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Old 02-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

I first want to start this post with a blessing and a curse. Thank all of you for the great ideas and help; curse all of you for getting me into this! ;)

Well I pick up my Bird tomorrow, a 1997 Bluebird Tc2000. I have researched and dug through A LOT of post, read up a lot, test drove, crawled around under, looked at other skoolies, and finally settled on the one. She has the 5.9 Cummings, so I can get parts at the local auto parts store, the Allison automatic, 13 window, and air brakes. I got a pretty good discount since they wanted to keep the seats. I almost felt bad, it seems to be a right of passage removing the seats from your skoolie, and so I headed up there on a Saturday and helped take them outÖ they knocked another $200 off for that. I required a DOT inspection and state weight certificate before I purchased it, as well as an independent mechanic to look over. He found a few issues, they fixed it, and tomorrow she is mine.

The wife is excited, for now, the kids canít wait, and I look forward to many a late night and long weekends converting this thing! Not sure how the neighbors will feel, but we donít get the skoolies for them. I even registered a domain name TheBOV.com to blog about the whole thing.

I am sure you will all see more from me with the normal HELP and oops how do I fix questions; and of course proud papa pictures to follow.

So let the fun begin!
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

One of many great things about my wife is she is a photog! So lots of pics will be coming!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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Re: Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

Well here she is safe at home!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #4
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Re: Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

Very nice... Welcome to the madness...
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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Re: Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

where in Houston?
Katy here
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!

Spring, just down 10 from you.
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