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Old 01-15-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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WANT TO BUY CROWN BUSES:

I'VE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH

I'm always looking to buy The Finest Coach ever laid down on the asphalt ribbons of the American Highway:

My preference is for those Crowns out-fitted with the 855 block Cummins 290 to 335 HP. The preference would be for the 10 speed RoadRanger with OD. However, if the Crown is equipped with the HP described above, Any transmission is not a deal killer: From the Allison Ht740 right on Through to the Eaton Fuller or even the Spicer 5 speed.

If you do have a Crown, sitting around, and have entertained the thought of Selling; Please feel free to contact me: Thanks in advance for your time. MOKI.........

It is highly desired that You have first hand knowledge as to the Condition of any Crown you might offer. It Runs: It Airs up, holds air and is safe. Electrics and Gauges and Steering function as they should. Or don't. I just ask honesty in appraisal of your vehicle. Again thank you for your time.

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Re: WANT TO BUY CROWN BUSES:



welcome back, I wish you good luck...they are pretty buses that's for sure
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: WANT TO BUY CROWN BUSES:

Agreed.......and Thank You

Beyond their beauty the build quality is unsurpassed in my opinion: The highest tensile strength steel, all interior window framing etc is polished stainless, and the largest brakes ever used on a schoolie and Mid-Engined.......the importance of that, from my standpoint cannot be overly emphasized. ......................Moki
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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It's really incredible: I still have the entirety of the deleted thread somehow saved to my disk: It seems to be bookmarked........It brings back such fond memories [/b]
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:01 PM   #5
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The thread is still there, it's just locked. That way we can reread, reminisce, and have a good chuckle
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:53 AM   #6
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The thread is still there, it's just locked. That way we can reread, reminisce, and have a good chuckle
My only regret is that the amount of work product didn't produce the desired result. It was after all about the Crown. I know a very wise member of this board Insists that it's about the journey not the destination. I agree with that to a certain extent. However where ever the journey ends invariably becomes the destination:

I'm still pursuing the truth of this Coach. Albeit without the middle man......this journey as well as its destination are yet to be understood.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:02 AM   #7
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Re: WANT TO BUY CROWN BUSES:

Are you shipping these to Hawaii?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:15 AM   #8
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Re: WANT TO BUY CROWN BUSES:

These will not go to Hawaii..............they go to Oregon for outfitting: and maintenance. My little Bluebird may come however, at 28 feet it's more suited to the Islands......and won't kill me financially to ship like a Crown would........Your looking at about 8K to bring a Crown to Hawaii, and then parking etc. Well your just looking for trouble.......But I like my little Blue Bird a lot: Knocked the HP up to 225 it's got 3.54 rears and it's a blast to drive: But don't let that get out to the purists in the Crown community......they're a little snobby. I put 1200 miles on it in four days, and it never missed a beat: yanked the seats, layed a 6000 watt inverter in there, and installed an awesome work bench in there: Love that little bird. No complaints at all: Last year for the 12 Valve.......bought this out of the Edmunds School District......Nice little Bus
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:19 AM   #9
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My only regret is that the amount of work product didn't produce the desired result. It was after all about the Crown. I know a very wise member of this board Insists that it's about the journey not the destination. I agree with that to a certain extent. However where ever the journey ends invariably becomes the destination:

I'm still pursuing the truth of this Coach. Albeit without the middle man......this journey as well as its destination are yet to be understood.
I'm actually going to respond to this seriously, because it's something I care about. That saying is obviously referencing life as a whole, not specific situations. I don't ever want to get comfortable enough in life, that I feel I've "arrived", reached my destination. I also don't want to ever get so focused on something that I am reaching for, that I forget to enjoy, and fully experience, the present. Yes, there will be mile-markers along the way, moments of victory, but those brief moments aren't the destination. Some of my goals are high enough, I don't even know if they are attainable. I'll know when I get there though, and then I'll reach higher.

Ok, back to my normal, immature, "I think I'm hilarious" self
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A friend of mine is selling 3 Crowns in Long Beach, CA
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