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Old 04-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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The Brown Crown

This is my 1976 Crown conversion. I have been working on it now for nearly 3 years and have really had a great time doing it. The bus is equipped with a Detroit Diesel 671 engine and a Fuller 910RT 10-speed manual transmission. The project is still a work in progress, but finished to the point where I can camp and travel in it. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I have really enjoyed looking at the great work the rest of you have done with your projects!
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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Very nice! I'm with Jimmyaustintx, let's see some more pics. Looks very interesting.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks much...I'm new to this site so I will post some more pics of the conversion as it went along over the last few years.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #4
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Sick. Very nice bus! I wish mine looked like that.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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mr brown crown that bus is absolutly georgous thank you for sharing
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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Always good to see more Crowns, and yours looks great, hope to have mine look as clean some day.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
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Thanks to you all for the kind comments. I'll try to post some pics in the near future that show the conversion work.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:10 PM   #8
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REALLY NICE !!! Please let us know ALL the details.... What kind of gennie you got there ?

GREAT LOOKING CONVERSION !!!
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:34 AM   #9
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Here are some early photos of the conversion work. I started with the shower and bathroom area and then some closet space near the back bed area.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:51 PM   #10
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Nice work!!! I really like the looks of those old Crown and Gilligs, I guess I like well rounded things.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #11
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I have recently installed some new cabinets in the bedroom area which gives me a litle more space for storage. The downside was moving the bed, so now you can't walk around it, but I have found it was worth it for the storage. As soon as I can figure the way, I'll post photos of the new work.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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Re: The Brown Crown

A lot of really good buses are shown here and as I said before everybody's doing really good work, but clearly the first page of this thread is going to be people just going wow! From the shiny baby Moon's and chrome acorn nuts to that drop dead gorgeous oak carpentry with the perfectly matched ceiling. I'm glad you said it took years, I don't feel so bad about taking years myself. As you can see by the welcome everyone's pretty glad to see your pictures and your work, I wonder how many more undiscovered jewels are out there in America being worked on.

Like the others have said -- pictures -- they make for such great inspiration for everyone.


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Old 12-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #13
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Nice bus, great work!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #14
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Miles and dburt,

Thank you for the kind words. This bus, like probably most here, has been a dream for a long time and the hours spent working on it have been pure heaven. All the major work is done now, just cosmetic stuff on the inside. Here are a few pictures of the new bedroom cabinets and the bedroom area.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #15
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what is applied to the ceiling?
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:34 PM   #16
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The ceiling has a 1/2 inch layer of styrofoam insulation glued to it and then carpeting put over that. The roof bows are where the seams of the carpet and celing panels are. I cut those 1 1/2 inch wide out of paneling material.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:30 PM   #17
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did you glue it directly to the metal roof panels? what kind of adhesive did you use?
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Nice looking cabinets!
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The styrofoam was glued directly to the metal ceiling and the carpet to the styrofoam with Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Formula. It has been up there for a year now and have had no problems with loosening of the materials. Our summers are extremely hot (100's) and the glue has held good through that kind of temp.
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Here is a picture of the styrofoam insullation applied prior to the carpet. It was flexible enough to form really well to the curvature of the roof lines.
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