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Old 05-30-2016, 06:50 PM   #1
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almost time to hit the road. 1st long trip 3300 miles, NH to OR!! departing 6/12!!

R1 was yellow and had all seats back in Nov. have done all work myself. (other than the ipr valve)

best way i have found to have pics is to just keep my skoolie album updated. there is a link to it below my posts. just dont have the patience to use photo bucket and all that

hit me with questions and ill try and be as specific as possible with answers.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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It would appear as if you have a really nice bus.

The quality of the work is pretty impressive.

After painting your bus you can appreciate why a low budget paint job at a professional shop have prices starting at $5K--there is a lot of taping that has to be done in addition to scuffing everything up so the new paint will stay stuck and not peel off.

I like your interior layout.

Have fun on your trip this summer!

Good luck and happy trails!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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That is a long trip. It sounds like you might be in the neighborhood during the proposed skoolie gathering on the solstice. Any suggested locations good for multiple buses around the 20th? So far it's Champoeg and Florence in the running. Champoeg definitely has excessive parking available and it central to I-5. Ideas/suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:56 PM   #4
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"After painting your bus you can appreciate why a low budget paint job at a professional shop have prices starting at $5K--there is a lot of taping that has to be done in addition to scuffing everything up so the new paint will stay stuck and not peel off."

i hear that cowlitz, i lucked out , it was -10 outside when i was painting and a guy had just bought that building. let me use the space $500 for 2 weeks at 55 deg! I spent week and a half prepping then 2 days painting.
thanks, and ill keep the pics coming from the road, the trip not stoppin in OR we be on road for ~2 years. In the desert somewhere this winter!
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Very nice job!
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:05 PM   #6
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Very nice job!
thanks opus! and thanks for the tip on the tires. the Z3a's your running got replaced with the dh11's i went with. couldn't find the z3's any more. basically the same.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:02 PM   #7
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awesome conversion. what are you coming all the way to oregon for?
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:15 AM   #8
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awesome conversion. what are you coming all the way to oregon for?
thanks man.
we just love the NW and wanted to do first trip to west coast. never been to OR, or seen the redwoods before and have always thought it was beautiful in pics.
and i travel with my tools, never know where someone may try and hand you a bunch of cash to build something.
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thats one badass bus!!! thats gonna be a fun trip!! I love driving a bus ! if you like driving a bus half as much as I do you will have a BLAST!!

and YES!! take your tools! not only your wood tools burt mechanics tools too!! never know when you might have a breakdown.. you can easily catch an uber or a Lyft to get somewhere to get parts but have to have toold with you to fix whatever you need..

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thats one badass bus!!! thats gonna be a fun trip!! I love driving a bus ! if you like driving a bus half as much as I do you will have a BLAST!!

and YES!! take your tools! not only your wood tools burt mechanics tools too!! never know when you might have a breakdown.. you can easily catch an uber or a Lyft to get somewhere to get parts but have to have toold with you to fix whatever you need..

-Christopher
thanks man!!
i love driving the bus too, it is my supervanagon! and your right i never leave home without ALL the tools.
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