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Old 05-13-2008, 08:29 PM   #57
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My 78 bus had a 2 litre engine. Pulling one of those was work compared to pulling the older 1200 & 1600's.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:31 PM   #58
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my first car was a 62 vw. It had a 36hp motor and the odometer read 00356 when I bought it. It had been around once. Top speed was 40 mph. After three weeks I blew the engine and put in a 2200cc porsche motor and a high performance transmission. The new top speed was 115mph. I sold it to a GI that was going back to Texas so I could go to college. The next day he totaled it. Selling that car was one of three things I regret in my life.
Has a similar experience with another car........but what were the other 2????

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Old 05-13-2008, 08:58 PM   #59
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Glad to see I'm not the only recovering VW junkie.

'55 Double door panel.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:12 AM   #60
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I regret that I did not finish my boy scout career. I discovered girls and never did my Eagle scout project. I was one of those boy scout geeks. Started with cub scouts, then weblos, boy scouts, explorer scouts, Leadership councel, Order of the Arrow. I was very close to being an eagle scout and I quite. I have never been a quitter since.

A girl, that is the third. I will leave the details out so that I do not offend any of the ladies out there. The last thing I need is people to respect me even less.

Besides those things I regret nothing. My life has been great and I could die tomorrow in peace.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #61
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I learned to drive in a Micro Bus, red and white. The long gear shift that just wobbled around sure made everything after that seem like it was high performance. If you learn to drive using a micro bus you can drive anything including tractors.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #62
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If you learn to drive using a micro bus you can drive anything including tractors.
... true, just not very fast.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #63
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Glad to see I'm not the only recovering VW junkie.

'55 Double door panel.
'59 Van.
'63 Karman Ghia.
'66 21 Window van w/ sunroof.

Same here...

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Very cool to see those pics of Wally's Bubble with the Bugger
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:20 PM   #64
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Have we all run around leading parallel lives untill we bought our
Airstreams?
First pics are of my (no longer) '64 microbus, I"m getting ready to cook a cornish hen on the undersized engine.
Second pic is my (no longer cuz I crashed it) '65 912
Third pic is my (no longer) 78 vespa p125
Last pic is my biggest (I sold it) REGRET
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #65
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Wow, that's some cool cars there... love the multi window (early vista views?) on the micro bus. James Bond's car?

My good girlfriend in highschool had a later model Bus with a Porsche engine. I had great fun driving that around... surprised a LOT of drivers with it. Loved the growl too!
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #66
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Duhhhhhhh?

Has this thread skipped a beat?
I used to have a micro bus too....and a bug....never towed an Airstream.
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Have we all run around leading parallel lives untill we bought our
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First pics are of my (no longer) '64 microbus, I"m getting ready to cook a cornish hen on the undersized engine.
Second pic is my (no longer cuz I crashed it) '65 912
Third pic is my (no longer) 78 vespa p125
Last pic is my biggest (I sold it) REGRET
Aston Martin DB-5 ? It's been a long time since I've been up on these cars, but it be a tough loss!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:49 PM   #68
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can someone give me 12k so I can buy Wally's trailer? Would someone buy it and let me restore it for them? Please.... I would be glad to make it exactly like the day Wally pulled it off the line.
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Yeah, the bus had a row of "vista views", and a sliding ragtop...the front windows opened too. It was its only form of air conditioning. And YEAH that was 1965 Aston Martin DB5. I really didn't have the kind of money needed to do that right. Those old Aston Martins were aluminum bodies over steel sub-frames.(Sound familiar?) I had never seen the shot of the Vespa loaded on the front of the Wally tow vehicle before this thread...Made me miss mine, so does $3.75 a gallon gas....One more thing to keep my eye out for.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:29 AM   #70
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Yeah, the bus had a row of "vista views", and a sliding ragtop...the front windows opened too. It was its only form of air conditioning. And YEAH that was 1965 Aston Martin DB5. I really didn't have the kind of money needed to do that right. Those old Aston Martins were aluminum bodies over steel sub-frames.(Sound familiar?) I had never seen the shot of the Vespa loaded on the front of the Wally tow vehicle before this thread...Made me miss mine, so does $3.75 a gallon gas....One more thing to keep my eye out for.
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Reminds me of the old Jaguar Mk V Drop Head that I had for a while. Thought that I was going to restore it, until I found out what it was going to cost in parts, my labor, subcontracted labor and materials, etc. THAT was a real eye-opener.

Sold it to a restoration specialist in town, who promptly ripped the thing apart for a full body-off, frame up resto. Sold it for over $100K when it was finished. Of course, it was concourse when they had it done. Was about 22 years ago.........
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