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Old 09-13-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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WOOHOO!!!

Good luck smitty!
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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That's good news Smitty! Good luck in your search for a bus. I know for certain you will find a good bus at a very decent price if you take your time and look around a bit.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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hahahahahahaha now you can feel the pain like the rest of us you shouda just got a bass boat instead good luck buddy.....timbuk
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:21 PM   #4
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I'm hoping to someday be towing my bass boat with my bus!
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:21 PM   #5
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Now you just be sure to buy the FIRST one that comes along, um-kay!!?
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: It's official........

Way to go Smitty!!! I wish you the very best of luck in your quest. And, I am absolutely certain after hearing your level of expertise and "good old common sense" which you have expressed time and time again here on this forum, that you will come up with both a vehicle and conversion plan to be very proud of. (No, I am not being sarcastic, I have read your excellent advice to people on here... and even agree with some of it. )
At any rate, GOOD LUCK!!!

As an aside, are you perhaps a fan of J. S. Mosby? I was just wondering with the picture of the boat, not many people remember where that came from.

Thanks, and have a great day.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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Congratulations Smitty!
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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Way to go, Smitty!

Let us know when baby comes home, and, of course, upload the mandatory pictures!

Congratulations!
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #9
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It's about time! I'm very glad it's working out.

Besides pix, why don't you update your info under the avatar? You know, engine, transmission, and other info that skoolies dig.
Or are you learning from vanguy, and to avoid a jinx waiting until it's actually in your hands and still running?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:16 PM   #10
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Re: It's official........

well Mr Smith,you will need some duct tape,some beer, and some more beer to begin the job.SO its a cornbinder,Eh?Im hoisting one right now for you it has corn and barley and hops in it! Can we name your bus? Will it have the Koolaid dude on it?Im bettin Ken Kessey is rolling around right now! RIGHT ON SMITTY! Looking forward to see the transformation,take it easy on those beaten bones my friend.Oh the hell with it,GO HARD! timbuk
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:28 AM   #11
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Congrats Smitty!!! Best news you could have. I second the Kool Aid idea!
Many photos are required of course...
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #12
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Smitty, Bout time! Wish'in only te best for you my tin foil friend. Good times
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:51 PM   #13
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Yay!!!! I'm totally stoked for you Smitty - what with all your plans for so long, you've GOT to end up with the best bus ever! And...don't forget. We like pictures yanno. And lots of them!

You've earned it, I wish you the best!

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Old 09-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #14
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WOO-O-O-O-T

(Where's the live helicopter feed of the delivery journey, dude!?!)
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #15
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Smitty!!!!

Congratulations.

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #16
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Congrats Smitty!

I've been waiting until you had the bus before saying that, just to keep from jinxing anything.

I hope it is everything you want in a bus, and that your conversion goes smoothly.

Looking forward to following your progress.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:37 AM   #17
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Re: It's official........

wow man. great looking bus. i know how you feel. got mine just two weeks ago, and am already scrounging for more $ to keep the conversion going. cant wait to see what you do with it man. i like your porch idea for the back too. when i do conversion #2 i may have to steal it. haha. and i know your happy most of the seats are gone too. so nice. woo-hoo.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:06 AM   #18
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I hate to say it, but I would wait on jumping in till you get that Title... But in the mean time, you can check the prices of things, sizes, and so on...Don't start till you know that you own.

Best to know where the TP is before dropping trow...
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #19
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In that case, Grats on the bus Smitty.

Have you tried the Milk Crate and prybar method of floor removal? You have to get it started, but once that is done, you sit on the crate and push the prybar. If you have to, use the crate as a fulcrum for the bar, then sit on the bar to lift the flooring. Or get yourself a log end to put under the prybar and then just stand on the high end.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:23 AM   #20
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Ouch.

Sounds like they need to stretch you till you pop, then either pin or fuse in place...
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