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Old 07-16-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Help with a 1995 MCI-12 6v92

Hi, I just joined. I'm excited that I found a place that seems to have it all.
Last week i purchased a 1995 MCI-12, 6v92 that I'm planning to convert.
I have lots of questions, and am having a hard time finding answers. I found one of your threads that talked about my engine - Sweet! it answered about 20 of the questions right away. I'm loving this.

The coach is a "pure" greyhound bus. Still has all the seats, the bathroom (yuck), overhead bins, original drivers seat...

I've got to drive it to WA state (from UT) in 2 weeks. Here are a couple of the things I think I'd like to do/have done before the trip.

1.*Remove the bathroom (at least the hole in the ground toilet) and replace it with a composting toilet (eliminate the smell and the heat from the engine).
2. Remove about 1/2 of the seats and sell them.
3. Get smarter about the engine & conversion

So my three questions are:
1. Can I "simply" cut the toilet and surrounding metal out of the bus down to floor level, close the hole with a metal sheet, wood and insulation, and leave the original "bathroom" enclosure in it for now? Or does the entire enclosure and the back row of seats need to come out? Either way, I'll put in a composting toilet (unless you say not to). Without the enclosure, I'll just hang a sheet/curtain for privacy.
I'm all about easy this time since it's a one-time thing and I'll strip the entire bus later in the year.

2. How does a private person sell 21 seats for an MCI bus? They are in great shape (except for the front two). And I don't know if they smell or not until I take them out of the bus. Any thoughts?

3. Does anyone have info about places or publications that can help me get smarter about converting the bus? I'm a little overwhelmed right now at the list of things that I don't know.

Anything you can tell me is going to help a lot.

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Originally Posted by EZDZIT View Post
You may be interested in www.busmag.com .
Thanks for helping out. I'm looking at it now.
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1995 MCI Bus Conversion Questions

Hi -- I'm not an owner as yet -- But it is my dream and it will come true! I know that undertaking a conversion can be daunting, challenging and scarey.

I would suggest using Youtube! I'm constantly watching videos there and learn new things all of the time. Just use the search box and type in things like "MCI Bus", or "??? Engine", or "How to do a bus conversion".

You'll be amazed what you find. Good Luck and I hope this helps you. Make sure you share pictures with the irv2 family. Maybe make a video series yourself to help others in your shoes in the future..

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