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Old 08-23-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Cool My first Home! Its Vintage and On Wheels LOL

Well I'm psyched! I Just bought my first home, and drove her to my parents house where I currently reside.. So backstory, I'm 22, used to be a light duty mechanic, have a couple car projects, and several motorcycle projects... But something was missing from my life... A Bus!! As a huge fan of the Tiny house movement, I've explored all options, and think a bus is a fantastic option, specifically coach types.. So I went looking, and found this gem... Its a 1972 Blue Bird Pusher, probably close to 40 feet long, has a Big Block Chevy... And best part... its has a professionally done conversion finished!! Now this conversion was done in the 80's the style will tell you that but, the bones are great, no mold, not musty smell, and no mouses... Yay! I bough the bus for only $5k, and drove it home with no issues besides a gunky carburetor... I plan to throw some money at it to make it into a old school swanky bachelor pad I've always wanted... Will start a build thread in a different section...
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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Welcome !

Totally cool MUBP : Mobile Ultimate Bachelor Pad

That thing has swag...and maybe shag. Get doing all the neglected maintenance- belts, hoses, etc.

and Welcome !
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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Way to go man!
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:09 PM   #5
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thats one cool as heck rig!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:56 PM   #6
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Totally cool MUBP : Mobile Ultimate Bachelor Pad

That thing has swag...and maybe shag. Get doing all the neglected maintenance- belts, hoses, etc.

and Welcome !

She does need a name... I need ideas, so picture button tuck leather sofa/headboard, leopard print pillows, wood floor etc...
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:52 PM   #7
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The older Wanderlodges are built like tanks but I have to wonder about mpg's with that gasser.
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HOT DAMN DUDE, I THINK YOU SCORED !!!! Welcome aboard.
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She does need a name... I need ideas, so picture button tuck leather sofa/headboard, leopard print pillows, wood floor etc...
Roxanne.

New pulls/handles on the cabinets, maybe even paint the cabinets to lighten it up. New cushions will make it fresh.
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Day-Glo fuzzy pink shag...everywhere!
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