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Old 09-03-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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Re: the wait is over

Hv;

I see you're into child labor too! Keep up the good work (or at least your kids ).
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:22 AM   #12
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I figure I better take advantage of it right now, while she still thinks hanging around dad is fun. I already see in the not so far away future she won't find the fun in it anymore. I hope to finish the jeep this weekend so maybe by next week I can show some progress reports on bus. The only thing on the bus I got accomplised this week was pricing sheetmetal to cover windows. I can get 4 sheets of 4'x10' of 16gauge sheetmetal all for $237.20+tax. My buddies dad works at a steel wharehouse, and he said he could use a brake to shear them in half for me to get 2'x10' pieces at no additional cost. I thought that sounded really reasonable.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:02 PM   #13
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Re: the wait is over

I am so jealous that you have yours registered as an RV already. We have to have just about everything done - and inspected - before they will let me get it changed on the title to an RV here in SC. But so be it - we will do what we have to do.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:10 AM   #14
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Re: the wait is over

Nice looking bus...

X2 on the child labor, my 15 year old son has played a huge part in building the bus and the Blazer/Buggy...


Speaking of Blazer, I saw the link to the 4x4 site... I'm a wheeler as well... Gonna use the bus as my tow rig for wheeling trips...

Good luck with the build...
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:26 PM   #15
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Thanks dirtygoat. I have tried a few ways on towing the Jeep and trying to figure out camping. We usually travel out of state at least a couple times a year,wk or so at a time, to go wheeling. Last years trip was the last time the wife and I wanted to stay in our popup, on our car trailer. Something about primative camping (along side of a road) for three days straight, without a shower or pooper, just didn't fly well. Plus the jeep got a stretch, one tons, and 42's this year, so it wouldn't have fit on the trailer with the popup on it. We borrowed a good friends Class A a few times when he had it, and it was nice, other than the fact I couldn't ever see spending that kind of money on a box on wheels. So anyway, we got some done on the bus this weekend. Unlike yours dirtygoat all of our bolts going through the floor came right out with an impact. The wife and daughter ran the impact. I got the underside, funny how that works I can't complain though, at least they are helping. As far as the floor I'm really debating about pulling up the subfloor. I know and understand the reason for doing it. But I have been under that bus alot this weekend, and there are no rust holes even around the wheelwells. So I will have to think about it for a little while while I try and get the windows skinned in the next couple weeks.



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Old 09-13-2010, 07:09 AM   #16
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Good Luck, and have tons of patience! Its much like anything... we all start out gung ho, and then as time goes on, the excitement tends to sway. Just take it in small chunks. It will be a fun transition.

I have had many people say "why not just buy an RV?" and I tell them "Because how many people can say they built their own, and its better quality!"


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Old 09-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #17
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After reading about everybodies toubles with their state and changing their titles to an RV title I am amazed about Iowa. I just got back from the county courthouse, where the county is in charge of titles and reg. I went in, gave them the old title and receipt for for bus, and signed a form saying I converted it to a motorhome, and I was out the door in less than 10 min. With a new Rv title and liscence plates in my hand and a giant smile on my face.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:13 PM   #18
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So I was really hoping for two great days of work on the bus this weekend. Instead only got one, it rained all day saturday. So for an update, I got the steel to cover the windows wed. and got it primed and ready to hang friday. Today, I got two of the eight foot pieces hung with the help of some neighbors. I think they would like to see the bus painted as well, so they were willing to give a hand today. My wife started sanding the pass side, and got alot of it done. There should be quite abit done on it this week to get it ready for paint. I have a paint booth lined up for next weekend, so I took the week off to just get the bus prepped and ready to paint. Ready or not, it will get painted next weekend. Here's a couple of pics. I'm hoping to get the rest of the windows covered tomorrow.


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Old 09-27-2010, 07:11 PM   #19
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A very long day but well worth it.

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Nice looking bus...

X2 on the child labor, my 15 year old son has played a huge part in building the bus and the Blazer/Buggy...


Speaking of Blazer, I saw the link to the 4x4 site... I'm a wheeler as well... Gonna use the bus as my tow rig for wheeling trips...

Good luck with the build...

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