Thinning the Herd

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Thinning the Herd

Post by sped372 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:19 am

So long little guy, I'll miss you but will be happy knowing you're making someone else happy. I was spread too thin and you deserve better.

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Post by hambone » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:07 pm

Too many VWs make you crazy.
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:42 pm

sped372 wrote:So long little guy, I'll miss you but will be happy knowing you're making someone else happy. I was spread too thin and you deserve better.
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Wow, that beetle was an icon in your life. Stick our website address in the glovebox . . . :compress:
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Post by ruckman101 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:44 pm

Man, that is tough. I've only had to do that once.


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Re: Thinning the Herd

Post by sped372 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:31 am

Amskeptic wrote:Stick our website address in the glovebox . . . :compress:
Will do.

That car will always be special to me. I am actually somewhat relieved to know I will never experience what you did with Road Warrior. I went on a 20 minute ride (as a passenger) with the new owner and knew right away that the car had accepted him. It made me happy and I want my final memories to be happy ones.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:42 am

sped372 wrote: knew right away that the car had accepted him.
It made me happy and I want my final memories to be happy ones.
Good point. My little princesses might be too demanding of a new owner . . .

"hey!!! when are you going to lemon pledge my CV boots again?"

"excuse me!!! there is a film on the inside of my dash lenses AGAIN!"

"uhh, like, hello? isn't it time to wax the shock absorbers? it's been a month already."
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Post by Sylvester » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:31 am

Amskeptic wrote:"uhh, like, hello? isn't it time to wax the shock absorbers? it's been a month already."

Waxing the Koni's, Good Grief.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:52 pm

Sylvester wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:"uhh, like, hello? isn't it time to wax the shock absorbers? it's been a month already."

Waxing the Koni's, Good Grief.
Please . . . you let the "lemon pledge the CV boots" get by??

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Re: Thinning the Herd

Post by sped372 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:55 pm

Well, with the recent acquisition of the Vanagon and other life changes, another page has turned here. We're in a new house and I watched the Bus drive away a couple days ago. Tough to see it leave but happy that the new owner is as excited about it as we once were. So, for now at least, we're back to two Volkswagens, and only one of them is aircooled. Time to bond with the new camper, the kids love it and I know we will too as we make more memories. Time marches on.

Farewell, Bus, thanks for the all the adventures!

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Post by poptop tom » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:17 am

That was a beautiful bus! Hope you got what you wanted out of it price wise!

Good luck with the Vanagon and your newest family addition! :cheers:
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Re: Thinning the Herd

Post by sped372 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:38 am

Thanks! I didn't quite get what I was expecting, but it's always hard to judge the market value of specialty things like this. Not that many potential buyers looking at any one time and I wanted to move it before winter comes to free up the garage spot. We were never into it to make money anyway. The joy on the face of the new owner made things easier.

Vanagon is so practical. The looks are growing on me.

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Re: Thinning the Herd

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am

sped372 wrote:Thanks! I didn't quite get what I was expecting,
Vanagon is so practical. The looks are growing on me.

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How on Earth did I miss this? What was I, out in the middle of nowhere or sumpin?

So . . . what did you get for the bay? PM if you like.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 86,570 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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