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Old 09-23-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Introducing the start of our Wacky Tangent...

Well here we go... off on a "Wacky Tangent"!
The wife and I about 6 years to retirement and wanted to do some traveling. I have been blessed/cursed with a wide variety of skills. We wanted to put those to use in building our Skoolie and, then, do service projects for folks in need during our travels. We have been interested in the Tiny House movement for years. Have studied tiny house and skoolie builds... ready to start our own. We both work full time, have a home, and 3.5 acres to maintain so the build may not go as quickly as I would like but such is life. Yesterday we bought a 1991 Blue Bird, 66 passenger, 33' long, Cummins/Allison, 116k miles, great tires, and no rust from a local school district. I have set up an IG account to document the build @WackyTangent if you would like to follow along.
Let the fun begin!
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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I have set up an IG account to document the build @WackyTangent if you would like to follow along.
Let the fun begin!
Congrats ! You could always post your build here, too.

Free image hosting and a few people that know a little bit about skoolies.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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Oh, I planned on that. This place has been a huge resource as I have lurked for the past 6-8 months.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:54 PM   #4
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Is that bull horn on the top or your bus for voicing opinions from the driver seat? If so I think it would be to much fun for removal. Sounds like your build will be the slow and steady type nothing wrong with that. Welcome
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:21 PM   #5
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Is that bull horn on the top or your bus for voicing opinions from the driver seat?
It is... and it works! if it weren't such and eyesore I would leave it for the entertainment value.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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It is... and it works! if it weren't such and eyesore I would leave it for the entertainment value.
Oh, I'd keep that. Under the front bumper there is some space it might fit on BlueBird.
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:11 PM   #7
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If I can find a place to tuck it away, it's a keeper then.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:08 AM   #8
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We are in Dayton. Where are you located?
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