found an old shell of a '69 Chevy/Bluebird school bus through
the Benton Community Schools. It was perfect! All except
it didn't have an engine. So Dan pulled it from Van Horne
to Vinton behind his pickup truck and a suitable engine
was procured from Rapids Chevrolet in Cedar Rapids. Dan
used it for his high school Shop Class project.
toughest job was removing all the seats. The bolts had all
rusted and it was a real bearcat of a job to get under the
bus to loosen them.
next job was to paint the bus. Mitch and Dan painted it
with MANY cans of black spray paint. It was kind of a nasty
looking piece of work, but good enough for rock 'n roll...
3 week stay at Boddicker's brother Tim's condo complex,
we found a petition from the condo association to either
remove the eyesore or put it in a garage!
re-painted later with blue paint and black trim. This new
look seemed to gain much more respect. No one ever petitioned
to have it removed again after that.
Boyer contemplates leaving the farm, going on the road...