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Old 09-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
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welcome, good looking bus and a good story bringing it home
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:24 PM   #12
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Thanks, everyone!

Once we got it home and got a good night's sleep, the kids decided to check it over and get right to work. Yep, those are my lovely daughters working those wrenches like pros! They had those seats out of there in one hour flat! Dad and I just watched and carried out the seats. It definitely pays to have a pit crew!









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Old 09-15-2014, 09:43 PM   #13
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The adventure has just begun. I see a lot of memories coming in the future for your children. Welcome to the obsession!!
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:38 AM   #14
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Tango, you're right. the underbelly is wide open and waiting for custom building. Hubby has planned and additional fuel tank, large fresh tank, generator bay and many other cool things.....

Sojourner, I enjoyed reading your thread and can't wait to see the Sojourner come together.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:39 AM   #15
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welcome

YOU still had some tread left

Love her sexy lines...good luck and keep pics coming
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:36 AM   #16
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gotta love the rounded lines! and the dash! hopefully all the bad stuff is already behind yall.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:15 PM   #17
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More than just Cheap Labor" --- what a great opportunity to share a remarkable experience and all the life lessons that go along with such a project with your kids. Gonna' be some genuine memory material involved. Enjoy!
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:20 PM   #18
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After we got the seats out of the bus, we spent a couple of days deciding what to do next. We thought we might just cover over the existing floor to expedite the conversion process, so I went ahead and laid out our floor plan with masking tape. So, we have this beautifully laid out floor plan and are getting excited to begin building, when we realize that we are very unsettled not knowing what’s under all that rubber and linoleum…..sooooo, enter plan 5,062 (yes, the plan has changed that often!). Once we made the decision to pull the floors, my gung-ho girls got right to work. Scraping, pulling, ripping, tugging….whatever it took to get that stuff out of there. And lest you think us parents are lazy and enjoying the slave labor, we busted a few knuckles ourselves! Even the boys wanted a piece of the demolition process.





So much to ponder and think about!


My eldest does not like to stop in the middle of a project. She wanted to complete it as long as she had the strength and insisted on working after dark. The boys decided to help out a bit more, but discovered it was much more fun to play with the masking tape that was once my well thought out floor plan!




This one lost her oomph!
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:37 PM   #19
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Glad to see you have a small corporation of help there! That rubber is a monster to get up if it isn't 90° and 112% humidity outside for a month!
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #20
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I want to touch that bus. Soooooooooo pretty looking.
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