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« on: June 24, 2015, 05:10:32 PM »

Read all about it on page 24 of the May issue of Bus Conversion Magazine.  People will point, people will stare, and people will say, “WOW! We saw your bus on the cover of Bus Conversion Magazine”.  Learn how you too can have your bus featured in BCM for the world to see.  We don’t care if it is a million dollar conversion or if you purchased your bus and converted it to a home on wheels for less than $2000.  Everyone has a story to tell and our readers are interested in how others have converted their buses. 

The May issue of Bus Conversion Magazine is now available in the Online section of our website.  To see the cover of this issue go to our Home page at www.BusConversions.com. To read this issue, choose the Magazine tab, then choose the Online Edition tab and log in to read this issue as well as the two previous issues.  If you do not yet have a subscription, you can subscribe in our Store or call the office at the phone number at the end of this post.

If you are not a subscriber but would like to read this single issue, simply log into our Store at http://busconversions.com/store/index.php and order this issue which will be available to download immediately after your purchase. If you choose the print version it will arrive within a week.

This issue includes information about how you can tell if someone is a real Bus Nut.  Also our feature article this month is about Daniel and Dorores’ Tiburcio bus called TEHO, which is a converted MCI-8 bus. They have some valuable advice for anyone considering doing a conversion on their own and they also explain where the name of their bus came from.

Bruce Fay presents part 2 of a 4-part article on their 1990 Prevost H3-40 Royale Coach bus conversion which includes body work, prepping the body for paint, designing your paint scheme, and then painting the bus.  The work was done by Phoenix Commercial Paint Inc. in Michigan just north of Elkhart, Indiana at 19975 M-205, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-8708.  Phoenix Paint is owned and operated by Michele Henry.  You can reach her at (574) 238-5668 or by e-mail at MHenry@phoenixpaintinc.com.  Look for part 3 of this 4-part article in the June 2015 issue which describes the process they went through to replace the seals on the awning style windows and the reassembly and upgrading of the roof components.

Fred Kappus describes how he restored a 1937 Student Transit Chevrolet School Bus which started as a wreck.  2000 hours and two years later, it rolled out of his shop, Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop in Eau Claire, WI. When he was finished the bus looked even better than new.  View this bus on his website at http://fastfreddiesrodshop.com/cars.php?cars=3 and read all about his restoration project in this issue and maybe you too, can make the inside of your bus look as beautiful as his bus.

If you are in the market for a very clean bus ready to convert into your own motorhome, we have a new advertiser this month that has over 170 “pre-owned” buses available with your name on one of them to convert in to your own home on wheels.  See their ad on page 23 of this issue and visit them Online at www.mciCoach.com/preowned. Be sure to tell them you saw their ad in Bus Conversion Magazine so you will get the royal treatment. Not only will they sell you a bus, but you can be sure it has been fully inspected and is roadworthy.

If you are in the market for a slightly used Ice Maker, see page 14 of this issue. Several ice makers were recently removed from a ski resort during a renovation and they are all in very nice condition and available for purchase in this issue.  Probably about the same condition, or better than the appliances you already have in your bus.  For $399, you too can offer cold drinks at your next party, while on the road or even at home. Yes, even if you are home entertaining, as long as your bus is connected to power, you too can make 23 lbs. of ice per day.

In the Digital Edition of the magazine this month there are 21 pages of bonus material. There are 11 additional photos of the Outside Makeover of prepping for their paint job as well as 9 more photos of TEHO, the MCI-8 conversion as well as our Blast From The Past article called "Slipping into Neutral, Rocking into Gear".

There is information about our Bus I.D. posters available in our Store with photos and a brief description of 45 buses from many years of buses that all make great conversions. 

The Bus Chat section discusses “What causes “scallops” on all position tires on front axles?”  Be sure to read that section which could save you thousands of dollars on bus tires over the years. 

In our Blast From The Past section we show you what you can do when your bus just gets too tired.   You can use them as storm shelters to prepare for “the end of life as we know it.”

We also include information about the upcoming Arizona Good Sams State Rally in Casa Grande, AZ, the Bus Conversions International rally in Branson, MO and the California RV Show in Pomona, CA.

The joke for this month ends with “Exactly,” replied the sheriff. “Would you believe a lawyer who told you that the Czech was in the mail?”  In the Bonus section we also include the cartoon of the month and a Road Fix which may save you thousands of dollars in towing fees someday.

If you are looking for a bus to buy converted or not, we have 22 “pre-loved” buses or bus parts for sale in the digital edition of this issue from BCM readers.

Thank you for your support of Bus Conversion Magazine and we look forward to reading many more great articles in the years to come.

Publisher: Gary Hatt
Main Office: (657) 221-0432
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