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« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2006, 11:51:26 AM »



Welcome to the board Jeremy. Looks like a beautiful coach to convert. It does appear however that someone placed the entry door on the wrong side! Grin LOL
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This is my coach which I have owned for about three months now; I'm based in the UK, so this is a bit different to your usual heavy US metal - it's a British-made Plaxton Paramount body on a Bedford chassis, built in 1987. It is unusual in being a short wheelbase version, at just 8m long - I spent a long time looking for an example of this 'short' version as the driveway and parking space at my house is too tight to get a full-length coach in. Also, the extra manoeverability of a short coach will be a benefit at a lot of the venues I will be taking it too - remember that the UK is a pretty small country, and Class-A motorhomes or coach-conversions are a pretty rare sight, and frankly something of a liability in rural areas.

The Plaxton has a 500 cu.in turbo-charged engine in the middle, and is classed as a 35-seater. Body width is 2.55m and 10'9" tall (sorry about the mix of units). Weight is 7.5 tons unladen, 11 tons gross.

The internal height is around 6'2" above the central isle / walkway, but unfortunately less than 6' on either side - so I plan to raise the roof, but I shall do this by raising the central section of the roof panel, rather than by cutting through the side window pillers. I'm doing it this way for various reasons, but mainly because I don't wish to disturb the windscreen or the front side windows, which will be retained as part of the conversion (all the side glass is tinted, double-glazed and bonded-in flush with the body, so I see no point in removing the font windows only to replace them with inferior RV units).

The 'second' and 'third' windows (the middle and rear large windows) on both sides will be replaced by slide-out units that operate within the large window frames (ie, requiring no modification to the structure of the body). Although these slide-outs won't increase the amount of floor-space inside the coach, they will make the inside 'feel' a lot bigger, and of course will effectively increase floor-space as cupboards and units can be mounted in the slides rather than taking up floor space. In addition, the bottom of the slides will be some way below 'worktop height', so I am thinking seriously about the idea of having the kitchen and bathroom sinks and counter tops within the slides.

There will also be a slide-out out of the rear of coach, which will contain the bed. This slide will be 'full height', but again will require no modification to the structure of the body, as the rear wall is just fibreglass.

None of the bodywork will be started until the winter, as at the moment I am using the coach as it is to travel to sailing events (which is my hobby) - so far all I have done is have a towbar fitted (tricky, because the chassis stops at the rear axle), and sorted out the essentials of the electrics - namely 4 batteries for the 24v system, 3 larger ones for the 12v system, plus a 3kw silent generator and a 1800w inverter (remember that we use 240v, so that is equivalent to a 6kw 120v genny and 3600w 120v inverter).

Next on the list is the plumbing system, so I am just beginning to collect parts for that.

Jeremy


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Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
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« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2006, 08:58:20 PM »

JEREMY, I like that Bus.....Good Luck!

My Bus is now Painted.... Before and After Pics.
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« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2006, 08:53:38 PM »

I forgot to put earlier pics. too
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« Reply #108 on: July 14, 2006, 08:28:41 PM »

OK Nick
I've been working on my bus for about 10 years and was hoping to show it to everyone.  I truly am a bus nut and love all the pictures posted here.
Hope this works
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I think i got it, but only one picture.
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« Reply #109 on: July 14, 2006, 09:53:03 PM »

Here's a new picture of the new Peninsula glass that was actually installed last October.  The bus is an '77 AMGeneral 10240B transit. 8V-71N (soon to be TI) and V730.  130gal water, 85gal gray, 45gal black, 2-10gal elec water heaters (one feeding into the next with the final one powered through the inverter), hot and cold copper ball valve manifold, Quest water lines, 50 amp single leg pole service, 20 gal propane tank, 10kw Powertech Diesel gen mounted next to the drivers seat like a front engine with the radiator remote mounted under the drivers seat, 2- Trojan 1000cca size 31 cranking batts & 2- 8D Lifeline AGM deep cycle batts connected with 300amp solenoid controlled by driver (either ignition or manually), 80" x 60" pull out sofa in front with Flexsteel recliner across, 9ft kitchen counter with full size double sink, 3 burner propane stove, microwave, toaster oven, 78" x 42" dinette across.  Built inside the rear door is the bathroom with 36" x 36" square shower inclosed with both a hall door to the bath and the shower and access straight to the bath from outside, 80" x 60" queen bed in back, 10ft total of hanging space, Splendide washer/dryer, Norcold 6.3 AC/DC compressor type reefer and a 100# Norcold AC/DC compressor type chest freezer under the rear seat of the dinette, 66" long x 22" high x 99" wide underneath storage, house type entertainment center in back, 13" color TV with separate VCR and car type stereo up front.
So you can see, transits can also have it all, except the massive storage of the highway buses.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #110 on: July 17, 2006, 11:21:36 PM »

Here is my baby. A work in progress. Details to follow! Grin

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« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2006, 11:06:36 PM »

I love my Eagle and here are a couple of pictures with an equipment list.  Wish it had more power and could find instructions on installing an N14 I have available. If anyone can advise please let me know.
Thanks Bobby

Equipment List

Forty Foot Silver Eagle 01 Professionally Converted Motor Coach

Motion Detector Security Alarm

750 Allison Automatic Transmission

Jake Brake

Air Assist Steering with electric on/off switch

Separate Battery Sets for: Main Engine, Generator, and Household

50 ft Air Hose with quick disconnect form coach air compressor

City Water Pressure Regulator

Multiple Water Filters

Multiple Shore Power Cords- 15, 30, and 50 amp

Mag Wheels

Tires (less than 3500 miles since new)

Custom Front Door

Spiral Step Entry

Sealed Beam Fog and Backup Lights

Recessed Docking Lights (Two on each side of Coach)

Remote Controlled Search Light (Mounted on Coach Roof Front)

Eight Ceiling Mounted Reading Spot Lights

Map Reading Light (Flexibly Mounted at front dash)

Indirect and Tivoli Lighting Throughout Coach

Heath Hailer

Multiple Musical Horns

Inside/Outside Digital Thermometer

Separate 110V and 12V Panels with Lighted Breaker Switches

500 Watt Inverter

20 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank for Bottled Water (Plumbed to built-in coffee maker and ref. Ice maker, water in door)

100 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank for Household Water

120 Gallon Stainless Steel Holding Tank (With Macerator Pump)

Dash Radio and Cassette Player

Built in Entertainment Center (Kenwood Amplifier & Tuner, Fisher Stereo Cassette Player, RCA VCR)

Sony 17" TV (Hide Away-Pops up or Disappears-Operates with electric powered screw jacks)

Leather Covered Dash & Steering Wheel

GE Microwave

Jenn-Aire Electric Cook Top & Broiler with Corion Cover

Trash Compactor (Located in Basement with shoot feed from Counter Top)

GE 2Door Refrigerator (ice & water in foor plus two 12V Adler Barbour Refrigeration Units)

Double Stainless Sinks (with Corion covers, German Faucet/Spray Unit & Garbage Disposal)

Pull Out Pantry

Corion Counter Tops & Bread Board

Electric Hide a Way Bar with 8 Illuminated Decanters & Music Box (works perfect for pasta or spaghetti bar)

China Closet with securing receptacles for 8 stem and 12 regular glasses (Fleur d Lys Bevel Designed Front-Mirrored and illuminated interior)

Laundry Chute to Bag in Basement

Electric Heat

Central Propane Heat

Automatic Thermostatic Control Heat/Air (Compressors in Basement)

Automotive Heat/Air)

Electric Heat Units below for plumbing anti freeze protection

U-Shaped Sofa in rear converts with electric screw jacks to King Size Bed

Removable Dining Table mounts inside U-Shaped Sofa - seats eight

Sofa in front converts to a double bed

Two custom Leather Chairs & Ottoman

Custom Sedua Coffee Table

Round Glass Top Table - 2 Lucite upholstered Chairs & 2 Folding Chairs - Stainless Steel & Lucite ( in kitchen area)

Blinds & Drapes Throughout

African Sedua Wood Trim Throughout

20 KW Generator - Perkins Diesel/Kohler

Mirrored Bath Walls

Jacuzzi Tub/Shower

Bath has commode and sink in blue vitreous china matching the Jacuzzi

Custom French Imported Cabinet Above Bath Sink with Mirrors and Indirect Illumination

Three Cedar Lined Closet Cabinets

Private Dressing Area Providing Access to Bath and Closets

Custom Office Equipment Cabinet and Built in Suspension File Drawers

Custom Sedua Ladder Provides Interior Access to Roof through hatch

Three Custom Made Screened Hatches for Ventilation

Two Windshield Fans

Built in Central Vacuum by NuTone in Basement with hose and accessory storage built in above

Many Custom Storage Cabinets

Custom Sedua Built in Ironing Board

Propane Barbecue with quick disconnect to propane tank for external use

Three Fire Extinguishers

Two Smoke Detectors

Remarks: We have photo album with photos depicting various stages of conversion. We are informed that four miles of wiring were used in making the conversion.

All fittings used in the conversion are either marine or aircraft - NO RV fittings were used.

 
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« Reply #112 on: July 21, 2006, 10:10:00 AM »

My Prevost Conversion work in progress...  Lips Sealed Formely a seated coach with lounge in back.  
8V71, 6 speed standard shift.
50 amp service with auto switch
12,5k diesel genny connected to main tank,
2 Penguin 15k, house fridge,
2 30k Suburban heaters,
Carefree of Colorado awning with curved arms, solid!
Alcoas all around,
three leather seats, one dinette,
full size bathroom with 32" angle shower and ceramic toilet, Sealand
125 gals fresh and black/grey tanks,
laminate flooring throughout, vinyl in bathroom
screen door with special hinges
pullout drawer with interesting layout

left to do:
dash and LP plumbing

I'd be glad to share.  I am thankfull to the others who have helped me!

Pat

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Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
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« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2006, 06:52:02 AM »

Theese pictures are posted for Bob Sterling out of Texas

1987 Prevost Marathon conversion, 8v92, HT740,
And His 1960 GMC 4104 with a 8v92 871 turbo  and V drive 730 Jake, Shepard steering. Hill climber!
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« Reply #114 on: July 26, 2006, 04:44:11 AM »

here is a photo of my 8,
 168k from new
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« Reply #115 on: August 05, 2006, 07:53:10 PM »

Hi, we've only had this a few months and just learning our way around.  we bought it as a work in progress and we're progressing. 
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« Reply #116 on: August 05, 2006, 09:20:43 PM »

I finally figured out how to re-size pics for this site:

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« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2006, 07:05:14 PM »

Here is a bus of unknown origin

Can you tell me what it is.

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« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2006, 07:07:17 PM »

Another View of the same coach. -- I use the term loosely.

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« Reply #119 on: August 12, 2006, 10:26:38 PM »

Here's mine - Setra S215 HDH
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