The Brown Crown

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The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:01 pm

This is my 1976 Crown conversion. I have been working on it now for nearly 3 years and have really had a great time doing it. The bus is equipped with a Detroit Diesel 671 engine and a Fuller 910RT 10-speed manual transmission. The project is still a work in progress, but finished to the point where I can camp and travel in it. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I have really enjoyed looking at the great work the rest of you have done with your projects!
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The interior
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As it looked at retirement from school service
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby reprobate » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:33 pm

Very nice! I'm with Jimmyaustintx, let's see some more pics. Looks very interesting.
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:16 pm

Thanks much...I'm new to this site so I will post some more pics of the conversion as it went along over the last few years.
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby dlor1 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:28 pm

Sick. Very nice bus! I wish mine looked like that.
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby timbuk » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:56 pm

mr brown crown that bus is absolutly georgous thank you for sharing
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby sauce » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:22 pm

Always good to see more Crowns, and yours looks great, hope to have mine look as clean some day.
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:58 pm

Thanks to you all for the kind comments. I'll try to post some pics in the near future that show the conversion work.
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby oldog12 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:10 pm

REALLY NICE !!! Please let us know ALL the details.... What kind of gennie you got there ?

GREAT LOOKING CONVERSION !!!
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:34 am

Here are some early photos of the conversion work. I started with the shower and bathroom area and then some closet space near the back bed area.
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Shower framing
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby swinada » Sun May 11, 2008 11:51 pm

Nice work!!! I really like the looks of those old Crown and Gilligs, I guess I like well rounded things. :)
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:56 am

I have recently installed some new cabinets in the bedroom area which gives me a litle more space for storage. The downside was moving the bed, so now you can't walk around it, but I have found it was worth it for the storage. As soon as I can figure the way, I'll post photos of the new work. :)
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby yankeflyer » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:16 pm

A lot of really good buses are shown here and as I said before everybody's doing really good work, but clearly the first page of this thread is going to be people just going wow! From the shiny baby Moon's and chrome acorn nuts to that drop dead gorgeous oak carpentry with the perfectly matched ceiling. I'm glad you said it took years, I don't feel so bad about taking years myself. As you can see by the welcome everyone's pretty glad to see your pictures and your work, I wonder how many more undiscovered jewels are out there in America being worked on.

Like the others have said -- pictures -- they make for such great inspiration for everyone.


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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby dburt » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Nice bus, great work!!
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby browncrown » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:37 pm

Miles and dburt,

Thank you for the kind words. This bus, like probably most here, has been a dream for a long time and the hours spent working on it have been pure heaven. All the major work is done now, just cosmetic stuff on the inside. Here are a few pictures of the new bedroom cabinets and the bedroom area.
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Replacing new roof bows on the ceiling carpet seams.
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New Bedroom Cabinets
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Re: The Brown Crown

Postby putterspitt » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:32 pm

what is applied to the ceiling?
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