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Old 05-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #11
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Making a mess:



...took a break to install LED headlights:



Back to speakers, replacing all internal lights w/LED COBs, and adding additional insulation to what was there:



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Old 05-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #12
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Skipping a bunch of pictures... but, cleaned up messes, replaced wiring etc. and temporarily placed some of the new goodies for planning:



Doesn't seem like much has been done does it?
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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Nice bus, and nice speaker system When i get my bus im gonna upgrade the speakers too.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:00 PM   #14
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New goodies,,...are those GE top load freezers? 5 cu ft?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:34 AM   #15
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They're actually a pair of Sundanzer DC*50's; 12VDC ultra-efficient (and insulated) freezer and fridge (only difference is thermostat.) I wish they could each hold 5 cu ft but due to the design they're only about 1.8 cu ft per device. And I'll still keep a few coolers and a smaller 12VDC swing-arm compressor style portable fridge/freezer for that extra space.

After a bit of experimenting over the years for my intended use of such vehicles, I've pretty much decided not to use any type of propane, AC house unit, or building a conversion fridge/freezer again...

I need to be able to keep this thing unplugged.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:48 AM   #16
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@jmar896, yeah, seriously. Do it! I couldn't stand another moment of those Mobilpage 4" speakers trying to reproduce music while I worked on the bus. o.O
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:07 AM   #17
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The original speakers are painful to listen to they are so bad. I am working on new speakers for my Crown conversion. I am thinking of setting them up as two different sets of speakers so I could have all my speakers going at once (I intend to have six) or just the back two in the bedroom area.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:30 AM   #18
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Absolutely horrible unless they're intended for yelling at misbehaved passengers. ;)

My bus had 14 holes cut for speakers and I ended up with 10 new replacements; 3 pair in the front and 2 pair in the back, wired in series+parallel for 2 channels.

My plan was to replace them all but two of the spots had support beams in the way, and the other two were occupied with AC high/lower pressure lines which I don't intend to remove. o.O

I thought about making two 'zones' and utilizing a standard 4 channel audio power source but I really just wanted to refurbish the stock system so I had something to listen to when I'm not using something else.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:29 AM   #19
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Temporarily mounted the inverter/charger (perfect inverter/charger for the job, got it for a nice price, and a bonus is that it ended up being factory re-built.)



Needed a place to sit and it takes up about as much room as what I want to build in the end...



...and partially mounted the replacement in-dash receiver in the original Crown spot:

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:31 AM   #20
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...not much for naming a bus, but?



(Found this pre-configured in a stash of Crown parts I salvaged...) *grin*
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