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Old 03-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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StudeDave's '50 Studebaker bus (a.k.a. 'Nelly')

'Nelly' is on her way to me as I type this. She is due here on Sunday.
For reference I'm the guy who bought the bus talked about here~
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11684

Hopefully, sometime soon, I'll have pictures of her being loaded for her trip North.
And there is NO DOUBT I'll have pictures of her being un-loaded once she's here.
I have learned that posting pictures is easy as I saw in the above thread,
but doing so in the gallery is another story altogether~ HELP!!!

As mentioned in the thread above- I plan to keep her mostly as she sits.
I'll decide what changes to make once I get her here and learn about her.
She's been sitting for 15 years or more. I'll start with the mechanical stuff.

But anyway- enough of my random thoughts, I have bored you enough.
Once Nelly is here- expect the real questions to flow!!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: StudeDave's "Nelly- the StudeBus'"

Congratulations! You just may have acquired a bus that's even harder to find parts for mine! If the chassis is a ton-and-a-half Stude...who is the body by...Graf Zepplin?! What a sweetheart, and she looks to be rock solid. Can't wait to see & hear more about this undoubtedly rare bird.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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sweet classic ride!


his ride btw
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Re: StudeDave's "Nelly- the StudeBus'"

Thanks for all the well wishes, folks. She showed up today!!!


We hadn't had her off the trailer for long when someone was already ready to go for a ride~


I'll have many many more pictures posted later on...
right now I have to get started cleaning her up!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Still can't get over what great shape she appears to be in. And it looks like you have a trusty (if not a wee bit sleepy) roadmate as well!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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Re: StudeDave's "Nelly- the StudeBus'"

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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WICKED shot of her coming home on the 18wheeler!!
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Transportation probably wasn't cheap...
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
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That bus is awesome! And super Rare! the body is by Superior Coach.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:22 PM   #10
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Thanks again for the comments!!! I still can't believe this bus is sitting in my Dad's driveway~



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Still can't get over what great shape she appears to be in. And it looks like you have a trusty (if not a wee bit sleepy) roadmate as well!
Well, Jackson is like that- give him two minutes, and he's comfortable just about anywhere. What you're seeing in this picture is him about to high-tail it outta the bus because my older brother, his wife, and their two little dogs had just shown up for a tour.

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WICKED shot of her coming home on the 18wheeler!!
Thanks!!! I was able to time it just right due to it being a Sunday afternoon. That rig was about the only one I had seen for five minute of waiting. The driver called ahead from about ten miles down the road, so I knew when to look. My shop is right off the freeway- and I have a nice view, as you can see.

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Transportation probably wasn't cheap...
It wasn't, but it wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be, either. This was one of the key factors in being able to purchase the bus. Once the seller's price dropped to a good number I got worried about transportation and/or the other options I had. But after getting two quotes within $100 of each other- and $300 less then my magic number- I knew I was about to own a bus!!! The cost from Fremont, CA to here was only $1500.


It's been hard to stay away from my new toy, so finding time to download pictures has been hard.
Once I do- I'm sure you're gonna dig what you see.
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