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Old 05-04-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hey everyone--- I'm going full-tilt on getting our bus ready for the road this month so I'll be sharing as much as I can

Our bus is a 1987 GMC C6000 short bus.

It has one of those 366 big block engines that they had in production from the 40's all the way to the 90's without changing much on them.... so they are really great to work on.



My friend and I are both artists and the bus will function as a small studio where we will work on scripts and paintings as we travel.



So far, the crowning gem of this bus is the hood ornament --- which is a chrome shark sculpture I had. I just love how the size of it compliments the bus.



The bus has a really cool vibe. It was a church bus and I like the colours we found it in.

I'm inspired by nose art from wwii and I'm going to give the bus a sort of classic steam punk feel by painting Elvgren-type pin ups on the sides.

Please keep posted as I look forward to sharing and being part of this community!
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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Welcome, that's a nice looking shorty. I've got an '81 with a 366. What a good tow vehicle.
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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I had a shortie bluebird with that SAME front end on it.. though I had a 454 instead of a 366 but it was a kickass bus!!! Love seeing another studio on wheels.. while mine is a bit of a techie studio.. it still will be art of sorts..!! great lookin Wayne!
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:56 PM   #4
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Love the "Hoodie"!
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:17 PM   #5
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You know some teenager is going to come along and pry that shark off your bus when you're not looking.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:54 AM   #6
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I wouldn't try it, shark might bite ;)
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:46 AM   #7
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It would be good to run a 110 volt line to the shark, then go sit somewhere nearby and wait and watch.
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