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Old 05-05-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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1981 Crown SuperCoach Conversion

Howdy. I was planning on waiting until I was finished to start posting pictures but you all have been so helpful I figured I would start now.

We got lucky and found this crown super good condition. Has 373850 on it but only about 7 or 8k on a rebuilt whole new top end and turbo. I think the school got a grant right after they rebuilt it so then they sold it to a guy where it sat on his property for 3 or 4 years. It has a 290 turbo cummins small cam with a fuller roadranger 10spd, air brakes.

I had been lurking on the site for a few months and saw that everyone loved crowns and they had a good engine then this crown became available so I jumped on it with out hesitation. We are about to move onto it full time.

I took everyones advice and insulated the **** out of it. Ceramic and metallic paint on the whole inside, then 2inch Rmax on the floor, and then two layers of 3/4in insulation on the ceiling. After the flooring and cedar ceiling the center is about 6ft2in or so, not for tall people. I did not want to bother with taking all those damn rivets off. Plus this way there is less to heat and cool.

Gluing the insulation to the ceiling was bitch and turns out I did not even need to do it because I ended up putting that hard board stuff ( basically peg board without the holes) on the ceiling to suck the insulation up and proivide better structure for the T & G cedar. I had to screw that hardboard to the structural framing on the roof, but I am glad I did.

My neighbor sprayed my bus for me, with Hunter Green rustoleum and a black automotive primer. I think it turned out pretty good.

I am done commenting for now. Feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for looking
















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Old 05-05-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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Nice to see you enjoying that beautiful bus.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Love the look of the interior ceiling Keep the pics coming
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Beautiful bus, love the ceiling!
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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Love that Nature's Head toilet. I hope to install one in mine, as soon as I can afford it! I wish they were a bit less pricey.

Great work. How did you fasten the wood to the ceiling?
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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I love crown bus!
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:58 PM   #7
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Welcome! --- Always good to see another Crown saved from the crusher and going back on the road where they belong. Looking great!
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:30 AM   #8
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1/4in crown staples, all blind stapled so you can't see them
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:18 AM   #9
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1/4in crown staples, all blind stapled so you can't see them
What did the staples go into for backing? The peg board?

If you ever go anywhere cold, your going to have a ton of condensation coming off the ends of the screws you used to fasten the peg board to the ceiling. It might build up behind the wood and cause swelling, rot, and mold.

It looks good though.

Your stove is nice. Glad to see you used the right stove pipe.

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1/4in crown staples, all blind stapled so you can't see them
Thank you for the info! It really looks great. Is the board behind the planks tempered hardboard?
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