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Old 08-16-2010, 04:30 PM   #41
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That reminds me of "Thunder on the Ohio" (minus the heat of course).
No "thunder on the ohio" this year. All boat races have been cancelled. The first thought was to put some sort of mini boat out there but that didnt fly to well either.
Dang!!!!!! What the heck happened?!?!? Next thing you'll tell me is there's no Frog Follies this month... Now THAT would be depressing!
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:46 PM   #42
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I don't know all what happened. I know last year they ran the hydros but at a different time of the year and they were not part of the freedom fest. The freedom fest has been a money losing venture lately. I assume the frog follies still go on. I haven't heard anything of thier demise. I drive a truck and sometimes I am not the best to ask of the goings on
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #43
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I don't know all what happened. I know last year they ran the hydros but at a different time of the year and they were not part of the freedom fest. The freedom fest has been a money losing venture lately. I assume the frog follies still go on. I haven't heard anything of thier demise. I drive a truck and sometimes I am not the best to ask of the goings on
Sounds like me when I lived there. Remember, I used to work for M.T.L. and/or W.D.A. back when I was young and foolish.

Sorry about the hijack. Now back to our story..........
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:48 AM   #44
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People keep telling me that there is always something to repair on your chosen mode of transportation, guess that's true
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:40 PM   #45
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making me more jealous every post lol
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #46
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Re: "The Bondo Condo" - 15-passenger E350 Shorty

I just joined the forum and just finished reading every single one of your posts. I am looking at a gas 350. I got TONS of ideas from your posts.

If we buy the E350 it will be our first conversion and I am very excited about it. The bus I am looking at has about 225,000 miles on it but if my mechanic thinks every thing is in good working order I am ready to jump in. I am a bit worried about the miles but this bus is the perfect size for me to drive - my husband can drive anything but I'm a wimp. Plus I want to be able to pull into parking spots in town.

Please keep posting your progress!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #47
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I drove back from Seattle on Wednesday on 197 just a little bit before Dufur and saw the same thing. Incredible. When the moon was just coming up it was so big and red i wasn't sure that it was the moon at first.

That's some nice work that your doing to the Bondo Condo. Maybe i'll get a look at it some time when you drive past to go to The Cove. Safe and happy traveling to ya!
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You lucky bugger! Have a great trip!!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #49
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Good Luck and have fun! Look forward to hearing about it on your return. By then I hope to have our 350 completed - I will be checking back to your posts for reference as we go.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #50
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have a great trip! feel free to park it in my driveway! lol
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Hello. Thanks for this thread. We just brought our transit shorty home this week, and its been kind of a challenge finding info on these things. My wife is a dispatcher at a small bus company here in North Idaho, and we got a sweet deal on a 12 passenger plus 2 wheelchair e 350. 700 bucks! it looks almost exactly like yours at the start. I had the seats out before the motor was cooled off. Im headed to my work momentarily to use the shop n take the lift out,wish I knew someone that wanted it. its been well taken care of, reg oil changes etc. NEW tranny, new rear end. You have given me alot of ideas, not the least of which is the paint job. that looks f-in cool man! Are those actual chrome rims, or caps? I really like the flat/semi flat? black paint. I am dead set on that, as a base at least. Has it been really hot during the day? The futon is a good idea. We want to build a platform for a queen bed, up about normal bed height so most of the underside can be extra storage. The propane storage i brilliant. How nervous were you cutting that hole?lol. Thinking about tinting all the rear windows limo black as well.
Any way, thanks again for posting all of this. its a valuable reference tool for us. The black paint and chrome really sets it off. Makes it look not so, well, bussy. Jeff
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #52
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Have a great time! make sure to take lots of photos!!!
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Check out Hy-tech for a ceramic additive for your paint. The link is on my post's, Buckeye Pair-A-Docs. I think it's worth the $11.00 per gallon and I have only painted a small area of my floor so far.

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while you are over there try to get a chance to drive a "kei" truck or car. they are reallly tiny! lol oh and right hand drive!
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Sorry, my bad. I read some earlier post. I keep forgetting that they go from oldest to newest. Anyway, still like this stuff! I am using it for everything- short bus to wine cellar!
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Lucky man! Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing
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looks like someone is having the time of their life!
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Wow, what a nice bus! But is the bus accessible for the wheelchair-users?
It might be hard for them..
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awww i didnt know you were selling her!


one of those busses might be a bit much for ya :P
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