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This book is divided into six sections: Structural Modifications, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating
and Air Conditioning, Interiors and Exteriors.   Designed to guide the novice, or professionals
through the complexities of Luxury Motor Coach construction.  Especially useful for those
planning to buy a converted bus, or have one converted for them.

The Bus Converter's Bible

Table of Contents

ChapterPage
Preface9
Introductionl3
Part One - Structural Modificationsl7
lGetting Startedl9
2Raising the Roof23
3Stretching Exercises29
4Other Structural Modifications33
5Extendable Floor Space37
6Side Hinged Baggage Doors43
7The Steel Case51
8Swing-Out Radiator (Eagle)59
9Hinged Utility Support Structure65
Part Two - Plumbing69
10Introduction to Plumbing71
11Materials73
12Fresh Water Tankage77
13Fittings and Equipment83
14Fixtures89
15Waste Water Schematic95
16Black Water Scheme97
17Grey Water Scheme99
18Piping and Fittings103
19Liquid Petroleum Gas107
Part Three - Electrical Systems113
20Power Requirements115
21Battery Requirements119
22Generators123
23Converters, Inverters and Chargers129
24Fittings and Material133
25Electrical Circuits139
26Electronic Systems and Circuits149
27Gauges and Instrumentation153
Part Four - Heating and Air Conditioning157
28Basic Considerations159
29Heating and Air Conditioning Basics163
30Heating179
31Ventilation195
32Air Conditioning199
33Summary: Heating and Air Conditioning213
Part Five - Interior Design217
34Floor Plans219
35Walls and Bulkheads225
36Headliners229
37Window Dressing233
38Cabinets237
39Floor Treatment241
Part Six - Exterior Design243
40Body Work245
41Prime Coats249
42Graphics and Paint Systems253
43Engines and Transmissions259
44Tires and Suspensions263
Conclusions267
Appendix269
Index279
Re-order Form286,288