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Old 08-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #241
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... My elderly neighbor came marching over last night as I was by the bus marking the sheet metal to cut and I got a little nervous. She just wanted to tell me how much she loved the color
Gotta love good neighbors! My elderly neighbors are like an extra set of grandparents to my kids. I consider myself very fortunate to not have any hassles from non-bus friendly people like some other members of this forum have had to deal with.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #242
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OK, haven't got much done the last few days, but gearing up to get some work done tonight. I have the rear door done, and hoping to skin the 2 remaining windows on the back of the bus tonight. I would also love to get the black stripes painted on. We will see how far I get
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #243
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Stripes done on the passenger side. Pretty much love it!







Also got the rear door mounted. Gotta get the bumpers painted and installed!

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #244
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the silver was a good choice. now im thinking about re painting mine
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #245
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Wow, racing stripes. Does it go faster now?

Right now I have the rub rails black. I can't decide if I like them black or stripes like you have.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #246
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Wow, racing stripes. Does it go faster now?

Right now I have the rub rails black. I can't decide if I like them black or stripes like you have.
I haven't checked, but I am sure it's faster and gets better mileage. I was going to do the stripes differently, but this was my wife's idea and I liked it. Leaves the rivets aluminum, which kind of gives it an aircraft look, lol... I personally like the way your bus looks as is.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #247
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Burnt. The. Fawk. Out. I am way too much of a perfectionist. Tried fixing a couple spots in the paint that I should have just left the flip alone. Made it worse. Tried to get my gray tank up inbetween the frame rails, but it is 1/2" to wide to fit between the lower lips on the frame rails. Can't slide it in from the back cause my hitch is in the way. I at least verified the extra fuel tank I picked up is going to fit. Sick of working on it right now.

Also running out of things to sell to fund this. Since I quit traveling for my job, I make about 60% of what I used to. More time with family, more time to work on bus, no money to do anything. Pretty sure I need to start selling unecessary body parts.

Then throw in a couple friends in crisis and life's a party.

Don't worry, I'm just venting. I'll get back at it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:13 PM   #248
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Jake i hear ya... i have painted and re painted this week because i didn't like it. Your bus is looking great!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #249
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Lol...thanks! And thanks for reading my venting, haha... I kinda feel like I just need to find something to weld for a couple days
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I FEEL YA

I pulled my back out last Saturday at the dump, came home and HAD to work on the bus I was sore, put a brace on so I wouldn't move much...and did light duty work...I went to drill a hole in the roof for an anchor for a shelf...as the drill bit went thru the skin...I kind of jerked up Shiat...thankfully I had the mattresses piled on the side behind be as I collapsed...... wanting to cry like a 5 year old in Wal-Mart toy aisle

I waited for awhile and was on a heating pad, on couch for a few days....I am feeling better and hopefully will finish up shelf this weekend after replacing starter on papaws truck and drain snaking the grandparents house

so we all go through these spells
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