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« on: May 22, 2009, 11:04:00 AM »

 hi have read or seen adds where they say the bus has been made in to a 102'' how is this done and what do you use
 for new windshilds engine doors ect . how does one split the roof ? thanks john
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 12:01:56 PM »

I have an MC-8 sitting at my place that the owner has widened to 102 (as well as adding 30" addtional length at the rear and about 10" to the front). He only widened fron the rear edge of the door and drivers window. There is a 3" taper on each side from that point to the front corner. This allows the OEM windshields to be used. He widened by adding 3" to the frame on each side.  Jack
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 12:20:48 PM »

 thanks jack was that the black one your working on john
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 02:58:08 PM »

We would like to see some pictures of that bus Jack. If you please. M&C
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 03:21:15 PM »

thanks jack was that the black one your working on john

No, it is the one sitting next to the one I am working on.  I will to get a few photos tomorrow (before our daily rains start).  It is presently a frame with a drive train. No windshields, doors, interior, etc.  Jack
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 03:36:42 PM »

Crown or Gillig buses with pancake engines would be a relatively easy conversion to 102".  Just cut off the bus behind the driver's compartment and have a new box made to your specifications-could be a really neat conversion.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 05:58:28 PM »

Thanks Jack. M&C
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