Model MC-8 CRUSADER
Due To My Homeowner's ASSociation Hassling Me About Keeping It Here, I'm Putting My 1975 TMC MC-8 Crusader 40' Motor Coach Up For Sale Or Swap. It has a Detroit Diesel 8V-71, Allison Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Factory Heat/Air, Etc.. This fine Crusader was manufactured by the Transportation Manufacturing Corporation in August of 1975 in Roswell, New Mexico. The Serial Number is 1082 and the Unit Number is T24-204. It has a 36,500 lb. GVWR. They produced 1,422 MC-8's at the Roswell Plant and it cost $175,000.00 in 1975! To replace it with a comparable new shell would be $350,000.00 if not more. It was was completely restored inside and out in '99-'00 by the Tulsa, Oklahoma School System. It was #3 of 3 Crusaders that they used for going to out of town ball games and field trips. The school system had rebuilt the 8V-71, Allison Automatic Transmission, and everything to do with the engine, a/c system, and everything else. They also installed new Goodyear Steel belted radials. They have about 50-65% tread left. The brakes work properly and I'm fairly certain that they were all replaced during the restoration. It also comes with quiet a few spare parts such as belt sets, Dayco silicon hoses, water pump, muffler, two wiper motor assemblies, one wiper motor, and many others.
A New Hubodometer Was Installed When It Was Restored And It's Only Been Driven 48,093.8 Miles Since Then! The Hobbs Meter is showing 1984.2 Hours.
I've removed the seats, luggage racks, and the bathroom wall and door. The sink and toilet is still intact. I've also removed the heating and air ducts on the floor and walls. I've spent weeks and weeks taking the stuff apart. I didn't demo it like most people do. I've spent over 1,500 hours working on the interior to this point and it has to be seen to really be appreciated! I have numerous photos I can send you if you're interested. I've installed real hardwood t & g parquet tiles on the ceiling and t & g beaded knotty pine for the side and back walls. The rear door is made out of cedar and is a cross buck pattern on the other side. That's Beeswax with Orange Oil on the passenger wall if you were wondering. I took the interior photos a few days ago. The passenger side wall was completed a year ago and that side is a little darker from age. I was just going to let the newer side age awhile before putting any Beeswax on it. I planned on putting tongue oil on it next. There are high intensity rope lights installed in the custom valences I made on each side. It looks pretty cool at night! The window ac unit and the curtains are temporary. I also just purchased a complete set of custom made vintage solid knotty pine kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts that will be included if you want them. They were manufactured sometime around 1962 by Kustom Kabinets of the Nashville Lumber Company. They will make a really nice kitchen for this fine coach!
The exterior of the coach has some bumps and bruises as is normal for a vehicle of this age. There's a dent on the rear drivers side bay door and that side has some scratches along the bumper guards. The bumpers have some dings and scratches on them and there are some scratches on the passenger side above the rear bay. The clear coat is peeling off in places but I figured you would be putting it in your colors any way. I had thought about polishing the stainless and then putting everything on the front, back, and sides in flat black primer for that Rat Rod look! I can see the Von Dutch Flying Eyeballs down the sides now! I had also thought about applying a white roll on bedliner, such as Rhino, on the entire roof! That would stop any potential problem that might happen up there before it even starts! I think that's a pretty good idea! It wouldn't be cheap but it would be worth it.
I've been working on vehicles for over 30 years. I've sold more than a dozen vehicles on eBay, from a Ferrari 400i to another Motor Coach Conversion and everything else in between! My customers have always left here smiling! I'm "magicpurpledog" on eBay. Read my feedback as it speaks for itself. Check out my web site if you get a chance. The address is: www.drycreekcustoms.com. There are some Before photos of the Crusader On There.
I Have Over $25,000.00 In This Crusader And That's Not Including Most Of My Labor Either! I'm asking $20,000.00 (OBO). Interesting Swaps Considered, As Long As It Doesn't Eat Or Grow Hair! I'd seriously consider an Antique, Classic, Survivor, Hot Rod, Pro Street, Race, Monster Truck, 4X4 Van, Self Contained RV without a tag axle, Airstream trailer, motorcycle, unassembled or assembled Porsche Spyder or similar quality kit car, helicopter kit (built or not) or in various stages of completion as long as it wasn't crashed into the barn on it's maiden voyage, weird, unique, prototype, commercial pick up, military, houseboat, mahagony runabout, etc.!
Free transportation from the Nashville airport or bus station can be provided. I can also help with shipping arrangements if necessary. I will ship it world wide. Buyer is responsible for any shipping charges. The Payment Can Be Made Via Electronic Transfer Or Cashier's Check. I Would Prefer Cash At Delivery And Any Certified Check Will Be Cashed And Must Clear Before Vehicle Will Be Released.
I Have A Clear Tennessee Title And It's Registered In My Name As A Motor Home. You Do Not Need A CDL To Operate It Since It's A Private Coach.
ATTENTION SCAMMERS: Don't Even Try It!
I Can't Donate This Either, Sorry!
Thanks For Looking And Have A Nice Day! :)