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Old 03-26-2016, 05:26 PM   #331
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Thanks gb...a skoolie's work is never done...next project is going to be an awning. I need to study how to adapt it to the curved body of the Crown without having to spend a ton of money
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:51 PM   #332
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Mounting on the top is no problem-but the bottom gets more tricky. I built stands to go from straight poles to curved side.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:14 PM   #333
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I wonder how close the body style of those old chevy travco motor homes are to the crown?, they have a curved body, and if you can see one with a awning it might give you some ideas
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:13 AM   #334
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sdwarf, is it working out ok for you?
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:18 AM   #335
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I found a pic on the web with one mounted...looks like it is doable with a little engineering

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:14 PM   #336
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Yup-works great. Everytime the bus is used its set up for the weekend. The only problem (same for everyone) are the arms coming back to the body. Luckily my front one is in front of the door. Where you set up your tables-where you plan on walking around etc vs. a pole at a 45* to the body. You can detatch the arms + go straight vertical if the wind in light. My Sunsetter came off a house-the had the original mount kit that came with it. It had mounts that you would mount in your patio. I attached them to a couple heavy weights to the times where that works better.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:01 PM   #337
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great looking build BC !! top notch. i dig the carpet on the ceiling, and the metal behind the sink.
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I just bought a 76 Crown 2 weeks ago in Chicago to convert. We are very excited, but also very stressed, it was used as a party bus for 12 years and has a lot of serious rust on it. I think I'm going to have to replace the entire back window emergency exit. And all my Crown decals were taken off. But, I paid $3500 for it and we are going to have a long future together
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:25 PM   #339
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Welcome , nice to see another Crown on the site, gotta say coming from Ill, where I grew up by the way about 100 miles west of Chicago, I went to Freeport schools but born & raised in the country between Freeport & Lena, I hope the rust doesn't discourage you.
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trying to not let it bring me down. my buddy the welder said he would do the labor for free but it would take a lot of materials and a lot of time. I'm just sad to see what this bus has become. I really want to restore it to it's former glory, but it looks like it's gonna cost a lot more than I thought to do it. A little discouraged, but still determined.
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