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Old 02-28-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Hello, from B.C. Canada

Hi, I'm Lois and I'm new. I haven't got a whole running bus, I have a "practice project" called "Pit Stop"

She's nothing but a shell of a bus already, so once the plywood floor comes off and I check the undercarriage, I'll get to work.

Pit Stop is a 1967 Ford ex-skoolie, then ex BCFP crew bus (forest co) then a parts storage for Mazda motors.

Now she is going to be my back yard living room, complete with a small wood stove and all my craft supplies.
No glass, so I have to fix that, and theres a few dings and dents to fix and the darn doors are rusted open in the front, but both safety doors work.

I pick her up in June, because she's on a farm where it's too muddy to get her now, have to wait for the ground to firm up.

She may not look like much, but the body is solid, they made buses better back then.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Welcome aboard...

So, no plans to get this thing back in road condition??? Just make it a permanent fixture and use it as extra living space???

Cool idea...

I like it...
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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That would make a cool addition to a house
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

pic looks like there is no front end to the bus?
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

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pic looks like there is no front end to the bus?

You're right, there isn't, the front axle got appropriated for something else and I have no idea what happened to the rest of it. I plan to have the fron't frame made into a trailer hitch, in case I ever have to move it, but mostly will be enjoying it as a private getaway spot in the back yard

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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Ah, got ya! ya that should work. just make it HD enough lol
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welcome, good to have another canadain on board.

be nice to see your rig up and running.

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:42 PM   #8
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

My bus is now nome and has had the "nose" shortened prior to being made into a heavy duty hitch.

Bad weather, a cold, and a case of bronchitis held me back for a few weeks but I intend to start ripping up the floor soon and replacing it.

I've got to use the old girl for a shed first as my house is getting re-wired next year and we'll be taking it apart down to the frame inside. Lots of storage space in there, nice high ceiling.

So my partner Rick spent most of today putting in double layers of 6mil poly up for temporary windows and will do some more tomorrow.

When the house is done, then I can rebuild as I want to have my outdoor living space, leave some of the extra furniture from the house out there etc.

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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

Pit Stop now has some temporary plywood flooring and Rick is still working on making windows, pretty soon we'll be moving things from the house out there to be stored until the house is re-wired.

We are doing a renovation on the house as we go with the wiring, so my permanent counters and sink will be resized to fit in Pit Stop, and I found a "build your own" plan for a composting toilet.

I'll have enough old leftover insulation to insulate the old girl before we put permanent fixtures in, enough leftover kitchen tiles to go over whatever the permanent underfloor will be.

I've been sorting fabrics and planning curtains etc.

I've got a folder going with a bunch of ideas that will make Pit Stop a nice cozy space to relax in, or house a guest.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
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Re: Hello, from B.C. Canada

More pictures

Doors are stuck in that position & I've got 16 ft of living space (and a darn cold )

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