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Amskeptic
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:07 pm

dingo wrote:why is the Type 3 leaning/sagging to the left ? or is that just a trick of the shadows ?
Actually it is a trick of the asphalt crew who did not know how to lay down blacktop with any sort of eye towards "drainage".
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by Sylvester » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:02 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Image
That is one sweet Squareback. If you ever do sell, keep me in mind.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Quadratrückseite
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Post by Quadratrückseite » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:23 pm

No, no, me first! :geek:
"The bus is the real talisman. It's the thing that runs through all of this history. It's not a thing anybody owns or controls. No matter how peeved you get with people, the bus always makes your heart jump. Everybody was attached to it."
- Ken Kesey

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Post by airkooledchris » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:19 am

ive always wanted to see one of those bodies on a kubelwagen chassis, I think it would look really shweet all jacked up with stubby tires.

like an aircooled VW version of an Subaru Outback.

of course not done to a nice unmolested model like Colin's, but someone's who's only other option is to be parted out and taken off the road.
1979 California Transporter

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amishman
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Post by amishman » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:41 am

Hey Colin, hope this is not too personal of question, but is this VW Repair Service, being Itinerant fixing VWs, your only source of income. If it is, you need to write a 2nd book (you need to get that 1st VW Repair book out first though as we all want a couple copies for each VW we have) on how to live in this world frugally, happily, and doing what you love to do, all on a very shoestring budget. Those #s you posted tell us much and you sure must live a nice life if you can get by with those #s. My wife alone spends, I don't want to say actually, X times more than that.

I could sure learn a thing or two if that is the case as my current lifestyle sucks the $$ out as soon as it comes in and I have nothing better to show for it.

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Sluggo
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Post by Sluggo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:50 am

DRIVE IT! DRIVE IT! DRIVE IT!

When does the 2010 Itinerary start?
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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dreadnotmusic
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Post by dreadnotmusic » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:44 pm

I WILL get on the list this year!!!! I want to see the BobD in person!

My brand new garage is already being prepped for the visit.....seriously. I'm not missing it this time!
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:23 pm

amishman wrote:you need to write a 2nd book (you need to get that 1st VW Repair book out first though as we all want a couple copies for each VW we have) on how to live in this world frugally, happily, and doing what you love to do, all on a very shoestring budget.
I am able to live frugally because my needs are simple and my pleasures are free and I will never tell others how to do it, because you have to arrive here strictly on your own.

But, yes, the book the book the bookS
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by Sluggo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:39 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
amishman wrote:you need to write a 2nd book (you need to get that 1st VW Repair book out first though as we all want a couple copies for each VW we have) on how to live in this world frugally, happily, and doing what you love to do, all on a very shoestring budget.
I am able to live frugally because my needs are simple and my pleasures are free and I will never tell others how to do it, because you have to arrive here strictly on your own.

But, yes, the book the book the bookS
Colin
You should do a book/video infomercial. "How To Live Frugally & Be Happy Through Air-Cooled Volkswagens". I'm sure a big part of it is not caring about other's opinions and what's expected of you by society. Those damn Others!

Book, Schmook. What's it been? Like five years now!
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:42 pm

Sluggo wrote: Book, Schmook. What's it been? Like five years now!
How daaaaa-a-a-a-re you. I have sharpened a whole box of pencils and cleared off my desk in those five years.
ColinNobodyAppreciatesHowHardI'mWorkingMyAssOffYeahRight
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by Sluggo » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:45 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Sluggo wrote: Book, Schmook. What's it been? Like five years now!
How daaaaa-a-a-a-re you. I have sharpened a whole box of pencils and cleared off my desk in those five years.
ColinNobodyAppreciatesHowHardI'mWorkingMyAssOffYeahRight
I have no room to talk.

SluggoTheKingOfProcrastination.
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1977 Bus with Sunroof - "Lucky '77"
2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by amishman » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:32 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
amishman wrote:you need to write a 2nd book (you need to get that 1st VW Repair book out first though as we all want a couple copies for each VW we have) on how to live in this world frugally, happily, and doing what you love to do, all on a very shoestring budget.
I am able to live frugally because my needs are simple and my pleasures are free and I will never tell others how to do it, because you have to arrive here strictly on your own.

But, yes, the book the book the bookS
Colin
Sounds like Lord Of The Rings. The Boook The BoooooooK! To Mordor we will take you. :joker:

tj
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Post by werksberg » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:25 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Sluggo wrote: Book, Schmook. What's it been? Like five years now!
How daaaaa-a-a-a-re you. I have sharpened a whole box of pencils and cleared off my desk in those five years.
ColinNobodyAppreciatesHowHardI'mWorkingMyAssOffYeahRight
Save the trees, use a lap top.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:50 pm

werksberg wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
Sluggo wrote: Book, Schmook. What's it been? Like five years now!
How daaaaa-a-a-a-re you. I have sharpened a whole box of pencils and cleared off my desk in those five years.
ColinNobodyAppreciatesHowHardI'mWorkingMyAssOffYeahRight
Save the trees, use a lap top.
You are kidding, right?

I am hand writing and hand illustrating this book, (trees be damned):
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by werksberg » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:14 pm

Is each book going to be hand written and drawn too?

Or photo copied?
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http://stores.ebay.com/werksberg
Search the Samba under werksberg for our products on sale there too....but order direct on here for a special IAC shipping savings
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