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Old 09-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #51
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

the only thing i did not see was the chicken coming out of the closet,or a shotgun. So you must be OK then!Another crisis diverted!Im thinkin now she will get to pick out some colors for the bus! Let the good times roll,papa fozzy Nice job on the rear deck things get exiting when the grinder comes on and noone is operating it,all right Timbuk
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:10 PM   #52
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A little more progress on the Bear Den this week. Holes from the flashers covered up and most all the back end rivited and welded from the shortening. I will sheet the back end to cover all the windows and signal light holes. Will install a large (30x48 with "escape hatch") window in back, and new LED lights in back. Lights will be mounted in a new bumper along with a recessed licence plate holder.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #53
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Go the Bus moved home. It's hidden inconspicously behind my small shop. Started cutting out for the back mods. Got the driver side rear hatch door in. Baby steps man, baby steps. As I look outside this mornng, snow flurries are happening. Guess I'll stoke the fireplace and work on inside the buss stuff.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #54
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One more of the back cut out. Just about ready the start filling in the holes.
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #55
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

well it must be nice to have the bus at home,great for extra storage in the winter.Snow,eh you are the first report i know of here.bus looks great,hows the misses liking it so far now its home?Good pictures,timbuk
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:47 PM   #56
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Timbuk, She's coming around slowly. One bad thng is my floor plans were set up, thinking like a man. Now that the little lady is somewhatinvolved, those plans have changed. Go figure.
Smitty, Had to have copper friends follow me home as I had no tail lights or licence. With a sheriff deputy following me, it kept the city off my butt. (Just a little perk)
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #57
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Wow, you are really doing some nice body work on that bus! It is looking good...and by the way, never laughed so hard in all my life reading the story of your acqusition
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:17 PM   #58
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I like the bobtail look, any particular reason you went that route?

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:07 AM   #59
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Slowly, oh so slowly the progression moves ahead. Damn you snow! Damn you frost, Damn you, tools that I've lost!
A little bit every weekend, god willing AND THE PROPANE DON'T RUN OUT.More new pics in the album.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:30 AM   #60
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Look's good, your kicking @ss PB!

I get more done in the winter (interior at least) between work and other things I get easily distracted during the summer! It's been snowy, windy and cold as hell almost all winter Razor City way, this weekend was just plain raw! The wood stove keep's the bus nice and toasty though and is a good way to pass bad weather and keep me out of trouble!

I'm getting ready to start mechanicals myself (rest of my stuff will be here early this week), how bought some juicy details about what you used and how it went! It's sure a scavenger hunt putting together all the parts and pieces, my neck of the woods has zilch for local RV suppliers and what they do have is expensive as hell! I had to order nearly everything and since I was learning as I went, I was slow ordering until I was satisfied I had it figured out. A prudent bus builder, knowing he was going to have winter time would have ordered all his parts in the summer!

Give me hollar if you get up this way!

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