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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/24/11

Post by dawg329 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Is there any chance for a trip to Athens, GA?? I'm new to the VW scene, but am chomping at the bit to dig in! A little lost as to where to start. The temps are most wonderful here and the leaves, they are a-changing. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/24/11

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:47 pm

dawg329 wrote:Is there any chance for a trip to Athens, GA?? I'm new to the VW scene, but am chomping at the bit to dig in! A little lost as to where to start. The temps are most wonderful here and the leaves, they are a-changing. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks

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Perhaps near Thanksgiving with a rain date or two nearby so we can hit some sunshine?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/24/11

Post by jimbear » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:27 am

I tried to arrange a visit with Colin in Athens while I was there several years ago, but the funds were never available. JR, have you hooked up with the Athens VW Club. Find 'em on-line. The meet monthly at Loco's on Timothy and do a good number of events throughout the year, including several tech days. Tell 'em Jimbear sent ya!
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by dawg329 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:49 am

Around Thanksgiving would work for me. I'm new to this so where do we go from here? Its a 71 transporter.
Thanks.

As for the VW Club of Athens, I tried sending them a message through their website a while back about getting involved. I haven't yet gotten a response so I'm just planning on going to their next outing at Loco's. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:31 am

dawg329 wrote: Around Thanksgiving would work for me.
I'm new to this so where do we go from here?
Its a 71 transporter.
Thanks.
To the sticky directly below this one here we've been yakking in.
It is called Deposits Deadlines Details:

http://itinerant-air-cooled.com/viewtop ... =65&t=9349
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by Hobug » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:12 pm

dawg329 wrote:Around Thanksgiving would work for me. I'm new to this so where do we go from here? Its a 71 transporter.
Thanks.

As for the VW Club of Athens, I tried sending them a message through their website a while back about getting involved. I haven't yet gotten a response so I'm just planning on going to their next outing at Loco's. Thanks for the advice.
JR
JR, I'm sorry if I missed your email thru the Athens VW club website. We meet the third Sunday of each month at Loco's on Timothy Rd. at 3:00pm. We'd love to see you and your bus. I'm Jon and I run the club. We have several buses and are always open to more. Come to the next meeting or shoot me PM here if you like.

http://www.athensvwclub.com
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Hobug wrote:
dawg329 wrote:Around Thanksgiving would work for me. I'm new to this so where do we go from here? Its a 71 transporter.
Thanks.

As for the VW Club of Athens, We meet the third Sunday of each month at Loco's on Timothy Rd. at 3:00pm. We'd love to see you and your bus. I'm Jon and I run the club. We have several buses and are always open to more. Come to the next meeting or shoot me PM here if you like.

http://www.athensvwclub.com
Can I come? I'll behave.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/11 Done!

Post by jimbear » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:29 pm

Have a beer for me and enjoy the Athens crowd. Hopefully it will be a good turn out.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/11 Done!

Post by Xelmon » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:37 am

... Is your season really done?

Man, how time absolutely flies.

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by Hobug » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:42 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Hobug wrote:
dawg329 wrote:Around Thanksgiving would work for me. I'm new to this so where do we go from here? Its a 71 transporter.
Thanks.

As for the VW Club of Athens, We meet the third Sunday of each month at Loco's on Timothy Rd. at 3:00pm. We'd love to see you and your bus. I'm Jon and I run the club. We have several buses and are always open to more. Come to the next meeting or shoot me PM here if you like.

http://www.athensvwclub.com
Can I come? I'll behave.
Colin

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YES you can come. We would love to have you join us for an afternoon. I could use a day (week) with you, but my bus needs so many things I wouldn't know where to start.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 10/30/11

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:31 am

Hobug wrote:
YES you can come. We would love to have you join us for an afternoon. I could use a day (week) with you, but my bus needs so many things I wouldn't know where to start.
I am at the same place: my bus needs so many things I don't know where to start.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/11 Done!

Post by Hobug » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:35 pm

Oh yeah! Athens is in the plans. I can't wait, or more appropriately, my bus can't wait. =D>

I have had VWs for years, but this is my first running driving bus. I need some educating.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/11 Done!

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:23 am

Hobug wrote:Oh yeah! Athens is in the plans. I can't wait, or more appropriately, my bus can't wait. =D>

I have had VWs for years, but this is my first running driving bus. I need some educating.
When you reply to my PM, we will know just how deep the immersion is going to be.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/23

Post by Hobug » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:50 pm

WOW I was the last visit for 2011. What a great day! I have never met anyone who knows so much about VW buses....no not just buses, but VWs in general. I have had aircooled VWs for 32 years and I sure got an education today. It was great. Colin won't let you fake any VW knowledge. It was quiz after quiz. I did get some answers right. :cheers:

I now know what my bus needs to make it right, plus we fixed many problems today. The biggest improvement was in the steering. I can now steer my bus rather than aiming and holding on.

Thanks for all the help and enlightenment Colin. I look forward to next year and another visit. :thumbright:
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 11/23

Post by ruckman101 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:34 pm

No mercy, but graciously so.

WOW sums it up, yep, yep.

Let me beat Sylvester to the punch and suggest more details and of course photos. New thread?

Regardless, it's always great to hear of another productive day. The immersion always leaves me gasping for air.


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