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Old 10-25-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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Newbies with a New Bus!

Hello everyone,

Thanks for such an amazing resource, we are going to need it ;)

I am a student in Complementary Alternative Medicine specializing in nutrition and herbalism, and my fiance is from Wales and is a graphic artist that designs some amazing graphics for businesses!

Thankful that my dad drove this thing home for us, because I have no idea how to do it yet but just had to jump on the opportunity we found on Ebay only an hour away from us. We are the proud new owners of a 1988 GMC Bluebird Bus. We don't have plans yet, but are hoping to get it going some time this week.

Glad to have found this forum!
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Hello everyone,

Thanks for such an amazing resource, we are going to need it ;)

I am a student in Complementary Alternative Medicine specializing in nutrition and herbalism, and my fiance is from Wales and is a graphic artist that designs some amazing graphics for businesses!

Thankful that my dad drove this thing home for us, because I have no idea how to do it yet but just had to jump on the opportunity we found on Ebay only an hour away from us. We are the proud new owners of a 1988 GMC Bluebird Bus. We don't have plans yet, but are hoping to get it going some time this week.

Glad to have found this forum!
Buses and chicks from the UK are great, eh?
Mine's a Ward Senator, the fiance is from Scotland.
Welcome aboard
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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Welcome neighbors! (Richmond VA here)
Oh goodies another GMC! V8 gas motor? Pictures please!

Driving 'em is a simple matter of being careful and trying not to flip with excitement!
oh...and turn wide. lol

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Old 10-25-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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Buses and chicks from the UK are great, eh?
Mine's a Ward Senator, the fiance is from Scotland.
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You're right, except that I'm from WV and HE is from UK. I loved it over there though, Wales is absolute magic! Haven't gotten to visit Scotland yet.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:10 PM   #5
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Welcome neighbors! (Richmond VA here)
Oh goodies another GMC! V8 gas motor? Pictures please!

Driving 'em is a simple matter of being careful and trying not to flip with excitement!
oh...and turn wide. lol

It's a 8.2 Liter Detroit Diesel.
I am sure you're right! I have driven pretty large Uhauls, but didn't have to worry about the air brakes.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:17 PM   #6
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How do you post a pic? I just see a URL for it.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:04 PM   #7
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You're right, except that I'm from WV and HE is from UK. I loved it over there though, Wales is absolute magic! Haven't gotten to visit Scotland yet.
Ah, my bad.
Did you try lots of Welsh food?
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:10 PM   #8
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How do you post a pic? I just see a URL for it.
Ive been here awhile and it still wont let me upload pictures, it always reads failed.

I upload to a picture site and post the link here.

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Old 10-25-2016, 10:18 PM   #9
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How do you post a pic? I just see a URL for it.
Hello and welcome. Go to the home page and the "how to" section. Find "how to post pictures". It explains it there. I'm not a tech nerd, and even I was able to figure it out with the instructions there... again- welcome to the madness..
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:18 PM   #10
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Buses and chicks from the UK are great, eh?
Mine's a Ward Senator, the fiance is from Scotland.
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Small world, I was born and raised in Scotland
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:55 PM   #11
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Ive been here awhile and it still wont let me upload pictures, it always reads failed.

I upload to a picture site and post the link here.

Good luck!
If I upload directly from my iPhone, I get weird results... But, if I upload my pics to photobucket app, it works flawlessly... But, if it's a full sized iPhone picture, I'll screenshot it and upload the screenshot for faster results, then delete the original if it's not save worthy.
It's a Megabytes vs. Kilobytes kinda thing.

Example: upload from iPhone timed out... But upload with photobucket app only took seconds, then I copy the url& post it here.
But, the attached image is blank

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Old 10-26-2016, 01:05 PM   #12
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I was unable to get the image to go as a file attachment, and tinypic wouldn't work.. I didnt want to sign up on photobucket just yet. We did do a video though and are planning on keeping a Vlog of the project on youtube.

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Old 10-26-2016, 04:42 PM   #13
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Small world, I was born and raised in Scotland
Aye, mate? What part?

What team do ya support??
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:09 PM   #14
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I was unable to get the image to go as a file attachment, and tinypic wouldn't work.. I didnt want to sign up on photobucket just yet. We did do a video though and are planning on keeping a Vlog of the project on youtube.

You certainly seem like a nice chap! I always forget how good a Welsh accent sounds. All the Scots in the family make me appreciate a more understandable dialect.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:50 PM   #15
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You're right, except that I'm from WV and HE is from UK. I loved it over there though, Wales is absolute magic! Haven't gotten to visit Scotland yet.
The Scots On The Rocks festival is in Moab Ut in 2 weekends. It's JUST like Scotland, except for landscape, people, food and weather!! Should be fun though!
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The Scots On The Rocks festival is in Moab Ut this coming weekend. It's JUST like Scotland, except for landscape, people, food and weather!! Should be fun though!
Nice! So- some Buckfast, trackies, sectarian violence, and a wee bit of banter?
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Nice! So- some Buckfast, trackies, sectarian violence, and a wee bit of banter?
Ayye; just a wee bit. Hard nay on trackies! Ill take a double dose of buckfast and sectarian violence though! (not sure WHO we are fighting, as long as there is a struggle we are happy).
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:31 AM   #18
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Latest video progress on the insulation and subfloor.
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Nice progress. You guys are an excellent advertisement for rigid insulation installation. I'd be curious to know the approximate cost of materials for the insulation. That looks like an excellent installation.

Another couple years and you'll be able to get some work out of those kids. What a fun age for them to get to travel in a bus.

Stay on schedule.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:48 PM   #20
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Thanks a lot! I actually posted the vid in the wrong thread, oh well. haha

The insulation costed us around 400 I think. It was 1.5 on sides and ceiling, and 1 inch on the floor.
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