Body Works

July 31, 2009

So Brian and I drove the Bus over to Barrington to see a guy about some body work last night. It looks so cute out on the roads and gets lots of good reactions and attention even in it’s current rusty condition. I can’t wait till it is looking sharp! 🙂

So this kid and I mean kid, is going to be working on getting all the rust out for us and fixing up the holes as well as re-doing all the undercoating on the bottom of the bus and then he will prime and spray paint it white for now until we can get a nicer paint job. But at least the rust will be out and prevented from getting worse! He will be doing all this for the low low price of 800 bucks parts and labor! Which granted that is only 100 dollars shy of what we paid for the bus itself but it is a good deal for the work that it is getting. So once we get it back in a week or two we will need tires and the reverse lights to be fixed up and then we will be inspect-able 🙂

You really have to have a lot of faith in people when you need to get things done cheaply like this. The place we dropped it off was very sketchy and the kid doing the work wasn’t even there so we left it with the key it and hope for the best. No contracts, no nothing of course. Just cash transactions and trust that it will get done. Brian met the kid though and had a good feeling about it all. I am putting my trust in Brian and that is pretty easy. 🙂

Bri is so excited to get this thing road ready because driving it is so much fun and then he will have a car again to take to work and I can’t wait too. We saw a green one drive by us on our walk last night and of course had to wave and give peace signs… they just make you happy! I miss ours already. The parking lot looks so empty and sad without it.

Once we are all inspected and it is driving around then we can work on cleaning up the insides. We are hoping that by next summer we will have it in pretty great condition and able to take it on longer camping and road trips 🙂 I am so excited.

So I will let you know how it is looking after we get it back from the Body guy.

Till then… Peace and Love y’all


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