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Old 03-18-2020, 09:07 PM   #1
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Well even with everything that's been happening life goes on. I pulled the trigger on this beautiful Crown. I will be picking it up next month, and then the fun begins.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:20 PM   #2
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It is a gorgeous bus! Mind sharing the info you have such as year, engine, transmission and is that a rear engine vs midship?
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:29 PM   #3
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Rear engine , Allison MT-643, Detroit Diesel 6V92 40'
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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I forgot 1990.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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I wanted a Crown really bad but the only 2 i could find (west coast) wanted 15k and 16k. They were decent buses but that's a bit more than I could afford. Definitely have some Crown envy goin' on over here! Looks like you also got 1 or 2 pass thru compartments, what a great find! What state did you find it in? Any idea what the mileage is?
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:06 PM   #6
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Amaazing! Congratulations.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:44 PM   #7
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The mileage is about 300 but the engine had been rebuilt recently. No rust very clean underneath. I did have my heart set on an old body style but this bus ticked off two many in the plus column.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:05 PM   #8
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Wow, I'd say so!! Already gutted and remediated, 3 pass thru under storage compartments and an engine that should go for another decade or 2 minimum with proper maintenance. What a score, nice job, you're gonna have a lot of people watching your build thread for sure, you have an amazing skoolie!
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:20 PM   #9
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Was the body style change on the Crowns done to increase the internal volume a bit by being more square? Or was it purely for (slightly misguided) aesthetics? Still a very nice-looking bus, and in fantastic shape.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:37 PM   #10
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I'm not sure, but if I were to guess I would say it was a last ditch effort to modernize before they closed the doors. The Crowns and the Gillig's were made to last. This bus has an interior height of 6' 4" but I'm 6'2" and I plan to do a roof raise.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:46 PM   #11
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So this is one of the Supercoaches made just prior to Carpenter taking over?
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:03 AM   #12
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Yes, I believe they took over in 96.
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Old 03-19-2020, 05:18 PM   #13
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Yes, I believe they took over in 96.
Thank you. I am familiar with the old, classic styling and did not know how the Supercoaches looked.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:29 PM   #14
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Thank you. I am familiar with the old, classic styling and did not know how the Supercoaches looked.
Actually, the twinky (older style) was also a Supercoach. This body was known as the SC II.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:49 PM   #15
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Actually, the twinky (older style) was also a Supercoach. This body was known as the SC II.
Ah, thank you.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:53 PM   #16
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That's a great-looking bus. Congrats
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:09 PM   #17
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Good looking bus congrats
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