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1990 Gillig Phantom Transit Bus Conversion Need advice Stage Hypnotist Simone 6-1-05  
Hi, Folks, Just bought a 1990 40' Gillig Phantom and need advice for converting it to RV for my tour of my stage hypnosis show. It has about 45 seats which I will gladly give to anybody who will come and remove them without damaging my bus. Las Vegas, New Mexico, or may travel to you if you're on my way. Could use helpful advice how to start doing the work to install everything to make a rolling home.

Stage Hypnotist SIMONE
Ferocious Hypnosis LLC
2126 1/2 Montezuma Street
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701-3637
Re: 1990 Gillig Phantom Transit Bus Conversion FREE SEATS + Need advice TomC 6-2-05  
I converted an AMGeneral transit. While transits are cheaper initially to buy and convert, they are a whole lot harder since you don't have the nice large cargo compartments underneath to mount stuff. I spent the first year with the bus on blocks to remove the exsisting heating unit (big and heavy), mount my tanks, make storage compartment and a generator compartment next to the driver's seat like a front engine. After the under was taken care of, moved to the inside where I gutted it down to the metal, welded up a couple of hair line cracks over each door, wire brushed and Rustoleum primed, screwed 1x2's to the metal crossmembers for anchors for the plywood walls, installed the electrical for the 3-roof airs and 2- Fantastic fans, had 2.25" of hot foam installed, and covered the entire inside with plywood (1/4" walls, 1/8" ceiling). The one mistake I made was to only cover the windows that were to be covered by cabinets. I left the original windows with the idea to have new ones installed in their place. It appears now, that no one (even Peninsula Glass) makes a replacement. So I suggest to completely skin over the sides and re-cut the walls out to the demensions of windows you want and that the window companies make. This gives you a small idea what it takes to start your conversion. It took me 6 years at working an average of 3 months a year (was a truck driver that took the 3 winter months off). So, 18 months working alone. If you have someone that can work with you, you'll do it 3 times faster. Many books on the subject. Try Good Luck, TomC
Re: 1990 Gillig Phantom Transit Bus Conversion Need advice Stage Hypnotist Simone 6-3-05  
Thanks, Mate, I appreciate your help? VERY much. Very kind of you to share.
Re: 1990 Gillig Phantom Transit Bus Conversion Need advice William Hannah 5-13-08  
Hello, I am converting a Twin Coach, it is a bus, propane pusher, 28 foot, one of coach, and was an older conversion, or partial conversion.. I am doing it myself and it is interesting, and challenging... so any info, or email partners who are doing similar projects would be highly appreciated.... oh and also I certified in medical hypnosis in grad school but never used it... but it would be nice to talk some or chat etc.. let me know k thanks...
Re: 1990 Gillig Phantom Transit Bus Conversion Need advice Billy T 5-21-18  
I have one that I am converting. It's takes some thoughtful planning. One thing that I hate is that hardly no one will insure it !!! So I am going to sell this thing, (or give it away) and go the high end RV route.
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