Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
mikeacg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Newberry, MI
Posts: 17
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Bluebird
Rated Cap: 12
Howdy from the UP!

Just found the forum and am loving it. I bought a nice little Short Bus in GA back when I was moving from North Carolina to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (moved up here to care of my 89-year-old mother who can't live by herself any more). Used it to move a bunch of business equipment up and store until I got my house remodeled so I could move it. Roughly 128,000 miles and I put new tires on it when I got it. My plan is to turn it into a mobile vacation cabin and I hope to start working on it this winter. Sorry about the picture but it's the only one I could find on this computer...

Mike
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BusandVW.jpg (109.5 KB, 6 views)
mikeacg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 08:05 AM   #2
Mini-Skoolie
 
mikeacg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Newberry, MI
Posts: 17
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Bluebird
Rated Cap: 12
Found another one! First picture was back in Wilmington before the move and this one is from Newberry when I first got here. Kind of a change in temperature!

Mike
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SnowBus.jpg (135.6 KB, 1 views)
mikeacg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 08:34 AM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Iowa
Posts: 120
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Honey Badger RV Co
Chassis: tc2000
Engine: 5.9 cummins
Rated Cap: 74
Nice bluebird, tell us about your vw kit car.
wauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,181
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
If you ever get tired of the bus, I'm sure someone in Mi would like to have one that isn't rusting apart!
I like that size bus for casual use.
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #5
Mini-Skoolie
 
mikeacg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Newberry, MI
Posts: 17
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Bluebird
Rated Cap: 12
Thanks for your replies!
Sad to say that I just got rid of the car. I started looking at all the work I needed to get done here at the house and realized that realistically it would be 1 1/2 to 2 years before I would be able to work on it (this house is over 100 so that's going to take time plus a new shop, installing a wood boiler and the bus are also on my list of things to do...). I traded it to a buddy for a bunch of tools I needed worse than I needed another project. It's a 1974 Super Beetle with a Classic Motor Cars 1929 Mercedes SSK body. She's a looker for sure! Google Gazelle...
As far as selling the bus, even though I have never put a for sale sign on it, I still get a lot of people asking. Unfortunately most of the people up here want to buy it for nothing. I've got $1500 in the new tires alone... I'm hoping to use it for craft shows. I can load it up and leave everything on board as well as sleep in it. With my car, I have to load and unload every time I do a show and also pay for a motel. It has a chairlift but I'm probably going to pull it out as it takes up a lot of space.
Mike
mikeacg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Stu & Filo. T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vacaville, Ca
Posts: 1,521
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Crown / Pusher
Engine: 8.3 Cummins
I love Da Yoopers
Stu & Filo. T is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.