Anything but Airheads [Catch-all OT thread in Airheads]

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    So cool. Once an Airhead, always an Airhead. And the Airhead Canons apply to VW enthusiasts too!

    Club Canons
    1. Airheads drive VW's with air-cooled heads.
    2. Airheads believe that the simplest engineering solutions are the best.
    3. Airheads appreciate function over form, fact over fiction, and friendship over friction.
    4. Airheads regard money as a tool, not a status symbol.
    5. Airheads are earthy people who like to camp.
    6. Airheads maintain their own VW's.
    7. Airheads don't take themselves, religion or life too seriously.
    8. Airheads like to share time, knowledge, parts and camaraderie with other Airheads....and other VW owners too.......
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  2. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Priceless, and a huge deposit in the karma account!
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  3. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Hope so... I might need that karma to get and keep the Bug running :jack
  4. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    Wow, never really thought of that, but SO true!
  5. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Nice! If you haven't already, check out the deals on parts and accessories at the Bus Depot: http://www.busdepot.com/
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  6. WRC51

    WRC51 Been here awhile

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    The VW hobby is pretty amazing, I have friends I met 40 years ago because of VWs. Even today we are still in contact, even though some of us are VW-less at the moment (that would be me) but still find the time to keep in contact. Nothing can beat camping out in an old bus even in the drive way. DSCN1693.JPG
  7. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    I order the 7mm fuel line for my airheads from bus depot. :D :thumb
  8. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    "Nothing can beat camping out in an old bus even in the drive way."

    As long as you're fairly close to a toilet or out house!
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  9. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    They have the deals on 6v Bosch coils and horns too! :deal
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  10. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    I took my lady friend for a sunset aerial tour of Chicago last night. It was awesome. Chicago has it's problems, but it also has an amazing skyline. Unfortunately, the Piper Comanche wasn't stable enough for long exposure times.

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  11. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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  12. Brun

    Brun Been here awhile

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    Ah, Bugs and Buses. We called them Beetles and Kombis here in Australia. I had a few ...

    I lived in these ones for a year, and that's my '54 AJS.

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    Here's another. I added the beetle roof in 1982 and drove it and lived in it for a couple of years. I was pulled over a few times by police; none of them commented on the roof extension.

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    And yes, I wish I still had them all safely stashed away somewhere.
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  13. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Well done, Nick.

    I also just got something on the road for the first time since I owned it. Yesterday my 1957 Pontiac got new tags and insurance, and was legally on the road for the first time since 1989. I bought it in 2003. Actually, she found me. We had just bought the farmhouse, so were heading into major house project mode, had two active young boys, I had my Jeep Rubicon, and three other vintage Pontiacs. I was also running my own business and commuting 80 miles/day. I had zero time for another project, but this one was a barn find that fell in my lap. 33,819 miles on it when I found it in a garage in Whitestone, Queens NY. Zero rust, but I have slowly restored all the mechanicals, had the front seat recovered, installed new carpet, new weatherstrip (more of that still to do), PC'd the wheels and installed new tires (it still had a set of 70s era bias ply wide whites on it when I got it). We probably have 30 hours in chrome cleaning and polishing.

    It rides like . . . a '57. :D I put regular plates on it but got the Hagerty classic insurance with agreed value. We want to drive this thing, not just putter to car shows.

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  14. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    That Pontiac is awesome! I lust love the stying of cars from about 54-58. I'm partial to BelAir's specifically, but that Pontiac pretty much hits all the styling queues I love. Especially since it's black and white. Just so classic.

    Drove the Bug (who goes by Goldie Hans) to work today. Makes the commute way more entertaining... albeit hot. Just like the Pontiac, I plan to drive her. She did great coming in. Felt like it ran better and better as I went along. So I think I've blown out most of the "cobwebs". Not sure what sounds better, the exhaust note, or the Grateful Dead blasting from the speakers.

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  15. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Nice. The '57 still has the original AM radio with tube amp, which still works and will stay. Not sure if I will do anything about tunes in the car. I rarely listen to music when I drive.
  16. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    I dragged home this plastic fantastic machine today. A 1970 454 beast of American history. I have insatiable lust for these beautifully designed cars.
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  17. Texer

    Texer Been here awhile

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    Well done!
  18. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania

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    I agree they are very cool cars and yours looks to be in excellent condition. A guy I know has one of this era as well, which is painted a stunning gold. It was at my shop just yesterday. i'll get some pics for you next time I see it and post them up!
  19. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania

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    For the past three years I have organized and hosted a skateboard art show event at my coffee shop with one of my buddies who is an art curator and has a skateboard company. We call this event Skateopolis and all proceeds from our skateboard art sales go to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/). We have nearly sold out the previous two shows and this year we have all the boards for sale online as well:
    https://www.kamagraph.com/artist-decks-for-nami/

    The artists who contribute to the show are simply amazing. Here is my middle child with master wood carver Ivan Dimitrov when we visited his shop to pick up his submission for this year's show.
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    Our opening event for the show features some of my favorite things...live music, skating and green chile Frito pie! I just need to figure out how to incorporate airheads! This year we got over 50 board submissions, all with original art on them. Here are a few pics from this year's mahem...
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    Lots of shredding!!!
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    Our music is provided by my friend Daniel Murphy's band. Daniel is a phenomenal guitarist (as well as being a skater) and a bottomless well of musical expression and I've known him since he was a punk kid at the skatepark. (I'm proud to say that he plays through an amp I built for him.:D)
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    This is definitely one of Santa Fe's loudest and rowdiest events.
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  20. Geezerrv

    Geezerrv Been here awhile

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    Too bad you can’t “like” more than once! Great art and photography too.