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« on: August 09, 2011, 11:33:33 AM »

A man is tooling down the Interstate Highway with his wife and they are heading down the road at a high rate of speed, when the Highway Patrol spots them. He is immediately pulled over, and the cop gets his lic., and proof of insurance. He then opens his ticket book and says to the guy, “I am going to have to issue you a citation for exceeding the legal speed limit by some 18 miles per hour.”

So the guy looks up and says to the cop, “Uh, I don’t know what is going on, I had my cruise control set on 70 MPH, and there must be some mistake.” The wife, who is sitting next to him says, “There sure is, we don’t even have a cruise control, they wanted to put one on the car at the dealers, but you said it cost too much money.”

Then the cop looks down again and notes that he his safety sticker is out of date, so he flips another page, then he says, “I am going to have to write you another one on the safety sticker. You are out of date.” The cop then flips the page on the book and starts writing but yet again.

Police officers are like nosy neighbors, they look at everything.

The officer looks down and notes that he is not wearing his seat belt, so he flips another page, again he says, “I am going to have to write you another one on the seat belt. You are not wearing one.”

So the guy says to the cop, “I was wearing it, I just unbuckled it when you walked up to the car.”

The wife, without looking up from what she is knitting in her lap says out loud, “That is a joke. You NEVER wear your seat belt you told me that seat belts were for dummies!”

The driver of the car goes ballistic, starts ranting and raving, gesturing with his hands, beating profusely on the steering wheel, screaming at his wife at the top of his lungs! When his irritation and frustration has been spent, he sinks into the seat.

The cop leans down, peers at the woman on the other side and asks her: “Is he always like this?”

And she, without looking up from her knitting says … “No, only when he has been drinking a little.”

I finished my drivers side bay project today, if you want a look and possibly some ideas for yours?




See you in the fast lane .....

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 12:33:59 PM »

Funny Story! Very Nice Work! Thanks for Sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 01:13:31 PM »

A similar story with a different outcome.  This one is true.

This couple we know was driving and was pulled over for speeding.  When the officer came to the window, the guy's wife began ranting, "Officer, give him a ticket.  He never listens to me.  I told him to drive slower, but does he listen? Nooo!  It's like this all the time.  He needs a lesson.  It would even be better if you could take him to jail...."

She continued this tirade until the cop cut her off.  He then turned to the driver and said, "Drive carefully, I'm going to let you go this time.  You have enough problems."

Oh, one other.

We were recently on a trip through the Himalayas in India.  You may have seen some roads like we were on if you watched the Ice Road Truckers series in India.  Anyway, they had signs with safety sayings posted along the route.  You know the type.  Little rhyming things about speeding, staying awake, etc. (I must say that I felt that they all should have ended with "Burma Shave).  I found one particular sign quite memorable.  It said, "Stop nagging.  Let him drive."
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 01:30:39 PM »

Your bay looks real sharp. Nice work, did you do it all yourself?
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 01:56:19 PM »

Your bay looks real sharp. Nice work, did you do it all yourself?

Thanks.  Yeppers, sure did.  If you utilize the link, it will take you to the article about it on my webpage, kind of a step by step walk thru it.  Took about two and one-half weeks.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 01:56:58 PM »

Funny Story! Very Nice Work! Thanks for Sharing!

Thanx, I appreciate it.

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 02:01:07 PM »

REALLY?.......REALLY it makes me sick! I wish I had more time and money for my bus. Sad It really looks good. Everything you do shows a true craftsman
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 02:01:21 PM »

Remember to pace your self or you will run out of things to do before you hit the road! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 02:03:14 PM »

Don't slow him down Van, I have a list started for him when he is done  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 02:09:24 PM »

LOL!
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 03:00:44 PM »

REALLY?.......REALLY it makes me sick! I wish I had more time and money for my bus. Sad It really looks good. Everything you do shows a true craftsman

Time is the most precious commodity, there never seems to be enough time to do it the way you want to do it.  If you do most of it yourself, you save some big bucks, that is a given.  There are far more talented people out there than myself and they are using a lot better material to achieve far superior results.

I just work on the "good enuff" principle, and if I can run it by the bride and she likes it, then I know I did well.  (She has a critical eye for details).  Never going to be the boss dawg in the pack, but I am determined to make the first five in the team.

Thanks for your comment.

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 03:01:55 PM »

Remember to pace your self or you will run out of things to do before you hit the road! Grin

I am going to work it until the 25th of the month Van, and then shut it down for wash-wax-shine.  Don't want to be out on the boulevard stylin with a dirty bus.

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 03:03:14 PM »

Don't slow him down Van, I have a list started for him when he is done  Grin

No list, please, have some compassion, I am scheduled in therapy in a few weeks.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 03:42:32 PM »

No worries. You can cry on my shoulders as I watch you work Lol. You can start with sound proofing my engine compartment.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 03:45:17 PM »

Outstanding work!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2011, 04:13:10 PM »

No worries. You can cry on my shoulders as I watch you work Lol. You can start with sound proofing my engine compartment.

I have stopped at the engine compartment.  Routinely I tell people (before I raise the hood) that "pretty stops here."  I have not sound proofed it, dressed it out, or any of that.  Sonnie put one chrome nut on my alternator pulley "to dress it out some" (as he put it) and that is it.  I powerwash it once a year and that is the extent of that.  My genset is soundproofed however.

Today I started at 2:15 a.m. and finished out around 7:30 a.m to beat the heat.  Just get focused and do it man, I know you can.

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 04:14:25 PM »

Outstanding work!!!!

Thanks, it has been a busy summer, and productive.

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 09:20:35 PM »

Ummm, you do know that if you are not the lead dog , that the view is always the same??? Grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2011, 10:41:00 PM »

Bay looks great, cause you spent time doing it right.
Thanks for the picture.


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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2011, 01:31:30 AM »

Ummm, you do know that if you are not the lead dog , that the view is always the same??? Grin

Yes, I have heard it said that very same way.  Perhaps I should have chosen something else?  Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you still get all the stars thrown in for good measure.  How's that?  Here is another one:  "Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!"
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 01:40:57 AM »

Bay looks great, cause you spent time doing it right.
Thanks for the picture.

Thanks I appreciate it.  I try hard to exercise patience and NOT touch things until they are dry, doesn't always work, but I try.  Another thing is to get the best possible stock (materials) that you can find or afford.  Often I secretly wish that I had spent more money and purchased better materials or taken more time to complete the chore at hand.  This bay was about a three week period if I remember right (don't work it on the weekends, just weekdays).

No matter what ... Someone will find fault with it, if you hang around long enough. 

A neighbor came by the other day, "wanting to see what it is that I have been working on" so I showed him, gave him the ten cent tour.  He looked it all over, leaned down, and with his hand, took a swipe at my floor with five coats of clear coat on it and said to me .... "You should have sanded this between coats."

I just gave him my best toothy smile and said, "Listen, there is only ONE PERSON this has to please, and you are looking at him."

End of conversation.

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011, 05:30:16 AM »

The only problem I can see is it looks so good you're going to have to drive with the bay door up!!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2011, 05:38:18 AM »

The only problem I can see is it looks so good you're going to have to drive with the bay door up!!!

I think he should just remove the bay door...less wind drag that way.  Plus less metal to polish.
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 06:34:34 AM »

The only problem I can see is it looks so good you're going to have to drive with the bay door up!!!

You have to purchase a special permit for that?

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 06:35:32 AM »

The only problem I can see is it looks so good you're going to have to drive with the bay door up!!!

I think he should just remove the bay door...less wind drag that way.  Plus less metal to polish.

Wife sez .... Keep it up buster and YOU will be living down there.

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Wife sez .... Keep it up buster and YOU will be living down there.

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2011, 08:23:15 AM »

You could put a window on the bay door with some neon accent lights... That would look cool at night...
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 08:54:29 AM »

You could put a window on the bay door with some neon accent lights... That would look cool at night...

I don't remember where it was that I saw it, but a guy had a Prevo and he had taken the first bay and put in AC, Radio,TV .... the whole nine yards, also had a little side window on both sides for his kids.  This is where they liked to ride, and their access was a square hole in the middle of the aisle up front (hinged access door).

Everything was fine, until someone left the door open and mama walking in the dark, kind of did a brodie in the hole.

I will give it some consideration and get back to you on it Mike.

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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 10:51:27 AM »

lol... For the record, i was kidding. i remember reading about someone using a bay for sleeping quarters... It may be one of the moose buses.
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