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Old 08-12-2017, 04:51 PM   #1
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Talking We're in houston, anyone near us??

hi! we're converting a 1993 blue bird, fire red hot of a bus! a couple of cool cats and their teenage kids, their dog and their cat too. anyone nearby in houston, porter, new caney area?? would love to make new friends, obsess over skoolie plans and deets. Seems like everyone we know, think we're crazy for living our dream, we need new friends lol.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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You are Crazy! I have the same problem in NYC.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:30 PM   #4
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Welcome!!! We need more crazies in this world! --- And there are a number of us building Skoolies in the Greater Houston area. I'm sure they will all chime in shortly.

Meanwhile, don't be shy about asking questions and sharing pix. BTW...yours is now the second "Red Byrd". The first is a shorty.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:40 PM   #5
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welcome to the jungle!!!!

nice rig!!!! I *LOVE* RED Bluebirds!!!!
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:18 AM   #6
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Hey guys!

I'm in Katy, the bus is near Sugarland to the west and south of y'all. Welcome to the madness, er, um, derangement, well, um, sickness, eh, lunacy.... Yeah, lunacy called Skoolies!!!!!!

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:12 PM   #7
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hi! we're converting a 1993 blue bird, fire red hot of a bus! a couple of cool cats and their teenage kids, their dog and their cat too. anyone nearby in houston, porter, new caney area?? would love to make new friends, obsess over skoolie plans and deets. Seems like everyone we know, think we're crazy for living our dream, we need new friends lol.
Hi! I am in Houston and just bought a 2004 Blue bird on Friday. Most people think I am crazy, but are also jealous of the adventures that await me. Are you doing all the work yourself?
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:02 PM   #8
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Welcome to the fun. I'm on the other side of Lake Houston, in Crosby. Lots of good Houston area folks around. I'm looking forward to your build.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:13 PM   #9
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Awesome!!! Thanks so much for the friendly welcome! We're working on insulation today, flooring by the wend of the week and yep! We're doing the work all ourselves lol not that any of this is easy!
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:57 PM   #10
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Hey...if it was easy...EVERYONE would be driving Skoolies!
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:56 PM   #11
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It looks like you have the same kind of bus as we got last week! We are right over here in Lake Charles, LA, cant wait to see what you come up with
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:33 AM   #12
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It looks like you have the same kind of bus as we got last week! We are right over here in Lake Charles, LA, cant wait to see what you come up with
Been stranded in lake charles for over a week at a loves truck stop. They finally called a tow company to tow my bus away literally after i got it back up and running and was trying to get it to Houston
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #13
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hi! we're converting a 1993 blue bird, fire red hot of a bus! a couple of cool cats and their teenage kids, their dog and their cat too. anyone nearby in houston, porter, new caney area?? would love to make new friends, obsess over skoolie plans and deets. Seems like everyone we know, think we're crazy for living our dream, we need new friends lol.
Welcome aboard Crazies. There are quite a few of us Crazies in the Houston Area. Looks like ya'll are to the north of Houston. Yankee land !!!.......lol
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:37 AM   #14
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My welder/fabricator is pulling up his roots here and moving to the Houston/Galveston area. I'm sorry to see him leave Colorado. If y'all have any good employer suggestions, all would be appreciated and passed on to him.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:43 AM   #15
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Been stranded in lake charles for over a week at a loves truck stop. They finally called a tow company to tow my bus away literally after i got it back up and running and was trying to get it to Houston
That doesn't sound good at all but the majority of people in Lake Charles are at least nice
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:02 PM   #16
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Have him check with Blumenthal Sheetmetal. They do a LOT more than sheetmetal and were hiring last I heard. Great shop.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:36 PM   #17
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Hey guys.. I recently moved back to the Houston area and wouldn't mind seeing some builds and helping out as I am exploring the idea of a bus build in a year or two.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:39 PM   #18
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Hey guys.. I recently moved back to the Houston area and wouldn't mind seeing some builds and helping out as I am exploring the idea of a bus build in a year or two.
Hi Nomad, I live in Houston and am almost finished with the gutting portion of my build. I am getting ready to paint the metal floor with POR 15 to protect from future rusting, but first I have about 1000 holes to fill!

Have you done a build before?
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:41 PM   #19
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Quite a few Skoolies in the Houston area. Might be time for another meet 7 greet over at REHAB Bar on the Bayou.

What say you all?

PS...I am working on another large concrete sculpture there...again.
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:45 PM   #20
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Quite a few Skoolies in the Houston area. Might be time for another meet 7 greet over at REHAB Bar on the Bayou.

What say you all?

PS...I am working on another large concrete sculpture there...again.
Tango,

That would be great. I live close to that area. Lets do it!

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