Hello...new member! Crown info?
Greetings, fellow travelers! We are just getting our feet wet in the bus conversion. We recently acquired a shuttle bus with a freightliner mb55 chassis and a cummins 24v 5.9 diesel. We removed the seats and overhead storage racks, but now have it up for sale. Why? We drove past another bus that caught our eye. It turns out it is a 1980 crown with tandem rear axles, a gas motor and a 6 speed auto transmission. We did a little research and my partner wants it, not only because of its looks, but also because of how ruggedly they were built. This one is from california, and almost rust free.
I realize that this is a heavy bus, and the gas motors get pretty low furl mileage. Does anyone have any idea just how low? I'm not sure which motor it is yet, but plan on looking into it more. Any other insights about crown conversions will be appreciated!