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Old 06-14-2022, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hello from Los angeles

Hi all!
Bought a 5 window school bus for a summer road trip. Iíve scoured these forums long before I bought the bus in may, and keep coming back as I build mine out. Thank you all for your contributions. Itís been incredibly helpful.

Also, someone in the neighborhood told me Kodak posted this of my bus- thought Iíd share. Kinda fun. If you look too closely, youíll see a removed bus seat in the background. Not ideal for a glamorous photo- but it shows work being done!
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Old 06-14-2022, 05:10 PM   #2
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what the van wasnt enough?
is that a kharman car?
please finish your profile for bus.
it will help us help you if you have problems.
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Old 06-23-2022, 07:49 AM   #3
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Hi guys!
I am new here
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:54 AM   #4
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Ah yes, California, the land of fruits and nuts where the trees and bushes talk, ". . . pssssst! Hey buddy - come'ere, I got somethin' for ya!"

Welcome to the nuthouse, you should fit right in.
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome!!
I’m getting dangerously close to my first road trip with friends in the bus. It’s been a really busy 5 weeks- where I’ve called in favors from just about everyone I know to help me out. One neighbor sewed me seat cushions, another helped remove seats. Woodworkers have helped me out- a friend designed and welded a hinged table to bed for me. In short- there’s a lot of people dreaming of jumping on a school bus & I’ve been amazed at how wonderful everyone has been. You all are on to something quite special.
Living in the heart of the city- I was worried neighbors would really hate me having a bus. But I’ve accommodated as best as I can and they have all been terrific.
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:39 AM   #6
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Here's a few quick photos. So much more to get done, but it's feeling close!
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:47 AM   #7
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Classic conversion van. I dig the design style.

Also, well done on your timeline, so far. How about a weekend camp out? Bring some regular gear. Joshua Tree is easy.
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Old 07-05-2022, 04:35 PM   #8
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Hello, I'm flying to LAX tomorrow to pickup my bus I put in storage 3 weeks ago in Covina.
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Old 07-05-2022, 05:51 PM   #9
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Very nice Speedseth, very functional and, I think, esthetically pleasing.
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