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Old 09-27-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Me and my Crown 91

Bought a Crown 1991 yesterday. I'm experiencing the joy and fears of owning a used bus. I need to get out of that transition and into it being legal. Luckily Good Sam helped with one major obstacle. I made it from Bakersfield to Berkeley, that was another. I can imagine the difficulties some people have gone through where you have to ride some gray areas of the law in order to make it legal. I need to park somewhere and I don't have plates for possibly 2 weeks. I might have to go deep into the woods somewhere until I get my registration in the mail. It's kind of silly.

About me. 50 year old dude. Had my hitchhiking years. Torqued my back. 14 years of that and I'm off to a low stress environment that will accept parking an "rv" on the land. Possibly my own acre in Northern NM, we shall see. Not planning on doing extensive driving other than finding and parking on land with the potential excursion if the bus runs good. Been waiting to do something like this for all of my adult life. Amazing forum you have going on here, it has already helped me quite a bit.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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Enjoy it and after you get 5 or more posts, please put up some PICS!
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:25 PM   #3
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:34 PM   #4
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912 crown... hey thats got to be a REAL CROWN!!!!! cant wait to see the pics!!
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:55 PM   #5
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It's the modernized Crown but I think it's funny how you can barely see that the sides curve under still but ever so slightly.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:57 PM   #6
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It's the modernized Crown but I think it's funny how you can barely see that the sides curve under still but ever so slightly.
I like those the best.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:07 PM   #7
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The guy who sold it to me is has a small trucking company. I took that as a plus since he knew how to work on motors. He really went out of the way to help me, let me store my car there, tried to give me a car hauler for free but it wouldn't fit. He then offered to have someone custom weld it to fit but there were parts missing and we gave up. He has another bus on Craigslist but not a Crown. He told me a story about a guy that bought a truck for him and then tried to pay for it with thousands of tires. I literally went to his house also and met his family. Was good peace of mind that I wasn't getting a total scam or anything.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:13 PM   #8
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Ok I hope I didn't add any naughty photos by accident. Btw, hello to you too, neighbor in Vacaville. Oh another thing. I love how slow it is. I consider it a plus because I can't be trusted with fast things.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:25 PM   #9
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I love how slow it is. I consider it a plus because I can't be trusted with fast things.
That is a beautiful bus. I'm not knowledgable about the Crown's, but is that the Thomas-Crown product???

You are already so far ahead of the game. Nice score.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:30 PM   #10
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wow what a cool bus!! i never saw one like that... super unique and awesomely cool!!
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