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Old 08-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #341
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Restoration makes any build more challenging. It is just the nature of old rigs that they require more work (ask me how I know). Making any 20+ year old vehicle (or in my case...70 year old vehicle) road worthy & safe has to be the first step...then...you can actually begin "converting".

But the up side is...you end up with something really unique. Hang in there.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:15 AM   #342
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I think I recall seeing that Crown on Chicago Craigslist. It was a '74 with an automatic, right?
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:27 PM   #343
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Anything new Browncrown?
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #344
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Well this summer I put in some new window trim in BC which helped to lighten things up a little inside





Now working on a new hand rail at the entry. I took out the old modesty panel which had a floor to ceiling pole, and replaced it with a newer hand rail from a Crown that got crushed. This will give me more space for the passenger seat and also allow me to build a foot rest and small cabinet and table top for the passenger.





Merry Christmas Skoolies
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #345
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A little bit of progress today on the entry rebuild. Still working on the engineering aspects, but got the passenger table cut out today and its main support



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Old 01-04-2017, 04:04 PM   #346
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Progress on my entry remodel. Got the table supports all secured and ready to build shelves, and the cup holder installed along with a new 12 Volt charging port for electronics





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Old 01-05-2017, 06:45 AM   #347
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Looks good! Nice to see the updates.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:13 AM   #348
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Thanks Hvbuzz...like all things Skoolie, it is a work in progress
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:21 PM   #349
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The most difficult part of a Crown build is dealing with the curved sides. But once you get the hang of making patterns with a compass, it goes pretty easy.

I got the board next to the wall cut and mounted today for my cabinet project. Should be ready to cut some doors for the cabinets soon and get those mounted.

Here are few pics:





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Old 01-15-2017, 08:08 PM   #350
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neat entry way and looks like a really nice spot for the passenger to stay now. great job on that piece of wood... would've taken me a couple hours on just that one piece! looks like it fits just right.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:20 PM   #351
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Hey BC, good to hear from you! As always your rig looks great. Jack
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:45 PM   #352
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Thanks BurlKing and Ol Trunt. Got all the building finished today, all that's left is the cosmetic stuff...I'll try to post some pics
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #353
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OK, I admit it... I have bus envy.
BC, it's a work of rolling art.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:40 PM   #354
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Final pictures of the new entry rail and passenger seating an foot rest...ready for a Road Trip



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Old 04-12-2017, 04:51 PM   #355
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Nice job. That's another good place to put a coffee cup beside the big chair.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:53 PM   #356
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Nice work, as always.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:03 PM   #357
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Thank you guys...everytime I think this build is done, I get a wild hair and start tearing things apart
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:58 PM   #358
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Man that is one fine lookin Crown Jewel you have there. Love all the work you have done. I have a 1954 that was converted late 90s that I'm going to use as a guest house as too expensive to drive.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:05 PM   #359
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long time skoolie.net lurker newbie poster here that recently bought a Mid-Engine 67 Gillig thats been parially converted into a skoolie toyhauler. Love this conversion page! The Brown Crown is insipring! I'm not sure if I missed this part, but what did you do with the original floor, and if no insulation was added there, has it been an issue?
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:55 PM   #360
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That's a great looking Crown!
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