Preliminary Interest Gauge

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:25 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

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Maybe I should . . . Michigan isn't that far. Just carve out ten days for silliness and have a tow outfit on stand-by.
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That would be cool! And I would not be shy asking you if I could take it for a spin around the block!
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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by PaducahFrank » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:11 am

Colin,

Please add PaducahLydia/PaducahFrank to the tour.


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with my new found finesse.
But in a jam of course,
there is always force."

Thanks,

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:23 am

PaducahFrank wrote:
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Please add PaducahLydia/PaducahFrank to the tour.
Thanks,
Frank
Please PM me with a thorough update of your current circumstance. Like, for example, did you EVER fix that broken CV bolt?
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by hippiewannabe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:45 pm

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Amskeptic wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:25 pm
TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:22 pm
vehicle of choice? The Lincoln :blackeye:
Maybe I should . . . Michigan isn't that far. Just carve out ten days for silliness and have a tow outfit on stand-by.
Colin

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That would be cool! And I would not be shy asking you if I could take it for a spin around the block!
Oh hell yeah! Plan your visit for the third week of August and you'll be a hit at the Dream Cruise. The ACVW gathering spot isn't actually enforced, so we'll have the best of both worlds.
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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by jtauxe » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 am

Well, Colin, after how many (?) consecutive years of a day or two of your time and skills brought to bear on me and my fleet, I have to say... everything is actually running well! The '72 Sportsmobile, the '73 Wild Westerner (now for sale!), and the '75 Mexican single cab are all up and running.

I suppose we could do things less oriented towards running and stopping, like rebuilding doors or something. But most of that work is just waiting for my free time.

So, for the fist time, I am not in urgent need of help, and that's due to all the great help you have provided in the past.

Still, things can change, and the doors do need a rebuild, so I'll put in a tentative yes, if you are in northern New Mexico.

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:21 am

jtauxe wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 am
Well, Colin, after how many (?) consecutive years of a day or two of your time and skills brought to bear on me and my fleet, I have to say... everything is actually running well! The '72 Sportsmobile, the '73 Wild Westerner (now for sale!), and the '75 Mexican single cab are all up and running.

I suppose we could do things less oriented towards running and stopping, like rebuilding doors or something. But most of that work is just waiting for my free time.

So, for the first time, I am not in urgent need of help, and that's due to all the great help you have provided in the past.

Still, things can change, and the doors do need a rebuild, so I'll put in a tentative yes, if you are in northern New Mexico.

- John
Your tentative yes will be helped by a yesyes from the Bowers and pmaggiore. I can communicate with pmaggiore. Our appointment time would likely be right at the end of May/beginning of June.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Seventy3Bus » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:12 pm

Hello Colin,

I'm in Coos Bay, Oregon sort of midway between Washington and California on highway 101. I'm moving in July, but if you are going to be in the area between now and then I would be interested in doing a couple days with you. I have a '73 passenger bus that I am slowly converting to a tin top camper. If it is ready my goal is to drive it when I move. Hope all is well.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Seventy3Bus wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Hello Colin,

I'm in Coos Bay, Oregon sort of midway between Washington and California on highway 101. I'm moving in July, but if you are going to be in the area between now and then I would be interested in doing a couple days with you. I have a '73 passenger bus that I am slowly converting to a tin top camper. If it is ready my goal is to drive it when I move. Hope all is well.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by misszora » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 am

I'm interested!!!
I'm now in Richmond, CA.
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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Ich Bin Kurt » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:55 pm

Greetings Colin!

Add me to your list for a full day when up here in Portland OR. Any idea on dates as I will be travelling a bit this summer? I will send a PM to get on your official list. -Kurt

Front Door(s) rebuild -seals, rubber, felt, etc
Sliding door maintenance?
No High beams(relay tests ok)?
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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm

misszora wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:49 am
I'm interested!!!
I'm now in Richmond, CA.

Misszora, yer uh like Californian now, fer shure.
Please PM me a list at your total convenience.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Ronin10 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:53 am

Been in garden planning and prep mode for the last couple months so I missed the kick off of this thread. You can count me in this year as well. I'm planning on going to the RendezVW as well this year so a visit could dovetail nicely. I also may have successfully recruited another local Seattlite (Mitch...Zelten on the Samba) so I'll ping him to make sure he's paying attention and chiming in if he's interested. Hopefully, that can make the fuel spent detouring up to Seattle a little more efficient.

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Zelten » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:09 am

Andrew (Ronin10) reminded me that you may be headed this way. I am interested. I'll work with Andrew to make it official. Thanks!

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by jtauxe » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:21 am
(where's Bluebird?)
BlueBird is in paint, and will be ready this spring! Hoping to show it at VWs on the Green in Denver in June.
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Post by vinspee » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:42 pm

Hi Colin,

I’m definitely in for a full day here in Detroit. I found you too late last year and would love to learn all I can from you to keep my 81 van on the road and making memories.

EDIT: I should let you know we’re expecting our first baby around 9/24

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Re: Preliminary Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:33 am

vinspee wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Hi Colin,

I’m definitely in for a full day here in Detroit. I found you too late last year and would love to learn all I can from you to keep my 81 van on the road and making memories.

EDIT: I should let you know we’re expecting our first baby around 9/24
Oh, I have dealt with you baby-making people before . . .
Colistork

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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