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« on: September 01, 2006, 04:38:03 AM »

I just saw this locally in Craigslist. Looks like a nice bus. I don't know anything about it, just happened to see the posting. Wish I'd met this fellow. He's not too far from me. I'd like to see more of the bus.



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Craig Shepard
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 07:31:56 AM »

Guess we won't know now will we?  Good Luck, TomC
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Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 08:18:56 AM »

Wow, that looks like a really good deal for someone! Looks like the two-axle, 35' variant. They also made "8-wheel drive" 40'-ers that'd be a good conversion platform. Crown made great, bulletproof mid-engine busses for like 70 years in L.A. Most of the ones you find are in CA or the NW, so they're usually corrosion-free. Get great mileage, I've heard, depending on engine and tranny, upwards of 12-13mpg.

There's a few Crown conversions out there. Gary "Boogiecat" converted one. RC Bishop, a guy I met over on BNO, has a beautiful three-axle one. I saw a very nice red one on eBay a few years ago. I think there's a black "band bus" Crown on there now.

Thanks for the tip,
Brian
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