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Old 12-07-2017, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hi I'm Eric
I'm regular fun loving guy, great wife and kids.
Been looking at getting into a conversion project for a couple years now and stalking this site regularly to learn all that I can, seems to be full of nice people with some great ideas.

We are currently looking at a crown bus to convert for some vacation fun.
Contacted the owner through a friend and he's willing to sell but looking for some pointers before I meet up with him to talk price and such.


Here's what I can see from just walking around it
they are hard to figure out what year without getting a look at the tag.

runs and drives but I have not been there to test it out
dd 6-71 not sure if it has a turbo
auto trans maybe mt643
rear sanders
little rust in front lower windshield support
rear emergency door has some rust down low
tires have decent tread but probably out of date
overall condition seems perty good

what am I looking at here
year?
average price?
etc.

thanks in advance
Eric


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
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Welcome Eric

I've got good and bad news. There are real Crown experts here. I'm not one of them.

You will need to post more information, like mileage and current asking price for comparative purposes. There will be more questions from the real Crown guys.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:51 PM   #3
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Hi I'm Eric
I'm regular fun loving guy, great wife and kids.
Your wife reads your posts, too huh? Kids must not be teenagers yet....

Crowns are cool and strong, but different to raise the roof. If you are happy with the height, go for it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:10 AM   #4
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naw the wife doesn't read the posts but she puts up with me so that makes her perty cool or at least highly tolerant of my bright ideas.
we have 2 grown kids and a baby we adopted that she is now 3. we hauled the first 2 kids all over in a camp trailer and had lots of fun, now we want to try some bus vacation fun with our youngest.
There is a lot of satisfaction in using something that you've built yourself.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:55 AM   #5
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we hauled the first 2 kids all over in a camp trailer and had lots of fun, now we want to try some bus vacation fun with our youngest.
There is a lot of satisfaction in using something that you've built yourself.
Well you guys came to the right spot ! There are some people that know that bus well.

Do you plan a roof raise is my big question, or is yours sufficiently high? It's what stopped me from bidding on them.

Get 'er done !
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:07 PM   #6
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it's on now

The crown fell through but we did buy a 1993 Thomas with a 3116-250ta and a mt643 transmission
runs and drives, great hardly a ding on it.
Driving a bus for the first time, 3 hours in the snow with not so great tires makes for a steep learning curve and lots of pucker factor but it's home.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:59 PM   #7
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The crown fell through but we did buy a 1993 Thomas with a 3116-250ta and a mt643 transmission
runs and drives, great hardly a ding on it.
Driving a bus for the first time, 3 hours in the snow with not so great tires makes for a steep learning curve and lots of pucker factor but it's home.

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Learn to read schematics...don't cut wires till you're convinced the circuit isn't gonna mess with the ignition circuit...have fun

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Old 01-04-2018, 05:05 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:10 PM   #9
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