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Re: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!
« Reply #465 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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« Reply #466 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!

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« Reply #467 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.

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! :)

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« Reply #468 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. :)


   Thanks for viewing  ;)
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« Reply #469 on: January 11, 2012, 11:07:23 PM »
Here's my Crown:











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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Re: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!
« Reply #470 on: February 27, 2012, 10:35:17 PM »
Just made quick video with a few pictures.  Enjoy
 Bus conversion video.wmv
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« Reply #471 on: February 28, 2012, 09:38:09 AM »
Gary,

It sucks to be you! LOL.

Nice job, thanks for posting.
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« Reply #472 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
Gaëtan & Manon (french canadian)
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« Reply #473 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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Gary Seay (location Alaska)
1969 MCI MC-6 unit# 20006
8V92 turbo 740 auto
more pics and information here     "  www.my69mci-6.blogspot.com  "

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« Reply #474 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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« Reply #475 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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« Reply #476 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.

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« Reply #477 on: April 04, 2012, 04:22:45 PM »
Good looking MCI Dennis. Those polished sides really make it pop!
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« Reply #478 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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« Reply #479 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, 
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Formally MCI5A 8V71 Allison MT643