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8E45E
07-05-2012, 12:48 AM
...and what a SWEET ride she's going to be!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7506057304_e966b55129_k.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7506065446_ec676bb3e5_k.jpg

Thanks for the great visit, Dave!

Craig

StudeRich
07-05-2012, 01:03 AM
Yeah Craig, it's definitely the BIGGEST Stude. on the property, but it is one of a kind!

The 259 it has will make it a lot more drivable than the 245 6 Cyl. it used to have. They had a lot of torque and adequate power but didn't like to rev much.

It is a Housecar, but I like that it still looks like a Schoolbus. :)

Dave calls it his Studebus!

BobPalma
07-05-2012, 06:17 AM
'Love the license plate. Is that an actual plate? BP

JRoberts
07-05-2012, 06:33 AM
I love it! :!:
With that you and 25 of your best friends could go to South Bend together.:!!:

bezhawk
07-05-2012, 07:20 AM
Nelly?? That doesn't look anything like the Loch Ness Monster! :eek::ohmy::lol:

StudeDave57
07-05-2012, 12:30 PM
...and what a SWEET ride she's going to be!!
Thanks for the great visit, Dave! Craig
No worries Craig. I'm glad you finally got to see her and those '65s and '66s you've been wanting to see for ever. Not to mention your own ride which is resting peacefully.

Beware folks- Craig took many many pictures!!! ;) :rolleyes: :ohmy:


'Love the license plate. Is that an actual plate? BP
Yes- indeed it is!!! There's one on the back too~
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1384.jpg

Not long after she got here I took that SDC plate off~
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/IMG_1458.jpg



I love it! :!: With that you and 25 of your best friends could go to South Bend together.:!!:
Well, when she was new she had seating for 48.
But now things are a bit 'different' inside~
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/backtofront.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/insideleftside.jpg
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w143/StudeDave/My%20Rides/1950%20StudeBus/insiderightside.jpg





Nelly?? That doesn't look anything like the Loch Ness Monster! :eek::ohmy::lol:
Thank goodness for that, eh? ;) :!:

JRoberts
07-05-2012, 03:00 PM
Love that interior. What a way to travel!

Deaf Mute
01-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Lookin' great!

StudeDave57
01-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Love that interior. What a way to travel!
That's what I am hoping!!!
One of these days I'll get to find out.


Lookin' great!
Thanks.




StudeDave '57 :cool:

lschuc
01-09-2014, 12:59 AM
Nelly?? Thought you meant you got to see the popular rap star!! ;)

WinM1895
01-09-2014, 02:54 AM
That's a CA personalized plate. When installed on trucks, it becomes a commercial plate, unless the truck has a permanent installed camper.

Dunno if a privately owned bus would be considered a commercial vehicle or if it's subject to expensive to register CA weight fees.

bezhawk
01-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Ya should rename it "Cool Bus". The side stop arms could be used to trigger a song every time it's activated! (Stop in the Name of Love)!

StudeDave57
01-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Nelly?? Thought you meant you got to see the popular rap star!! ;)
This is way better, don't you think? :!:



That's a CA personalized plate. When installed on trucks, it becomes a commercial plate, unless the truck has a permanent installed camper.
Dunno if a privately owned bus would be considered a commercial vehicle or if it's subject to expensive to register CA weight fees.
I don't have the paperwork in front of me, but I do know that Nelly was/is registered as either an RV, or a housecar. She gave up that personal plate when I transferred her into my name. DMV didn't ask me for her weight, but I know she was just shy of 8900 pounds as delivered to me. (a.k.a. 'empty')
Her annual CA renewal fees are around $80 for the generic plate she has now.
But very soon she'll be sportin' plates from another State... ;)



Ya should rename it "Cool Bus". The side stop arms could be used to trigger a song every time it's activated! (Stop in the Name of Love)!

But using a name like 'Cool Bus' would be too much like using any other overused name in the classic car World. Too many busses have that painted on them somewhere. I refuse to be like everyone else and do the same. Sorry Brad. Besides- I will likely have to remove the sign for fear of a ticket and or it's theft. :ohmy: :yeahright: :(
It's vintage. :cheers:




StudeDave '57 :cool: