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Old 12-17-2017, 07:43 PM   #31
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I don't think I've stopped smiling since I got it home.

My face hurts.


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Old 12-17-2017, 07:51 PM   #32
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I don't think I've stopped smiling since I got it home.

My face hurts.


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Even with all the little and not so little issues mine has, I'm feeling the same way.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #33
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Another productive, nasty, smelly, lucrative weekend out at the bus.

I feel I've paid off the balance owed on my Skoolie Club Initiation Fees......6 hours of grinding rust. And I found where the 'school bus' smell comes from......burning powdered rust! (..or maybe the burning rust just releases the school bus smell....).

Linoleum peeled right off in 8 big pieces....all done in 10 minutes. Same with the rubber on the wheelwells. Wire-wheeling the rust took considerably longer, but for the most part is done.....I still have a couple of spots I want to hit with a grinding wheel.

Gluing pennies down tomorrow, then next weekend I'll remove the seat, doghouse, shifter boot, etc. and wire-wheel that area, then ospho and paint the entire floor, weather permitting....it's only supposed to be in the 30s for the next 10 days or so.

This floor, and the wheelwells, are SOLID with a capital S. I can't find a soft or spongy place anywhere, and the only holes are of the drilled variety. Very pumped about that.

And the 'lucrative' part? Found another quarter.

Hope y'all have a great Christmas, or Holiday, or whatever you wish to call it.


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(...I must be getting old.....my pictures used to be in better focus...).
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:56 PM   #34
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Mmmmm...nice!
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:02 PM   #35
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Mmmmm...nice!
Concur.

A good job, well done!
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:24 PM   #36
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:37 PM   #37
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On a dark note, not as much accomplished this weekend (so far) as hoped. As easily as the rear linoleum came up, the driver's area linoleum is a whole 'nother beast.....it is fighting me every inch of the way. If I have to take my angle grinder or blow torch to it, so be it.

On a brighter note, check out my paint.....I needed a nice bright cheery color after grinding rust all last weekend.Will add 1 more coat tomorrow or Monday.

On an additional 'brighter' note, my new LED headlights came today.....if I can feel my fingers tomorrow, they'll be installed. My heater burns me up in the bus, but doesn't warm up the great outdoors very much. It's been in the mid-30s the last 2 days, but inside the bus (just above the windows) it's around 90......and that's with both doors and 2 windows open. Maybe I don't need insulation.


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Man, this isn't fair! Now you're way ahead of me!
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:46 PM   #39
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Man, this isn't fair! Now you're way ahead of me!
It's not a race......plus I haven't had the down-time you've had....I hope that changes quickly, and in a big way.

And as long as your dinette seats are in my possession, and not yours, I'll ALWAYS be a little ahead.

And if you start to catch up, I'll threaten to incinerate them.


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Old 12-31-2017, 03:46 AM   #40
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It's not a race......plus I haven't had the down-time you've had....I hope that changes quickly, and in a big way.

And as long as your dinette seats are in my possession, and not yours, I'll ALWAYS be a little ahead.

And if you start to catch up, I'll threaten to incinerate them.


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Funny- yesterday we tore down and burned a good sized garage/shed on my friend John's property. I have a hard to find four legged seat for one occupant sitting ten feet away and it caught fire! Good thing I was gonna replace all the vinyl anyhow.


Yeah I know its not a race but I've been watching folks enjoy their buses and I can't wait to get this one of mine on the road for real!
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