Walkabout Inbound-bound

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by tommu » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:52 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

BusBassist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:24 pm

And later in the day I came across this 1973 Westy just outside of Pocatello. It’s parked in a lot next to a repair shop/car lot. I spoke with the shop owner and he says I can have the bus for $2,000. Not sure how I would get this bus back to upstate NY - but it looks to have very little body rust.

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Jeff
From a single picture, that sounds like a deal. Using these guys https://www.fourcornerstransportservices.com you might be able to bring it home for $3 to $3.4K ?

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:30 am

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:46 pm
A) Didja ever get to paint the intake runners with your primer and clear-coat combination? Or the upper cylinder tins??

B) Regular Emma says hello, and keep your eyes on your inbox for an 11mm red nail polish surprise…
(BigEmma endured her first drive on a public highway in over a year with shiny intake runners and upper cylinder tins!)

C) Going to be in Pensacola in February?
Robbie
a) No. Too many windstorms and fricken hurricanes coming up from the Pacific (?) Rosa and Willa. So, I bailed for more hurricanes back east.

b) My inbox? How about a mailbox? I got one temporarily . . . here in Pensacola.

c) Maybe. Depends on whether or not I go Full Feral.
Colin :cyclopsani:
2019 Annual Funding Drive!
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https://itinerant-air-cooled.com/viewto ... 41&t=13755

BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,145 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,812 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,060 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 76,650 miles

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:10 pm

BusBassist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:24 pm
Colin,
I came across this 1973 Westy just outside of Pocatello. It’s parked in a lot next to a repair shop/car lot. I spoke with the shop owner and he says I can have the bus for $2,000.
Wishing you dry weather and warmth as you travel to Louisiana.
Jeff

Does the Westy have the factory dual carbs?

Yeah, so speaking of "dry weather" and "warmth", yes, NaranjaWesty was dry through the rain from New Mexico through eastern Louisiana, and the heater had plenty of reserve capacity.

Last exit in Texas was this one, on the second day after I passed Exit "0" at the El Paso city limit. Texas is big. Please remember that the plastic garbage patch in the middle of the Pacific is now twice the size of Texas. Tell your children. Then apologize:

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See the clouds? Me too:

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The Mighty Mississippi . . . under clouds:

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More Mississippi Under Clouds:

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"What is that," you ask, "what IS that?" Thanks for asking. That is a Saturn Five booster rocket laying on its side:

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And that is the last damn photograph you get from the 2018 Itinerary Season. 22,000 miles since February 13th.
I am now in Pensacola. This miraculously fine NaranjaWesty was then treated to a deep cleaning here:

NaranjaWesty Three Years To The Day

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2019 Annual Funding Drive!
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,145 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,812 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,060 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 76,650 miles

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by xyzzy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:35 pm

Totally awesome. Thanks Colin.
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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by asiab3 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm

Amskeptic wrote:3M Polishing Compound
Is this the stuff?

https://smile.amazon.com/3M-03900-Rubbi ... way&sr=8-1

I'm attacking my single stage white paint this week… After cleaning off either a large milkshake or albatross with indigestion from the roof, I realized it doesn't have the shine it once did.

Robbie
1969 bus, "Buddy."
119k miles with me.
296k miles on Earth.

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:58 pm

asiab3 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Amskeptic wrote:3M Polishing Compound
Is this the stuff?

https://smile.amazon.com/3M-03900-Rubbi ... way&sr=8-1

I'm attacking my single stage white paint this week… After cleaning off either a large milkshake or albatross with indigestion from the roof, I realized it doesn't have the shine it once did.

Robbie

That looks like the stuff. Is it original VW paint up there? If so, avoid, avoid, avoid the edges of the center crease and the edges of the roof stiffener semi-perimeter line. I have had THREE VW buses with white roofs and all three got the paint burnt off the edges of all sharp creases on the roof. The paint seems to be a bit thin up there. If it has been repainted, well, I hope it was well-painted up there.
Colin
2019 Annual Funding Drive!
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https://itinerant-air-cooled.com/viewto ... 41&t=13755

BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,145 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,812 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,060 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 76,650 miles

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by asiab3 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Definitely repainted. A perfect match to RustOleum "Gloss White Enamel" too! No mixing required! The Bass Boat Metallic Orange two-stage, however………

Robbie
1969 bus, "Buddy."
119k miles with me.
296k miles on Earth.

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