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Old 02-22-2018, 07:55 AM   #1
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New Crown Owner

Started a thread elsewhere as well
Just bought a like new 1980 crown

Really excited to start a buildout

Get ready for a most epic build thread
In reference to designing small spaces my father always said, “What you can’t give it in size, give it in oomph”
This will be my full time home so no creature comfort will be excluded
This will be finished like a fine yacht
Buildout to include

Roof raise (I know it’s a crown but wait til you see it done)
Steampunk Victorian Styling
Walnut/Maple Interior
Just bought a CNC machine to make carved cabinetry and trim.
3600w of Solar
30+ kW of Lithium (Gonna Run AC on Solar!)
Hydraulic back deck (transforms into a rooftop deck and will hold 2 Honda Groms)
Articulating Transforming Main window
Separate Shower & Toilet
Combo washer dryer
250gallon fresh water tank
Off grid Water Purification System (no water hookup needed)
And much more

Might be a lil bit before I start

First I gotta go pickup the crown in SoCal
And drive it back to Washington DC/
Maryland

Here’s a link to the auction I bought

https://m.ebay.com/itm/1980-Crown-Sc...786362?trxId=0


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Old 02-22-2018, 08:02 AM   #2
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Sounds like one hell of a plan!

Looking forward to the build
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:14 AM   #3
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Very nice.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:34 AM   #4
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Congrats! Can't wait....get going!
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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She's a beaut! Maybe the best looking Crown I've seen in quite a while. Was it recently restored? Just too pretty!
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:52 AM   #6
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How are you going to fit 3.6kW of solar on the roof of a 35' Crown? I have just over 2kW of PV on my 40' Crown, and the eight grid-tie panels occupy 22 feet of space on either side of a central walkway between my two roof hatches. Allowing for the curved ends to the roof, I doubt you can fit much more than I did. If you flat-mount them it will look like a big deck up there, and insolation will be less than ideal especially in winter.

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:55 AM   #7
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How are you going to fit 3.6kW of solar on the roof of a 35' Crown? I have just over 2kW of PV on my 40' Crown, and the eight grid-tie panels occupy 22 feet of space on either side of a central walkway between my two roof hatches. Allowing for the curved ends to the roof, I doubt you can fit much more than I did. If you flat-mount them it will look like a big deck up there, and insolation will be less than ideal especially in winter.

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I have access to commercial panels that are 430 Watts a piece
8-9 panels at 40” width
That’s 26.66-27.7’ of width

Not ideal angle but it should be more than enough
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:17 AM   #8
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:05 PM   #9
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She's a beaut! Maybe the best looking Crown I've seen in quite a while. Was it recently restored? Just too pretty!


Yes she was recently restored by s collector.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:39 PM   #10
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Awesome beauty there! Love those Crowns.
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