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Cosmetic surgery – on a bus – on the cheap

A "Before" picture

The Kiwi Blog Bus has had a face lift.

It was done at home, on the cheap, but we reckon it looks pretty good.

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Above board and ready to go

The Kiwi Blog Bus was today inspected by the men with all-seeing eyes at VTNZ and was passed for a new Certificate of Fitness – phew!

For the non-kiwis amongst my readers I should explain that this is a six monthly check carried out to ensure your vehicle is safe and road worthy.

It’s not really a problem for many modern cars (although I once had my car fail as I was driving around with a nail stuck in the tyre!) but when you drive a 1981 Japanese bus you do keep your fingers crossed that you get good news.

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The Kiwi Blog Bus is stuck on the drive this weekend

We cannot get away in the Kiwi Blog Bus at the moment for a variety of reasons:

  • Sam is mid-way through painting it. The old thing has been in need of some cosmetic work for a while now and the kind people at VTNZ that allowed it through its last COF warned us that we needed to get rid of some rust before the next test or it just won’t get passed. But… it’s looking good I have to say. (I’ll get some renovation pictures on over the weekend)
  • The fifteen-year-old is currently sleeping in it. Read More…

Our daydreaming and list making trip

As you may have gathered we went to the Motorhome show at Claudelands Event centre yesterday.

Fortunately Hamilton seemed to get away with strong winds and squally showers rather than the “weather bomb” that we’d been promised. Read More…

Apparently my dreams and adventures will start at the weekend

It’s not a horoscope.

That’s what I was told when I visited the website for the New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Show which starts this Friday in Hamilton. Read More…

Have Kayak – will travel

As I look back through photographs of our travels I am reminded how much work we have done to the bus and some of the improvements we’ve made that have made life SO much easier.

One of these, which I won’t document too much or publish photos of… was Read More…

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