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Author Topic: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!  (Read 243900 times)
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« Reply #495 on: August 11, 2012, 04:08:19 PM »

very nice.
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« Reply #496 on: September 14, 2012, 05:56:44 PM »

We are the Gilliams we live in Central Missouri .We own a 1980 MCI 5 , bought 2 years ago from Carl Moss From Ohio, I saw it listed in Bus Conversion Magazine . When we bought the bus we drove it home kept it a week, then took it to the Grand Canyon. We have used it for several trips to Six Fags St. Louis with the kids and grandkids; we have also took it camping several times. The bus was everything that Carl said it was and when I  had the money transferred to him  we accidently forgot about the deposit and his wife called me when I got home  telling me that she had mailed the deposit back to me . We still talk to each other on the phone Carl is 84 now
It has a 8V71 Detroit Diesel engine with a  Four Speed Manual Transmission , Pull out awnings on all windows Stainless Steel Wheel Covers,3 low profile penguin roof air conditioners ,12W KW diesel generator , Convection oven , 2 burner electric flat top stove,  inline Ice maker , AC/DC stand up fridge/freezer, fold out sofa bed combo, dining area concerts to a bed ,  WBACO hot water heat plus heat strips in the air conditioners ,Neo angle stand up shower with wall kit, flat screen TV, 2 stereo systems, The master Bed room has 2  twin beds on a rail system that slide together to make one , Lots of storage areas, it has a 140 gallon fresh water tank ,140 gallon sewage tank.  It’s already had larger radiators put in it   and the only thing I might change on it is to add turbo chargers.

I bought the bus from Carl he is the man on the left of the picture ,  iam the man on the right
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« Reply #497 on: September 14, 2012, 07:20:33 PM »

Welcome aboard, Carl. Sounds like you got a great deal on your coach.

Feel free to ask questions on here. Lots of good advice. There are some really solid folks on here. If Clifford (Luvrbus) suggests something, go with it. He has more experience with everything bus related then a lot of us (probably all of us...).

God bless,

John
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« Reply #498 on: September 14, 2012, 08:04:21 PM »

My names Jeff , and thanks for the advice .  Do you know if Bus conversions Magazine will ever come back , or is there a similar magizine out there?
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« Reply #499 on: September 15, 2012, 07:40:04 AM »

Sorry about that, Jeff. I should have known. You bought it from Carl, and you are not Carl. Wasn't thinking. Sorry.

Bus Conversion Magazine. That is a deep topic. Actually, not so deep. They have promised to send it out time and time again (lost track now). A lot of us on the board have payed for our subscriptions, but it looks like they all ran off with our money. It really isn't a huge deal, because it was usually less then 50. However, there has been VERY little communication about it. When we do hear things about it, they never come true on their word.

As far as I know, there isn't another mag out there like BCM (was).

You should also drop over to see us at mcibustalk.com. Good bunch of guys over there too.

Enjoy.

John
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« Reply #500 on: September 15, 2012, 03:03:03 PM »

Awesome looking bus there, Mr. Jeff! Congrats!

We hope to have ours finished and on the road in 6 weeks.  Grin
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« Reply #501 on: September 22, 2012, 12:41:13 PM »

Hello folks,
I just got my first bus and cant wait to get out in it.
I will be asking lots of questions. But the first things will be updating the interior. Just has the basic setup right now. I will be mainly using it to live in while working out of town.
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« Reply #502 on: September 22, 2012, 07:08:02 PM »

Welcome, Outlander!

Nice bus. But please remember we like "bus porn". A few pictures of the interior would be great. What type of engine, tranny?

Where are you located on the planet? We are spread all over the U. S. and several other nations.
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
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« Reply #503 on: September 28, 2012, 04:53:12 PM »

I live in Baton Rouge, La. my toy has a 8v71, 3 speed Spicer transmission, Model 05. Its pretty basic right now. The guy I bought it from had to repo it and the previous owner was not kind to the interior. But I do have photos of before.
It looks pretty rough right now, but in the coming days will be better then before.

I have question on plumbing for tanks right now and looking for a better setup apart from 55gal tanks, Just need to search the site. Then it is off to remodel the bathroom. But for now I can work with it
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Model 05, 8v71, 4 speed Spicer transmission.
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« Reply #504 on: January 08, 2013, 01:10:02 PM »

Hello folks.  Newby just joining in.  Here's a 1990 MCI 102C3 that was originally Hormel's SPAM NASCAR/INDY sponsor bus.  I got her after the blue and pink paint was covered over by a rather flat grey color.  I guess, from reading other posts from the pros here, that I'm more a checkbook conversion guy -- although every detail about my finish out was how I wanted it. I did do the upholstery and tile work and some electrical and plumbing reconfiguration.  I reconfigured the Cruise air units to digital thermometers and installed new electric heaters and exhaust fans.  The easy stuff mainly.  The rest of the work was done by some excellent craftsmen.  I should finish up the inside by March this year.  She's an 8V92TA with 40,000 miles (on a rebuilt 250,000 mile coach).  Here's a couple of pics.  We've really enjoyed her.  Look forward to see you guys on the road.....














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« Reply #505 on: January 12, 2013, 06:44:03 AM »

Nice looking coach you have there Ed.  Welcome aboard!  Don't hesitate to ask questions or volunteer information.  Thanks for putting some info in your signature.  It really helps when folks are trying to answer you questions.

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« Reply #506 on: January 13, 2013, 04:07:56 PM »

I'm at the very beginning of converting this bus to an RV.

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« Reply #507 on: February 02, 2013, 11:16:12 AM »

The rubber front bumper is finally gone! Here is the updated look on our model 15. I think I have fallen in love all over again!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #508 on: February 03, 2013, 05:09:40 AM »

Very nice Van,Glad to see the rubber bumper gone,bus looks great my favorite colors red and black!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #509 on: February 03, 2013, 09:14:06 AM »

Thank's Robert Smiley Cheryl and I were pretty excited, this was the first exterior improvements since we got it in 2007  Shocked. All our other improvements focused on suspension, brakes, mechanical s and interior. I started stripping the paint on the tailgate, and taillight corner doors last summer and am looking forward to completing this project.

Rear bumper needs to bye bye also! Grin 
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