. for 2. I have taught auto at the high school & tech school level. At one time I was a licensed airframe & powerplant  mechanic, ASE master truck. I have been out of the field for over 10 years now. Unfortunately I have permanent brain damage thanks to a lot of chemicals. I know I will have lots of questions, some information I had and has been lost from the brain damage. ???
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Post by: JackConrad on January 27, 2009, 06:49:11 AM
Welcome Hugh,
     Ask away, you will get all the help you need from the good folks here.  Jack
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Post by: viento1 on February 05, 2009, 09:04:17 AM
(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss190/windyaffair/Hannahbuss.jpg)
1966 MC5 on our annual texas surf trip


(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss190/windyaffair/passengerside.jpg)
Shiny new 1968 MC5 - I could not resist, never a hound - everything is like new.
(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss190/windyaffair/driversside.jpg)
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Post by: zubzub on February 05, 2009, 09:22:58 AM
Nice tough looking bus you have there viento. The other one's a little to pretty for me.  Never a 'hound huh, does that mean it's never worked a day in it's life?  Kinda spoilt, probably  needs to be trailered everywhere. 
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Post by: busshawg on February 05, 2009, 11:45:59 AM
Well I've never posted any pics in here, it's not done but oh well here it goes.
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Post by: tymccu on March 27, 2009, 08:11:09 AM
I just bought this thing
1969 Mercedes-Benz double-decker bus
8v71 6spd Allison auto transmission.
40ft long and 13.5 ft tall
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Post by: Old4103 on March 27, 2009, 08:12:40 AM
Wow,

I was tempted to bid on that one when it was eBay a few months ago.
Where is it now?

Dallas

I just bought this thing
1969 Mercedes-Benz double-decker bus
8v71 6spd Allison auto transmission.
40ft long and 13.5 ft tall
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Post by: tymccu on March 31, 2009, 06:53:46 PM
I'm in Oklahoma...

trying to find a brake switch for the lights right now.
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Post by: Singing Land Cruiser on April 02, 2009, 06:53:00 PM
Wow, you have got a real project on your hands tymccu. Good luck M&C
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Post by: NJT5047 on April 02, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
I just bought this thing
1969 Mercedes-Benz double-decker bus
8v71 6spd Allison auto transmission.
40ft long and 13.5 ft tall

13.5' tall huh?  You better buy one of those trucker books that show all the low bridges.  You will want a 'heads up' on low bridges.  Oklahoma is good.  Also good that you don't live in the NE! 
Re your brake light switch.  You should be able to use any air operated brake light switch.  May take some fittings to screw into metric threads, but....? 
Good luck, JR


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Post by: Fredward on April 03, 2009, 08:11:52 PM
Tymccu,
Shucks we just spent a week in Pryor. Ended up leaving after the snowstorm last Sunday. Wish I had known you were there!
Fred
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Post by: loosenut on April 16, 2009, 06:56:46 PM
Hello everyone.  One week ago I bought a 1985 Neoplan Jetliner conversion.  It is my first RV.  It has been quite the learning curve.  I have a million questions and they keep changing.  At first (before I was approved by this website) I needed to know everything even how to operate the driver's seat.  I've since learned that scrunching sideways and using my seatbelt keeps me in the seat and not on the floor.  It looks a little funny but it is effective. 

My questions change day by day as I've gained more experience.  I can now turn on the low voltage system, use the water and microwave.  I still haven't figured out the fridge, webasto heater or the over-the-road a/c.  I don't have any idea about a lot of the bus's operations but it sure is fun at the one week mark. 

I look forward to everyone's sage advice. Including this site such as how to post pictures.

Mike
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Post by: JackConrad on April 17, 2009, 04:32:30 AM
I look forward to everyone's sage advice. Including this site such as how to post pictures.
Mike

Mike,
   First, welcome to the wonderful world of busnuts, You do realize there is no cure for this condition? To get questions answered a little quicker, start a new topic with the question as the subject (such as how do I operate my RV refrigerator?, or how Do I operate my Webasto?).
  To post photos  First put your photos on Photobucket www.photobucket.com  After you have the photos on Photobucket.com,  go to Photobucket and put you mouse on the photo you want to post. A pop up window will give you several options. left click on IMG CODE It will then say "copied". now go the MAK BB and write your message. Then put you mouse where you want the photo and right click. When the window pops up, left click on paste. You will see the URL for the photo you selected. Post your message and when the post is opened on the Bulletin Board and WaLa, there is your photo. Jack
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Post by: loosenut on April 17, 2009, 10:37:25 AM
Thanks for the photobucket heads up.  I was probably lucky that it took so long to sign up as I'm sure you guys get tired of answering the same questions over and over again.  Soon I will begin asking specific questions.

Mike
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Post by: busdriver58 on April 17, 2009, 11:14:25 AM
We bought a 1969 Eagle 05 conversion in February.  It is our first RV.

I'm user on this board from two years ago but never posted, just learning from all of you reading and reading the board.

I've learned about buses and conversions since 2004 with a lot of emails back and forth with Dreamscape (Paul) and finally we purchased one conversion two months ago from a gentleman in Kerville TX. We live in Chihuahua, Mexico.


(http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss61/jperez58/03.jpg)
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Post by: Dreamscape on April 17, 2009, 04:34:57 PM
Julio, Good to see you here! Keep the faith Buddy, I'm sure it will all come together!

~Paul~
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Post by: DC_Bus_Nut on June 22, 2009, 07:58:41 PM
Any good new rig photos on here Nic? Let me know. Hot here in DC!!

E
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Post by: john9861 on June 25, 2009, 03:27:40 PM
     Ok, Here's our starting point. 1982 Eagle Model 10 DD 6V92TA  Allison Auto.

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN0643-1.jpg)

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN0640.jpg)

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN0845.jpg)

A little steel tenting action going on ;)
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Post by: DMoedave on September 02, 2009, 06:08:37 PM
We finally got our coach back from a long repower this past weekend. It was a 48 GM PDA3703 had a 4-71 detroit with a 4 speed clark. Now is a GMCI 3703 5a/c! It has a 6V71 engine with an Allison 644 4 speed auto trans with a mci5a suspension in the rear with drop box and rear end (3.73 rear) the goal is to get back down to Jacks in Arcadia this New Years, its been a long time. Dave and Dori Evans
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on September 02, 2009, 06:28:10 PM
Hi Dave,

Sweeeet... ;)    Do you have more pics you can post of it?

Nick-
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Post by: DMoedave on September 02, 2009, 06:53:10 PM
here are  a couple more. Thanks
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on September 02, 2009, 07:47:54 PM
Hi Dave,

Thanks... It looks like a million bucks!

I know you stated that it now has a DD 671 but, it sure looks like an 8V71 with two valve covers and two water tubes...?

Nick-
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Post by: Dreamscape on September 02, 2009, 08:27:44 PM
Hi John,

I've seen that Eagle someplace before!  ::) Very nice even though you still steel tent, we've been there before and done that!

Dave,

Outstanding work you have accomplished on your beauty!  :) It's nice to see someone update and still keep the nostalgic appearance.

Paul
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Post by: zubzub on September 06, 2009, 09:32:55 AM
Some pics of the bus yard for the transit lovers...I know you're out there.  Personally I love transits as they are full of engines and bits that fit in a 4104.
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1873-1.jpg)

A soon to be scrapped buffalo, intact with auto but it's a quebec rig...too much rust!
 
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1872-1.jpg)

My bus having been blocked up for rear brake and air tank work.

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1871-1.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 06, 2009, 02:43:31 PM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05197.jpg)

Our 68 Eagle Model 05
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 06, 2009, 02:46:17 PM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05061.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 06, 2009, 02:53:37 PM
Hey Fella's  I finely  got around to figuring out how to post pics. We have owned this Eagle for two years now. Terry page of Navada  did the conversion with help from BB coach in vegas . We love the old girl she run great with a 8v92 and allision 740 We went to our first rally this past July in Ennis Mt and what a treat it was to meet other Eagle owners . Looking forward to many more rally's and learnning from all of the Bus people out there. Great web site  Andy and Eileen
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Post by: Doug1968 on September 08, 2009, 07:50:12 PM
Fellow's,

Whoever had the idea of having bus nuts post their bus and family photos had an excellent idea. I'll bet I have gone over this list of buses at least a dozen times just reviewing those that are posted.

There is one posting on page 16 by MCH1936 of his 1987 102A3. In his posting he talks about having the graphics done by a company out of Canada and installed by a Georgia company. This bus is very nice looking!

I am curious as to the material that was used for the graphic decals? I would also like to know how the decals hold up to the weather and sun?

It would also be nice to know the cost of this type of graphics installed?

I am painting my bus and was planning to paint the graphics, but having seen this bus has me wondering if I would be doing the right thing by painting. With the decals I would expect that they could be changed easily? Not so with paint.

Maybe the owner of this bus will chime in? He did not post an e-mail address.

Thanks,

Doug
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Post by: Len Silva on September 09, 2009, 06:19:40 AM
Andy,

I love it.  I especially like the side aisle floor plan with the large kitchen.  Gorgeous!
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Post by: Lee Bradley on September 10, 2009, 08:53:42 AM
Hi Dave,

Thanks... It looks like a million bucks!

I know you stated that it now has a DD 671 but, it sure looks like an 8V71 with two valve covers and two water tubes...?

Nick-

Dave said it was a V6-71.
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 08:40:23 AM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05246.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 08:49:23 AM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05243.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 08:51:30 AM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05111.jpg)
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Post by: luvrbus on September 13, 2009, 08:54:20 AM
Andy, the white J coach is going to look good there my friend. Now to get Sonja off it LOL 

good luck
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 09:10:59 AM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05273.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 09:12:34 AM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05274.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 12:00:56 PM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05277.jpg)
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Post by: Eagle Andy on September 13, 2009, 12:02:12 PM
(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/wrightwy/DSC05278.jpg)
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Post by: iriegnome on October 16, 2009, 06:27:29 AM
Here is our Big Gray Whale... It is a 1991 Bluebird on an Internation Chassis. It only has 90,000 miles on it. We are a band that tours 8 states with out bus. She is a big pile of poopies, but she is ours and it is always a good time on her..
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Post by: ajsmedm on November 15, 2009, 10:13:54 AM
Hey !

I'm Daniel, I'm Swedish and I'm proudly presenting our Swedish equivalent to your American 'bus conversion "style " :)
This is a 1965 Scania Vabis with front mounted 134 hp D8 engine and 5speed manual gearbox, air brakes and full aluminum body.
Since it's more than 30 years old there's no tax on it in Sweden and the insurance for it is around $40 it will make a dream home for our family once we're done...... (if ever :)

anyways can't think of much more to say atm, new member to the forum and first post so, HI ! Pleased to meet yall !

Kind regards Daniel and Anna

(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/1.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/2.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/5.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/7.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/9.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/9420_273703625509_552020509_8841262.jpg)
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad34/ajsmedm/10.jpg)
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Post by: DMoedave on November 15, 2009, 07:56:40 PM
Nice bus and thanks for posting pictures, good luck. dave
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Post by: Barn Owl on November 15, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
Welcome Daniel and Anna,

I enjoy seeing whats going on in other places. Post lots of photos when you can.

Laryn
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Post by: Dreamscape on November 16, 2009, 06:05:07 AM
Welcome! Nice to hear from across the pond! You have a very interesting coach, good luck and be safe!

Paul
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Post by: Jeremy on November 16, 2009, 06:26:45 AM
That looks like a bus with a lot of character. Out of interest, what would the tax cost in Sweden on a younger bus? Vehicles built before 1973 are tax free here in the UK, but on anything built between 1973 and 2001 the cost is reasonable (around £200 per year ($350 or so)). For vehicles built after 2001 the cost is based upon emissions and can get very expensive indeed.

Jeremy
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Post by: Van on November 17, 2009, 09:25:29 PM
Here are a few snap shots in my life, from my first Bike to my first bus.Hope you enjoy it ;D
GOING WEST WITH BILLY THE KID (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbXrymXMxGY#normal)
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Post by: Ednj on November 20, 2009, 03:06:21 PM

I found a sink hole  >:(.
Not to worry the muffler held up the bus untill the wrecker got there. :D.
Here are a few pictures 8).
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Post by: 84dime on November 20, 2009, 03:37:52 PM
Shes a 1959 GMC model 3946

"Ol Catfish"
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Post by: Dreamscape on November 20, 2009, 07:47:54 PM
Hey Josh,

Nice looking! Maybe when we're in Salem in a few weeks we can check it out, Saturday Dec. 12 sound good to you?

Paul
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Post by: 84dime on November 23, 2009, 10:16:40 AM
Ya that would be great. I have seen you around the forums alot so you must be like a bus celebrity.  ;D Ill PM you my phone number
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Post by: ted01 on November 26, 2009, 12:30:13 PM
i started my coach "Landyacht" in september 2006. It has been quite an experience, I hope to have it usuable in the spring of 2010. Maybe not completely finished, but usable, so I can get rid of the Winnebago and use that money for painting, etc. Pictures are when we got it, roof raise, gutted and now the countertop.
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Post by: Bestekustoms on November 27, 2009, 06:47:19 PM
Heres A Couple Pictures Of My 1969 Eagle 05 8V71 4 Speed Stick.

(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae49/Bestekustoms/DSC09902.jpg)

(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae49/Bestekustoms/DSC09884.jpg)


(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae49/Bestekustoms/DSC09881.jpg)

JOHN
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Post by: expressbus on November 28, 2009, 05:44:42 AM
John,

Like the Eagle, but really like the 392 tri-power in the coupe. That old 392 was/is one heck of an engine. If that is your towed I'll bet it could pull the Eagle in a pinch if you could keep the Eagle aired up!

I had five of them at one time. Put a 354 in a 1958 Plymouth Belvedere. I had a custom built set of headers, running 12.5 to 1 aluminum pistons, and a cam with 305 degrees duration and 0.556 lift. I checked the valve to piston clearance and the valve did not even touch the clay. I often wondered just how much lift I could have run without having a clearance issue. I also put a 392 into a 1966 Dodge Town Wagon (similar to a GMC Yukon). These two vehicles were simply awesome and the engines filled out engine bay most impressively.
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Post by: 84dime on November 28, 2009, 08:41:25 AM
Aluminum pistons!!!!!!

I dunno if that would work
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Post by: michaeldterry on November 28, 2009, 07:56:51 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of "Evangeline", our 1996 Prevost XL-45.

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Post by: expressbus on November 29, 2009, 05:34:14 AM
84dime,

Forged aluminum pistons did just fine. They even had pockets in the tops to increease valve to piston clearance. Oh yeah, I mounted two 650 CFM Holley two barrels on top of it. What music it did make.
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Post by: Eagle Andy on November 29, 2009, 09:19:44 AM
Nice Bus mike and terry and welcome
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Post by: Dreamscape on November 29, 2009, 09:30:55 AM
I agree with Andy, Nice Prevost! It's nice to see the older style and in such good shape. A gorgeous coach!
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Post by: johns4104s on November 29, 2009, 05:25:50 PM
Yes, she is a beauty, Great paint job,

John
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Post by: jok on December 15, 2009, 12:46:17 PM
I am almost done updating the MC8 that I purchased at an auction two years ago. I just need to replace the drivers windshield and it will be ready for the next owner. It is a 1977 with an 8V-71 Detroit Diesel and Allison HT740 Automatic Transmission. I purchased it for the Martin generator that had 50+ hours, which I plan to put in my Prevost. I had planned on cleaning the coach up and reselling it "as is", but I started updating the interior and got carried away. It was originally converted around 1996 by Ray Goff (I think), who was a member of the Converted Coach Owners Association. Ed Roelle and other members of the CCO were very helpful in educating me about the MC8.

More photos at;
http://s852.photobucket.com/albums/ab86/jok-kalamazoo/?action=view&current=MCI1.jpg (http://s852.photobucket.com/albums/ab86/jok-kalamazoo/?action=view&current=MCI1.jpg)

John
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Post by: Bestekustoms on December 15, 2009, 04:05:21 PM
John ..GREAT Looking Bus You Have There. Nice Job. Looks Clean. I Like Your Windows...CHROME.
Good Luck

John
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Post by: jok on December 15, 2009, 08:15:15 PM
Thanks John,
Nothing added to the appearance of the bus as much as the chrome window tint. It only took a couple days to instal. Too bad everything else didn't get done as quick.

John
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Post by: Ednj on December 22, 2009, 07:44:55 AM
 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Dreamscape on January 04, 2010, 03:32:40 PM
Clifford sent these to me and I wanted to share them. It's Jim Reeves Flxible that he traveled in back in the 60's. Pretty cool huh!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/Dreamscape_Eagle/Jim%20Reeves%20Flixible/JimReevesBus002small.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/Dreamscape_Eagle/Jim%20Reeves%20Flixible/JimReevesBus007small.jpg)

You can see the rest here http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/Dreamscape_Eagle/Jim%20Reeves%20Flixible/ (http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78/Dreamscape_Eagle/Jim%20Reeves%20Flixible/)
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Post by: Bestekustoms on January 04, 2010, 11:17:31 PM
PAUL...Stop It. !!! Your Getting Me Sick.! :'( :'( :'( :'(

Looks Like The Flex That Got Crushed In Kansas, :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Im Still Not Over That....It Might Take A Few Years ???  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Its OK Paul.....I Will Get Another One..Or Two...Or Three......Or........Four......Or..

10-4
JOHN
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Post by: expressbus on January 09, 2010, 12:56:26 PM
OK, maybe the third try is going to be the charm. Darn pic size problem again.

Here is our coach. We are going into our fourth year of ownership. We have enjoyed logging over 30,000 miles in the first three years and expect to keep racking them up at the same rate this year. Our target area will be Wisconsin and Michigan so honk if you see us out there our give us a call on the old CB.

Carole and Will
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Post by: johns4104s on January 09, 2010, 06:24:02 PM
One nice coach,

John
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Post by: T6H-5307N on January 18, 2010, 09:10:29 PM
Some pics of the bus yard for the transit lovers...I know you're out there.  Personally I love transits as they are full of engines and bits that fit in a 4104.
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1873-1.jpg)

A soon to be scrapped buffalo, intact with auto but it's a quebec rig...too much rust!
 
(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1872-1.jpg)

My bus having been blocked up for rear brake and air tank work.

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/IMG_1871-1.jpg)

Hey man, where abouts is this? :)
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Post by: zubzub on January 21, 2010, 01:29:21 AM
just north of MOntreal.
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Post by: Le Mirage on January 21, 2010, 05:26:31 AM
Mais qu'est-ce que je lis? Tu es du Québec! De quel coin es-tu? Moi je demeure à St-Casimir de Portneuf. Entre Trois-Rivières et Québec. Et ben!!!! Faudrait prendre contact...Je pense avoir déjà photographier ton coach. Une fois au Vieux-Port de Québec et une autre fois au festival western de St-Tite. Ça se peut?

(Ouah! You live in Quebec! Where do you live? I live at St-Casimir de Portneuf. Between Trois-Rivieres and Quebec. I would like to speak with you...I think I already took a pics of your coach at Vieux-Port of Quebec and western festival of St-Tite. Is it really?)
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Post by: zubzub on January 22, 2010, 05:49:36 PM
Je suis a Montreal, mais  mon'04  n'etait jamais au vieux port.  I'l y a un gars  dans les Gatineau qui a un "04 ce lui peut etre.Le mien a pas encore passer l'inspection, alors Il habit toute dans ce champ des autobus oublier.  Peut etre en ce vera un jour.
ps. Il y a un Prevost fait en VR dans le champ aussi.
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Post by: Christyhicks on January 25, 2010, 08:22:10 AM
1991 Beaver Prevost Le Mirage XL
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Post by: Le Mirage on January 25, 2010, 08:29:19 AM
ps. Il y a un Prevost fait en VR dans le champ aussi.
Si tu peux prendre une photo de ce Prévost à ta prochaine visite dans ce champs, j'aimerais bien le voir.

If you can, take a picture for us (and me).

Thanks
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Post by: Bestekustoms on January 30, 2010, 03:30:35 PM
Kristy, LOVE Your Bus...Its Beautiful !!!

It Was Very Nice To Have Met You And Your Hubby At The Q. We Had A Great Time.

Also I Have These Pictures Of You Kristy With Another Man :o :o Yes It Is True ::)
You Both Are In Alot Of Different Positions :o And You Still Have Your Hat On ???

Its Gonna Cost You Some Real Dough For Me Not To Show These Pictures To All :D

Heres A Taste Of What I Got..HeHe.

(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae49/Bestekustoms/QuartzsiteBusRallyTrip972.jpg)

MrBreeze
JOHN
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Post by: Christyhicks on February 03, 2010, 07:04:36 AM
HAHHAHA, I wondered how long it'd take someone to cough up one of those pictures. . . You have GOT to send those to me!  I'd love to have copies, ha ha.  Christy
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Post by: nbcnco on February 07, 2010, 10:54:51 AM
Here's my starting point, a 1975 GMC 4905.

(http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab169/nbcnco/Bus%20Photos%20from%20Sales%20Ad/5852gn_27.jpg)

This is what she actually looked like.  Seemed she had been tagged by a local "artist"

(http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab169/nbcnco/Bus%20Photos%20from%20Sales%20Ad/Bus%20as%20bought/BusandFord.jpg)

She's at my mechanic getting a once over.  In the meanwhile, I'm off to Iraq next month so the conversion will be on hold.  But I will be doing mucho planning and dreaming.

(http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab169/nbcnco/pictureofscott.jpg)

Scott
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Post by: expressbus on February 07, 2010, 11:40:30 AM
Scott,

You be careful over there. We will keep you close to our hearts.

And a big THANK YOU sir for what you are doing for your country and the people of Iraq. They may not realize it just yet but they will in years to come.

Sincerely,
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Post by: johns4104s on February 13, 2010, 12:57:59 PM
Scott,

Thank you so much for looking after us, you will be in our prayers.

John and Tami
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Post by: thebusdriver on February 14, 2010, 01:42:24 PM
I have a 1978 MCI MC8  that I am currently convering. I tried to upload pictures here but they are to big of files and I can't shrink them any smaller. I have a ton of pictures on my bus club if anyone would like to see and your welcome to join as well.

I also want to thanks all of our troops for putting there lives on hold and at risk for all of us.



http://route66busconversion.ning.com/ (http://route66busconversion.ning.com/)
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Post by: michaeldterry on February 21, 2010, 09:35:21 AM
This is "Evangeline" - my 1996 Prevost XLV Vantare by Featherlite.
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Post by: Barn Owl on February 21, 2010, 07:22:03 PM
Michael,

With a rig like that you miss out on the rejection the rest of us get at those private Calf. campgrounds. LOL.

BarnOwl
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Post by: michaeldterry on February 22, 2010, 04:38:11 AM
I can relate, Barn Owl! My first bus was a 1981 Eagle 10 Entertainer conversion and was not, shall we say, "state of the art"!
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Post by: michaeldterry on February 22, 2010, 04:49:30 AM
Thanks to all for the kind comments re: my Prevost! Her name is "Evangeline" (my wife named her) and she is our pride & joy! The newer H3's are nice and all, but ya gotta love the shiney stainless of the older XL's!
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Post by: divinerightstrip on February 23, 2010, 01:56:52 PM
Hello all,

Here is my current project: "Urge" a 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL that I have begun the slow process of converting.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/jeordie/DSCN0917.jpg)
Bought the bus from Gokey&Quinn bus company last April. (plans to strip the old paint off are in the works! I love the look of the stainless)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/jeordie/Bus-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/jeordie/222.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/jeordie/DSCN4100.jpg)
shot of the 8v92 that needs some serious love. (or that'll most likely make me some $$ in scrap metal!  ;D)

Love all the buses that I've seen here so far!
I'm looking forward to learning more from all of you.

-Anja
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Post by: zubzub on March 14, 2010, 08:14:27 AM
Spring thaw in the bus yard reveals an old spicer tranny amongst the transits....

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/zubzub_photos/prevost%20scrap%20and%204104%20interior/IMG_0180.jpg)
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Post by: Le Mirage on May 10, 2010, 09:08:43 AM
My new project...Here's Latcho Drom II (sorry but the blog is in french but pics... ;D)

http://latchodromquebec.blogspot.com/2010/05/la-fin-du-voyage.html (http://latchodromquebec.blogspot.com/2010/05/la-fin-du-voyage.html)
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Post by: Antknee on May 16, 2010, 03:26:51 PM
Here's my project bus shes an 1982 Prevost Le Mirage, we dont have a name for her yet, but I am sure it will come to me..
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VJldTEGuxqw/S8j8z4KrmBI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/bFR6n6Ghfjg/s1600/IMAG0178.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VJldTEGuxqw/S-4Do0QNB7I/AAAAAAAAANQ/h0z3alKuAlg/s1600/IMAG0087.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VJldTEGuxqw/S8vM2ruJMlI/AAAAAAAAAK0/y2AaZv-J2S0/s1600/IMAG0192.jpg)
Still have lots of work to do on her.

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Post by: Le Mirage on May 17, 2010, 12:59:57 PM
"Nothin great has been accomplished without passion"

I'm agree with you! Have fun with your new bus...

Title: Pulled the seats today
Post by: it_mike on May 26, 2010, 02:16:30 PM
Just got my bus last weekend, and started stripping the interior today.  We have to head south in a couple of weeks, so we may leave some of the interior intact.

(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/it_mike/Aquarium/12b190f8.jpg)
(http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/it_mike/Aquarium/3802f454.jpg)
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Post by: Oilslick on June 10, 2010, 02:37:10 PM
The one I sold. The one I bought. The family I love!

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz97/88eaglemodel20/1982Model10.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz97/88eaglemodel20/88Model20.jpg)

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz97/88eaglemodel20/ConcertFlyerPic.jpg)
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Post by: ea90744 on July 06, 2010, 10:25:58 PM
I bought this bus recently a couple months back in May. As of last month, all decals ( letterings ) have been removed. The paint looks good so that stays.  I fuel this bad puppy up at Clean Energy Fueling stations or anywhere that has a Public CNG fuel pump...especially a high pressure pump for trucks/buses. It costs me about $130 to fill it up vs the $410 for my diesel bus...which has a 125 Gallon Tank. This bus recieved a brand new Cummins L10G engine AND Allison Transmission in December 2008. Ten months later, it was retired from service. The powertrain still has lots of life left with only 9000 miles on both.

Year : 1996
Make & Model : Neoplan AN440
Fuel Type : <CNG> Compressed Natural Gas
Fuel Capacity : 4000PSI
Number of Fuel Cylinders : 12-Lincoln CNG Fuel Cylinders. 10 Fuel Cylinders underneath the passenger floor...and 2 additional tanks behind the rear passenger bulkhead
Fuel Range : 310 miles

Engine : Cummins L10G Bravo 280hp. This bus got a new Cummins L10G engine in 2008.
Transmission : 6 speed Allison B400R6 transmission with retarder
Top Speed : 80mph

Tire Size : 11R24.5

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_4138.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_4120.jpg)

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_4118.jpg)





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Post by: Tully Lee on July 16, 2010, 04:58:18 PM
1990 LeMirage Prevost---- Have had for 2 1/2 years now.  Always a work in progress....
Some exterior shots...

Tully Lee
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Post by: steve wardwell on July 18, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
In 05 we found her out in Salt lake Utah 80% done bought her and headed home to FL. :) Power steering Broke down in Flagstaff AZ :o.,New front sneakers Albuquerque NM  ??? ;).8 airbags, shocks,front seals in Dallas TX :o. Integral steering Orlando FL. ::) 11 new batteries  Okeechobee FL. It took the next 3 years to sort out the last  projects to finish her out. ;) Have full-timed since we've owned her 8) And yes I'm still married. :-* LOL ;D
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on July 22, 2010, 11:14:15 PM
This one is about to be our bus, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.  It is a 1992 Mexican-made MASA Premier. MASA is the acronym for "Mexicana de Autobuses, Sociedad Anónima".

**Seating for 41 passengers
**Powered by a 330-Horsepower turbocharged 6V92-TA, recently overhauled a month ago.
**It has a 7-speed Spicer 1172-AM standard transmission.
**Air brakes
**Unusual, in my opinion, BOTH air suspension AND leaf springs on all four corners.
**Exterior length: 11.235 meters = 36.86 feet
**Exterior height: 3.560 meters = 11.68 feet
**Interior height:  1.980 meters = 6.50 feet
**Exterior width: 2.520 meters = 8.27 feet
**Interior width: 2.320 meters = 7.61 feet

There are MANY bus manufacturers in old Mexico.  Hardly any highway buses that are made in Mexico use automatic transmissions.  In fact, the 7-speed manual shift is about the smallest you will find in common service.  Many have 9, 10 or 13 speeds.  Why?  We are always climbing or descending huge mountains. (Today from our home in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro --6,800 feet-- to my wife's home town, Puebla --7,086 feet--, we travelled over an 11,000-foot pass.)

Hope I didn’t bore you with details!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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Post by: DMoedave on July 23, 2010, 05:19:59 AM
That sounds like anice set up. and THANKS for the details. I cant tell is that a 2 or 3 axle coach? I think there is alot of interest in multi gearing like yours. As far as the suspension, sounds like the best of both worlds. I would not like coming around mountain rounds rockin and rolling on just air bags. Good luck with your bus and post some more shots (engine room pics!) Here is one of our "new  suspension".
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on July 23, 2010, 08:08:13 AM
Thanks for your comments, DMoedave!

The bus has only ONE rear axle, which is a real blessing, since here in Mexico we pay extra toll for every axle. Example: At one toll booth last night, the sign listed $264 pesos for autos, $460 pesos for 2-axle bus and $640 for a three-axle bus. A recent newscast down here said that Mexico has the second highest toll rates in the world -- second only to Japan. It must be because Mexico is such a rich nation! And if you tow a car behind your bus, add two more axles to the toll-booth charge!

(Note: The bus is not yet ours.)

Did you modify your suspension yourself, or is it that way from factory? Is that an air pressure guage? Is it there permanently?

Here is a not-too-good PIX of my suspension. You can barely see the airbag behind the tire.

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
World Apostolic Network
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on July 23, 2010, 09:00:49 AM
By the way, is Mexico the only place in the world where FOUR-AXLE buses were made? These were manufactured in Monterrey, Mexico by the Sultana company. They came with a big-cam Cummins and a 13-speed Road Ranger tranny. And they weighed more than an unloved mother-in-law! I rode them many times. They ran Mexico City to Reynosa and Mexico City to Acapulco, among many other destinations.

Now imagine pulling into one of those anti-bus RV parks with one of these...
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on July 23, 2010, 10:28:40 AM
Thanks to all for the kind comments re: my Prevost! Her name is "Evangeline" (my wife named her) and she is our pride & joy! The newer H3's are nice and all, but ya gotta love the shiney stainless of the older XL's!


Michaeldterry: Love your exterior color scheme! Well... Not yours, but your bus!  ;D How about a few PIX of the inside? Thanks in advance!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on July 26, 2010, 05:49:23 AM
Good luck with your bus and post some more shots (engine room pics!)

Thanks for the reply, Señor DMoedave! Here is one of the engine room, as you requested. There is only one radiator and fan, on the left. I think I have enough room to install the generator on the right.

For what its worth, a bus of this make and model in this or worse shape typically goes for between 220,000 - 250,000 pesos. (The peso is approx. 12.60 to the U.S. dollar) My friend is selling me this one for 130,000 pesos, approx. $10,340 U.S.
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Post by: irstaxhelp on July 28, 2010, 09:47:52 AM
Okay so I am re-posting here.  1960 GMC 4104 Bus Conversion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t431cmkpeEw#ws) 
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Post by: zubzub on July 29, 2010, 08:59:45 AM
Well Peru and Bolivia have at least the MarcoPolo? double decker with twin steers...Not sure where they are made, Brasil I think.  I have yet to ride in one, but will try before this is done.  Would post a pic but the only thing slower than Bolivian buses in the mountains... is... Bolivian Internet....anywhere!.
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Post by: Iceni John on August 02, 2010, 01:17:03 PM
**Unusual, in my opinion, BOTH air suspension AND leaf springs on all four corners.
Tell me more!   I've heard of leaf springs being cut down so only one or two leaves remain, to only act as location holders for the axle, with the actual suspension then done by airbags.   Is this sort of what your bus has?   I am thinking of adding some air helper springs or bags to my existing leaf springs, just to help level the bus.   (I will eventually have more weight on the right side, and unfortunately the left rear spring is the stiffer one;  even now my bus leans slightly to the right.)   Do your airbags have ride-height valves to compensate for varying loads, or are they a fixed pressure and firmness?

How does your MASA ride?   Does it float or jiggle over the bumps?!

I love Mexico, and my dream (eventually) is to take my bus through the country, and maybe further.   This is one reason I chose the relative simplicity and higher ground clearance of my bus.

John

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Post by: Sidey44 on August 28, 2010, 06:15:10 PM
Gday all,
been lurking for a bit and decided to finally join,anyway we currently reside in Melbourne Australia and currently are just 6months into ownership.build of a good ol Auusie coach....well sort of anyway

She(Sophie) is a 1985 Mercedes 0303 with the Austral Tourmaster body.Power comes from a 951ci twin turbo V8 Benz mated to a ZF Synchro 6spd...still yet to work ot what diffs in it.

Ive attached a quicky pic but Ive uploaded heaps to Photobucket....hope the links works
 http://s775.photobucket.com/albums/yy34/Sidecar44/Mercedes%200303%20Austral%20Tourmaster/ (http://s775.photobucket.com/albums/yy34/Sidecar44/Mercedes%200303%20Austral%20Tourmaster/)

Anyway look forward to whor...er I mean posting up some stuff.
Background is a mechanic currently servicing Fire Pumpsets,(the stuff thats hidden in highrise basements).

Cheers
Neill(and better half Tracey)
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Post by: Barn Owl on August 29, 2010, 09:17:56 PM
Welcome Sidney44,

Neat looking machine you have down there. I enjoy seeing what others are doing around the globe. Hope you have as much fun with yours as my family has had with mine.
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Post by: denning on September 08, 2010, 05:04:56 AM
Hi All,
"Denning" here from downunder. I mean we are from Melbourne Australia and our Motorhome/Coach/Bus is a Denning. Model - 1979 "Mono". Original tag axle removed many years ago by bus company. 40ft long. Roof raised 1 ft.Detriot 6V92 (non turbo). Currently Fuller/Eaton 5 speed crash box, about to be replaced with Spicer 7 speed crash box. 4.11 diff.
Converted to Motorhome in Tasmania - that tiny island that is part of Australia just south of Melbourne. Complete new steel body. Tasmanian Oak hardwood interior by ship-wright. 2 x Leather Captains chairs. Leather sofa. 240 volt mains power. 6 solar panels - 24 & 12 volt system/inverter. Fresh water, grey water, Dometic marine toilet. Gas hot water. Generator. BBQ. Awning.
Retiring from work soon, so looking forward to long trips- currently only weekends & 1 week trips. Currently rebuilding covered in double-deck trailer for Subaru Forester all wheel drive, and 5 meter catamaran yacht on top.
Love this board - check it nearly every day - so much useful information from our American "bus-brothers".
Gary & Lorraine ("Denning")
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Post by: Len Silva on September 08, 2010, 05:15:52 AM
WOW, very impressive inside and out.
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on September 08, 2010, 06:42:10 AM
That bus is, as we say in Texas, plum bodacious! ;) How about a couple of pictures beyond the kitchen, to the bathroom and bedroom area? Thanks in advance!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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Post by: Dreamscape on September 08, 2010, 07:19:34 AM
Very Sweet looking coach you have there! Thanks for letting us view what a "Down Under" coach looks like!
I'm impressed!

Paul
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Post by: denning on September 08, 2010, 07:30:35 AM
Len & Paul - thanks for your comments.

Dr Steve - as you asked, some more pix.

Gary. ;D
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Post by: Barn Owl on September 08, 2010, 09:31:58 AM
Wow, diffidently a first rate conversion. Very tastefully done.
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Post by: Len Silva on September 08, 2010, 09:45:21 AM
Cody,
How much would you charge to build an interior like that?
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Post by: Christyhicks on September 08, 2010, 06:33:59 PM
Nice nice conversion. .. looks very inviting and comfortable!  Bring it on over here and visit us all. .  .we'll keep a light on for you. . . all OVER the country!  Christy Hicks
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Post by: Le Mirage on September 10, 2010, 07:36:53 AM
Congradulations! Nice warm interior. Good job....
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Post by: Kevin on September 11, 2010, 05:53:48 PM
Our '60 GM PD 4104-4983

Owned for past 11 years. Original 6-71N w/4 valve head, Jakes and air throttle. Upped the tire size to 24.5" when added the Alcoas. Spartan (as in very basic and unfinished) interior, but with all the necessessities for extended boon-docking. Have integral power-steering box but to replace original power-assist, but have not yet tackled install. Great ol' bus, would not hesitate to drive anywhere! Diesel fuel and/or cash donations welcome!!!  ;D



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Post by: thunderstruck on October 19, 2010, 09:47:14 PM
My new to me 1998 Prevost 45XL Liberty Conversion
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Post by: rwc on October 24, 2010, 04:19:29 PM
Picked up my 102D3 in Las Vegas and drove home to Texas last of July. Took it as steel tent to TBR had a great time.
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Post by: fredcliff on November 03, 2010, 05:43:56 AM
We recently bought a 1983 MCI that was converted into a RV that we use as a Entertainment Coach.  If you would like to see interior just let me know
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Post by: Dave5Cs on November 12, 2010, 08:15:15 PM
Our tile work , Cabinets everywhere we could put them and the 5C saudi

Dave
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Post by: jaypullen on December 02, 2010, 09:58:19 PM
So heres a picture of my 1977 mci 5 Ive been workin on it for while now I love it Thanks for your time JPULLEN
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Post by: Len Silva on December 03, 2010, 05:33:01 AM
Nice looking bus but a crazy website.. you sure do have the "nut" part down pat.
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Post by: Le Mirage on December 03, 2010, 07:13:35 AM
Wouaw! Great talent! Nice coach too....

http://www.jasonpullenstunts.com/ (http://www.jasonpullenstunts.com/)
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Post by: NeoplanAN440 on December 04, 2010, 07:27:52 AM
(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae161/NeoplanAN440/Neoplan/NewImage3.jpg)(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae161/NeoplanAN440/Neoplan/NewImage4.jpg)(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae161/NeoplanAN440/Neoplan/NewImage.jpg)
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Post by: bioVenture on December 06, 2010, 10:03:02 PM
aw, snap!  looks like the previous post has some uncooperative pictures.  let's try again!

(previous post removed due to technical difficulty)

the first is adoption day .. the second is the new baby, minus a few layers.

1979 GMC 4905 .. a work of art in progress.  and hopefully soon to be in motion!   ;D
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Post by: Le Mirage on December 09, 2010, 05:24:57 AM
Having fun for your project!

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Post by: Van on December 15, 2010, 09:03:01 AM
Little outing at Lake Mead past week
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/lakemeadtrip035.jpg)

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/lakemeadtrip025.jpg)

(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/lakemeadtrip001.jpg)
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Post by: Dreamscape on December 15, 2010, 10:03:02 AM
Van, Show off! ;)

Likes a great place for a rally, don't ya think! 8)

Paul
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Post by: luvrbus on December 15, 2010, 10:16:28 AM
Van trust the engine you can go farther than 1 mile from your house  lol  nice I see Art and Cindys Eagle next door to you

good luck
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Post by: Van on December 15, 2010, 10:52:08 AM
Why Clifford, when I can get over a hundred MPG LOL!
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Post by: Busted Knuckle on December 16, 2010, 08:31:54 AM
Van trust the engine you can go farther than 1 mile from your house  lol  nice I see Art and Cindys Eagle next door to you
good luck

He might be gun shy Clifford. Maybe you need to go lead the way for him. ;)
;D  BK  ;D
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Post by: StacyTruck on December 19, 2010, 10:41:15 PM
My 2% worth. g
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Post by: jaypullen on December 20, 2010, 08:52:35 AM
Beatiful bus stacytruck JPULLEN
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Post by: Barn Owl on December 20, 2010, 03:21:33 PM
I like the old classics also. How is your MC5 set up?
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Post by: moonrakerbus on December 21, 2010, 06:13:36 AM
1968/67 Bus & Car Co. SE ( This was built to introduce the 1968 models in 1967.)
Documentation proves this to be a 1 of 2 proto-types built and Eagle BUSNUTS have told me this is 1 of 4 Factory Built Executive Buses in this year. This is from what I can tell, combined with 01 & 05 features, Notice the 01 67 bumpers. It is powered by a 8V71 with only 3900 miles that doesn't leak yet  ::) and a 5sp Allison Automatic
1) 8 inch Raised Roof
2) All New Alluminum Siding
3) RM Dash
4) Freightliner Classic Sawblade Wheels (24.5)
5) 6010 Honda Gas Generator
6) In Motion Satellite
7) Ceramic Tiles & Moyen Faucets in the Head
8) 11 FT X 32 inch deep Slide out
9) Granite Countertops fitted with a Stainless Steel Sink and Moyen Faucets
10) Custom Hide-away Passenger seat ( Great Space Saver )
11) Custom TV Entertainment Center in underside Storage Bay along with Slide Out Tray and Windows to Store Away Kids....lol
12) Custom Pocket doors to Head and Master Bedroom
13) All Padded Leather Covered Ceiling
14) All Electric Stainless Steel Refrigerator
15) 20 ft Awning and 2 rear window awnings along with a full awning over Slide-Out.
This is Our First Bus Ever and We LOVE It so far. It is currently getting an unusual 9MPG's and rides like it's on a cloud.
PRO's
Great Mileage So far
Look's Great
Rides Like on a Cloud
Fantastic Design
Engine Compartment easy to access
Con's
Not enough Kitchen Cabinets ( Fixing Soon)
Slow On Hill's
Turning Radius is the Pits
No Leveling Jacks ( Coming Soon )
Wish we had found this 5 years ago.
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01941.jpg)
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01961.jpg)
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01963.jpg)
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01958.jpg)
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Post by: Dreamscape on December 21, 2010, 07:21:14 AM
Nick, This is one of the best posts describing your coach, ever. Lots of great information and pictures to drool over.

You need to add what those little bay windows were/are for. ;)

Great job!

Paul
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Post by: moonrakerbus on December 21, 2010, 08:19:53 AM
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01958.jpg)
Thank You Paul for the GOOD words. We were told the Bay windows is where the driver used to sleep when the owner was inside all comfortable. NOT Positive but sounds almost believable. It is carpeted throughout the bays and interior lighting is intact and the walls are also carpeted. "Who Knows". Could have been an apartment for dwarfs or really short rockstars.  :o or maybe a rolling morgue since their is a rolling pull out tray in there too.. For whatever purpose they used them for, they sure have people stopping to ask what they are for. Kinda of makes this even more of a "One of a Kind"
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Post by: MARKMC7 on December 22, 2010, 12:09:57 PM
Well all I finally got to take some photos of my mc7 it is a 1972 8v71 4 spd manual, I hope to be coming to bussin 11 in Arcadia so some of you may get to see it in person. hope you like it as much as i do  :)
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Post by: Seayfam on December 22, 2010, 08:11:58 PM
This is our 1969 MCI MC-6 number 6 of 100 formerly owned by Star of Indiana
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Post by: bwze on December 26, 2010, 02:47:38 PM
This is our (new to us) 1964 PD4106 #2313. We're undergoing some mechanical issues but are still trying to keep ours heads held high.


(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_HnhcDIddtiA/TRT9maOWw_I/AAAAAAAAAso/9mYcQqoCFU0/s640/DSC05698.JPG)


(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HnhcDIddtiA/TRT92469AmI/AAAAAAAAAyg/LdawZ5YG254/s512/DSC05708.JPG)


(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_HnhcDIddtiA/TRT-e5hMMpI/AAAAAAAAAu8/LUR61VBhMOI/s640/DSC05730.JPG)


(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_HnhcDIddtiA/TRT--QPdy8I/AAAAAAAAAwE/8atrghesAEA/s640/DSC05747.JPG)


More pictures can be seen here.......
http://picasaweb.google.com/billyrwise/BusPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCOPMmeCNuNu4lwE&feat=directlink (http://picasaweb.google.com/billyrwise/BusPics?authkey=Gv1sRgCOPMmeCNuNu4lwE&feat=directlink)
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Post by: NJT5047 on December 27, 2010, 08:41:12 PM
This is our (new to us) 1964 PD4106 #2313. We're undergoing some mechanical issues but are still trying to keep ours heads held high.   

If you own a bus, you have "mechanical issues."   You'll soon enough become an expert PD-4106 repairman.   

Good luck, JR  


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Post by: ted01 on January 07, 2011, 12:45:08 PM
Some updates of our landyacht!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/lindag01/vacamyrtle2010012.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/lindag01/vacamyrtle2010009.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/lindag01/vacamyrtle2010010.jpg)
Title: '70 Silver Eagle
Post by: davido on January 11, 2011, 12:01:39 AM
Here's our newest bus. Our other ones are skoolies ('58 Chevy, '63 Chevy, '64 GMC). I bought it in Vegas and we drove it back to Texas. It's been to OK and FL, all within it's first 6 weeks with us. I'm loving it so far. So much fun. So blessed to be able to pick it up. Supposedly was PO'd by the Bellamy Brothers.

Detroit Diesel, 4 speed manual with brand new clutch, brand new Dunlops on 24.5 Alcoas, 15KW Onan, 100 gal freshwater, 100 gallon diesel tank, not sure on gray/blackwater but there's only one waste tank. Interior is dated (Southwest/Miami teal/peach color scheme) but in good shape. Lots of to-do items with it, but we're working through it. I'll be posting lots of questions and get to posting more pictures in the future.

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Post by: davido on January 17, 2011, 08:32:25 PM
Detroit Diesel, 4 speed manual with brand new clutch, brand new Dunlops on 24.5 Alcoas, 15KW Onan, 100 gal freshwater, 100 gallon diesel tank, not sure on gray/blackwater but there's only one waste tank. Interior is dated (Southwest/Miami teal/peach color scheme) but in good shape. Lots of to-do items with it, but we're working through it. I'll be posting lots of questions and get to posting more pictures in the future.



More pics: http://tinyurl.com/1970silvereagle (http://tinyurl.com/1970silvereagle)
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Post by: DMoedave on January 18, 2011, 06:41:48 AM
Here are some from Arcadia and one back home.
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Post by: DMoedave on January 18, 2011, 06:49:51 AM
hmmm, paperwork,shovel rainy snow or play with picture sizes....
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Post by: DMoedave on January 18, 2011, 06:52:51 AM
ok gotta figure out sizing... this was a custom made truck i saw at Arcadia
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Post by: Seayfam on January 20, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
If anyone is interested I just finished my blogspot with more pics of my MC-6

www.my69mci-6.blogspot.com (http://www.my69mci-6.blogspot.com)

Gary
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Post by: highwayrunner on January 20, 2011, 11:08:09 PM
(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb462/moonrakerbus/DSC01958.jpg)
Thank You Paul for the GOOD words. We were told the Bay windows is where the driver used to sleep when the owner was inside all comfortable. NOT Positive but sounds almost believable. It is carpeted throughout the bays and interior lighting is intact and the walls are also carpeted. "Who Knows". Could have been an apartment for dwarfs or really short rockstars.  :o or maybe a rolling morgue since their is a rolling pull out tray in there too.. For whatever purpose they used them for, they sure have people stopping to ask what they are for. Kinda of makes this even more of a "One of a Kind"
Hey Nick & Tonyea. I didn't get a chance to stop by at the rally. but your coach really looks great, how come you dont want to tell the folks, that the windows in the bay doors, are really the appartment for your butler and housekeeper, I know they are really, really short. but you treat them well. I see at least they have windows for their downstaitrs living room .. LOL. good luck, it really is a beautiful coach.. Steve & Cindi ~Z~.
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Post by: thejumpsuitman on January 24, 2011, 02:58:47 PM
Our Wanderlodge

<img src="http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/thejumpsuitman/100_9177.JPG" border="0" alt="">

<img src="http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/thejumpsuitman/100_9124.JPG" border="0" alt="">
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Post by: Sidey44 on February 02, 2011, 04:02:39 AM
My initial link now doesnt work so heres the new one
http://s1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/Sidecar44/ (http://s1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/Sidecar44/)
been a little busy getting the roof finished off as I need to start the reskin in a few weeks.

btw Gary thats a great looking unit in your link :)
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Post by: Jeremy on February 02, 2011, 06:37:25 AM
My initial link now doesnt work so heres the new one
http://s1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/Sidecar44/ (http://s1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/Sidecar44/)
been a little busy getting the roof finished off as I need to start the reskin in a few weeks.

What exactly is the purpose of the opening roof section? Looks really well fabricated


Jeremy
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Post by: Sidey44 on February 02, 2011, 12:45:51 PM
We had the old A/C unit removed as it was over a ton of weight between the pump and roof unit so as there was a gaping hole this is what I decided as I wasnt going the full roof lift package as most do.
Im only 5,9" and our roof is already at 5,11" so I saved a fortune by being short for once :)

Idea is to get a great view of the stars when kicking back in bed,plus being able to open this bigger area meant I can cool the bus down easier and run the new split A/C less.
Plus I had some spare rams kicking around and thought Id better use them.
Ive got a personal joke running with a mate,I told him it was an airbrake as our Merc is so much faster!
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Post by: caz on February 09, 2011, 06:36:21 AM
My first post  :)

Here's a before and after for my 82 TMC/MCI conversion.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/cazdude/7305660_n.jpg)
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/cazdude/6161853_n.jpg)
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/cazdude/2487578_n.jpg)
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg126/cazdude/1567267_n.jpg)

Still lots to do but we've already taken two 500mile+ trips in it and it's live-able  ;D

Started a blog for more detailed pix of the process too.  https://82mci.wordpress.com/ (https://82mci.wordpress.com/)
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Post by: Busted Knuckle on February 09, 2011, 07:08:09 AM
Hey looks like a lot of sweatquity has been put into that baby!

Look'n good keep up the good work!
;D  BK  ;D
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Post by: NJT5047 on February 09, 2011, 09:45:47 PM

Alas, exictement reigns.   Poke that little guy dog and you'll have some excitement!   ;)

Who's coming to Palmetto Cove? 


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Post by: Ace on February 10, 2011, 02:47:51 PM
Hey JR that looks like a fine lookin mandolin picker if you ask me!  ;)
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Post by: rxeno on February 23, 2011, 02:04:17 PM
Here is the original paint on our PD 4106-1356.
The new look is supposed to get painted soon.
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Post by: mamacakes on February 26, 2011, 08:11:57 AM
How do I upload pictures of our 1957 pd4104
Thanks Jeanne Kastl
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Post by: rxeno on February 26, 2011, 10:13:44 AM
Hey Mamacakes
Hit reply bottom right
Thewn Click Additional Options..... Attach
rxeno
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Post by: mamacakes on February 28, 2011, 06:13:10 PM
Thank you
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Post by: mamacakes on February 28, 2011, 06:22:18 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Here are a few picture's of our Baby We call her Nelli .1957 pd4104.All the cabinet work was done by me and the mechinal by my honey..Of course I am also a grease monkey not afarid of getting in and helping out.I have put in a couple of her when we brought her home and a couple of her now after I tore out and remodled her in side .I have a complete video of her thru the wole process and also on busnuts group photo's are more picture . She  is a project still in process but we love her and now are full timeing .
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Post by: Cary and Don on March 02, 2011, 02:29:43 PM
This is our 1966 GMC 4107.  We got her in 2002 and redid the interior from the walls and cabinet units out.  It didn't have counter tops, doors, bed, or flooring. It did have a mixture of old rv furniture.  Since we have added a lot of the extras,  complete electric system with a 7.5k onan quiet pack,  3000 inverter with auto-transfer, 10 golf cart batteries, in-motion tv with a 32" HD flat panel and surround sound.  As they say,  there's always something else to do.

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af239/csmmc123/buss/DCP_0824.jpg)

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af239/csmmc123/buss/DCP_0805.jpg)

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af239/csmmc123/buss/DCP_0800.jpg)

(http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af239/csmmc123/buss/DCP_0806.jpg)
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Post by: .030over on March 24, 2011, 05:45:11 PM
New to the forum so I guess I'll start here. I am a senior master auto and light truck tech of 30+ years. Fabrication, restoration, and anything outdoors are the things that keep me going.
Well ... I guess I am a glutton for punishment as I'm on my second schoolie conversion. My first attempt fit a need as a camper that I used mostly for fishing trips in maryland. Pretty basic, conventional body, gas motor, allison auto, full kitchen, no bathroom, window A/C out the back, small 3k gen. Lots of good times in the 10 years I had her when my daughter was younger but I wanted better and learned alot along the way.
Second attempt started life as a 1996 Amtran, International dt466, Allison auto. I am planning to spend many years running this one around the country so I am trying to do everything right. If you see a better way please let me know! So far it is about half done ... at least in my book. First project was a 4 inch roof raise, skin the sides and RV windows. Three power sources, 50a plug in, Honda 50a generator and lastly 4000w inverter. 15k btu ducted heat pump / A/C. Propane furnace, stove / oven, water heater. Full bath this time. 105 gal fresh, 110 gal grey, 35 gal black. Rear bedroom with queen, single side bunk, drop down dinette. Well I have lots to do yet so I will be looking for your input. Thanks in advance.
Scott
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Post by: DMoedave on March 25, 2011, 04:27:41 AM
looking good all of you! what kind of milage you getting on the Amtran? The second bus is always better.
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Post by: .030over on March 25, 2011, 08:02:45 PM
Haven't driven it far enough yet to check mileage but I am hoping for alot better than the 6-7 I was getting with the first bus.
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Post by: john9861 on March 27, 2011, 10:15:53 AM
A little peak as we get further into the finishes...

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN3991.jpg)

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN4064.jpg)

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN4054.jpg)

(http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss228/John9861/DSCN4037.jpg)

Now to take a break & go to a rally...
Title: Newbie
Post by: Scott & Heather on June 09, 2011, 08:06:28 AM
Hi,

My wife and I are newbies. Longtime lurkers, but first-time posters on BC. Here's a shot or two of our "under construction" MCI-9 and a shot of us at our wedding a year and some change ago. We had fun at our wedding...  :)  Converting our coach...that's fun too...at times.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LVQLvxavGP8/TSSXUAsMG7I/AAAAAAAACnE/DDHRUN76j5Q/s720/DSC_1577.JPG)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8qRg6BknYEo/TfDlZsrctkI/AAAAAAAAC-k/cxfVxzDYHH4/s512/20531_837127113491_10056700_49934578_4600813_n%252520%2525281%252529.jpg)

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Post by: Ford_Foragers on June 09, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Hi All,

Here is our new project, an 1989 Eagle 20 partially done. Since we have had it we have removed the stock air and 4 stock windows. Re sheeted the side and around the back. I will post pics of that project later but I thought I would get a few pics of her up on the site.

Thanks,

Ford Foragers
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Post by: busdriver58 on June 09, 2011, 04:18:51 PM
Hi All,

Here is our new project, an 1989 Eagle 20 partially done. Since we have had it we have removed the stock air and 4 stock windows. Re sheeted the side and around the back. I will post pics of that project later but I thought I would get a few pics of her up on the site.

Thanks,

Ford Foragers


Those pictures looks like the bus is in Las Vegas...
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Post by: Len Silva on June 09, 2011, 04:42:33 PM
Is that a New Jersey Transit bus or did other operators use that destination sign design?
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Post by: NJT5047 on June 09, 2011, 05:26:24 PM
The Eagle pix could be an NJT...it has the bumpers, destination sign, and bi-folds.   Eagle also supplied MCI coded wiring harnesses when spec'd for NJT.   NJT MCIs and Eagles are different animals.  
I suppose other transit systems could have ordered similarly equipped coaches?
Here's a couple pics taken last week at Mt Airy Old Time Fiddlers convention of an '87 NJT MC9.  
JR  
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Post by: luvrbus on June 09, 2011, 06:00:44 PM
Len it is a NJT Eagle they did make a real Model 20 for others LOL those Eagles were built just for NJT with the factory air installed in the back cap kind ugly huh but they are a good bus.JR does your MCI have all white wiring like the NJT Eagle ?

good luck
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Post by: Van on June 09, 2011, 06:06:51 PM
Nice goin James, keep them pics coming buddy! ;)
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Post by: Ford_Foragers on June 10, 2011, 11:27:41 AM
Hi All,

To answer a few of the questions yes it is a NJT bus with the white numbered wiring :-\ and yes it is from Las Vegas, B&B Coach works to be exact and Gary helped me with the stock air, window removal, and siding. (See pics) So far we have taken it Snow Canyon, UT on a shake out run we boondocked for 2 days with no trouble, except for no hot water we had a great time. I have no idea about the MCI NJT buses heck I hardly have an idea about the Eagle NJT ::). Anyway I'll keep everyone updated on the progress and looking forward to hearing from you all.

Thank You,

Ford Forager aka: James
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Post by: NJT5047 on June 10, 2011, 05:23:22 PM
Len it is a NJT Eagle they did make a real Model 20 for others LOL those Eagles were built just for NJT with the factory air installed in the back cap kind ugly huh but they are a good bus.JR does your MCI have all white wiring like the NJT Eagle ?

good luck

Nope.  Got all black wiring.  All feeds are black, and ground wires are white.   The only way to ID the wires is to find the stamped tags or imprinted numbers on each wire.   My wiring is in good condition so this isn't an issue...it is on coaches that have had "repairs" done to the wiring. 
The ATEC and DDEC are Detroit factory harnesses and are color coded and numbered.   The DDEC/ATEC wiring is the only color coded wiring on my MC9.
I don't know what all is altered on an Eagle, but NJT coaches are typically a good bit different from standard models.  Wheels, tires, brakes, wiring, AC, kneeling system, air system, fuel tank filler, primer system, Vanner, DDEC settings, are all NJT specified.  Oh yeah, and the air dryer! 
I'd highly recommend anyone that buys an ex-NJT try to find an NJT parts and service manual for their coach
It'll save a lot of time when sorting our air or wiring problems.   Since an Eagle 20 would be a DDEC II (?), the wiring would be similar to an MCI 102C?  Maybe?

JR
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Post by: Oregonconversion on August 25, 2011, 11:44:41 AM
(http://www.somethingforever.com/Other/Other/i-NnmZJxs/0/M/1-M.jpg)

Looks the same still! (On the outside ;)
Got 2nd place in the stock picture contest and won a free subscription though! :)
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Post by: Oregonconversion on August 25, 2011, 11:46:20 AM
oops... posted 2 times
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Post by: Oregonconversion on August 25, 2011, 11:47:04 AM
Not my bus, but I took the picture. :)

(http://www.somethingforever.com/Other/Other/MG7675/509126541_uhubH-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy on August 27, 2011, 04:49:45 AM
Not my bus, but I took the picture. :)

That's a fantastic picture. My first thought was Photoshop, but having looked again I'm thinking that bus actually was covered in something like nylon fur fabric with rope lighting beneath. If so, I want one!

The bus is a Bristol ECW I think

Jeremy
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Post by: Iceni John on September 07, 2011, 05:30:16 PM
The bus is a Bristol ECW I think
Jeremy
Yup, looks like a Series 3 VR.   I've ridden plenty a mile in them.   Is it at Burning Man?   I wonder if it's painted with luminescent paint, or something that glows under UV, or perhaps it's Dupont Imron with added LSD?
John
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Post by: viking1 on September 07, 2011, 07:41:54 PM
1989 MCI 102C3
50 Amp Shore power
All Electrical
8V92
Title: 1965 GMC 4104 restored!
Post by: irstaxhelp on November 10, 2011, 11:48:05 AM


http://youtu.be/DU16eh16nxo (http://youtu.be/DU16eh16nxo)

http://youtu.be/DU16eh16nxo (http://youtu.be/DU16eh16nxo)]http://youtu.be/DU16eh16nxo
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Post by: Scott & Heather on November 10, 2011, 02:30:28 PM
Try again...  :-\
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Post by: viento1 on November 12, 2011, 05:13:15 PM
OK there is something wrong with this picture, I know you are all bus nuts when all you noticed on in that burning man photo is the bus??? lets all take a moment to reflect.
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Post by: Iceni John on November 12, 2011, 10:04:21 PM
OK there is something wrong with this picture, I know you are all bus nuts when all you noticed on in that burning man photo is the bus??? lets all take a moment to reflect.
Butt of course I noticed, so I turned the other cheek.   It cracks me up.   Though I still like big double-deckers, such as a nice pair of Bristols.

Pundit John
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Post by: gcyeaw on November 16, 2011, 07:06:42 AM
 Here is a pic of our bus. It's a 1983 Bluebird Forward Control (front engine), 250 hp 3208 Cat turbo.  It is named for it's weight,  pretty near 32,000 lbs. We don't go up hill very fast ;D

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Post by: Le Mirage on November 16, 2011, 08:35:50 AM
I loooooove Wanderlodge! Very rare in Quebec, Canada.

I saw a Wonderlodge (recent) in last august coming from Florida and «slipping» near my coach at W-M, Rivière-du-loup (Qc, Canada)

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Post by: flynbanjo on November 27, 2011, 04:42:59 PM
Our 1981 MC-9.  8V-71 with the 4 speed manual transmission.  The shell work is nearly complete and hopefully we can begin working on the inside soon. 
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Post by: Oregonconversion on December 24, 2011, 11:43:05 AM
Yes Burning Man. The bus WAS covered with lights and some type of fur yup.
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Post by: Ace on December 24, 2011, 08:05:18 PM
Just finished taking up old vinyl tile and carpet and installed 18" tile in Kit, Bath & Lr. Still need to install trim but ready enough to travel!

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb394/Goldbus/2fd47291.jpg (http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb394/Goldbus/2fd47291.jpg)
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Post by: Van on January 01, 2012, 09:56:45 AM
Hi Folks! Just a little update. The work continues on our 89 model 15, and as the year was coming to a close, We managed to finally get the shower installed last Friday.
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/393662_138481846266857_100003151260778_172506_958719352_n.jpg)
Monday, work will resume installing the 2 Point of use elec hot water heaters( 6gal ea.), one under the kitchen sink the other one in the bathroom. Also gonna get the vanity installed and all the water lines plumbed. A great way to start the year! :)

   Happy New Year!
   Van & Cheryl :)
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Post by: Van on January 03, 2012, 07:32:49 AM
Got the vanity in, a perfect fit! On the agenda to day, install the POU hot water heaters and get the rest of the plumbing done by COB. :)
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/409412_140718172709891_100003151260778_181387_681774902_n.jpg)

   Thanks for viewing  ;)
     V.
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Post by: Uglydog56 on January 11, 2012, 11:07:23 PM
Here's my Crown:

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/crown%20bus%20appraisal%20pics/DSCN2589.jpg)

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/crown%20bus%20appraisal%20pics/DSCN2581.jpg)

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/crown%20bus%20appraisal%20pics/crowninterior004-1.jpg)

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/crown%20bus%20appraisal%20pics/crowninterior002.jpg)

(http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/crown%20bus%20appraisal%20pics/crowninterior003.jpg)

35' 66 Crown, 220 Cummins, 5 speed direct, 3.90 gears, 24.5's.  She was a tour bus at Yellowstone Park in her former life.  So I contend that she isn't a skoolie  ;D  A former employee bought it in 85 and converted it over then next 4 years and lived in it until 2003.  I bought it this summer.

As purchased:
Roof is raised about 14", 3.5" of that hot blown in insulation in roof, 2.5" in sides, 3" polyisowhatever in the floor.
As purchased it was set up with 2 propane furnaces (remember, it was from montana - it has heated doorseals so they won't freeze shut too - different operating environment than the FL-AZ rigs), non-functioning central air, 6 gal rv water heater, 5L insta-hot for shower/washing machine.  65 gal fresh, 45 gal black/grey, 5K propane genny, 2 12v house/start batteries (inside so they won't freeze - just kill you with their poisonous emissions  :o ).  3 way fridge, 2 burner cooktop, 2.5 gal insta-hot at sink, garbage disposal, 2 skylights in every room.  Really nice bath/shower.  One of those toilets you don't flush only every now and then.  Central vac.

Planned upgrade/updates:

Paint the roof with the white elastomeric paint, then chain my 3 teenage boys to buffers and polish the outside like an airstream.  Paint the trim etc white as well.  Chrome baby moons to dress up the wheels and call it good.  

Bought a 280 cummins turned up a bit hooked to a 10 spd rto roadranger so I can pull the race car trailer in the fast lane, or cruise at 70 (I'm aerodynamic so I can  :P ).  

Changing tanks to 130 gal fresh, 135 gal grey, 45 gal black only.  Probably going to 1" insulation in floor to gain storage room.  

Adding 4 230w solar panels and 8 golf cart batteries for house loads.  Relocating start batteries next to starter vice my bed.  Currently completely rewiring for 50A, as it was dangerous before.  I mean, dangerous.  Retaining the rather small genny and investing in solar instead (next spring).    Installed a 2500w msw inverter for vital loads, 300w full sine for sensitive stuff.  And a big alternator just for house loads.

Changing to a 12L insta-hot for shower & washer - 5L was to small and parts are no longer available.  Adding some propane capacity somehow - have to figure out where to fit it. Probably add a catalytic heater up front for those frosty nights.

Removed the rear furnace, adding 3 mini-split heat pumps - 12kw in salon(front), 9k in galley(mid), 9kw in berthing(rear).  Front 12kw one will be inverter type (less starting surge) and run off inverter via big dedicated house alternator so it can be run OTR.  

Adding some inside drawers/cabinets, putting some smuggler's compartments like the millenium falcon in floor.  Mid engine and 35ft means I have to get creative for storage.  Might build a roof rack luggage thing on the front lower roof part, if I can make it look non-beverly hillbillies when it's finished.

And then getting rid the 80's shag carpet everywhere! Blech!
 
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Post by: Seayfam on February 27, 2012, 10:35:17 PM
Just made quick video with a few pictures.  Enjoy
 Bus conversion video.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyvKpWOm88&feature=youtube_gdata_player#ws)
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Post by: Barn Owl on February 28, 2012, 09:38:09 AM
Gary,

It sucks to be you! LOL.

Nice job, thanks for posting.
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Post by: Le Mirage on March 02, 2012, 08:11:35 AM
Congratulation! Very good job and beautiful video. I Loved to know this artist Miley Cyrus...

Thank you
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Post by: Seayfam on March 06, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
Thanks guys,
Most of that build was done by the PO. I have since re plumed, remodeled, reworked and upholstered the drivers compartment, polished the SS and this summer have plans for an engine and tranny swap. I was just playing around with youtube and did a quick video. This summer I will do a good video of the whole thing. ;)

PS. I thought the song was a good fit for anyone building a bus.
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Post by: Hi yo silver on April 04, 2012, 10:10:00 AM
Hi Yo Silver; First attempt to post a pic of my MC9. Wish me luck.
Dennis
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Post by: Hi yo silver on April 04, 2012, 10:19:30 AM
OK, one more try with apologies for littering the thread...maybe it was too big.
D
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Post by: John316 on April 04, 2012, 11:51:02 AM
Looks like a nice coach Dennis. One minor comment. You might want to pull your driver mirror back next to you, like the commercial buses. I like it there far better, but ymmv.

John
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Post by: Barn Owl on April 04, 2012, 04:22:45 PM
Good looking MCI Dennis. Those polished sides really make it pop!
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Post by: Hi yo silver on April 04, 2012, 06:45:39 PM
Thanks guys. It took me just four years to get around to learning to post a picture. (I had help) Now maybe I can post some pics of our adventures.
Dennis
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Post by: lvmci on April 19, 2012, 08:28:36 PM
Hi All, My 66 MCI 5A with a 8V71 and an Allison MT643 was a 1986 conversion in Salmon Arm Canada for a country/western singer who traveled in her to their gigs, her husband died and she sat for several years until another c/w singer bought her in San Diego updated some appliances, changed some accomidations and changed the transmission to the Allison in 2003. I bought the 5A from him in Southern Nevada and renamed her The Italian Greyhound after our dogs, Ighy for short. I work in LV and LA and live in her when working in LA. I have gotten a great deal of answers from reading your posts and am greatful for the vast amount of knowledge Ive gained even before joining in with you. It would be great to get to one of the Bus getogethers, having enjoyed the few occasions I have been around other bus nuts recently and with my previous motorhome. I'm trying to figure out how to compress the pictures to get them here but haven't had much sucess. try, 
http://photobucket.com/ighypics (http://photobucket.com/ighypics) 
tom
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Post by: Geoff on May 05, 2012, 07:06:16 PM
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.

--Geoff
'82 RTS AZ
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Post by: Len Silva on May 06, 2012, 08:29:01 AM
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.

--Geoff
'82 RTS AZ

I strongly disagree with that premise. Anyone who thinks they are a Busnut, is a Busnut, whether a bus is just a gleam in their eye which will never really happen, or a million dollar factory conversion, or anything in between.

If you think you belong here, then you belong here. Welcome.
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Post by: John316 on May 07, 2012, 11:04:32 AM
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.

--Geoff
'82 RTS AZ

I don't really understand the post. However, if you can't pay to have somebody else do work on your coach, to be on the board, count me out. We have paid a lot of people a lot of money during our conversion. Does that mean I shouldn't be on?

I don't think so at all. MikeK, the guy who owns this board, sell converted coaches. Should his customers not be allowed?

But I still don't think I understand your post, since I doubt that is what you were saying.

John
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Post by: Van on May 07, 2012, 12:25:13 PM
Hey Tom, nice chatting with ya yesterday :) In PB, when you hover (lol helicopter terms ;D ;D) yer mouse (now that would be a strange sight to see ;D) over the pic you want to post the box will open wit da codes copy the "image code & go back and paste in yer post, make sure there is a space before and aft of the link ;) :) Pictures turn out the best here at 640 x something or another. ;)
(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h406/lvphotobucket/the%20Italian%20Greyhound/2006door.jpg)

 Welcome to the madness
 All the best!
   VMan
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Post by: Van on May 07, 2012, 12:36:54 PM
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.

--Geoff
'82 RTS AZ

 Huh! what I miss now!  ???
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Post by: HighTechRedneck on May 07, 2012, 05:54:56 PM
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.

--Geoff
'82 RTS AZ

I strongly disagree with that premise. Anyone who thinks they are a Busnut, is a Busnut, whether a bus is just a gleam in their eye which will never really happen, or a million dollar factory conversion, or anything in between.

If you think you belong here, then you belong here. Welcome.

Everybody is welcome here.  It doesn't matter whether they are hands on with all the conversion and bus systems or just love owning and driving one, or even people who don't even own one yet.
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Post by: Scott & Heather on May 30, 2012, 03:43:54 PM
Quote
I believe I already did this several years ago and my post was questioned by somedickbadlam.  Okay, I am ready for another delete.  Checkbook converters don't belong here.
--Geoff '82 RTS AZ

Where do we draw that line? We didn't "make" our buses in the first place. We paid for an already built bus. The club is entitled "bus conversions bulletin board" not "bus converters bulletin board" so that would include anyone interested in, or owning a conversion. My wife and I have single handedly converted our own bus entirely ourselves with an occasional weld done by a friend who is certified, but from a seated coach to a converted coach full out with 9 inch roof raise and full interior/glass shower/washer and dryer/twin 100 gallon holding tanks, etc....but I don't feel like I'm better than the guy who paid to have it done. I'm just glad I know every square inch of my bus, plumbing, electrical, frame, and engine. But certainly I have never entertained the notion that someone who paid to have a conversion done wasn't welcome here. If that's the case, I'll find another club to join. I would hope this one is open to anyone. This is America. Love viewing this thread every so often to see what new peeps have joined and what their coaches look like. Keep it coming!  ;)
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on May 30, 2012, 09:04:55 PM
Hmmm. I paid with my checkbook for some of the parts I used in my conversion, so does that me me a checkbook converter?

 ;D

Even those who do not yet own buses, (as was my own case for many months), come here to learn all they can before they purchase a bus. For me, I learned enough to choose the right one for us and our budget.

In my humble opinion, these forums should continue to be open to anybody interested in the subject of bus conversions.
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Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 21, 2012, 09:23:16 AM
Wow I thought this thread was supposed to be about pictures not who belongs and who don't!

But while were at it I guess I don't belong because my check book wouldn't cover the cost of paying someone to take pictures of a bus, and I have no converted bus either.

Since I don't have a bus conversion to work on, or pay someone to work on I guess I'll have to find "seated charter bus forum" to join.
;D  BK  ;D
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Post by: Dave5Cs on June 21, 2012, 10:19:15 AM
Lets get back on track, LOL

Dave5Cs 8)
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Post by: Van on June 27, 2012, 07:16:38 AM
ATTA BOY Dave! That things looking awesome!

And the beat goes on....

   V.
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Post by: john9861 on June 28, 2012, 04:52:11 AM
BK,
   No worries. There are plenty of Conversions here for you to work on. Just don't screw up & charge for your time. And especially don't charge for the parts... :o ;D
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Post by: Kwajdiver on July 25, 2012, 07:10:01 PM
Painted this bus white July 1012.
MCI-9 1983

This bus is for sale.
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Post by: poppi on August 06, 2012, 05:08:10 PM
As advertised here is what is done now

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Post by: Rda848 on August 11, 2012, 11:38:44 AM
Hi All, I am one of the new people, :o and it's really nice to see all the creations  ;D here on the site so I will add just one more to the mix. Hope to chat sometime.
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Post by: viking1 on August 11, 2012, 04:08:19 PM
very nice.
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Post by: ridgeroadrunner on September 14, 2012, 05:56:44 PM
We are the Gilliams we live in Central Missouri .We own a 1980 MCI 5 , bought 2 years ago from Carl Moss From Ohio, I saw it listed in Bus Conversion Magazine . When we bought the bus we drove it home kept it a week, then took it to the Grand Canyon. We have used it for several trips to Six Fags St. Louis with the kids and grandkids; we have also took it camping several times. The bus was everything that Carl said it was and when I  had the money transferred to him  we accidently forgot about the deposit and his wife called me when I got home  telling me that she had mailed the deposit back to me . We still talk to each other on the phone Carl is 84 now
It has a 8V71 Detroit Diesel engine with a  Four Speed Manual Transmission , Pull out awnings on all windows Stainless Steel Wheel Covers,3 low profile penguin roof air conditioners ,12W KW diesel generator , Convection oven , 2 burner electric flat top stove,  inline Ice maker , AC/DC stand up fridge/freezer, fold out sofa bed combo, dining area concerts to a bed ,  WBACO hot water heat plus heat strips in the air conditioners ,Neo angle stand up shower with wall kit, flat screen TV, 2 stereo systems, The master Bed room has 2  twin beds on a rail system that slide together to make one , Lots of storage areas, it has a 140 gallon fresh water tank ,140 gallon sewage tank.  It’s already had larger radiators put in it   and the only thing I might change on it is to add turbo chargers.

I bought the bus from Carl he is the man on the left of the picture ,  iam the man on the right
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Post by: John316 on September 14, 2012, 07:20:33 PM
Welcome aboard, Carl. Sounds like you got a great deal on your coach.

Feel free to ask questions on here. Lots of good advice. There are some really solid folks on here. If Clifford (Luvrbus) suggests something, go with it. He has more experience with everything bus related then a lot of us (probably all of us...).

God bless,

John
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Post by: ridgeroadrunner on September 14, 2012, 08:04:21 PM
My names Jeff , and thanks for the advice .  Do you know if Bus conversions Magazine will ever come back , or is there a similar magizine out there?
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Post by: John316 on September 15, 2012, 07:40:04 AM
Sorry about that, Jeff. I should have known. You bought it from Carl, and you are not Carl. Wasn't thinking. Sorry.

Bus Conversion Magazine. That is a deep topic. Actually, not so deep. They have promised to send it out time and time again (lost track now). A lot of us on the board have payed for our subscriptions, but it looks like they all ran off with our money. It really isn't a huge deal, because it was usually less then 50. However, there has been VERY little communication about it. When we do hear things about it, they never come true on their word.

As far as I know, there isn't another mag out there like BCM (was).

You should also drop over to see us at mcibustalk.com (http://mcibustalk.com). Good bunch of guys over there too.

Enjoy.

John
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on September 15, 2012, 03:03:03 PM
Awesome looking bus there, Mr. Jeff! Congrats!

We hope to have ours finished and on the road in 6 weeks.  ;D
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Post by: Outlander on September 22, 2012, 12:41:13 PM
Hello folks,
I just got my first bus and cant wait to get out in it.
I will be asking lots of questions. But the first things will be updating the interior. Just has the basic setup right now. I will be mainly using it to live in while working out of town.
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on September 22, 2012, 07:08:02 PM
Welcome, Outlander!

Nice bus. But please remember we like "bus porn". A few pictures of the interior would be great. What type of engine, tranny?

Where are you located on the planet? We are spread all over the U. S. and several other nations.
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Post by: Outlander on September 28, 2012, 04:53:12 PM
I live in Baton Rouge, La. my toy has a 8v71, 3 speed Spicer transmission, Model 05. Its pretty basic right now. The guy I bought it from had to repo it and the previous owner was not kind to the interior. But I do have photos of before.
It looks pretty rough right now, but in the coming days will be better then before.

I have question on plumbing for tanks right now and looking for a better setup apart from 55gal tanks, Just need to search the site. Then it is off to remodel the bathroom. But for now I can work with it
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Post by: edeshields on January 08, 2013, 01:10:02 PM
Hello folks.  Newby just joining in.  Here's a 1990 MCI 102C3 that was originally Hormel's SPAM NASCAR/INDY sponsor bus.  I got her after the blue and pink paint was covered over by a rather flat grey color.  I guess, from reading other posts from the pros here, that I'm more a checkbook conversion guy -- although every detail about my finish out was how I wanted it. I did do the upholstery and tile work and some electrical and plumbing reconfiguration.  I reconfigured the Cruise air units to digital thermometers and installed new electric heaters and exhaust fans.  The easy stuff mainly.  The rest of the work was done by some excellent craftsmen.  I should finish up the inside by March this year.  She's an 8V92TA with 40,000 miles (on a rebuilt 250,000 mile coach).  Here's a couple of pics.  We've really enjoyed her.  Look forward to see you guys on the road.....

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/102c3profile_zpsc6095343.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/IMG_1806sized.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/busrear_zpsf45e0e03.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/businsidefront_zps77e5c20c.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/Businsidefacingrear_zps71db01f8.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/frontbus_zps7d39313c.jpg)


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Post by: Slow Rider on January 12, 2013, 06:44:03 AM
Nice looking coach you have there Ed.  Welcome aboard!  Don't hesitate to ask questions or volunteer information.  Thanks for putting some info in your signature.  It really helps when folks are trying to answer you questions.

Frank
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Post by: Bendango on January 13, 2013, 04:07:56 PM
I'm at the very beginning of converting this bus to an RV.

1983 GMC RTS
6V92TA Detroit Diesel
35 foot long, narrow body
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Post by: Van on February 02, 2013, 11:16:12 AM
The rubber front bumper is finally gone! Here is the updated look on our model 15. I think I have fallen in love all over again!  ;D ;D
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/312366_197769570368898_122435590_n_zps6b8593c1.jpg)
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Post by: H3-45 on February 03, 2013, 05:09:40 AM
Very nice Van,Glad to see the rubber bumper gone,bus looks great my favorite colors red and black!!!!!!!!


Robert H3-45 ;)
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Post by: Van on February 03, 2013, 09:14:06 AM
Thank's Robert :) Cheryl and I were pretty excited, this was the first exterior improvements since we got it in 2007  :o. All our other improvements focused on suspension, brakes, mechanical s and interior. I started stripping the paint on the tailgate, and taillight corner doors last summer and am looking forward to completing this project.
(http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq292/cwvanhagen/550510_242330622548645_2026360664_n_zps7a5d1451.jpg)
Rear bumper needs to bye bye also! ;D 
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Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on February 06, 2013, 04:02:45 PM
Hello folks.  Newby just joining in.  Here's a 1990 MCI 102C3 that was originally Hormel's SPAM NASCAR/INDY sponsor bus.  I got her after the blue and pink paint was covered over by a rather flat grey color.  I guess, from reading other posts from the pros here, that I'm more a checkbook conversion guy -- although every detail about my finish out was how I wanted it. I did do the upholstery and tile work and some electrical and plumbing reconfiguration.  I reconfigured the Cruise air units to digital thermometers and installed new electric heaters and exhaust fans.  The easy stuff mainly.  The rest of the work was done by some excellent craftsmen.  I should finish up the inside by March this year.  She's an 8V92TA with 40,000 miles (on a rebuilt 250,000 mile coach).  Here's a couple of pics.  We've really enjoyed her.  Look forward to see you guys on the road.....

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/102c3profile_zpsc6095343.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/IMG_1806sized.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/busrear_zpsf45e0e03.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/businsidefront_zps77e5c20c.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/Businsidefacingrear_zps71db01f8.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/marketpt/102c3/frontbus_zps7d39313c.jpg)




Nice looking C3 Ed!
Welcome Abord!
Nick-
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Post by: H3-45 on February 10, 2013, 09:04:12 PM
NICE 102 C3 ED!!!!!!!  Thanks for the photos!!!!!!!!!!



Robert ::)
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Post by: SheThunder on February 11, 2013, 06:37:21 AM
Hello, I'm Lady Dove & here is my THUNDER....
She is a 1947 GMC PD3751 Silversides Greyhound


 
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on February 11, 2013, 06:59:43 AM
Wow! That is a nice bus, Lady Dove! How about some inside pictures?
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Post by: SheThunder on February 11, 2013, 07:06:55 AM
Wow! That is a nice bus, Lady Dove! How about some inside pictures?

Thank You....  :)

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Post by: SheThunder on February 11, 2013, 07:19:29 AM
Wow! That is a nice bus, Lady Dove! How about some inside pictures?

So glad you like my bus :)
There are more pictures here and I will be adding more later of our journeys....

www.guitarpickinmama.com/thunder (http://www.guitarpickinmama.com/thunder)

I'm having difficulty loading pictures right now....
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Post by: Dreamscape on February 12, 2013, 04:05:26 PM
Welcome! You have a great piece of history! 8)

I would encourage you to start a page in the Bus Project section. That way all of the posts will apply directly to your coach and won't get lost in the shuffle of things!
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Post by: Rick59-4104 on March 10, 2013, 07:29:08 PM
 Been a member for a while but never put up pictures...This is my 1959 4104. We bought the bus a couple of years ago from a guy named Bill who had recently sold a rather large manufacturing plant in Iowa and had retired to the Branson Mo area. The bus showed up on Craigslist, very much out of my price range, I called Bill and told him up front I was just a tire kicker but I had never seen a 4104 and asked if my wife and I could come up and look at her. He invited us up, took us on a ride, then we visited at their lakefront home, thanked them and went home thinking wow what a bus wish we could swing it.

 Long story short over the next couple of weeks Bill called me several times each time dropping the price. He told me that he and his wife had decided we were the people who needed to own the bus next. Later I talked with a couple of members here who contacted Bill to buy the bus, both were told the bus was spoken for.

 Bill wanted me to come up and get the bus and "try her out for a couple of weeks." This was something I normally would not do, but by this time the price had came way down. We went back up, drove the bus home and spent the next 2 weeks on the road with her. He got the price down so low we could not pass it up. I never tried to talk him down on the price, he just kept dropping the price until we could not pass it up. I had a 1972 22" Barth RV we ended up selling for more than the purchase price of the 4104.

I really Like the style of the GM 4104's and the 4103 buses. anyway here are a few pictures if I can get them to post.

Rick
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on March 10, 2013, 09:04:03 PM
I love the look of old buses!  Rick: How about a few inside pictures?
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Post by: Dreamscape on March 11, 2013, 03:27:05 PM
You have a very nice bus!  8) It sounds like you were meant to have it! Very cool story!

Please start a Project thread so all of your pics and experiences are all in one place.  ;)
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Post by: treeplanter on April 15, 2013, 11:27:39 AM
1971 GMC 5305, Tim and Carrie's project bus, she needs lots of work to bring her back to an go anywhere state, learning as I go!
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on April 16, 2013, 06:13:59 AM
Hello, Tim and Carrie. Good looking Fishbowl for sure!
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Post by: treeplanter on April 17, 2013, 08:39:42 PM
Thank you Dr. Steve, we love bus's.
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Post by: SheThunder on April 17, 2013, 09:06:46 PM
1971 GMC 5305, Tim and Carrie's project bus, she needs lots of work to bring her back to an go anywhere state, learning as I go!
It's a labor of love.... Sweet bus ;D
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Post by: Dave5Cs on April 19, 2013, 04:35:13 PM
Did that bus come from Citrus Heights. If so I was going to buy it 2 years ago. The owner was very honest and told me that a bolt fell out of the flywheel and was laying somewhere in the pan. I said thsnks and moved on. It was is a nice looking bus.
 
Dave5Cs from Galaxy S III
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Post by: mcidave on June 04, 2013, 12:50:38 PM
I have been working on my 1982 MCI9 with a double roof for many years-it seems like it should have been done by now, but I think that I must enjoy the building process too much!
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Post by: Dreamscape on June 04, 2013, 02:04:40 PM
Dave,

Why don't you start a project thread so all of us can see why it's taking this long!  ;D
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Post by: siberyd on July 13, 2013, 02:33:27 PM
Here is some info on the bus we stole. Not litterally the bus was such a deal, already converted and sitting with a full tank of diesel. The bus was not driven for several years, but the bus owner had a truck repair service visiting is every couple of months maintaining the engine.

She is a 1957 PD 4104-2240. She started her life in CA as a bus for the Yosemite NP. She had 3 optional skylights added at the factory (per FVR).

Some of her atributes:

2 roof top a/c's
25' awning
6.5kw gas onan generator, plumbed to former a/c motor tank.
Sleeps 5 plus 2 huskies.
3-way Dometic fridge
Propane heater and 4-burner stove
Microwave
2 sinks in kitchen
Full bath with shower, toilet and vanity.
2 color tvs and each has own antenna
Fresh water tanks under bed in back, gray & bllack in bay.
Inverter.


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Post by: SaMHiLL on July 22, 2013, 02:35:47 PM
1962 PD4106-788

Unprofessionally converted in the late '70s. We purchased the coach a little over a year ago for $5000, and have been living in it fulltime since then. It runs and drives great, but the conversion is very dated, and most systems have had issues/failures. That was not unexpected as the work done converting it is at best sub-standard. That's okay because we now get to do it our way. We know we have a long road ahead, but with the veritable plethora of knowledge available here, and my own awesome skillset ( ;D), nothing is impossible!

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Post by: Barn Owl on July 22, 2013, 04:19:28 PM
Looks like a nice straight 4106. Rear deck lid looks great.
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Post by: Merlin on July 29, 2013, 12:40:39 PM
Hey Samhill ... Post some inside pics. Maybe we can give you a few design change ideas.  I totally stripped out a so-called professional conversion and redid it the right way (my way).  But was not living in it during the conversion.  You may have already seen my interior pics on one of the RVing websites.  It's the gray and blue Prevost.  I'll try to put a link to the pics here.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r5n4yhhs5iq4o3v/gUFYwSAfcr (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r5n4yhhs5iq4o3v/gUFYwSAfcr)

There are several hundred more pics of the destruction and construction, but that would overwhelm my Dropbox limit.
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Post by: 4104SoFl on August 02, 2013, 05:08:22 PM
4104-1889
Paid $6,500 / Motor is a 671 which I had checked out. Everything looks good. The man I bought it from purchased rebuilt engine from GM in 1974.
Two valve head. Man said it has about 27,000 miles on it now. The bus needs work because it is dated. I drove it to my house, about ten miles.
I was told that it was a transit bus in New Jersey, then a church bought it and after awhile blew up the motor. That is how the man I got from came across it. He did the conversion and it looks nice (just old).
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Post by: siberyd on August 02, 2013, 05:30:18 PM
Good looking bus, nice interior. Yes it is dated but thats part of the fun with this hobby.

Siberyd
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Post by: Kajun_Taz on August 10, 2013, 07:12:19 PM
Here's a link to ours...
http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=26190.msg287363#msg287363 (http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=26190.msg287363#msg287363)
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Post by: harleyman_1000 on August 19, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
Here is a link to my new PD4104 That has been extended a couple feet and had a T-DRIVE 6V92 installed and a 5 speed auto




https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/9306_10201824856208825_1637252945_n.jpg
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on August 20, 2013, 07:14:52 AM
Wow, Harleyman! Looks great! How a about some pictures of the rear end and engine compartment?
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Post by: bcbusman on November 18, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
My 1991 Setra S 215 DHD in the middle of conversion from scratch
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Post by: bcbusman on November 18, 2013, 09:03:32 PM
My 1957 MCI Courier 96 Skyview
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Post by: harleyman_1000 on November 24, 2013, 03:20:11 PM
Wow, Harleyman! Looks great! How a about some pictures of the rear end and engine compartment?


 Just saw this. Haven't been here lately. Will try and get some pictures taken tomorrow and post them.
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Post by: 86102A3 on January 01, 2014, 09:02:39 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/yvedu9ut.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/2ugyme3e.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/enuzapy6.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/e5a5eqas.jpg)

Here are my latest pictures of my progress....
1986 TMC 102A3
6V92TA
HT740

Jeff L.
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Post by: Dreamscape on January 01, 2014, 05:41:58 PM
Jeff, Very nice work!

You should think about starting your own thread in the Bus Project section. That way it is keep all in one place for us all to drool over.  ;)
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Post by: harleyman_1000 on January 01, 2014, 09:58:58 PM
Wow, Harleyman! Looks great! How a about some pictures of the rear end and engine compartment?

Click on the photobucket link below my signature to see my bus framwork
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Post by: 86102A3 on January 02, 2014, 08:26:20 AM
Jeff, Very nice work!

You should think about starting your own thread in the Bus Project section. That way it is keep all in one place for us all to drool over.  ;)

Thanks I will do that... Am on vacation for the New Years holiday so I have plenty of time.
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Post by: 86102A3 on January 03, 2014, 08:47:53 AM
FYI I started a thread in the bus projects section for those whom are interested. Titled Rebuilding America.
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Post by: uswiththebus on March 10, 2014, 10:16:17 PM
Hi there! New here. We are moving into our 1970 International Double decker conversion in four days while we build a house. We are blogging about it and have before and after pics at www.littlebusontheprairie.com (http://www.littlebusontheprairie.com)

Looking forward to learning more about bus life!

Link is fixed, DS
Title: Finally first camping trip
Post by: bcbusman on March 29, 2014, 06:47:49 PM
Everything works perfect except I had only 3 batteries hooked up so we ran out of power for the furnace because it was really cold so it was kicking in like every 30 min. I'm adding 7 more batteries and 200W solar panels and hopefully that will be enough to run the house fridge and heat when needed over night.
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Post by: Mex-Busnut on April 02, 2014, 01:45:33 PM
Hi there! New here. We are moving into our 1970 International Double decker conversion in four days while we build a house. We are blogging about it and have before and after pics at www.littlebusontheprairie (http://www.littlebusontheprairie). com

Looking forward to learning more about bus life!
Hello. Your link does not seem to work as it was posted. Here it is corrected:

www.littlebusontheprairie.com (http://www.littlebusontheprairie.com)
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Post by: Al Reding on April 11, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Hello Everyone... Im a newbie to Bus Conversions and I just want to say that I will be soon a proud new owner of a PD 4501....I am picking her up on the 14th of April and if all gos well...and make it back to Florida from California 2537mi......Please if anyone has any words of wisdom what I should look out for or tips and advice... please let me know.... Will post pics as soon as I get it home... Please God bless my Scenicruiser!
Thanks... Al
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Post by: digesterman on April 16, 2014, 07:14:54 AM
Hello Everyone... Im a newbie to Bus Conversions and I just want to say that I will be soon a proud new owner of a PD 4501....I am picking her up on the 14th of April and if all gos well...and make it back to Florida from California 2537mi......Please if anyone has any words of wisdom what I should look out for or tips and advice... please let me know.... Will post pics as soon as I get it home... Please God bless my Scenicruiser!
Thanks... Al
For some reason these threads do not get a lot of traffic, check out this post, a lot of good info for a new owner and your first trip. http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=26808.0 (http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=26808.0) 
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Post by: treeplanter on May 25, 2014, 04:58:23 PM
I extended my fish bowl's front bumper to accommodate a pair of fog lamps and to give it a better look.
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Post by: thekid745 on August 06, 2014, 04:24:45 PM
This is Penelope, she is a 1969 GM Fishbowl. Currently renovating the inside.
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Post by: treeplanter on August 06, 2014, 05:52:41 PM
Nice looking fishbowl, which engine and transmission does it have.
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Post by: thekid745 on August 06, 2014, 06:00:01 PM
She has the 6v71 with Allison 2 Speed
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Post by: Lowball on September 22, 2014, 07:30:25 PM
Hi all, my name is Max and my wife and I just picked up this converted pd4104-2754.




(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/22/7ee86d4ff59ba988aa5aaad2d5d06c6e.jpg)
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Post by: yvan on September 23, 2014, 09:12:53 AM
Here is our first bus, 1964 GMC SDM 5302(serial # C050) Was converted to a RV in 1991 and full timed by them up until last week. Some renovations to do both inside and out, with interior taking the first priority. The PO's were full time chain smokers, so needless to say we have some yellowing to take care of...

The 6V71 and Spicer 4 speed were rebuilt 20,000 km ago, and new tires fitted shortly following the engine rebuild.This bus started life as a fishbowl, but unfortunately when the roof was raised they decided to change the front end to something more modern looking (I had a dream of stripping the paint and finding the fishbowl front end underneath....). Runs and drives well, no leaks, solid suspension, refurbishing it is our per-retirment project, then our turn to full time. 

(http://vid144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/repare-brise/bus/intvideo.mp4)

(http://vid144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/repare-brise/bus/IMG_67261.mp4)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/repare-brise/bus/5403661C-F2D8-464F-8ACA-A3E04144248C-1.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/repare-brise/bus/963B98F3-0201-403A-A291-9C95CE634724.jpg)

You can follow our progress here   http://s144.photobucket.com/user/repare-brise/library/bus (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/repare-brise/library/bus)
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Post by: skytrends on October 12, 2014, 02:33:25 PM
Hello, New member here Although not new to bus conversions. This is my 2ed in the last 15 years. Converted 1963 Flx. x Seattle City Transit New Look Bus. My 1st was a 73 MC-7. There is one pic of it.
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Post by: SheThunder on October 12, 2014, 03:35:37 PM
Welcome :)
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Post by: skytrends on October 12, 2014, 03:43:37 PM
Thank you! :)
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Post by: SheThunder on October 12, 2014, 07:06:43 PM
I'm sure you'll love it here, good people, a plethora of info and our oh so loved rides!
Nice pictures, keep em commin;)
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Post by: MightyThor on October 13, 2014, 09:52:12 PM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h72/stfagen/PD4501472firstroadtrip.jpg)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h72/stfagen/IMG_6267.jpg)

This is my second Scenicruiser PD 4501-472
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Post by: Kohrn Sirrup on October 19, 2014, 05:14:40 PM
That's Josephine just after I picked her up in Minnesota. She's a beaut! A 1954 Flxible Visicoach RV conversion. As far as I can tell I'm the third owner. She never was a passenger bus.At first she was a lab for a utility company in Conneticut and then sold to the family I got her from.They finished up the conversion. She's a blast and gets the attention wherever she goes but I didn't realize she would become a full time job! I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Post by: treeplanter on October 19, 2014, 05:31:59 PM
very cool, love the lines of the 50's Flxible's, photo's of the interior?
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Post by: yvan on October 22, 2014, 11:57:01 AM
just north of MOntreal.

Sorry for bringing back such an old post, but where is this yard, I need parts for my bus.
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Post by: Zephod on November 14, 2014, 09:06:17 AM
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/697cdf320c8852cefe2f106cf141021f.jpg)

This is my bus. She hasn't yet been named. She's a 1995 International 3800 with a DT466 engine and probably Allinson transmission.

Picked her up a couple of weeks ago - she had a rodent infestation at some point. A previous owner turned her into a hunting lodge and welded a ludicrous back shelf on her.

Full details of my conversion process are at www.schoolbushome.blogspot.com and it is my intention to turn her into a 24x365 livable motor home.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/e3af87a524f7fab0a6cda2a92c1e3027.jpg)

And only 95K miles on her too. Probably genuine because the 55mph governor is still in place!
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Post by: Barn Owl on December 10, 2014, 08:42:41 PM
I am posting this for my father who loves buses. He has every Bus Conversion magazine ever published.

This is his bus:

1964 - PD4106

6v92t w/Jakes
n95 injectors
v730
Spring Brakes
1:1 gearbox w/Sheppard Power Steering
Polyurethane bushings
11r24.5 on Alcoa wheels

This bus accelerates and handles like you would not believe. I call it the 4106 dream package.

I am looking for better pics, but this will do for now.
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Post by: Zephod on December 14, 2014, 03:35:19 PM
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Post by: digesterman on December 14, 2014, 04:33:19 PM
You have so much to look forward to


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Post by: tcolley on January 23, 2015, 06:05:42 PM
Hi all. I'm new to the bus thing but I've been owning and driving 18-wheelers since I was 18, so I'm no stranger to large vehicles. Been looking for an RV for awhile for family use and also for a tour bus for my band and was on the fence between a sticks and staples RV or a bus, but I was leaning towards a bus because my mechanical knowledge of big trucks lends itself better to a bus. Looked for awhile before I found one that had everything I was looking for but I found it. This is a picture of me and the band with my oddball bus on its maiden voyage. It's a 1972 Gillig DT16. Originally a 335 Small Cam Cummins and a 5 spd but now has a 350 Small Cam with a 10 spd. Not sure what it was in it's original incarnation but pretty sure it was converted in about 1978. Needs some updating and freshening up but all in all it's solid. Not much info on the net about Gilligs so if anyone has anything to share, go for it. Sorry for rambling and thanks for having me. I'll try to get some more pics of the bus this weekend if the weather improves.
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Post by: expressbus on January 23, 2015, 06:24:17 PM
Tcolley

Read your handle and almost thought it read Trolley. I guess the eyes are going now, wonder what is next!

Just wanted to say welcome aboard. There are a lot of great people on this site. Never met a busnut I did not like. Good luck with your Gillig and the updates you need to do.
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Post by: Jim Eh. on January 23, 2015, 06:50:54 PM
Hi Tcolley, welcome.

Is that a full tandem out back?
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Post by: tcolley on January 23, 2015, 06:56:19 PM
Yessir. Rockwell SQHD's.
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Post by: Dreamscape on January 24, 2015, 03:33:22 AM
Welcome! Nice looking coach you found. Start yourself a Bus Project page and post as many pictures and stories you want. I'm sure you will be changing updating as you go along, it's a great place to have a little history to look back on.
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Post by: Dave5Cs on January 25, 2015, 07:45:09 AM
tcolley Welcome and you might try one of these for some other ideas, HTH Dave5Cs

https://www.google.com/search?q=Gillig+bus+forum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 (https://www.google.com/search?q=Gillig+bus+forum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)
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Post by: DonH4106 on February 21, 2015, 11:54:02 AM
Our PD4106 1015

We acquired this GM PD 4106 1015 converted coach in November 2014 from Jim and Shirley Kendall. I believe Jim started the conversion in 2003 and brought it to AZ in about 2008. It was about 97% complete. It needed paint a lot of maintenance. It is coming along nicely with new red paint. Here are some of the details and I am sure I miss a few.

Builder Jim Kendall 2003-2008
Brought to AZ 2008, seldom if never used
Features all solid Black Walnut wood throughout.
Power train 8-71T and a V730
Updated brakes and controllers.
Seven Alcoa wheels and new tires.
300 amp engine generator charges house batteries.
V730 accessory drive powers 180 amp alternator for engine batteries.
Accessory drive also powers driver/passenger air conditioner.
There are two high amp switches that control both systems.
15 KW Perkins turbo powered diesel 120/240 volt Gen set.
Roof raised 18 inches and floor raised to give a flat floor.
Under floor used to run all new wires and hoses
Spray foam closed cell insulation entire coach
Coach lined with ¼ inch plywood
Custom dash and mirrors
Tilt steering wheel
Jake
Side by side driver/passenger air ride premium leather seating
Circular entrance steps.
All electric.
Two Heart inverters/chargers
Three huge four volt house batteries
Tundra electric refrigerator
Three burner Electric range.
Electric hot water heater
LED indirect lighting.
Pico lighting control system
Forty inch Flat screen TV
Washer/Dryer combo
Vacuum system
Chest freezer on slide out
Sunken bath/shower
Tiled kitchen and bath
Timed bath heater
Twin beds
Across the back closet.
Pocket doors both sides of bathroom.
200 gal fresh tank
200 gal holding tank

Large fresh water filter.
25 gal drinking water with it’s own pump.
140 gal main diesel tank
110 gal accessory diesel tank
Painted February 2015

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Post by: Dreamscape on February 22, 2015, 07:20:42 AM
Wow! Very nice! Can you please start a Project thread and include these pics and the description you have posted. That way all of the information on your coach is in one place, along with any comments.
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Post by: Zephod on March 01, 2015, 04:52:13 PM
(http://youtu.be/LKe7MzG7rQ0)

The bus - latest
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Post by: Zephod on March 01, 2015, 04:53:44 PM
Inside the magic schoolbus: http://youtu.be/LKe7MzG7rQ0
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Post by: Lazyoldgeezer on May 28, 2015, 03:13:15 PM
Just purchased my first bus a 1968 Silver Eagle. Paid just $4500.00 It starts and runs like a champ, but the interior is now stripped and in the process of wiring it to my liking. The 6.5 KW Onan needs a new carburetor, and there are no holding tanks on board so I have my work cut out for me. Both steers are in great shape but the rears show some sidewall weathering but good tread depth.

Lucky for me, Cowells in Joplin is just a couple hours away. My intention is to install and interior that sleeps 8 with shower, crapper, and kitchen. Then use it to travel up and down Baja carrying 6 surfers/divers and stopping at the good surf and diving spots on 4 week trips. I am willing to read all replies, suggestions, and help that I can get. I look forward to being and avid reader and contributor to this forum.
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Post by: Dreamscape on May 31, 2015, 02:56:14 PM
Good find! Colaws in Carthage might have some stuff too!
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Post by: Zephod on July 08, 2015, 02:05:20 PM
Magic school bus latest(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/2fbaee6247f8677e0e80fb51c584de40.jpg)
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Post by: somewhereinusa on August 22, 2015, 12:13:53 PM
Been posting here and never put up pictures. Here's a before and after, Bought it i NM and drove it home.
1991 Bluebird AARE, 3116 Cat

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(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i79/somewhereinusa/Our%20bus/web-bus-left-side-7260.jpg) (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/somewhereinusa/media/Our%20bus/web-bus-left-side-7260.jpg.html)

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i79/somewhereinusa/Our%20bus/web-bus-rear-7257.jpg) (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/somewhereinusa/media/Our%20bus/web-bus-rear-7257.jpg.html)

Outside is more or less done, have to address some bent storage doors.

We've bee using it for a couple of years, inside has a way to to yet. This is a recent camping trip.

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Dick
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Post by: digesterman on August 22, 2015, 12:31:51 PM
Looking good Dick
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Post by: darryl97420 on December 28, 2015, 01:46:19 PM
I don't have a pic of me with the bus yet and I didn't get a selfie stick for Christmas but will work on a pic.

Here is my 78 Eagle 05. I picked it up in November and had a heck of a time getting it home. It took several 6-hour trips to finally get her running enough to get her home. And, that drive took an overnight stop because I didn't want to proceed without running lights nor have a problem in the middle of the Oregon Coastal mountains at night.

Runs like a champ however a bit slow on the hills. I'm spoiled with 4 stoke school buses that climb at 45mph, not 20. Also need to figure where the oil leaks is. There is a big one somewhere that I haven't isolated because there is years of grime and grease on the engine to wash off.

She is mostly gutted leaving me enough necessities to steel camp till I can figure out what I like and what I don't. No need in jumping into a floorplan or power plant change right now. I just want to enjoy the bus.

(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q672/darryl97420/Driver%20%20side%20front_zpspotzh87o.jpg) (http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/darryl97420/media/Driver%20%20side%20front_zpspotzh87o.jpg.html)
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Post by: Scott & Heather on December 28, 2015, 10:48:24 PM
Darryl, what's your power plant in the eagle? Do you know what your coach weighs?


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Post by: darryl97420 on December 29, 2015, 03:41:56 AM
Darryl, what's your power plant in the eagle? Do you know what your coach weighs?

Power plant is an 8V71, haven't weighed it yet.
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Post by: MB LeMirage on December 29, 2015, 04:03:45 PM
Nice to see an Eagle that still has the stepped roof. I have always like that, its unique these days and gives a little more natural light. Its a shame that so many have been capped.
Ryan.
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Post by: darryl97420 on December 29, 2015, 09:58:32 PM
Thank you for the comment. My Eagle even has the rear glass with emergency exit. Its a very cool bus that needed some love and it will now get it. 

After the new year I get to finish stripping it out, cleaning out any rust, rust proofing, insulating and making a new home.

Its gonna be great!
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Post by: Dreamscape on December 30, 2015, 01:40:37 AM
Just enjoy the journey! It's a fun project just don't let it get you down because it will at times. It's the nature of the beast!  ;)

Just keep the rpm's up high on the hills and watch your temps. Wave as others pass you by and enjoy the scenery!  ::)
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Post by: HappyinWI on December 31, 2015, 09:25:49 AM
We bought a 1956 PD4104-1744 in November. It's put away for the winter, but thought I would share some pictures from the trip home.

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Post by: Dreamscape on January 01, 2016, 01:02:20 AM
Very nice 4104! If you don't have a project page, may I suggest you start one. That way all of your pictures can be in one place. That doesn't mean you can't post some pics in other places, it's just a place you can call home as you embark on this new journey.
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Post by: HappyinWI on January 01, 2016, 05:03:44 AM
Thanks. When I start on the work I will make a project page.
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Post by: Brent Lance on January 03, 2016, 03:20:00 PM
PD 4104-3361  .. i gutted it.. redid most of interior.. set it up for being on one spot always plugged in.. what i did with it for last two years.. now that done with that adventure.. im thinking of what i need to do to it to suit more for taking camping
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Post by: Beluga Bus on February 03, 2016, 09:18:55 AM
I got this PG 2904-066 in March of 2015. We have put over 10k miles on it since then, the majority of those miles following Route 66 east, and returning west on Route 20. The Buick straight 8 was replaced by a Detroit 4-71 and 5 speed manual. It was originally converted in the late 60's, and was freshened up in 2004.

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Post by: Dirtball on April 23, 2016, 09:36:03 PM
1996 MCI DL3  conversion shell , original conversion by Custom Coach.   Bus Air, plus four cruise airs below, 300 fuel, 200 water, 20KW Kohler , Four 8D on 4000w inverter, Webasto with convectors throughout incl bsmt. Series 60 , Allison B500 with Retarder.  I will learn how to post big pics. 

   
     
   
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Post by: steve.barnett71 on June 01, 2016, 09:15:59 AM
New to us 1982 MCI MC9

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Post by: lostagain on June 02, 2016, 07:10:52 AM
Really nice looking bus!

More pictures please...

That bra covering the front doesn't look great, but it will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The front of those buses is not well insulated, if at all, and air leaks through at speed. I wish I had one when driving in winter.

JC
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Post by: Oregonconversion on November 23, 2016, 11:40:00 AM
 Time for a remodel 😂😂😂😂😂
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Post by: smhaack63 on January 05, 2017, 08:45:00 PM
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1980 MCI project - Our first one.  When completed, We are planning on living in it full time. The bus conversion was started by the previous owner. A bare canvas awaits us inside.

Steve and Ann
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Post by: dadesigns4u on March 09, 2017, 06:49:48 PM
1969 Flxible Flxliner, #10800. 6-71 Detroit, 5 speed manual. Bought in August of '15, spent most of '16 going through it (Rebuilt trans, detailed engine service, new tires, new water heater, etc., etc.).

Drove down to SW Florida from NW Michigan christmas '16, heading back to Michigan and the real world next week (mid-March, '17).
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Post by: Brent Lance on March 14, 2017, 05:47:40 AM
This post needs some updates.. Love to see where ur at with ur project
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Post by: Bigtop on October 20, 2017, 10:36:15 AM
1964 PD4106-2516

1st owner bought it 4-3-1989 from an island resort in Washington.  They began the conversion and completed it in the early 90's.  Not sure why they lost interest in the coach, but my wife's grandfather bought it in 1995.  I bought it from grandpa in September 2017.

Pictures are of my daughter from the first time I ever saw the bus (wasn't allowed to enter or touch it), and the day we picked it up to drive it home.
I am finding things every day that are so cool about the coach.  It is such an exciting adventure.  Love, love, love it!!
Research told me that this was originally purchased by Alaska Hyway Tours.  They bought 3 buses in 1964.  Bus 2514, 2515, and 2516.  They numbered them 109, 110, 111 in their fleet.  Check out the really cool and original find.  I have all the receipts from the complete conversion along with all the work that has been done since.  It is really interesting looking through them, seeing what was bought, the cost back in 1989, etc.

Let me know if the pictures should be sized differently.  I have many I plan on sharing on the trip home, along with the story.  It was more than an adventure.

click for original picture size:
(http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus1_640.jpg) (http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus1.jpeg)
(http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus2_640.jpg) (http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus2.jpeg)
(http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus6_640.jpg) (http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/bus6.jpeg)
(http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/plate_640.jpg) (http://www.thatfulfer.life/pd4106/plate.jpeg)

Jim F