January 07, 2003
Oil Change - etc.
I took the BootBus in Springfield German Auto yesterday for an oil change and valve adjustment. With this done - the bus is back to every 3000 miles. This was the 1000 m,ile check-up on the new engine....which is working...
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November 26, 2002
Installing the Bench Seat
On Sunday, Chris and I attempted to install the bench seat. It appears to bolt right in like most people said it would. But, we do not have a drill bit, so screwing into wood is very difficult to make...
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October 21, 2002
Starter Trouble again this morning
I just got back from trying to start the bus with the key - no love. So Nick and I and gonna have a bowl of oatmeal and go push start it...Not sure what the deal is. If you see...
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October 17, 2002
Sparks will fly
Since our latest trip out to Jon's shop to fix some electrical problems, the BootBus has been running around with the odd part cadged from a '67 Camaro. One of those parts was a flasher that made the turn signals...
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October 04, 2002
BootBus Electrical Fix-up Rescheduled
Patience is a virtue. Last nights Electrical overhaul was canceled and rescheduled for next Tuesday. Just a few more days of "hand signalling" when I want to turn right or left. Can't wait....
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October 03, 2002
Finishing Todo List Tonight
Chris and I are off to our Jon's shop tonight to hopefully finish the todo list that we started last week. The 1st week with tunes in the Bus was excellent. 2 happy hours and one camping trip in 7...
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October 01, 2002
Comments from MetalWorks
(excerpt from Jon's email to us re: the BootBus after stereo installed - ) Tony and I laughed our asses of when you guys left that night. The whole bus was glowing. Cool!!! Bust a move, Jon...
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September 27, 2002
Pump up the Volume
As far as the todo list went, we checked off 4 out of 9 items. And as Jon said at the end of the evening, "We did all the fun stuff, next time we'll take care of the crappy stuff."...
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September 26, 2002
BootBus Todo for tonight
Chris and I are bringing the BootBus up to our Mates place for some serious repariing and upgrading tonight in prepartion of the Campus Crawl BootBus todo. 1 - Add an extra Battery in Back 2 - Add an isolater...
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September 15, 2002
Gettin' Ready for the Road
After the Portland road trip and the subsequent oil bleed and engine death, we asked Tom (our VW guy) to give the BootBus a look-see. With the Campus Crawl coming up, we don't want Sean and Nick stranded in California....
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August 29, 2002
Bumper to Bumper
Last night we took the BootBus out to Jon Mannila of MetalWorks. He took our bumpers off and is going to hammer out the dents and paint them up for us so they look purty again. Here's a photo of...
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August 20, 2002
Finishing touches
We have been driving the BootBus the whole summer, and not really upgrading it much. A new client of ours is a metal cleaner, so we decided to get the hubcaps cleaned and the bumbers are next. Notice Something New?...
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July 30, 2002
Clean as a baby's...
Well, ok, maybe not quite that clean. The inside could certainly use a sweep and better organisation of misc. junk we have back there. But the outside is looking nice and shiny after I washed it over the weekend. Why...
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June 20, 2002
Made it home
Jen and I made it back to Eugene around Midnight Monday. The Bootbus preformed admirably and I am thankful to be back. Tom (the VW guy) fixed our clutch for $55. The clutch cable had broken, so he replaced it...
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June 12, 2002
Our First Breakdown
I suppose we were kinding of expecting it, but we never knew when it might strike. Now we know. A day after Sean had completed the drive from Eugene to San Francisco, the BootBus has a problem. Sean's currently stuck...
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May 30, 2002
Making her look pretty
Today Sean signed off on the designs that will soon adorn the BootBus. We are having some logos and signs printed up so that when people are cruising past us as we toil up the range at 50..45..40..35 mph, they'll...
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May 22, 2002
Getting the Hands Dirty
During our weekend camping trip, the BootBus gamely made it to the top of the small mountain, belching a cloud of nasty smoke. After much speculation from Nick, Sean and I about what could be causing the smoke we decided...
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April 20, 2002
Feeling buzzed in the BootBus
We arrived back in Eugene around 4 p.m. yesterday. After, Chris, Nick and I unloaded the bus and started checking email, we all felt a bit strange. Our ears were ringing and we all felt a bit "buzzed". Chris and...
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April 09, 2002
Tom's Bug
The life of a mobile mechanic demands a fast, reliable vehicle. Tom's ride has so much useful stuff in it we thought it was the new James Bond car. It is actually the text book 'garage on wheels'....
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Lights!!!
Yippee the lights work!!!...
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Comfy?
Got enough room down there Tom? Looks like you're getting pretty comfy. I know my mat will keep you warm but don't expect us to give you free rent down there, buddy. Tom under the bus #2...
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Tom getting to work
Here goes Tom under the bus with the aid of my camping mat. Tom is a 'mobile mechanic' who travels to the car rather than have the customer bring it to him. He specializes in VW's and has a ton...
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Tom, the VW Guy
Here's Tom the VW mechanic who came to our house to work on the bus. He's got my camping pad to lay on as its wet out and our drill hooked up through the window. Right now he's checking stuff...
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March 29, 2002
BootBus - the struggle
There are still quite a few things that need to be fixed on the BootBus before it is really ready for the road. 1 - Need the brake lights to work 2 - Turn signals need to work 3 -...
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March 28, 2002
The Battery was Toast
Chris and I just got back from the mechanic because the BootBus was not starting if it sat for more than a day or two. Could it be the battery, we asked ourselves? Well, the Les Schwab bloke, "Chuck" tested...
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March 26, 2002
Newly Painted Bootbus - Extra, Extra!
It's exciting to see the BootBus painted....
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March 20, 2002
BootBus is being painted
I'm getting pretty amped. After years of dreaming about it we finally have the BootBus and it is currently getting the dents out and being painted. Can't wait......
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