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Old 04-04-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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I think at long last I'll get working on it in the months ahead. I had all the ambition of Eeyore after Lin passed away in '16; last year I sold one house and bought another (now that was a bit€# of a task). Gonna add some pictures this week - including my design for the "Spirit of Linda Lee" logo derived from my lady's handwriting.
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:12 PM   #12
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FIrst off, and most importantly, if I am understanding your post properly, my deepest sympathies. Lack of motivation is completely understandable.

Secondly, and back on the subject... That is a really cool bus. You generally don't see too much in the way of MoPar in schoolies....

Keep us posted on the progress!
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:56 PM   #13
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Cool Bus..

Love the top deck and the paint. I am not much into cheetah skin but it looks good. I think I would have to keep the paint.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:47 PM   #14
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Great bus to bring back to life!
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:28 AM   #15
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FIrst off, and most importantly, if I am understanding your post properly, my deepest sympathies. Lack of motivation is completely understandable.

Secondly, and back on the subject... That is a really cool bus. You generally don't see too much in the way of MoPar in schoolies....

Keep us posted on the progress!
Lin (Linda Lee is her legal first name) passed away on Fathers' Day 2016. Dad passed 10 years ago so F-Day was already a bummer. Over the years Dad customized three Dodge B-vans and would have loved working on my skoolie. At least Lin got to see it, look in it, dream about it.

When I was a kid, the schools used GMC and International buses; I was awestruck when I saw a Dodge bus for the first time.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #16
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Something like this was her ultimate fantasy machine:

Now for a photo of my bus taken from the right camera angle - and my image editor...😎
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:51 AM   #17
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Lin (Linda Lee is her legal first name) passed away on Fathers' Day 2016. Dad passed 10 years ago so F-Day was already a bummer. Over the years Dad customized three Dodge B-vans and would have loved working on my skoolie. At least Lin got to see it, look in it, dream about it.

When I was a kid, the schools used GMC and International buses; I was awestruck when I saw a Dodge bus for the first time.
Been doing some research on them. Dodge didn't produce much in the way of medium / heavy trucks and chassis, but they were in the market for sure, but more of an also ran. Their trucks, really weren't a major player in the market until the 1994 RAM redesign. Not saying they were a bad truck, they just struggled with market share compared to GM and Ford... Vans however is another story.... You can't seem to go one block around here without seeing a Dodge / RAM van of some sort... Been that way as long as I can remember, and I remember a bunch of decades now...
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:00 PM   #18
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So beside bit coin I have some stock I Home Depot. Wonder where the next great surge will be.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:39 PM   #19
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With all the cheetah print I would have guessed there would have been a pole in it. ��
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:54 AM   #20
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With all the cheetah print I would have guessed there would have been a pole in it. ��
Perhaps the previous owner removed it?😜
The bus (owned by an establishment called Drinks Inc.) came with a Lucky Bucket "Certified Evil" beer case - but without the beer of course!
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