My first I.A.C visit.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:26 pm
I am a newbie under this username, but have been lurking and learning for 3-4 years now. I just received my first I.A.C visit and I am almost speechless. I have spent the last 6 yrs. restoring a 1978 Champagne Westy, it has been a long journey to say the least. For the sake of time, and a broken arm that limits my typing ability I will make this short and sweet. After going through the issues that I have heard from so many others such as: taking my vw to a mechanic, listening to the advice of those who know nothing about our vw organs, a failed rebuild from less than qualified shops, sorting through the garbage on that other site etc. I tackled the rebuild myself (my first), all interior removed and inside painted, undercoated, vinyl recovered, canvas bought then fabricated to make fit, all weather stripping replaced and reinstalled etc. I came to a point that my ability was no longer sufficient to get my new bus up and running. I finally, after my funds were at a comfortable place, enlisted the help of Colin. This man is great as a person, mechanic, teacher, and fellow enthusiast. I am by no means a novice, but more of a student with a good base to build. I learned more today about myself, my ability, the mountains I have climbed and what it means to belong to such an, if I may say, Elite tribe is truly humbling. Colin, you met every expectation I had and then some. I cannot say thank you enough. I paid for a service and got more than you know, and that my friend is priceless. Here is a link to the way the day came to an end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JecCPvU7JQ. There are still many issues to address, but I felt compelled to share this....Colin is at the wheel =D> . To all the newbies who are scared and nervous, and maybe are thinking "what have I gotten myself into". Bus ownership can be bought monetarily, the passion and drive it takes to keep it going comes from within......Don't be afraid to dive in. The resources are available, tools needed relatively inexpensive. Do it yourself it will pay off in the end.......sometimes you must crack the case open, when it goes back together and pushes you down the road there are very few things in the world more satisfying. Colin you are a Rockstar, the true ROADWARRIOR!