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 on: June 29, 2016, 12:54:46 PM 
Started by ScharpeStGuy - Last post by John316
Looks like you are about to swan dive off the deep end. There is no turning back, after you jump Wink. What are they asking for the bus?

Those guys have to be related to Easters somehow. They are too close not to be Grin.

Good job on trying to get the bus inspected. That is a great start.

 on: June 29, 2016, 12:39:49 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
Yes, just in time for the 38th annual Gilroy Garlic festival where you can get garlic flavored anything.  Ooooo, everything tastes so good when covered in garlic.  And you won't have any bugs biting you or friends bothering you for the next few days.  Cheesy

 on: June 29, 2016, 12:12:35 PM 
Started by ScharpeStGuy - Last post by ScharpeStGuy
Hello All,

I have been under the tutelage of DoubleEagle searching for a bus for my wife and I and our three children 7.5, 6, 2.5. I am looking for a Bus Nut hopefully someone familiar with the MCI's and DD 6V92 engines and Allison transmission to go inspect this bus (https://www.sawyersbussales.com/-90-mci-102a3--bus---741.html) for me prior to me physically flying from Houston TX to most likely Washington DC (cheaper) then driving down to Christiansburg.

Might any of you be willing to inspect this bus for me or know of someone who might for a fee? I reached out to a board member yesterday of the Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum www.commonwealthcoachandtrolley.org but have not yet heard back from him but will update post if/when I do.

If purchase was made I know already of a few issues this bus needs fixed and I was thinking of taking it down to Choo Choo for repairs and potentially leaving it there depending upon their availability and then going back to pickup. Is there anywhere better or better yet any knowledgeable DD/Allison/RV techs in East Texas/Houston/etc...?

Thank you all for your assistance

 on: June 29, 2016, 11:43:55 AM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by opus
Then is it july/garlic?

 on: June 29, 2016, 11:03:23 AM 
Started by BCM Stacy - Last post by BCM Stacy
Bus Conversion Magazine has posted a bus for sale in our Classified Ad section: 1966 MCI-5A Passenger Bus for only $4,500

To view this pre-loved bus click here:

To view other buses or bus related items for sale, scroll to the top of the page and look on the left side of your screen for ALL CATEGORIES and click on the category of your choice. In this case you would click "Buses" and you will see this bus listed as well as all of the other buses for sale on our website.

If you have a bus to sell, we can sell it for you. We offer Guaranteed Classified Ads starting at 1/6 page ad size for $70 for three months in our Print and Online Edition and an additional three months after that in our Online Edition only as well as up to 12 full months on our Classified Ad page on our website unless your bus sells before then.  Smaller Classified Ads start at $35 for three months but do not qualify to be added to our website.

Please note: We post these ads as a service to our readers and paid advertisers that support the magazine and website you all enjoy. This Forum does not allow individual posting of buses for sale. You are free to post your bus for sale in the Classified Ad section of our website, however for it to appear in the magazine and posted on this Forum as well, please contact Gary@BusConversions.com or call the office at (657) 221-0432.

 on: June 29, 2016, 10:55:46 AM 
Started by rip - Last post by ake1994
Just a few weekends ago I too had to call Coach-net. On Friday I blew the rear tire on a tandem axle trailer I was towing with the bus. I thought I had everything I needed to change the tire, but could not break the lug nuts loose. I was only able to get far enough over on the shoulder to get the trailer tires about 5 feet out of the traffic lane and cars were flying by at 75 MPH! I decided to make the call. I explained I just needed someone to install the spare that I had. It was 2:00 in the afternoon and I was just outside of Richmond. They called me back in 10 minutes and said service would be there within the hour. An hour later they called me back to see if the Service was there. They held me on the phone and called the guy. He said he was 5 minutes away. A few minutes later a Kia Sedan pulled up behind the bus. It looked like a 17 year old kid driving. At first I was concerned about who this was, there were no marking on the car. When he approached he asked for me by name and I realized this was the service guy. His battery powered impact gun wouldn't work and he had to pull a three foot breaker bar out of his trunk to break the lug nuts loose. But was able to change the tire in a few minutes. When I looked at the tire when he was done, I remember thinking that the spare wheel looked different, I thought they were all the same type of wheel. Right after he arrived Coach-net called again to ensure that he had arrived. In all I was on the side of the road about an hour and a half.

Sunday of the same weekend on the way back home, I blew the front tire on the same side of the trailer. Only this time I had no spare. This time I was not near a major city and needed a tire delivered and installed. It took about 30 minutes for Coach-net to call me back saying they found a Service out of Richmond that could be there with a tire in about an hour and a half. They also let me know what the tire would cost and got my approval of everything. Again they called me back after an hour and half and I told them the service had not yet arrived. Again they held me on the phone and called the guy, he was on his way about 30 minutes out. Considering I was no where close to anything on a Sunday afternoon, I didn't think two hours was unreasonable. Right after the guy arrived I got another call from Coach-Net checking to see if I was being taken care of. This guy was driving a professional service truck and installed the tire in 15 minutes. He also pointed out that the other tire had been installed inside-out and turned that tire around while he was there. Once I looked closer at the other tire it was obvious why the wheel looked different. 

As stated above I realized Coach-net finds out where you are and what you need, then looks for a suitable Service Provider in the area. I was impressed with the fact that they continually called me back following up to ensure I was being taken care of. These two service calls only cost me the cost of the tire I had to buy.

I received a survey by email a day later from Coach-Net. My only complaint was with the young guy installing my tire backwards. I was very pleased with every aspect of the service provided by Coach-net.

 on: June 29, 2016, 10:40:56 AM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM

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 on: June 29, 2016, 10:32:04 AM 
Started by RJ - Last post by lostagain
Could be welded.


 on: June 29, 2016, 10:27:16 AM 
Started by RJ - Last post by RJ
Went to close the front door day before yesterday and wondered why it didn't seem to be closing correctly.  Closer investigation found the upper door bracket fractured, as shown in the photo below.

Have already called Luke, who's looking to see if he's got a good/excellent used one, as NOS is NLA from MCI.

This bracket is shared with the MC-8s and MC-9s, so if you know of anyone parting out a coach, please share contact info with me.

Bus is "down" for repairs until this is fixed.



 on: June 29, 2016, 09:59:00 AM 
Started by jcdillin - Last post by TomC
Course, my bus is just steel supports. I screwed 1 x 2 fir strips horizontally to the vertical steel supports. Then had 2.25" spray foam installed. The covered with 1/4" plywood on the walls screwed into the 1x2 fir strips, and 1/8" plywood on the roof that bent to the roof line. Has worked well for 22 years, and can be un screwed at any time. Good Luck, TomC

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