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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Figured I'd start a new thread for this chapter of this bus' life. Thanks again Rich for allowing me to take ownership of this bus.

Plans are pretty simple for this one:
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The trip from Colorado to California was amazing. Our country is beautiful when the weather is right Very Happy

Trip started out at a local attraction the bus should be familiar with (Ska Brewing)
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Unloaded the rental car, hopped in and just started driving. It was a real treat to buy a car and not have to worry about it giving any issues.
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Thank you Colorado for having a drive through liquor stores. Was talking to the attendant who was digging the bus, did a burn out on the way out. He enjoyed it, not as much as I did though
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Rocks are red, looks neat
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Found a cool camping spot. This is my first time with a camper, and holy cow that is life changing. No tent breakdowns or cleaning stuff up. Just have to shift stuff from the child's cot to the back and drive away. Game changer.
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Stopped in Needles at a DMV, in-n-out in 30 minutes or less. I think its worth no longer going to my local DMV and just driving a hour or two out of the way to a small town
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Where this bus will spend a good amount of time over summer.
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I feel like I never write enough for these things. Laughing
The bus has a great personality, just needs some love and Brian touches to really make it mine. All the work that needs to be done going forward is mostly just customization stuff. Which is super nice.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

I've followed (silently, from the attic) the story of this bus for years, glad to see that it has moved to a deserving home!
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

hmmmm........

That tool box looks familiar.
Is it missing any wrenches or special personal activity gloves?

Drive that bus over this way.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Congratulations to both you and Rich. Have fun with the new bus Brian. Doesn't Robbie have a tool box like that? Snap On given to him by his Grandpa as I remember?

Colorado may have drive through liquor stores but in New Orleans you can get a drive through daiquiri.

PS- Be sure to disinfect the "bone bus" sleeping area
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

The bone bus has a great history, so I'm glad its mine now Very Happy

Andrew, I'm gonna head out there and have a few beers with you and the Emmas.

And yea that is Robbie's box. We brought it out just so we could start tinkering sooner than later. Didn't need to do a thing to the bus to get home, just kept driving.

ooh I love the drive through daiquiri place over there. We need some drive through booze over here Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Enjoy the bus Brian, you treat it well and it will treat you well.

How was the gas mileage on the way back?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Looks like Brian skipped his last couple haircuts. Classic vwís are expensive these days I assume
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

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Looks like Brian skipped his last couple haircuts. Classic vwís are expensive these days I assume


Iíd like to think The Bone Bus was reasonably priced. Wink

Guess I better change my avatar now...
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

It would be good if you made money. This is one sport where itís possible to do that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Whoa whoa whoa. Hold up. You did a burnout in your bus, and didn't record it? I DEMAND VIDEO proof or it didnt happen.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Brian did a burn out once in his SC in front of my house. So the neighbors donít talk to me anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

I hope Brian didn't do a burnout in those shorts I let him borrow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Shorts?, I thought you were a Shants sort of dude?

Good to see Brian and the Bonebus together, this could be fun!
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Mileage was great! I was able to squeeze 22 mpgs on the way back. I mean, I did pussyfoot it and draft some trucks but still. The motor doesn't ask to be pushed hard, it really likes to just go steady, so that helps.

Not going to lie, probably did do a few burnouts in those shorts. That I wont take videos of.

Drove the bus to work today, everyone and their grandmother told me stories of the buses they have owned over the years. Back to that grind again Laughing Spent all my time from getting home to now cleaning, and will probably do the same tomorrow. I can tell that the bone bus was driven a loooooooooooooot on the dirt. Good to know, because that's where I'll be taking it as well.

By the way, WD40 is a cleaning product not a lubricant.
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Brake and reverse lights were a little dim, figured out why Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

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Mileage was great! I was able to squeeze 22 mpgs on the way back. I can tell that the bone bus was driven a loooooooooooooot on the dirt. Good to know, because that's where I'll be taking it.

Brake and reverse lights were a little dim, figured out why Laughing
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Dirt? Shit itís a Colorado bus and I hold an off road camping event every year. Thereís no doubt that Bones kills it on the dirt.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

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Dirt? Shit itís a Colorado bus and I hold an off road camping event every year. Thereís no doubt that Bones kills it on the dirt.


Hell yea. I want to pretend that I contributed some by going through Monument Valley.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

I appreciate your propensity for fashion and coordinating attire. It really accentuated The Bone Bus vibe Wink

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

Needles DMV can suck my ass. Gave me totally incorrect info on a Lien Sale for our Ď81 Westy which caused a completely unnecessary and massive waste of my time and money. Guess what. You DONíT need a VIN Inspection when doing a Lien Sale.

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Oh, yeah. Nice score on Richís bus. Yes... a bus IS a camping game-changer. Letís see the pics of you picking peaches!
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: "Bone Bus" Part 2 Reply with quote

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I appreciate your propensity for fashion and coordinating attire. It really accentuated The Bone Bus vibe Wink

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I had to buy some clothes in Durango because I packed all my tools and parts, but didn't bring any spares for myself. Brian borrowed some Donnies after that pic when I found them in the parts stash.

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