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Old 10-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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Re: Questions for the seasoned BUS GURU'S

The steering wheel took about 15 mins to change out. No adaptors.... Thats about all I can tell you.

Before wheel change.....



Before horn was installed......



And when I was done.....



Check out the seat....It is out of a Cat Combine.....Heated, Air bags for your back and sides, Plus air ride....FREE FREE.
A truck driver that I know got it for me.. He was picking up a combine at the cat plant and seen 4 of these sets by the dumpster still in wooded boxes.. He ask if he could have them.......From what he was told there had a model change and the seat company told them to pitch them.....I priced one out from cat $1800.00 bucks..I was in the right place at the right time...I am sorry I just had to tell that story.....
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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Re: Questions for the seasoned BUS GURU'S

Kirby, Great score on the seat, It all looks good.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:11 AM   #13
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Changing steering wheels

I am not fond of large 22.5 inch diameter steering wheels. I decided to change the wheel in my 1968 Crown bus. Crown bus Company went out of business some time in 1991. I decided to use a 15 inch GM rally wheel. Went to salvage yard and cut off a steering shaft about 5 inches long. I machined a steel sleeve that would fit nicely over Crown steering shaft and GM shaft. The wheel was put in place and fit good. The adapter sleeve got some side holes for some button welds. I am still using the setup with a Jeep wheel and the spline is same as GM. Bus is 1968 with Cummins NHH 743 cu in. 10 speed Road Ranger. Frank
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:13 AM   #14
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Crown bus new wheel

Wheel looks and drives nice.......... Frank
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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Thanks Frank, It looks good. I would also like a smaller wheel 15"to 18" would be good. Aside from the looks (bad) I'd like more room between the wheel and the top of my legs.
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