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Old 03-09-2017, 06:40 AM   #31
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I still haven't seen the DEV bus, but RedByrd sure is a looker.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:01 AM   #32
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3 of us rolled on my oil paint with a hardner outside in the sun and it looks better every day, think its still curing. best 100 dollar paint job ive ever had. thanks again eccb
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:06 AM   #33
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3 of us rolled on my oil paint with a hardner outside in the sun and it looks better every day, think its still curing. best 100 dollar paint job ive ever had. thanks again eccb
your bus looks great!, thats enough reason and encouragement to say that bus #3 i will paint myself with a roller

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Old 03-09-2017, 07:12 AM   #34
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3 of us rolled on my oil paint with a hardner outside in the sun and it looks better every day, think its still curing. best 100 dollar paint job ive ever had. thanks again eccb
If I'd known you were painting I'd have gotten there sooner!

I think it came out great, especially under the conditions. Humid, hot, sunny.
The roof looked GREAT!
Totally gona do the same flat on top on this shorty.
Will probably have a couple gallons of that oil based stuff you had tinted a light blue green. Roxy likes the Tiffany color.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:12 AM   #35
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your bus looks great!, thats enough reason and encouragement to say that bus #3 i will paint myself with a roller

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Lemme know if you want/need a hand with that!
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:31 AM   #36
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Gona take the shorty kayaking today on the Ocklawaha. Should be fun. Gotta love having a bus to USE!
Does the damn thing even float?
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Does the damn thing even float?
Thanks to the air seat and rear air ride, it floats down the road like a dream.

We had a great time, the bus did awesome.
Until we ran it out of fuel in the boonies. Total idiot mistake, but it was an honest mistake.
We'd topped it off, but since the gauge doesn't work and we had done some "miscalculating", we ended up running out of fuel. Sucked big time. Out on 40 coming back from Silver Springs. About five miles from 19.
Luckily, my AWESOME bus savior Shaun came out with a 5 gallon jug of diesel for us. After a bit of fuss "priming" it, it finally fired back up. Only a 2.5 hour delay. At least it was somewhere sorta scenic and NOT in Ocala. At least I didn't have to prime and bleed like an old rig. Just turned it over several times. After about 3-4 times, it seemed to get primed and fired.

Filled her up to the max, and I'm gona get that fuel gauge working sometime real soon!
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BS aside- we had a GREAT time today!


Headin up 40 almost to Silver Springs!


enjoyed some quality time on the water. Saw lots of wildlife. Turtles, gators, and lots of monkeys. Even saw a guy getting chased down a trail by two furious males. Dude was terrified, I woulda been too!















Monkeys were harder to get pics from-



gator getting some sun


Everyone had a good time, even waiting on fuel!
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:38 PM   #39
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You were about 15 min from my house.

Jeep, bus, repeat.
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You were about 15 min from my house.

Jeep, bus, repeat.
lol I was actually telling Roxy that!
Man, we were worried for a bit, but once it fired up all was well. Just a mere 2 hour delay. Adventure!
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