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Old 10-26-2015, 09:38 AM   #1251
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Roger the expensive upkeep. Women & buses are both high-dollar investments.
As to which makes the most sense to take on...well...

I'm not even going there. And I'm a bachelor!
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:56 PM   #1252
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Not to change the subject but....
This weekend we were up in Glacier Park. Have you ever seen these?

They are all from the 30's and have been retrofitted to propane, and updated the running gear of course. I think they are juice trannys now. They are beautiful!! I believe they have 33 of them in total.

Hey Opus, I took this photo at Yellowstone.

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Old 10-26-2015, 01:14 PM   #1253
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Man...what classic beauties! Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:03 PM   #1254
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Hey Opus, I took this photo at Yellowstone.

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Sweet!

I cowboyed on a ranch just north of there. We had two of those that we sold parts off of. It didnt quite look like that though.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:40 PM   #1255
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Had a customer who restored a 1927 Cadillac Touring Car that was purchased for
hauling people around Yellowstone in the day, still had the original title with it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:39 PM   #1256
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I have to wonder who the lucky suckers are that maintain all those old Whites for the Park. Something tells me they must have a lot of fabricating/machining skills. Can't recall seeing any parts listed for one of them on Ebay lately.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:10 PM   #1257
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Had a customer who restored a 1927 Cadillac Touring Car that was purchased for
hauling people around Yellowstone in the day, still had the original title with it.
I was the only one the owner would have drive him around. If I remember, the yellow one was a '28 and mine was a '29??

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Old 10-26-2015, 09:54 PM   #1258
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Sweeeeet! --- Is it still in the family by any chance?
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #1259
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Oh dude, it was so sweet to drive. So much different than my '86 Soob. LOL!

He's long since gone. I've been gone from there for 10 yrs. I've always wondered what became of those. You didnt think I meant "my" family...did you? HA!
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:40 AM   #1260
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I'm baaacck! --- Been quite a while but I finally had the chance to visit my girl and get back to work on her. Between teaching a sculpture class in Tennessee and my studios biggest annual art event I hadn't even seen her in well over a month. And with 417 different fixes in various stages of completion...it's tough just trying to remember where the heck I left off on most of them. I had really hoped to come home and find all the sheetmetal work that I dropped off three months ago ready to pick up but...noooo. And without a few of those pieces I can't go any farther on several critical fronts. All I can get accomplished till then are some minor projects.

Like the spare tire carrier for example...


the spare will ride below the new rear deck and swing down on a hinged carrier.
Had to weld up a rig to fit my jack just to hold that 140 pound sucker in place so I could get a few measurements. Will likely add a cable winch to crank it up & down.
Not much to see from above but had to post a pic of something just to keep Ol' Trunt happy.

Also have my tranny dipstick installed now.


If your bus came with one, you probably just shrugged and thought.."so?..."

But this sucker had to be fabricated and took the lame wits...er, excuse me..."professionals" about eight weeks and two tries to get right. And actually, it's still not right. I ordered it with a "T" handle but after all their other screw-ups I decided to live with the round version.

Anyhow...good to be back and looking forward to making a little progress.

ONWARD!
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