Originally Posted by FlyboyHPD
I'm in for a meetup Monday eve for dinner. I'll eat anything so anywhere will be fine with me. I don't recall seeing the date in the previous posts. When dates do you plan on being here?
I'll txt you my cell number Christopher. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
im leaving tomorrow (sunday the 24th) and driving ascross from florida to houston.. im in st pete so its like a 950 mile drive.. if I get sleepy i'll stop for a hotel and then be in houston monday afternoon later... get the bus tuesday and probably stay till weds...
ifI get the bus monday I could leave on tuesday.. if people want to meet up at different times or on tuesday insteasd or in addition then i can stay till weds...my hotel is booked through weds morning.. im hilton diamond so i can shorten or extend without penalty..
its all short notice since these auction things dont give you long to get the busses out of there and they dont like to bend... when I called friday the lady was nice but firm.
I can work from anywhere so I dont have a real close time I have to leave... anywhere ive got a macbook pro and the internet... I wont have my mobile DEV lab since thats in the carpenter bus(DEV RAMDOM), I picked a good time for this as im in the code-out stage for 2 projects and wont go into lab stage for a week or so yet..
the new bus will probably get driven to florida (to BGA) for painting since I dont have the tools, equipment, knowledge, or proper space to paint a bus...
I know i'll hear flack for taking it to a dealer for paint but hey a man's gotta do what he gotta do.. prices at a commercial truck shop are 3X what they charge.. ive called around.. most body shops these days are only cars and only collision. not restore work.
however im oipen to other suggestions for getting it painted.. ( i need someone who can do it all.. prep it , mask it, paint it.. ) fortunately texas allows me to get 3 temp tags for a total of 90 days of tags.. once thats uo it has to have been painted, school lights removed or covered, and driven to ohio... where i can get it inspected (which means a guy climbs inside and says "yep the vin matches the title") and tagged...
then i'll likelyt put it up for the winter.. and in spring I can start on the project i have in mind for it.!