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Old 07-08-2016, 02:55 PM   #161
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Just make sure you have something between the steel and aluminum or you end up with Galvanic corrosion.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:18 PM   #162
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Just make sure you have something between the steel and aluminum or you end up with Galvanic corrosion.
Three thick layers of paint and a 1/4" bead of silicone for now ....
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:32 PM   #163
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Well the weekend outing was a success. Bus ran great and we all had a blast, as usual. Lots of campers came and looked at the bus and I got to have fun telling them all about it. There were two other late 70's busses there on seasonal sites that were pretty well done up. Both Thomas bodies and both Fords. Paint on both was beat but the interiors were very well done.

Here we are setup for the weekend. Blends in like an alligator at a crocodile party.



Six 1.25" thick ribeye's, four tenderloins, fried onions as well as potatoes and beans in the tinfoil. Everything was seasoned with course ground salt and pepper, which are the only things allowed on steak and potatoes under my watch. It doesn't get much better than this.


Our youngest couldn't wait to eat ! ! The VERY pregnant individual in the picture is one of the people we went with.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:42 PM   #164
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I love some steaks, man. Nice looking eats!
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:04 PM   #165
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We took the bus out for the weekend again with some family and friends. We were parked next to some very nice 5th wheel campers. Two over from us was this triple axle toy hauler monster with both a kitchen and a 50" TV outside. The guy next to him was grumbling that his was getting old and it was time for a new one, I asked how old and he said it was a 2012. I told him I had a 79' model and he got quiet fast. I grew up camping with a tent so the bus even feels like I've gone soft sometimes .....

We all went to Lake Maria Campground near New Munich, MN. It was a blast. It took a few miles of gravel to get there.


Parked at the end of a long line of "Keeping up with the Jones"


Every pickup that rolled in pulling these campers wasn't more than a few years old. I don't know how people justify spending this much money to go camping ....


It was too windy to go swimming so I sat on the dock and Miss Lily sat in the wagon in the water for a while.


My youngest kept dragging my Tang jug around. She'd pick it up and move it a few feet at a time and do it over and over again. At least she was smiling and not crabby.


Finished off with bacon and pancakes this morning. Gawsh I love bacon ! !
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:04 PM   #166
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Keep it up man, keeps my hopes going seeing other Minnesotans out and about with their bus. Love the updates cant wait to see more.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #167
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Wouldve loved to see the look on that guys face when you told him yours was from the 70s too. Cant wait to show off my build to all those guys
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:59 AM   #168
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Bamper, where abouts in Minnesota are you from? I'm in Litchfield.
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Albany. You're welcome to bring the BBQ Blue Bird up here anytime if you need a taste tester.
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Old 11-01-2016, 02:00 PM   #170
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We just bought ourselves a 1970 Chevy, also in Central Minnesota. Cool to see you guys enjoying yours! Gives me hope for mine since it's in the demolition stage... cool bus!
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