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Old 01-22-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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FROM TRANQUILITY TO PLEASANTON: A CROWN STORY.

In recent weeks there has been much angst in pursuit of the purchase of a Crown: That story is a locked thread these days and rightfully so:

I'd just like to share a story about a Crown purchase that went well: A purchase that brought together the Esprit Du Corp of the Crown community: No false representations, no manufactured illusions to a bus that had never been driven and no convoluted contradictory representations: Just a nice clean sale, and the eventual saving of a Crown from the Scrapper and good will, good vibes and a beautiful fast Crown:


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Just can't leave it alone, can you?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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Just can't leave it alone, can you?


I wasn't aware there are topics I should avoid, or that I might be required to temper what I say to comport to the tastes of a select few.

I also wasn't aware that I would be asked to contend with a self appointed pseudo morality police: Let it Go............resurrect it. Up to you.
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does it have a rear door on the drivers side?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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does it have a rear door on the drivers side?
That's the emergency door, ours is the same. The back window also lifts in case of emergency or abundance of awesome.

I'm glad this bus got saved!
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Is the door big enough to actually use for access on a daily basis?
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:05 PM   #7
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does it have a rear door on the drivers side?
That's the emergency door, ours is the same. The back window also lifts in case of emergency or abundance of awesome.

I'm glad this bus got saved!
If it were about contending with an "abundance of awesome" I'd have that door removed and keep all the windows open. I've seen photo's of your Crown. What's your drive train? looks nice after the paint. keep at it. Moki

"Live the Dream but keep it under your hat. Wildebeests with their noses in the dirt and the burdensome weight of their yoke do not relish, appreciate or desire to see deer running free nibbling at the fruit on the other side of their pig pen.........." A very awesome guy said that. He can drive my bus anytime...........
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does it have a rear door on the drivers side?
That's the emergency door, ours is the same. The back window also lifts in case of emergency or abundance of awesome.

I'm glad this bus got saved!
If it were about contending with an "abundance of awesome" I'd have that door removed and keep all the windows open. I've seen photo's of your Crown. What's your drive train? looks nice after the paint. keep at it. Moki

"Live the Dream but keep it under your hat. Wildebeests with their noses in the dirt and the burdensome weight of their yoke do not relish, appreciate or desire to see deer running free nibbling at the fruit on the other side of their pig pen.........." A very awesome guy said that. He can drive my bus anytime...........
Thank you! It still needs a little touching up but it's too frigging cold. Detroit Diesel 6-71 5 speed. She'll only go 55 but gets almost 15mpg... Plus we're in no hurry

Bansil: it's surprisingly big, and if there were a ledge I could probably duck out pretty easily, but I'm only 5'2"
We're going to build a screen door for ours so we can open it while parked. If we back up our truck (89 Ranger now) to the E door, the bottom edge of the door just barely touches the bed, and you can easily rest your feet in the bed of the truck.
(Like how I measure things? By reference!)

Moki: are you going to convert this one or just preserve it?
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:07 PM   #10
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Inkblot? Is your 671 turbo charged? if so you you be doing far better than 55......The Turbo's can be taken to 325 with different injectors and advancing the timing a bit to accommodate and burn more fuel efficiently: Less Smoke.........this will not detract from the longevity of the engine, and should not require any additional cooling.


And Bansi? I'm not much into the conventional notion of Camperization: I much prefer the cottage approach. A rolling entertainment center Living room: With cooking and showering done outside the Crown as to minimize odors, and moisture: In the past I've always wanted plenty of power, in terms of electricy: So after the Seats go the next step is dedicated battery bank and a 6000 watt minimum inverter with a peak at about 8000 watts. Once I have power all my mods can be done on the fly. So I don't need to be locked into location. I also install a battery conditioner/charger and as well a portable Honda EU1000 strictly for emergency use.

And I also tap my air tank and run an air hose and fitting and it gets secreted behind the front bumper for air tools. I don't have the luxury having the Coach's in front of me: I so while on Vacation I accomplish what I can in the first week in terms of mods, and then head off into the wild, and enjoy the ride. But soon I will have much free time to do all the fun things I want: It's been a dream for a very long time to just travel and go in my own little incubus..............Moki
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