vintage volkswagens

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  1. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Oooooooooooo .....

    Good thing its way to far away. Looks fairly decent. Depending on how complete and mechanically solid and straight, if it has a clean title, thats a great project start for a sterling, especially if its a good dual port, transaxle and late model IRS.

    Even got the period correct fanjet wheels ! :clap

    Early 80's kit car classic !
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  2. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I wish my '68 bus had had a gas heater. We lived in the north east with some wicked winters. Kept a blanket in the car for use while driving, and scraped ice off the inside of the windshield to be able to see many times.

    But it did take us cross country and back for our honeymoon in 1973, only problem were some burnt valves in WI. Oh, and a vapor locked carb in Needles CA, one of the hottest spots in the country.
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  3. ADVSaint

    ADVSaint Been here awhile

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    Back in our college days, a friend installed a gas heater in the trunk of his Type 3 fastback. He routed the blower through the back seat armrest. In the icy grip of Adirondack winters, his had to be the warmest car in town. Also the scariest with the occasional flame shooting from the back seat...!
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  4. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    I had a '67 bus in the mid 70s while living in Maine. I traded it in on a used Saab 99, primarily to get some heat for the encroaching winter. :nod
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  5. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    A buddy and I took my old "57 bus to an enduro in 1973. With doors on both sides it was easy to get two bikes in the back. It was cold and he said the heater felt like a drunk breathing on his ankles. :lol3
  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    '73 shiny Yellow Thing

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  7. bwalsh

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    I have a friend(Eddie) who used to own a 67 VW Turtle top Camper. It was on the road but was your typical beater. Lots of bondo on the drivers side, all original except the engine, which had been massaged. :evil
    About 25 years ago we took a trip down interstate 66 to 81 from Marshall Virginia to Johnson City Tennessee in that van. It was well after dark, 10:30-11:00PM when I happened to look out the passenger side mirror and noticed smoke.
    Me: Eddie, this thing is smoking!
    Eddie: Eh, that's normal.
    Me: OK

    About ten miles down the road I look in the mirror again..

    Me: Eddie, are you sure this is normal. It looks like it's smoking worse now.

    He looks out the mirror...

    Eddie: Oh, that's not normal

    So we need to find a place to stay for the night as we're still almost two hours from JC. I find a NF campground on the Gazetteer(Hurricane campground) and we make our way there. It's after 11PM at this point so I toss a thermarest on the ground and crash. He crashes in the van.
    Next morning, we wake up, he crawls under the van with a spare pair of valve cover gaskets. Replaces the one that got sucked into the engine and the other one, adds some oil...and we're on our way in ten minutes!
    One the way home he had that bus in the wind, passing everyone on the road...even in the part in Southern Va that has lots of steep hills.

    He later moved to Ohiopyle Pa and parked the van, intending to restore it. He got married and had a child on the way so he sold it to his, at the time, boss.

    His boss took it to a restoration shop in Morgantown WV and told him to take his time and fix it. He's expecting the engine to be ready in a week or two. He might have it on the road soon.
    Here area few photos of the restoration progression...

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  8. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^^ Kewl story... :thumb

    Hopefully we'll get to see it pictured when fully on the road again... :-)
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  9. thumpism

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    Man, Hurricane is not just off the highway. Nice place to find late at night.
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  10. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    It was the closest campground to where we were. We realized it's a real nice campground...once we saw it in the daylight the next morning. :lol3

    We also had a Canoe and Kayak tied to 2x4 racks on top, two mountain bikes inside and camping gear.
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    Getting ready for BaT F8BDF900-26BE-42CD-9208-C58500C83D9F.jpeg 8D2C2446-5818-4D82-85C7-EE19EF3872EA.jpeg
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    hwy61 Been here awhile Supporter

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  13. GsGrins

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    oh yeah, that goes with the BaT territory!
    And if my skins not thick enough for the BaT onslaught my road race leathers are still hanging in my trailer.
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  14. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Survivor '77 Westie

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  20. Chad M

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    I thought it was sad how the Porsche people today still were reluctant to acknowledge anything except we was a bothersome magazine writer.
    Nordhoff's acknowledgment should have carried enough weight to satisfy most people.
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