This Will Not Do

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by deschutestrout » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:20 pm

Gypsie wrote:If you must change the name and if you are looking for feedback I vote "Bookwus"...
I've always heard it is bad, bad bus karma to change the name of a VW if you know the given name when received. Still not quite understanding the urgency to change RD's name. Mike named it RD. Good enough for me. If new name MUST be given, Bookwus is my vote too.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by airkooledchris » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:13 pm

busses earn their names, they are not simply assigned out of want.

let it claim it's own title in time.

Ive had my current bus for slightly over a year now and it has yet to lay claim on anything in particular.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by brotha bran » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:53 pm

Glad to see this resolved amicably.

And Colin, as I stated in a previous PM, consider me a supremely interested party in taking that Squareback off your hands if you're looking to recoup some of the cost of Ruptured Duck (or whatever the old girl will be going by). :)

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by hambone » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:02 am

A rose by any other name etc. You guys are takin it too seriously. Besides it's my bus and I'll do what I want.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by ruckman101 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:40 am

That's right, I saw Colin give him the keys.


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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Gypsie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:44 am

If you name it, it will be yours....

Kind of like a duckling (ooooh) imprinting on it's new papa...
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by dhoch14 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:28 am

I leave for 6 months and this places turns to @#%*. Just kidding, glad to see two brothers can work out a problem.

cheers gentleman.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:12 pm

ruckman101 wrote:That's right, I saw Colin give him the keys.


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Was that wise? :fart:
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Gypsie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:10 pm

It's ok, we usually carry a come-along when we go cross country outbackin'...



that one little crinkle will buff right out... :cyclopsani:
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by tristessa » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 am

dhoch14 wrote:I leave for 6 months
Yeah, where you been man?
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by dhoch14 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:17 am

in my own little world...all is well.

just reflecting on what's important and what is crapola.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:00 am

From 1971
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to 2011
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There will be a Cross-CountryTravel With TBRRD thread in the later fall. This car talks to me so hard, what a sweetheart!

Please Portlanders, if you need some appointments in the fall, let me know. I will need to finance fuel and road expenses and many repairs. Oregon72, again, thank-you for keeping the communication channels open.
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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: This Will Not Do

Post by bajaman72 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:28 pm

They look so happy together.. Sniff sniff
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Oregon72 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:30 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Oregon72, again, thank-you for keeping the communication channels open.
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Safe travels,Colin - I remember Mike telling me years ago that he always wanted to get that bus to the way it was when it rolled off the line in Germany - a true stock enthusiast was he. It will be exciting for all of us to see you improve it's condition as time goes on. It is really nice to see it moving again. Aside your BobD - A beautiful duo of original gems :colors:
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by ruckman101 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:08 pm

I can only dream that I will be as missed and Bertha so coveted after my demise. It is, however, a bit disconcerting to think that my care and maintenance of Bertha should come under such scrutiny. Warts and all.


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