1977 MCI 5C bus conversion
This is a two-axle conversion, one of the last of the 35-foot busses made by MCI. The 5C series buses are equipped with an Allison automatic transmission and the Detroit 6v-71 engine. This bus was built on a government contract for the Air Force and I acquired it for conversion after its air force service. The bus currently has less than 70,000 original miles. The conversion was done during a 5 year period from 2010-2015. after which the coach was moved to my winter site in a Florida RV park. The bus is currently on-site in Zephyrhills, Florida (35 miles NE of Tampa )
While this bus was an excellent shell for conversion, I have continued to upgrade equipment; new tires in 2016. All gauges and sending units have been replaced and starting batteries have been upgraded. I also have all maintenance and parts manuals for the Bus chassis and the Detroit engine as well as the manufactures information on all installed equipment. This bus was featured in the May 2016 issue of Bus Conversion Magazine. Bus conversion magazine is now available as an online publication at a very reasonable price,you can read a complete narrative of this conversion in the magazine and also access numerous reference materials on bus conversions. I can be reached at draungier @ gmail.com to respond to any questions that you may have on the conversion.
Installed equipmet; Generator Powertech 8kw. Furnace 35,000btu propane. Wabasto boiler (uninstalled) Electrical 50 amp service campground and generator. AC; original bus air plus 2 13,500 roof units. Hot water; 6gal electric. Inverter panel installed and wired. Magnum Energy 3900 watt Inverter/charger 24v new in box (uninstalled) Tanks; Fresh water 100 gal Black-Gray 100 gal. Propane tanks 2-40 gal total capacity. 3 burner propane cooktop, microwave, residential refrigerator 120v
Construction; 9inch roof raise with foam insulation in floor, sidewalls and ceiling. Spray foam in front and rear caps Fiberglass backed vinyl flooring over new 3 quarter inch plywood floor.
Spares; generator belts, air bags both front and rear. new spare tire in front compartment, air compressor, 20 ton air jack.
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Location: Zephyrhills, Florida, United States