'78 Transporter

Betty Bus
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'78 Transporter

Post by Betty Bus » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:56 am

My husband and I bought a 1978 transporter 23 years ago. The original owner was a DJ and used it for his business. It had "Good Vibrations" painted on the side. The next owners were our best friend's grandparents, Marion & Betty. They cruised the back roads of South East Ohio garage saleing and socializing. Marion would wear a top hat to match the top hat and canes painted with the DJ name. Eventually, they had it painted back to the original tan and brown. We bought it from them. We built a bed in the back and used it for camping for years. We even drove from mid Ohio to the Outer Banks on our honeymoon 20 years ago! When we had kids, we took the bed out and the seats went back in so all 4 of us could ride safely. We would cruise around our neighborhood giving out free eggs from our backyard chickens. Eventually, life took over and we got busy. The bus sat in the garage for many years. Now the kids are teenagers and we're ready to get back on the road. We had some work done to get "Betty" back into good running condition and cleaned her up. We're in the process of putting the bed back in and making curtains to go on some camping trips this spring & summer.
We smile remembering "Good Vibrations" as we see the Monopoly Top Hat that dangles from the rear view mirror.

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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by Marla » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59 am

Very Cool story! :D Post up some pictures.
It's Marla with an " L"
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wwebner
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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by wwebner » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:08 am

Hope to meet up. this is fairly close to you. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5004

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TRL
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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by TRL » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:14 am

Hi! Hope to meet you and the bus soon!
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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by WideFive » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:51 am

Right on!
"There is no restoration process that can give a car legitimacy equal to originality."

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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by Betty Bus » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:00 am

wwebner wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:08 am
Hope to meet up. this is fairly close to you. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5004
I was so excited when I saw this event, but wer have other obligations this weekend. 😢

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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by Betty Bus » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am

[img]https://i.imgur.com/1LBK2Ki.jpg/img]

I would have posted pictures sooner, but I had to have my teenage son explain to me how to do it! Hope this works! Is there a better way to do it so the picture shows up without clicking a link?

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Karl Kombi
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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by Karl Kombi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:21 am

Nice bus! We hope to meet you in the near future. :D

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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by toolbox » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:42 am

Betty Bus wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am
Image

I would have posted pictures sooner, but I had to have my teenage son explain to me how to do it! Hope this works! Is there a better way to do it so the picture shows up without clicking a link?

You needed to add a bracket to the closing image tag [\img]

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wwebner
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Re: '78 Transporter

Post by wwebner » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 pm

Betty Bus wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am
[img]https://i.imgur.com/1LBK2Ki.jpg/img]

I would have posted pictures sooner, but I had to have my teenage son explain to me how to do it! Hope this works! Is there a better way to do it so the picture shows up without clicking a link?
This should help.viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4570

we don't advise using 3rd party photo hosting,as they can vanish.

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