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Author Topic: OK now here this! I was asked by several members about another W. TN Bus Rally!  (Read 4499 times)
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« on: June 18, 2009, 08:24:29 PM »

OK several nuts have asked me about holding another W. TN bus rally around the end of September!
So's I'm game if ya'll are!
Look the weather will be perfect not to hot, not to cold!

I say we start planning now!
Call it a rally, non-rally, a gathering, a getogether, anything you want to call it! Just don't call me late for supper! LOL!
I can tell yas all I will be here and we will take a bus a SETRA (not just any bus!) to Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, MO one day during the "event"! (we have enough good employees that I can actually take a week end off once in a while now days! LOL!)
So if we got a guy who's willing to come all the way from CA, a couple from NC, MI, OH and another from VA, then you should be able to too!
It could be the last one were able to have here at this place!
So don't be shy let us know who's planning to come and we'll make plans to have a real down home good time!
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 08:30:10 PM »

count us in BK
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 04:42:54 AM »



Will I have to fight for my place under the oak tree.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 05:37:45 AM »

BK,
  I doubt if we can make a Sept. rally, BUT, I think we will be at your place on Monday or Tuesday.  Can you send me an address for our GPS.  We are presently sitting at a AL State Historical Park near Montgomery and heading to Hazel Green, AL today to visit a couyple busnuts over the weekend.  Jack
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 06:44:19 AM »

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BK,
  I doubt if we can make a Sept. rally, BUT, I think we will be at your place on Monday or Tuesday.  Can you send me an address for our GPS.  We are presently sitting at a AL State Historical Park near Montgomery and heading to Hazel Green, AL today to visit a couyple busnuts over the weekend.  Jack

OK Jack, & anybody else! 
our address is;
4880 & 4884 Claude Tucker Rd.
Union City, TN 38261

But let me warn you that the GPS will try to put us about 1/4 mile down the road from where we are!
If you come up Hwy 22 from exit 108 on I-40 and follow it all the way to where it merges with US 51 in Union City, but don't make that left turn onto 51! Just stay straight ahead on the 2 lane rd after the turn which is Section Line Rd. Then turn right on the 2nd road to the right which is Claude Tucker Rd. (almost 2 miles) The sign keeps getting stolen by kids, but there are some small bright yellow sings that say S&S outdoors on the corner!  Follow Claude Tucker up and around the bend our drive way is just before the first house on the right! Our shop sits way off the road, but can be seen from the road!
We'll be here looking for ya!


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Will I have to fight for my place under the oak tree.

uncle ned

Nope it has your name on it and I'll run anyone who try's to take it from you off! I am imagining that Don will want his same spot too!
Oh and Don don't worry, if there is a Dina running around here we'll make sure it is one of our "trained" drivers in it! LOL! (sorry couldn't resist!)

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count us in BK

We'll have a light and the coffee pot on fer ya!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 07:17:45 AM »



Jack be sure and make the first right turn into BK'S  It is a long way before you can turn around with out dropping your toad.

Don't ask how i know.

All are enjoying your account of the great adventure.  may get to follow you this fall.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 07:30:01 AM »

Bryan and I would like to come and meet you.  We"re both from Nashville, but we're living in southern Mississippi now.  Let us know when.

Bryan & Mary Kelly
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 08:27:08 AM »

BK;

I will be there with my with my toad, the same one as last time. Before anybody tries to back up I want a chance to get out of the way. lol I need to make sure I reserve the place under the tree next to Ned and Wilma. Man that's a great spot.

Hey if I brought about 6-8 tritip roasts can we rent a smoker for the week end or should I bring my Weber BBQ.

speak up everybody and lets have a great time before winter.

Gary Linda what say you

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 09:17:44 AM »

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BK;

I will be there with my with my toad, the same one as last time. Before anybody tries to back up I want a chance to get out of the way. lol I need to make sure I reserve the place under the tree next to Ned and Wilma. Man that's a great spot.

Hey if I brought about 6-8 tritip roasts can we rent a smoker for the week end or should I bring my Weber BBQ.

speak up everybody and lets have a great time before winter.

Gary Linda what say you

Don

Don bring them on a smoker will be here! Call an hr out and I'll have it lit, hot, and ready!

Bryan and I would like to come and meet you.  We"re both from Nashville, but we're living in southern Mississippi now.  Let us know when.

Bryan & Mary Kelly

Your welcome to drop in ANYTIME. I'm not sure of the dates for this shindig. I'm going to let Don decide them as he will most likely be coming the farthest from CA, and he is the main one who asked if it was doable again! Don mentioned the end of September!

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Jack be sure and make the first right turn into BK'S  It is a long way before you can turn around with out dropping your toad.

Don't ask how i know.

All are enjoying your account of the great adventure.  may get to follow you this fall.

uncle ned

Oh yeah I did hear something about that! LOL! By the the way don't forget your back up incase the toad fails! LOL!

Also if ya miss Claude Tucker Rd you can turn left just past it on Lindenwood, then left on Bethlehem Rd, left on Clifford Rives Rd, and left back onto Section Line then right on Claude Tucker Rd.

All of ya'll are welcome with or without a bus!
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2009, 01:24:18 PM »

For what it's worth, and Your mileage may vary.....

Ky Lakeside Travel, (BK's Place) should be located at:

36° 27' 56" N
89° 0' 3.57" W

At least that's where our bus was parked during the last rally.
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2009, 03:30:33 PM »

BK we would love to make it to your "rally".  We will be vendors at an FMCA rally in Shawnee, OK the week of Sept. 21.  If your event is scheduled the next week we might be able to get there.  It is about 600 miles from Shawnee to your place, so it would take us a couple of days. 

There is an Eagle rally in KS on Sept 17-19, so you might pick up a few of those folks as well

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 05:14:36 PM »

There is a small chance I might be able to get down there again.  I am leaving Sept 29th for 8 days of fun with the bus so the last weekend in September is out for me.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2009, 11:52:24 AM »

Hey,

I am back on the bus after about 9 months off.  I hope to have it up and going by that time - I would love to come to West Tennessee. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2009, 11:22:24 AM »

All right this has been dropping down the pages faster than Cody can come up with one liners  Grin !
So I am bumping it up again!
Now I am sure we have decided it is a go!

And as I was speaking to Don (Fairchild) on the phone the other day he said and I quote "I am bringing the Tri-tips, since you said we'd have a way of cooking them!"

Also it was mentioned that I have the need to rebuild an engine or 2 in the near future and Don reminded me he has excellent prices on parts for this.
And it was mentioned that I might just have him bring the parts with him when he comes and we could do a seminar on it while we rebuilt one of the engines here during the rally!

I think a rally and detailed photos and story of Don rebuilding an 8V92 engine with parts & labor donated (by him) would make a great write off advertisement for him as a great story for the magazine!

I have a 60 Series in dire need of being rebuilt.
I also have a super clean 8V92 DDEC that has an issue with it (may not need much at all!). I only know what the folks that  we got the bus from told us er lied to us! (really I don't know if they lied about it or not, but after all the other things they lied about it would not surprise me at all!)
The engine is honestly one of the cleanest engines I have seen that has been run down the road and not detailed afterward, and then sat for a yr before I saw it. Then it sat for 2 yrs before we had it hauled home and people still look at it and say things about how clean it is!
The story they gave on it is that they built it out of a junk yard engine and put it in the bus and ran one trip from Rexburg, ID to Salt Lake City, UT and back and found coolant in the oil! The mechanic said when he told the boss about it that the boss told him "park it out back I'm tired of fooling with it!" (how true it is, we don't know!)

So anyway folks lets get together and decide on some dates and details so we can start this party rolling!

I will again offer our place to any and all who come on a donation basis! We know have a deep freeze and large Stainless fridge in the shop. We have water, dump station, restroom, and shower available at no charge. As well as a couple of 30 AMP hook ups for a small fee to cover the electricity used. 

Grin  BK  Grin

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2009, 12:30:46 PM »

I'd like to request my usual spot if it's available lol, I'd also like to volunteer my engine for any seminars that don would like to put on, in particular it could be volunteered for a turbo/exhaust seminar lol, even maybe a brake adjusting seminar and possibly a hub seal replacement seminar lol.  One of the things we'll be bringing is some of our DJ equipment and a few thousand cd's from early rock to late rock, early country to late country and even some of BK's favorite rap songs.  I may even have music to loosen rusted bolts with.
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 01:05:40 PM »

Rap will do that  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2009, 01:34:57 PM »

I'd like to request my usual spot if it's available lol, I'd also like to volunteer my engine for any seminars that don would like to put on, in particular it could be volunteered for a turbo/exhaust seminar lol, even maybe a brake adjusting seminar and possibly a hub seal replacement seminar lol.  One of the things we'll be bringing is some of our DJ equipment and a few thousand cd's from early rock to late rock, early country to late country and even some of BK's favorite rap songs.  I may even have music to loosen rusted bolts with.

Cody your spot will be here as usual! No need to bring any Crap though if it ain't old time rock & roll I ain't interested! Give me some good ol Bob Segar any day! (OK I admit I also listen to country some too!)
The brake adjusting/replacing and wheel seal replacement seminars will be no problem. (You'll have to get Don's answer on the new heads, turbo and custom exhaust set up seminar though! Grin

Van your welcome too! I'd be like a coming back home rally of r your bus since you bought it jest a piece or 2 up the road from us!

Clifford, Sonny, & Paul I see a great opportunity to get those AZ/TX Eagle out and stretch there wings!

Everybody else is welcome too! We have had Cody & Libby's Eagle, Dallas & Cat's GMC, and Mike Hill's MC9 all here for extended periods and the neighbors have never complained (not that it would do them any good!), shoot the county never even came out to cite us for open rust contamination!
 
Those who've been here before are welcome again, and those who've not been here are welcome too!

Those of you from the North are welcome to stop in on your way south, those of you from the east are welcome to stop in on your way west and etc, etc!

Grin  BK  Grin

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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2009, 02:19:36 PM »

oops I didn't know there was a problem with my head lol, now if only libby would stop laughing I could get on with my work lol.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2009, 07:57:51 AM »

Sounds like it's going to happen, now we need to know when so we can all plan our activities, those that are advisers to obama will need to plan so they can get the time off without disrupting the world flow, those that are just poor like me need to spend some time on the street corner with the tin cup and those that are just rich,,,, well I don't care if they come or not lol.  The first week of October works well for me but so does the end of september, either is great, I'll cancel my centerfold shoot for Playgirl, the ladies will just have to suffer without my pics for a while longer.  They've gotten by for so long now that they'll do just fine, normally I would pose for the before pic on the body improvement ads but that is winding down now too lol.  Life can be so cruel lol.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2009, 08:00:19 AM »

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=12698.msg133144#msg133144

Just tying the 2 threads together so folks can follow the whole sha-bang! Grin

Grin  BK  ;
by the way!

We now have dates of September 25th, 26th, & 27th!

Can we get an idea of who fits on what list below?

A; (I) We are gonna be there for sure no exceptions or excuses!

B; We are planning to be there and most likely will unless something drastic happens!


C; We might be there, we are really trying, but just not sure!

D; It's possible but unlikely, we'll let ya know ASAP! (really!)

F; It doesn't look like there is any chance we're gonna make it!

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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2009, 08:03:03 AM »

I'm looking into the posibility of installing another set of pedals, why should I do all the work, libby can help on some of the hilly parts of the run.
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2009, 08:46:34 AM »

Bryce, I merged both topics, now they are as one!
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2009, 06:33:58 AM »

Bryce, I merged both topics, now they are as one!

Thanks!

Grin  BK  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2009, 10:41:17 AM »

ANYBODY & EVERYBODY IS INVITED!

I got a personal PM from someone asking if it was ok to bring someone else! and the answer is;

YES BRING THEM!
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KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
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