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« on: April 17, 2009, 05:02:50 AM »



    This might seem to be a odd question, but what would you say is the average age of the conversions?  The reason I ask

    because a friend of mine that has helped me with mine has got the bug to be another BUS NUT! ha! ha!


    Thanks Guys,

   Steve 5B......
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 05:17:23 AM »

Maybe we should start a poll?  Our coach is a '73. But I know many busnts who coaches were made in the '50s and '60s. Jack
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 05:30:40 AM »

Our bus was done in 83 and we updated the furniture in mid 04 after we bought it in late 03. Paint was also done back in 83 or 84 and looks good but the clear coat is starting to go.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 05:32:32 AM »

Our iggle is a 1981.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 05:34:30 AM »



     Jack,

    As mentioned mine is a 1976.......


    Steve 5B....
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 06:05:29 AM »

Ours is a 1971 MCI-7. My parents converted it in 1996/1997. Here is a link to a newspaper article that was in the Del Rio Texas paper back around 1998. Thats my parents in the picture but they just arent comfortable driving it any longer so we purchased it from them last fall. I am quite proud of the job they did (although it pales in comparison to many of the pictures we have seen posted here) but we plan to keep it on the road for many years to come. In fact we are leaving for our 7,500 mile cross country trip on May 1st.

I have started a blog for our big adventure and plan to post many pictures of the bus on our trip covering 26 states in this great country of ours if anyone is interested I will post a link here once we get on the road.

Bob
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 06:25:35 AM »


    Bob,

   Nice story, your parents did a "Great" job!, thanks for sharing.

   Steve 5B....
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 07:45:02 AM »

We have a 1952 Crown Supercoach Long story how we got it (see our Blog) Org. the school bus for Long Beach. CA. I was converted in the late 60's (as the story goes) then gutted in the 70"s and refitted. We found it on Craig's list gutted a heading for the scrap yard. I scanned the web and only found 1 other in a bus museum. So we had to save it. And here it sits. Has a pancake Halls/Scott 6cyc gas power plant and is a site only a BusNut could love. All the Best, M&C Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 08:03:57 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 08:57:17 AM »

62 4106-1261>>>Dan
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 09:17:38 AM »

I had my 4104 at my 9 year old son's Soccer tournament last weekend.  One of the other Dads was asking a bunch of questions about it.  He asked me what year it was. I replied "1959".  He then asked me whether I had "owned it since new".   I stopped and looked at him waiting for a sarcastic smile.   He was dead serious.  I said "Yes, my parents bought it for me as a reward for becoming potty trained."   Even then, it took a moment for him to register what I said.  I could see him doing the math, then he just said "Oh, yeah." and walked away.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 09:32:52 AM »

Ours is an Eagle 1969 05, first conversion in 1992 and last major update in 2001 with an engine change from a 8V71 to a 8v92
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 10:17:00 AM »

Busdriver, being that a "motor" is an electrical devise, which "motor" did you change??>>>Dan
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 11:00:45 AM »

Busdriver, being that a "motor" is an electrical devise, which "motor" did you change??>>>Dan

Sorry, I was thinking in spanish and writing in english, we are from Chihuahua in México.
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 11:50:02 AM »

That's OK Julio wonder what most of us would call a engine in Mexican.Have you had any luck with the import laws yet in Mexico      good luck
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