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Old 11-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #181
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just got done watching all your video's and I have to say well done.
Thanks for the encouragement! I'm glad someone's getting something out of them. They're fun to do. What started out as an experimental way to show my Grandmother what I've been up to, turned into a fun hobby. Unfortunately, since the mechanical problem, I've not kept it up - though I probably should have since it's a problem other skoolies can relate to. I'll try to remember the camera more often when I start to run the bus again.

Looking forward to your photos and bus blog! It's always fun to see how others are progressing on their vehicles.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #182
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BOB's at the shop! Finally!!!

Mom drove me to the storage yard and provided the extra "umph" to the batteries with a jump. With that little bit of extra "go juice", the bus started right up and we were off! I got to the shop, they wrote up a ticket, and now I just have to wait for a repair estimate.

Couple of things that worry me... The guy said it looked like the bus had spent some serious time near the water as was evident by the amount of corrosion on the frame and engine. I knew it was corroded, but he made it sound terrible . He also said as long as there wasn't any fluid on the ground (so far there isn't ) and the bus doesn't smoke (it does... horribly ), that it should be "pretty solid". What does a smokey engine indicate?

To be honest, I've already had thoughts of selling BOB to get a bus type I really prefer (Bluebird FE 28-34 passenger short bus to pull a trailer). I'm just waiting to hear what the damage to my bank account will be to get all the repairs done that are necessary. Driving to the shop was a thrill! But I think that was just the fact it was running again more than anything else. Lord knows I don't really need to be spending this money so close to Christmas. (Merry Christmas to me?) But the sooner I can get BOB running, the sooner I can either sell him and buy something that I really want, or start working on the interior, and make use of what I own.

Argh! I can't make up my mind!!!!

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Old 11-17-2009, 07:30 PM   #183
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...Silly Questions...

Do you love him?
Do you think he is worth the effort?
When you think of the future, is he in it?

...only half way through the first cup of coffee. ^.^?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:25 PM   #184
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I just hope BOB never reads your post, he would be deeply hurt.
That's what happens with rebound relationships. A girl gets dumped and reaches for the first bit of comfort she can find... alas, for the rebound guy, it never works out.
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I just hope BOB never reads your post, he would be deeply hurt.
That's what happens with rebound relationships. A girl gets dumped and reaches for the first bit of comfort she can find... alas, for the rebound guy, it never works out.
Ahh, but he might just have some fun times to remember afterwards...
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #186
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Got a few more photos and a video on YouTube (see link in the signature).

This is the hydraulic sensor that was broken when I bought the bus. It didn't affect the ability to drive it, but did make it damned annoying as the alarm would occasionally start to sound - then cut off - then cut back on again for no apparent reason.


How we got BOB running. Tommy left a wire attached to the fuel injection pump that had to be clipped directly to the ignition switch to get power to it. That was okay to get it started, but was a little disconcerting to have to open the hood while the bus was still running to get it to shut down.


Just a shot on the way to the shop. Someone requested a video of the bus running, so that's in the YouTube segment.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #187
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OMG! OKAY, NOW I KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO TO BOB...



Seriously, if anyone wants to see some really whacked out bus turned pirate ship/giant foot/giraffe/victorian house/space ship/etc... check out some websites of Burningman.

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Old 11-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #188
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You mean do to "Barb"!?!

Oh!...wait a minute...you meant add a second story, didn't you...?
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #189
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OMG my daughter is in love and wants us to paint our bus pink and add a sundeck now. CURSE YOUR PICTURES!!
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I can't decide if the gentleman in crimson is a pimp, or the doorman/spirit guide to an alternate universe.
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