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Old 08-01-2018, 01:18 PM   #21
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I haven't updated in a while. Life(and death) has got in the way. This weekend is going to be a busy weekend. I will have running water, independent electricity, interior paint, exterior stripping, refinishing the countertops and attaching everything so I can drive. My best friend, who made my bus build possible, passed away suddenly last month. So, the attached image of the exterior design is a tribute to him. His last name was Bellairs, and whenever you asked him how he was, he always answered with "Livin' the dream"; and he meant it. So, I am getting the bus in order to drive up to Kansas for his service on the 11th, and then on to Colorado for further celebration of his life and spreading his ashes.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:42 PM   #22
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My sincerest condolences. I lost one of the best friends I've ever had this year, too.
My friend Eddie helped me out BIG with my bus!

Sucks losing friends. I'm so sorrry, man.
"In the midst of life, we are in death".

Bellairs and Ed are probably having a great laugh somewhere out there in the ether of the universe.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:51 PM   #23
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Ditto what Eastcoastcb posted-Bellairs and Eddie will keep a close eye on ya...
Nomadic thanks for sharing the pics, I just recently purchased a Bookmobile and have similar space, your pics have given me some ideas.
I presume Bellair was either a skiier or a purvuyer of fine edibles or both, wanting his final resting place in CO. 66' whether his age or year born is way too young!
The Bookmobile going to make it's maiden voyage to a Metallica in October...

Rock on and "live the dream".
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:51 PM   #24
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A lot of the bookmobiles I have seen are sitting on the exact same chasis and have the same engine/tranny. Good luck with the build. It's a really nice canvas to work with. My original plans have changed a few times, and yours will too. That's how you end up with the perfect bus!

And thanks for the words about my buddy. Steven Bellairs was his name. He was born in 1966. Yep, way too young. Steven had family and friends in Colorado and it's a beautiful state. He would ski when he went and when in Rome... do as the stoners do .
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:58 PM   #25
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Shared condolences for Eddie. So we do what we do and take them with us and live the life that was taken from them.
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:29 PM   #26
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Amen brother!
I have about 5 plans... probably will do the 6th..
Keep on... Thanks for reply.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:01 PM   #27
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Sorry for your loss but think the "Tribute" paint job is just an excellent idea. And yes...you gotta do the whitewalls! And can't really tell which color you are going for but know that the two closest '57 Bellaire colors were...


  • Larkspur Blue
  • Tropical Turquoise
Either one would be great. In '66, they were a bit more conservative.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:38 AM   #28
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The color of my bus, under the old wrap, is close to Tropical Turquoise. I went with the blue because of the existing colors. The '66 is a reference to my friend's birth year. And of course... the whitewalls are a must. The fender cutouts will be faked with the wrap. The guy who is doing the wrap said he has a few more design surprises for me. We shall see! Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:21 AM   #29
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Sounds pretty slick. Can't wait to see some pix!
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