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Old 10-16-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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Resently joined this forum, have aquired a 1993 TC2000 FE blue bird 5.9 cumm. 72 passenger bus has 147K near 0 visable rust, very small amount of scrapes & dings near new mich. str. tires, rears need replacing has newer batteries was used by a rafting outfitter on the tennessee ocoee river. I plan to use a doner travel trl. which has some water damage to rt. frnt. Having trouble getting started, wondering if to late in life to start such a project. Hope I will be able to upload pics. as I am electronicly challenged. Know more about crankshafts than harddrives, but do have carpentry, mechanical, & welding exp.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:00 AM   #2
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Re: senior bird

welcome and your never too old to start a Skoolie, good luck and post pictures, get a free photobucket or other account to upload pictures to
then just google "how to upload pictures to ------" and then google "how to post pictures from ------- to a forum"
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:57 AM   #3
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never too late to start, it just hurts more/longer.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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Welcome! --- It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years. Dive in. And if you are remotely sensible (unlike myself) and don't take on a complete ground up rebuild on some really obscure antique, you'll be on the road in no time.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Re: senior bird

I don't know how old you are but I am 53 Female with little experience.. I'm doing it! I chose to get a bus to hopefully live in so I can save money for retirement, the bus I bought turned out to be full of rust.. so I'm learning to weld and do body work.. it keeps you moving and as a result keeps you young!

Just do it if it moves you..don't be afraid because of your age!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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Age...what!

68 here, hmmmmm 69 soon.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:21 PM   #7
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Next stop...Seven-Oh
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:21 PM   #8
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EEK!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #9
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WELCOME and dive in! You are never to old to create your dreams
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:37 PM   #10
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