Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gutted the interior...

Finally got to gut the interior! It was taking too long to try to remove all the screws, so I just took a sledgehammer to it and it was out in the matter of a half hour! Now, I have to cut all the screwheads protruding from the floor before I lay down a rust preventitive and a new floor!

...and, a little artwork...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Finally got the engine back in...

It took awhile, but the engine is now back in! Now, all I have to do to it is hook up the electrical, throw the belt on, fill it with oil and gas....and hope for the best!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Interior pics

Here are some pics of the interior...mostly which is going to be pulled out.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Got me a van!! Actually, a BUS!!

It's a 1968 Hightop Campervan! It needs quite a bit of work, but I got it for $1000. The best thing about it is that I can stand up in it! It sure is going to be fun fixing this up! It needs a rebuild on one of the cylinders, all new window and door seals, the interior gutted and redone.

Look for project photos as time goes on!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Haven't found anything yet for the summer...

Well, it seems like I won't be going to that camp in Big Bear after all! But, I might still be near the area. We'll have to wait until next week to know for sure.

I think I may have found a van!
 It's a former surveillance van used by Law Enforcement. so, the windows are all real dark! It has padded paneling on the inside walls and ceiling already. It drives like a Cadillac!

I also found a new venture! I'm going to be selling JR Watkins products online and at swap meets, fairs, festivals and the like. I have a link up on the left. Make sure when you order, to use my Associate ID#389146.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This is what it has come down to...

Well, after much deliberation and self-exploration, I have decided to become a Vagabond, a Nomad, if you will. I knew there was something out there that is the perfect setup for my situation. I’m single, no career, no kids, able to go wherever, whenever. Nothing is tying me down to anything. I can be a free spirit! I came across a site one day last fall. As soon as I stumbled upon that site, the light came on and hasn’t dimmed yet!

Now, some of you will say, “Why would you want to live in a van?” Why not? Renting an apartment costs alot of money these days. None that you will never see again! (Unless you borrowed it!) Deposit, utilities, furniture, etc. plus, you have to sign a lease usually. Buying a house? Yeah, right! Mortage, insurance, taxes, maintainance, utilities, etc. I mean, I’m not putting down people who live in stick and stone houses. I’m just saying the lifestyle is alot simpler. Downsizing my material things has been an eyeopener for me.
Living in a Van or RV is not for everybody. Typically, it is mostly single people that Vandwell. Couples can do it, but can really put a strain on the relationship. I have the ability right now in my life to live this lifestyle. Plus, look on the bright side…I can visit more people than if I was tied down to one area. So, maybe I’ll see you out there!

I should be on the road by the end of June. It looks like I’ll be working at a summer camp in Big Bear, CA this summer.