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Old 06-02-2005, 08:54 PM   #141
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Damn you sure lucked out. Good thing he had a reason to run. Remindes me of a buddy in high school. We were going to lunch in his big old Taurus and the Saturn in front of us stopped for a green light. The snow had just melted and the gravel was still on the road. He hit the brakes a little too late and we messed up the back of the Saturn. Then two big guys get out lookin like they were going to mess us up. Then the driver got out, she looked 12. They called us a few four letter words and they took off. Talk about pucker marks.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:31 PM   #142
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Wow have i been busy lately! Summer finally arrived here in michigan, and i've been doing bus stuff almost non-stop for the past couple weeks.

The weekend i was in detroit i met up with a guy with a 60 foot articulating party bus. We hung out together for two days. Oddly enough, the driver of that bus ran into a car the same nite i did. We were able to find excellent parking at about 8 am after being up all nite. our parking spots made for good fun later that day. That 60 footer was an incredible machine. I'd love to have one,,,,but trying to park that thing sure is difficult! I have photo to post sometime when i get a few more minutes.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #143
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This past weekend i hung out near home here in port huron which is a border town. Canada is just across the river. I was driving slowly past a club when a bouncer flagged me down. He said he was the head bouncer and was curious if he could take a look inside the bus. Then he told me that i could park on the street just outside the club. The sign read "no parking, loading zone", but he said he'd talk to the cops and let them know that I'm there for the club. That was cool. I met ton's of hot women. The bus seems to be quite popular just about anywhere i go.

The winning bidder is gonna be very happy in a couple months when the bus goes for sale on ebay.
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:27 PM   #144
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Kick ass! I bet the ladies love the Jacuzzi;) I took my rig for a little joy ride around my home town this weekend before we put the windows in. The attention is definatly cool! I cant wait to get the inside of mine done. Where else do you take your rig Leep?
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #145
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Just thought i'd share a little story.....


For the past couple weeks i've been hearing some loud clunking sound coming from my bus on occasion. Mostly when i was in reverse and turning. I just wasn't able to track down where it was coming from. Everything else seemed normal. I climbed under the bus and inspected the brake components, the steering linkages, the U-joints, U-bolts, trans mounts, just coulnd't find anything out of the ordinary.

Just the other day the clunking seemed to happen more frequently. I parked the bus, and could hear air escaping from the right rear tire. It was the outside dual...the valve stem had been crushed.

note to self: if you change your own tires on your skoolie, it's a good idea to occasionally check your lug nets to make sure they are still tight!

The lug nets were loose on that tire, and it allowed the hub to spin inside of the rim. What i had been hearing was the hub slipping until it ran into the raised portion of the rim that protects the valve stem. After slipping enough times, it get loose enough to jump over the raised portion thus crushing the valve stem.

Good news is that i made it home with air in only three of the rear tires, and it was a cheap fix. Only cost $5 for a new valve stem. I was able to replace the valve stem while the tire was still on the bus thanks to a good tip from the guy at the tire store.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:24 AM   #146
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Damn Lapeer you are a lucky guy. First you bump a car and the guy does not want to report it. Then you have a wheel trying to leave the bus and in the end it only costs 5 bucks. You should buy a lotto ticket.
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:21 AM   #147
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Three's a charm...

Not to mention that he didn't get drowned while strapped into an open vehicle that nearly rolled over in a mudhole. That would have really been an unpleasant death...in fact, I added it to my list of "ways I do not want to die", right under falling into a duct-tape winding machine!
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:08 PM   #148
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there are just a few minor projects to finish up on this bus, and i'll consider my skoolie to be complete. I've made my list of things to buy as well as things to do, and hope to work a good solid 12 hours tomorrow trying to finish as many of the projects as possible. I need to get this bus finished so i can start working on the "new" bus.

The waterwall
More diamondplate trim
Veggie oil system
and just a few other minor touch up's
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:10 PM   #149
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Thursday I plan to do a little tailgating at the Palace of Auburn Hills as the Detroit Pistons continue in their struggle for the world championship.


I'm not even a sports fan, just thought it would be fun to hang out. We're gonna bring a grill, and all the goodies.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:52 AM   #150
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I wish I could be there, I would bring the steaks. Anyone have the beer?
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