Crown bus information needed
My Crown is a great bus. The engine is dead, but I have another engine. In my area, no shop wants to exchange engines for me. Money was not ever mentioned. I'm going to R & R the engine myself and a pal. Anyone else changed a mid engine Cummins in their Crown?? I'm going to use 2 chain hoists rated at 2500 pounds each. My idea is to build two frames to hang hoists inside the bus. Bus is currently a shell. The frames will be located at the front and rear of engine trans assembly. I'm guessing the body needs to be about 18-24 inches from earth. I must remove the engine from the donor bus, then remove the engine from the keeper Crown, then install the good engine. Did I mention the temps have been about 48 degrees in the daytime... The frame for the hoists shall be fabricated from some "H" beam
3X6X3, connected to some oil well drill pipe. I'm using a 4X6 on the bus floor to spread the load. It would not be good to make a large hole in the floor, of either bus. I'm a mechanic, but not on large equiptment.. Any suggestions appreciated. I've made a few drawings, but have not yet struck any arcs..
A friend said the steel parts are greatly over size.......I'm ready......