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Old 03-27-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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We bought a bus....

So, we are " those people". We bought a bus, with no real knowledge of busses.
She runs great, had a full rebuild 10k miles ago, and supposedly a 7500$ redo on the a/c- however there seems to be no heat?
We are hoping for info from anyone that may recognize our newest baby.
We are currently converting her to an rv /Tiny home.we know it's an MC7 1973 challenger. But can't find any other with these windows... wondering what that's about, and where we can get new dash panel.... among other parts

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So, we are " those people". We bought a bus, with no real knowledge of busses.
She runs great, had a full rebuild 10k miles ago, and supposedly a 7500$ redo on the a/c- however there seems to be no heat?
We are hoping for info from anyone that may recognize our newest baby.
We are currently converting her to an rv /Tiny home.we know it's an MC7 1973 challenger. But can't find any other with these windows... wondering what that's about, and where we can get new dash panel.... among other parts Attachment 156260
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Good luck with the mods. Wouldn't want to tackle it myself. Insulate well no matter what climate you're in or plan to travel to. After all is said & done, you'll probably have almost as much money invested in your bus as you would have spent on a good used class A, B or C. Not to mention the time lost camping with family & friends that can never be regained. Every person's time on earth is finite, use it prudently. You only get one chance.
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Good luck with the mods. Wouldn't want to tackle it myself. Insulate well no matter what climate you're in or plan to travel to. After all is said & done, you'll probably have almost as much money invested in your bus as you would have spent on a good used class A, B or C. Not to mention the time lost camping with family & friends that can never be regained. Every person's time on earth is finite, use it prudently. You only get one chance.
Thank you, we are actually enjoying the building process as a family, since our kids are older.
We have our floor plans done from my CAD and we have all our materials already. ( we enjoy making things)
We just can't find much for information about this style bus.
Very hopeful some one in the mci community can help with that.

For us, any time spent together is never a waist.
So, this is just part of the adventure.
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We bought a bus....

Wonderfull! Hope someone on the forum can help provide the MC7 information you are requesting.
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Congrats on your purchase, if I win the lottery some day I think I would probably do a bus conversion.
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Post some pics of the outside. I wonder if that was some kind of a sightseer bus?
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MC7 challenger? You have a sightseer bus.. It will be hotter than blazes in the summer. When I used to drive one similar to yours, we had plastic caps that fit over the windows on the inside. For heat, there is a valve you can turn to get radiator water flowing thru the system. (it might be on the firewall) Let me do some research, and respond again later. FunBus, and Tanner GrayLine had some of these out west.
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It was a GreyLine bus once!!! Omg yes tell me how to run the heat and a/c - the guy had it redone before we bought it but we can't figure out how to get it to run !
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Look like you have a daunting task ahead of you. But if this is a family project I can see the fun of getting it done.
If your going through all this work I'd consider replacing the dash with a modern one and be done with it.

Good luck and Happy Trails!!!
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It was a GreyLine bus once!!! Omg yes tell me how to run the heat and a/c - the guy had it redone before we bought it but we can't figure out how to get it to run !
Show me a photo of the dash/ drivers area. Let's see what you have. On the 7 left side there are a row of toggle switches. In the center was a rotary dial that adjusted the interior air temp. Next to it was a heat/a-c switch. Down for heat, up for A/C. Call a bus junkyard for a dash. There is a guy in Shingle Springs CA. And others around the country.
If the previous owner changed stuff up, I won't be much help.
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