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Author Topic: What is your bus getting for Christmas?  (Read 4249 times)
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« on: December 16, 2010, 03:05:05 PM »

Ours is getting a shiny new Georgia plate so we can hit the road, lol
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 03:35:34 PM »

A long winter's nap while we move onto the boat for a few months.  Yesterday it got a transfusion of pink stuff - haven't had to do that for a long long time.  Tomorrow it gets parked, noisy end out with the cutoffs thrown.   Most important rule of parking equipment - put the noisy end where you can get at it easily.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 03:58:53 PM »

Last Xmas I got the bus as a present from my wife..this year the bus has been getting presents all year..!!! my wife is doing upholstery for it so I guess that's it's present from her. I have cabinets in and couch built so I guess my present to it is a break from being drilled ,cut,welded,and worked on almost daily. next year it will be able to make the winter trip to Fla and become #1 bus. The 89 will make the trip this year;.while it stays home for a rest.  Merry Xmas to all.   Bob
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 04:01:34 PM »

Mine is hibernating in my storage unit surrounded by s&s units that I rented spaces out to. She's getting new start batteries but not until spring...
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 04:02:01 PM »

New kitchen table, granite countertops, Cherry cabinets, window awning, captain chairs, wash and polish!

Well that is if Mrs. Claus approves! Grin Grin

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 04:21:44 PM »

Bob,OT here a little but how much is fuel at the marina there,read your site ? for you are those Ford Lehman or Sabre Lehman engines tell Marylin and George hi for us forget George lol 

good luck
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 05:29:25 PM »

mine is getting its lavatory removed so it can get its start of being converted. I must be crazy for this.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 05:34:05 PM »

That must be why they call us bus nuts.......... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 05:36:16 PM »

Well, actually, this is our bus biggest Christmas it will ever get. Got all outfitted this yr. Cant wait to take her on a run.  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 05:49:40 PM »

Some new LED's and a 20 ft drop door double axle car hauler trailer.

Falla-Lalla-lah ....  Falla-Lalla-lah .... Falla-Lalla-lah ....

(Please don't tell my wife she thinks there are donuts in the bag!)

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 06:28:28 PM »

New to us Allison trany, 2 new radiators and a bunch of other stuff with this project. I told my wife one radiator for you and one for me, She didn't think much of that especially at almost $1700.00 each. Merry Christmas, Jason
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 06:55:41 PM »

A nice long rest and a new engine in the spring...

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 08:00:53 PM »

Heat! The central Illinois winter is so cold I can't work in it. A little heat will extend the working season!
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 08:04:25 PM »

My bus will get approximately 425 gallons of diesel to get to Bussin' 11 and back home.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2010, 04:38:56 AM »

New pistons, rings, cylinder liners, mains and rod bearings, and freshly rebuilt heads! Sad
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 05:04:53 AM »

This got me thinking of how blessed we all are for the opportunity we have to do what we do. It also got me thinking of how far our camper has come this year. Ours has had repairs updates and improvements inside out front to back.

Owning these buses gives us all a better opportunity to see and enjoy the holiday for its real value, family and faith. With the bus IMO every day I go out to it is Christmas all the rest of the year  Cheesy.


Most recent project an American Walnut floor laid on a...... ? degree angle LOL. Just got it in yesterday. It is absolutely stunning. The variance in grain and color is so dramatic it took me 2 hrs after I finished before I could drag myself away from looking at it.

The christmas tree is going to look great in there this year.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 06:07:15 AM »

A trip to Vegas on the the 23rd and visit it's other Bus Buddies
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2010, 06:57:16 AM »

Hopefully some work for ALL of them! Wink
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010, 10:21:44 AM »

New pistons, rings, cylinder liners, mains and rod bearings, and freshly rebuilt heads! Sad

  Sounds like the 12 days of Christmas, lol.

  On the 12th day of Chrsitmas, my bus owner gave to me, 12 new bearings.

  11 rubber gaskets, 10 brand new seals, 9 little washers, 8 shiney pistons, 7 wrist pins, 6 slobber tubes, and 5 golden anodised bolts!

  4 new injectors, 3 clevis pins, 2 rebuilt heads, and a nicely polished crankshaft just for me
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2010, 10:37:14 AM »

Art,

That was awesome!! Grin
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 01:15:37 PM »

Brando, where are you getting your parts from.

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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2010, 03:06:20 PM »

I am impressed Art,  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 05:28:43 AM »

Don,

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010, 06:06:43 AM »

A Rest.  After spending 8 months on the road, a 6 week rest before Bussin' 11.  And a wash job.  Jack
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 05:55:07 PM »

Like most of you, I have come to believe it is Xmas for the bus year round LOL. But just so it doesn't feel left out on the big day, we stumbled across a couple of polished aluminum billit lights while carousing the Xmas bizarr's today. They're for customizing a motorcycle. I'm going to get rid of the cheapo Walmart backup lights and install these. The neatest thing is that they match the polished aluminum mirrors upfront. I have a feeling once I get them on they'll look like they were made for the bus Grin Dang, this is exciting!!! Grin Grin

Can't help it, I'm addicted to 'bus' Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2010, 12:00:38 PM »

We have found we find the best things for the bus, when we are just out and about, and come across it by accident. It is true that a bus is never completely finished. We have already found things that we want to change when we finish the first round, lol.
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2010, 05:47:55 PM »

Tolerance from my wife and hopefully a thorough gutting. Plus investigation of all sub systems for evaluation and design for the new life in front of it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2010, 02:45:20 AM »

Tolerance from my wife and hopefully a thorough gutting. Plus investigation of all sub systems for evaluation and design for the new life in front of it.

A guy was walking down a beach and found a bottle, he opened the bottle and a genie appeared.  The genie being most gracious grants him one wish.  The guy thinks for a little bit and says, "build me a bridge to Hawaii."  The genie replies, "all things are possible, but even this, is too much for me.  Why a bridge?" and the guy says, "my wife wants to go there, I don't like boats, I cannot swim, I need a bridge."

The genie sighs and says, "I am afraid this is impossible."  But I will still grant you the one wish, if you can think of something, anything.  So the guy thinks a little and then says, "Can you make my wife more understanding."

The genie looks at him and replies .... "You want one-lane or two-lanes on that bridge?"

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« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2010, 05:02:36 AM »

Mine is getting a new storage bay entertainment center, A Master bedroom adjustment and a coat of wax, if i don't become suddenly lazy in the middle..I wonder what our bus is going to get us?  A trip to Arcadia..lol...
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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2010, 12:58:20 PM »

A freshly rebuilt engine by yours truly!

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« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2010, 01:12:14 PM »

DRT,

I'm jealous, wish you would come teach me how to rebuild mine!

Just picked up my reworked heads and dropped them off with my mechanic.

Brandon
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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2010, 04:05:42 PM »

Well, you see, I work at a machine shop!
Comes in handy when the little brother blows up the motor in his subie!! Guess what he's getting for xmas...
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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2010, 05:20:12 AM »

Driven...to Arcadia!
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2010, 06:01:50 PM »

Well, mine received 3 brand spanking new Halogen headlights tonight! 

And I learned something... headlights burn out at the speed of light!  Cheesy

One was already blown on the high beam, and I had forgotten I needed to replace it.

The other two were mechanical error... or rather operator stupidity...

I don't fully understand it, and will be studying the schematics to see why it happened.

I forgot to hook up the 12v tap on the batteries when I was working on them this fall.  I had left the headlight switch on the last time
I shut off the bus, and when I flipped the master switch on tonight, I saw one go.  Bright 24v flash!
That wasn't good enough. Stupid me had to hit the dimmer switch and take out one of the high beams, too! 

Again, I don't understand why not having the 12v tap would cause this. Somehow it must be providing a ground for the 24v side of the
series connected bulbs. Will have to see if I can figure this one out so I can figure out a way to prevent it from happening again.

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2010, 06:11:39 PM »

We are remodeling our remodel! New cabinets in the bedroom for TV, electronics and clothes!

It never ends does it! Wink
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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2010, 05:20:06 AM »

421 stainless steel screws, and maybe an 8V92... well it is still early yet, isn't it? Grin
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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2010, 11:45:02 AM »

Bus couldn't wait till Xmas, so I put them on early hehe
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2010, 11:56:39 AM »

Well,

Driven to Arcadia..

But before that I am going to remove the toilet and vanity and get the wall paneling cut and installed.

I get more done with a dead line.. Grin
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