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« on: July 05, 2010, 10:29:39 AM »

Hello all. Newbie here just purchased a 1982 MC9. Decals have been removed and am presently tearing out interior. Im very excited to be a new member.

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 10:35:51 AM »

Welcome to the madness Wax-um. It looks like you have quite a project ahead of you. Good luck and feel free to ask lots of questions--we have lots of experts here that are more than gracious when sharing their knowledge; you'll like them  Grin. Will
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 11:09:51 AM »

Welcome! Like Will said, you'll find lots of great help here. Have fun and be safe! Cool

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 11:29:37 AM »

the bus looks very nice, I like the updated body kit and the modern headlights.  What did they do to the rear?

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 11:51:18 AM »

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. The back of the bus is nasty, but since this is my first bus Im building it as simple as possible and using what I have. No caps or slides for sure. The side paint is usuable but the front and rear and above windows and window blank out panels will deifinatly get new paint. Already getting quotes.
I plan on this being a use as I build project. And wow what a project it is.


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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 01:26:30 PM »

Awesome! Welcome and have fun. Make sure to wear a mask when tearing out the interior. Cannot even begin to describe the "stuff" you will stir up.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 02:23:03 PM »

NICE!


And welcome to the Madness
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 07:37:34 PM »

Welcome!  That's an '82? Nice update.  Mine is an 82, as well.  Custom Coach conversion.  Love having it.  Two long trips so far, and just as happy as if I had Good Sense! Cool
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 07:46:04 PM »

Welcome to the madness and keep posting

It is always fun to see what works and what people do

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 08:10:51 PM »

Welcome!

You are in the right place.  We're all nuts - bus nuts that is.  And I know you will find everyone always ready to help you with problem solving and advice.  And you may very well find there are other nearby bus nuts willing to give you a hand when you need an extra set.

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 08:40:05 PM »

Very nice.  Hope you have lots of fun with the project.  It is quite an adventure.

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 08:50:41 PM »

Good luck on  your project. Hope you got a place in the shade! the coach looks good. It looks stout and strong it looks.....damn whats the word? Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 09:10:15 PM »

I wish I had shade but instead I got my roof airs mounted, but only two for now.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 02:13:54 AM »



Hope you kept your hatches usable. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2010, 03:04:26 AM »

Welcome to the nuts. I too have 1982 mc9. I have had it for 9 years. Started from scratch and worked on it in my spare time. for 3 years. Drove it all through conversion time. I live in florida and took long trip out west in 2006. Love the bus. Enjoy your new adventure. Marc
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2010, 04:39:11 AM »

Welcome..nice starting place for conversion..far ahead of my first...lots of info here....weigh opinions and do it your way--you will come up with ideas some of us haven't thought of...so please share and remember there are no dumb questions except the ones not ask..Bob
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 11:11:03 AM »



Hope you kept your hatches usable. Smiley




Definatly hatches are usuable makes a big difference to cool bus down when I work on it, I installed 2 roof airs and plan on installing one powered vent 14 by 14 and maybe putting another roof air in its place later if needed.
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