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BobD Tenth Anniversary ?!

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 am

Lawdy, ten years ago TODAY, I pulled into Atlanta with my new 1978 bus, the BobD @ 34,936 miles. I had flown to Chicago IL and picked it up with the help of Mr. Blotto on October 31, 2008.

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At the time, it seemed stupid, because the 1973 Road Warrior @ 530,000 miles was just ticking off the miles with nary a care.

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But then the Road Warrior met its end, so I was so very very grateful to have the BobD waiting for me. And I have piled on the miles since.
It is now @ 111,130 miles.
The good news is, it has worn those miles well. Same paint, same interior, same engine, same rear brake shoes, same shocks, same everything except wear items. Below is a comparison photo essay 2008/2018


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2008 (factory sure was sloppy with the grease)
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Anyways, I have driven this bus hard and all over the place, and it is still presentable. The engine is due for my 100,000 tear-down/inspection and perhaps we will find out why compression test shows 160# in #4
ColinGettingOlderStillButBoyDoIStillLoveThesCars

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: BobD Tenth Anniversary ?!

Post by Mr Blotto » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 am
Lawdy, ten years ago TODAY, I pulled into Atlanta with my new 1978 bus, the BobD @ 34,936 miles. I had flown to Chicago IL and picked it up with the help of Mr. Blotto on October 31, 2008.

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Hey, I remember that beautiful fall day! The bus still smelled factory fresh.

BobD is lucky to have you.
1978 Sage Green Westy - 2.0 FI - SOLD WITH 109887 miles :-(

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Re: BobD Tenth Anniversary ?!

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Mr Blotto wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 am
Amskeptic wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 am
Lawdy, ten years ago TODAY, I pulled into Atlanta with my new 1978 bus, the BobD @ 34,936 miles. I had flown to Chicago IL and picked it up with the help of Mr. Blotto on October 31, 2008.

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Hey, I remember that beautiful fall day! The bus still smelled factory fresh.

BobD is lucky to have you.
It was a pretty sunny day in Chicago's finest afternoon rush hour traffic WITH A FACTORY FRESH-SMELLING 34,936 mile BUS! I WAS A WRECK.
Colin

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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