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Old 07-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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The Crown files...

I included the vacuum for scale--



Captains log--April maybe: The crew, eager to put their hard training efforts to the test set about ressurecting the beastly vessel..









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Old 07-29-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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Captain's Log--Five minutes later: The energy born of excitement soon faded and munity set in.








Risking life and limb I regained command.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the kind words. I picked it up in April in Sacramento.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hilarious little skit!
My favorite bus, the Crown - love it... hard to find in Florida tho or I would'a bought one! Welcome to the madness & I can see already that you know the rules...Lotsa photos!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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Captain's Log--Restless locals: Some of the indigenous have shown disdain for the vessel--I shall investigate...

Met with hostility, I've decided to move the vessel from the street.

Having relocated the vessel, we completed the demo and recycled the interior aluminum panels for use in skinning the exterior window openings.





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Old 07-29-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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We've found my next teeshirt Smitty.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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Maaaan! I love the lines of that old bus! TOOO COOOL. Welcome and good luck.
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What is the interior height in a Crown? Is this rear or mid engine...I gotta have one someday!
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the welcome.

After installing 3/4" tounge and groove(painted the exsposed side), 1/2" sound board, 1/2" osb and 1/4" floor covering, it's about 6' 2 1/2".








The motors mounted mid-ship on be its left side. Presuming the crown is mechanically and structurally sound, the biggest challenge is accessory placement and storage.

House batteries...

Starting batteries-they swing out and there was enough space behind them to mount four six volts.


Closer on the frame I welded up for the six volts.

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
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The shot with the insulation looks like a freakin spaceship! Beam me up!
How thick is the floor overall after you put the top layer on? Do the Crowns come with a taller ceiling?
I will be watching your build....drool...
Looking good so far, how is the access to the engine?

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