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Paige MoonDancer
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Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75976 3 years ago
A thread deadicated to the history of stylish land travel...in honor of my bus restoration...

I'll start this with a few pics of vardos...used by circus people, gypsies, and irish travelers


gypsycaravan.jpg



vardointerior.jpg



itishtravellersvardo.jpg



miniwagon.jpg
Last Edit: 3 years ago by Paige MoonDancer.
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83msg1sttyme
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75977 3 years ago
cool ride BTW love the bus restoration photos
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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SunshineSue
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Life is sweeter for this!

Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75980 3 years ago
A very cool addition to any caravan!
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gr8fuljen
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75981 3 years ago
that oozes awesomeness!
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75985 3 years ago
gr8fuljen wrote:
that oozes awesomeness!


yes indeed!

Here's one you might enjoy, a vardo wedding bed in pink tones...


vardoweddingbed.jpg
Last Edit: 3 years ago by Paige MoonDancer.
gr8fuljen
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#75989 3 years ago
I shall call that THE PALACE
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#76012 3 years ago
Some more before I go back outside to check on the bus progress..


moderntravellersandtheirvardo.jpg


modern pic..dad is a traveller, mom is romani



irishtravellerinroute.jpg

travellers in route

travellerchildandwagon.jpg

family

vardodiagram.jpg
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#76283 3 years ago
Some pictures of our friend and bus guru Silverbear's bus Patchs.

The interior of this bus is beautiful and gives the bus its name...Silverbear would frequent the Santa Cruz markets and buy little tapestries and old rugs that he used piecemeal to line the walls of the bus interior. Many other beautiful and unique mysteries and delights dwelt within.

As far as we know, this deadhead was the first to weld a on bus on top of another.


patchs1.jpg



patchs3.jpg



patchs4_2011-10-25.jpg
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scar1et_f1re
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#76287 3 years ago
Paige MoonDancer wrote:
Some pictures of our friend and bus guru Silverbear's bus Patchs.

The interior of this bus is beautiful and gives the bus its name...Silverbear would frequent the Santa Cruz markets and buy little tapestries and old rugs that he used piecemeal to line the walls of the bus interior. Many other beautiful and unique mysteries and delights dwelt within.

As far as we know, this deadhead was the first to weld a on bus on top of another.


patchs1.jpg



patchs3.jpg



patchs4_2011-10-25.jpg


Very cool looking bus. What are the dark blue "things" on the rear right of the bus? Looks like a modified 55 gallon drum and then ?? Steam power??
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Paige MoonDancer
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Re: Going Down the Road Feeling Glad...

#76289 3 years ago
Yes, it captures power from wood smoke. One of his goals was to run the bus off as little gas as possible... he invented many processes by which to do this...
...also he made a device that used sodium hydroxide and aluminum cans to create a reaction that released enormous amount of propulsion energy.

My husband knows more about this subject, that's just the gist of it
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