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Len Silva
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« on: November 13, 2007, 12:35:10 PM »

My old 4104 left under it's own power with the new owner last night.  I must admit to a rather large lump in my throat as I heard her wind through the gears for the first time in about 8 years.  She made it about 100 miles to her new home with just a couple of minor glitches as might be expected under the circumstances.

Alva, the new owner is very excited and plans a veggie conversion very soon.  Had to pay $3.39 a galon for enough fuel to get home.

Fortunately, he is surrounded by several GM Busnuts who can help and keep him on track. 

I think I might have done more with the old girl had I any bussin' friends close by. This community of "virtual" friends has been a big help but it's just not the same thing.

As an aside, we are moving to Saint Petersburg where I will probably find lots of bus nut buddies now that I don't have a bus.  I feel very certain that there will be another 4104 or 06 in my life sometime down the road.

Regards to all,

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 12:38:58 PM »

Len, you have lots of bus nut buddies no matter where you live!!

I'm sorry you had to say good bye to your old "friend" but I know you are happy to have a new owner that loves it.  Cat
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 06:15:08 PM »

Len,

That is really sad, I don't even like to think about seeing my 4104 rear end as a new owner drives it away!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 06:11:40 AM »

My sympathies. Really. I have 10 vehicles. 3 of which I have had over 25 years EACH! I'm not one for selling.

   Hopefully there will be another one in the future for you.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 07:23:19 AM »

Thanks for the sympathy, I'm feeling a little sorry myself.  Life goes on and life's circumstances have called for a move from acres in the boonies with my large shop to a small home in the city with no room for the bus.  Storage would be way too expensive.

So, the next project is restoring and remodeling a 1920's house in a historic district of St. Pete.  Now I've got to find houseconversions.com and join the housenuts!

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 05:01:46 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 07:05:37 PM »

i missed something.  Did you sell the acres and house already?  where was it?

oh, and i'm sorry to hear you're not driving a real bus anymore.  Please stay on the board as a busnut until you get your real, new-to-you bus to fix up.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 02:22:30 AM »

sorry about the bus.  Finehomebuilding.com has a forum similiar to this one (full of old codgers and know it alls).  The guys there have millions of years of combined experience and some of it is actually useful.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 04:14:24 AM »

i missed something.  Did you sell the acres and house already?  where was it?

oh, and i'm sorry to hear you're not driving a real bus anymore.  Please stay on the board as a busnut until you get your real, new-to-you bus to fix up.

No, the property is still for sale but we are buying the new home in St. Pete.  The property is on 5.6 acres with a large (2400 sf) house, a 4 stall barn with tack and feed rooms and my 40 x 60 shop with a 24' pit.  Make a great busnut home.  Fort White is in north central Florida, between Gainesville and Lake City.

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