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Old 11-14-2014, 01:02 PM   #271
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Hi Locutus,

Lizard Skin can be painted. I have not done it, but I was told by the company that it could be painted. Keep in mind that with the various ceramics in the stuff, it will not be smooth. There is a bumpy texture to it. It also comes in various colors. I put on black, but they also have a white and I believe a grey.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #272
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Hi Tango,

The rubber flooring is made by G-Floor. It comes in long rolls. I got mine at Home Depot. It was actually cheaper than anywhere else. Home Depot only sells it online. I got the commercial grade. It can withstand just about anything. The web link is below:

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Flooring-Gar ... 5yc1vZb97t

it is a great product. I have used in the trunk, on the step well and I am covering the wheel well bumps inside the coach.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:42 PM   #273
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Thanks Greg. Is the texture of Lizard Skin similar to the spray-on "orange peel" of interior house walls? If so it might actually look good on the ceiling of a bus.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #274
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Orange peel would be a good description, although the "bumps" are a little bigger. Properly painted and I think it would look good. The "raw" dried Lizard Skin is a flat look without any shine to it. It would definitely need some paint to make it look better. Their website says that it can be painted:

"Yes, as long as any topcoat products have at least 15% flexibility/elongation. Most automotive paints have that. Most common automotive primers are acceptable."

This statement is direct from their website.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:45 PM   #275
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Thanks for the flooring info Greg -- will definitely check it out.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:06 AM   #276
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Hi Greg & Donna!

I'm still working through your build thread here, and really enjoying it. The more I read about others journeys through the process, the more becomes clear in my own build.

Enjoyed reading about your air conditioner search, and your generator decision. Pricy, but what an amazing sounding piece of equipment! I've decided on saving up for one, although smaller than your 8000.

I like how you've stressed cleanliness...in the sense of really cleaning the bus & its components/areas. To accomplish some of the gutting of my interior, I'll have to be grinding and welding, and that made me realize I'll have to drain my tank of about 60 gallons of diesel & storing it through that process. Seeing you get your tank fully cleaned & conditioned, I was curious: who did you go to for that? Did they drain & store your extra fuel? What did it cost? I've looked online & haven't found a service that does this...Your input would be very much appreciated!

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Old 12-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #277
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

It cost me about $500 to get it all completed. This included reconditioning the interior, priming and painting the exterior, putting Rhino Skin on the areas exposed to the road under the bus, and the extra valve added to supply the diesel generator. I had it done at BEAR in Hayward, California. Ironically, they are one block from the Gillig Bus factory.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:20 PM   #278
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

Hey Gmarvel,
I am still in the planning stages of my bus build for 2015, I am working with crownguy on sourcing a 40ft crown. I have recently moved up to the peninsula and would like to know if you and I could talk offline. I would like to know where if you knew of any places I could store my bus as well as get it painted.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:34 PM   #280
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TRAILER HITCH PICTURES UNDER THE BUS
A while ago I had promised fellow skoolies that I would get under the bus and take some pictures of how I extended the frame in the back to put in a trailer hitch. I finally crawled under the bus.

The first picture shows how the frame extension beams were welded to the existing rear frame rail.


This second picture shows both beams running under the rear of the bus.


The third picture shows the beams and supports at the rear bumper.


Fourth picture is a close up of the rear setup at the bumper area.


For those of us with Crowns, I hope these pictures are helpful. I am told that I could easily haul well over 10,000 pounds with this hitch. I don't intend to haul anything that heavy. However, it is nice to know that it is overbuilt and over-engineered.
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