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Old 07-31-2009, 11:08 AM   #41
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[quote="swhite832"]Have you ever thought that she actually knows about "Bug out Bus" and is going to continue to purchase high dollar items knowing your guilt is killing you? Pysychological operations at their finest...I wouldn't put it past any wom...person Personally my money is on this scenario. She knows and she is working you over for what she can get. quote]


SON OF A B**** You are absolutly right! Why didn't I think of that? I have got to tell her before this bus ends up costing me $50,000.00 (with only $8K in the bus) I'm going to tell her ......Next month

Smitty, I'll build her a bus trailer for her and her quilter.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:17 AM   #42
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You guys are killin' me! But it's the husband/wife thing always at work! ..i'll sit still and wait for the pics of her face when you bring it home. She might know.. I'm not sure I'd wouldn't be questioning the 110gal tank on the porch myself. But i'm a Tomgirl, and i'd be mad at Mark for not letting me get my hands dirty too!
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #43
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Ok enough about the wife. Let's talk busses. Made some progress over the last several weeks. 4 of the 8 windows are in, hot water heater installed, shower roughed in, and a lot of rivets removed in the rear to get ready to shorten. Posted a few new pictures in the gallery.
I'm not scared to work on my bus. I'm the man around here and I don't care what my wife........Eh hold on ...Yes dear, I'm coming..............aaaa - I gotta go now.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:46 AM   #44
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Lets wack 8' off the back
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #45
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I did snap a pic of the trial fit before I went to lunch. This is the pre-lights broken pic.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:32 AM   #46
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I like the way you notched he cap and sides so they would be integrated when reassembled and welded. Why are you doing this anyway?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:10 AM   #47
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Mightybus.. The method to the madness is for ATV storage. I will (maybe) shorten the bumper and have a fold down (hyrdaulic) ramp on the back. Can either put my bike on the back or 2, 4-wheelers. When I bought it, the first thing I did was to find out how "off road" capable it was for the dirt two tracks. The only real problem was the large rear overhang, when it came to ditchs. Those tow hooks really make nice plows until you come to a rock that won't move. This might see more dirt than pavement.
3 thing I've learned so far on this stage of construction:
1. while grinding, your jenny runs out of gas. shut the tool off before starting jenny again.
2. Don't trust gravity to hold your parts in place. Brace em, wire em, whatever.
3. I hate rivets. Ground out hundreds, only to replace hundreds. Wait I already knew that.
The only thing that has not gone as planned was the roof. I could not get the rear piece under the forward piece. I'll have to make sure it's sealed well against the weather.

P.S. Told the wife about the bus. That's a whole different story. I'm on vavation now, so I'll continue that saga next week. Take care all........
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:18 AM   #48
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Wow! Nice progress! I really like the rear storage area & the way you placed the back wall. Curious to see what is next!
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P.S. Told the wife about the bus. That's a whole different story. I'm on vavation now, so I'll continue that saga next week. Take care all........
argh! you can't leave us hanging like that.

Seriously though, it is looking good. Keep up the good work. I'm jealous, as I'm not making good progress at all. Nobody to blame except myself.

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:12 PM   #50
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Ok, just a quickie about the wife. Yea, I told her and these were her reactions
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