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Author Topic: Converting MCI J4500  (Read 4937 times)
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« on: May 24, 2012, 03:03:50 PM »

I am asking for a friend he just bought a J4500 conversion (empty) shell it is 3 years old but new! with 2 slides he will be along when he is approved for the board by trade he is a yacht builder in CA it should be some bus when done.

Scott was asking about headroom that baby has plenty almost 7 foot

You guys help him he is a very nice guy and a good person goes by the name of "singlebarrel" not a gun he got the name because of the Jack Daniels he likes so well.

In case you are wondering I had his permission to tell that lol so go easy on him for a few weeks
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 03:27:46 PM »

Great! Hope he posts here. I'd love to watch the process. That's a nice rig!



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1984 MCI9 6V92-turbo with 9 inch roof raise & conversion in progress.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 04:00:23 PM »

His has a different roof line that the photo you posted
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 04:04:56 PM »

2 slides and a different roof line...?



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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »

Drooling over that ^

Oh so pretty...


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Scott & Heather
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 04:26:50 PM »

I like the bus too Scott those are good looking buses,he sold a 2007 Prevost Liberty to buy the bus and it was beautiful bus 
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 05:45:18 PM »

I'm curious why someone would sell a 2007 Prevost to change to a late model MCI?
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 06:57:21 PM »

I love the looks of them also, a guy can dream can't he.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 06:59:34 PM »

I'm curious why someone would sell a 2007 Prevost to change to a late model MCI?

Well he might be try'n to work his way up to a Setra! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 07:39:00 PM »

 Brian,he never like the laminates in his Prevost he is a solid wood type guy you know yacht builders love wood he will explain,that's funny BK I don't care who you are 
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 07:39:48 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012, 08:11:17 PM »

Bryce and his setras. Smiley


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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 09:15:20 PM »

I think the new Setras look really nice on the exterior.  I have never been inside one to judge the interior.  I've only seen one Setra on the road here in Minneapolis.  They aren't nearly as popular with the coach operators as the Prevost, MCI, or even Van Hool.  Van Hool tends to be somewhat popular locally since ABC Companies has a large facility locally.
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 09:21:13 PM »

Guys, in new busses, isn't the best of the MCIs as good as the best of the Prevosts, or is it apples and oranges? Lvmci...
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012, 06:53:49 AM »

I would take an MCI over a Prevost anytime.

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