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RHD Notch Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:50 pm

Congrats on your new addition Cunado! Dove blue is the best...think it isn't? Can't wait to see this bus hauling the carne and BBQ to the next event!

pyrOman Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:09 am

KQ is coming up soon! Get cracking! 8)

Cuņado Wear Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:07 pm

scvw wrote: Man it's looking good Earl!
Thanks Joey!
Jerry wrote: Looking great Earlfriend!
Just call me when you're done with the DC , I'll send over the 55 Wolfy so you won't get bored!
Jerry, send it!
mg6770 wrote: Looking good my man. You know me though, stock height that bitch! A nice 2 liter in the back for all that camper shit you usually tow too. Otherwise congratulations we need to get together soon so I can check it.
Maurice, I cant wait to show it to you and bring it to its first official campbodian campout.
roundhouse72 wrote: Awesome man, congrats....looking forward to seeing you add your style to it!
:bus_blue:
Congrats on your new addition Cunado! Dove blue is the best...think it isn't? Can't wait to see this bus hauling the carne and BBQ to the next event!
Gary, you just make sure you come get a plate of food and beer!

KQ is coming up soon! Get cracking! Cool
Pyro, It probably wont be ready for KQ this time. I still have my 15 so I'll be there in that. when is KQ BTW? I cant seem to find thread.

pyrOman Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:36 pm

Cuņado Wear wrote:
Pyro, It probably wont be ready for KQ this time. I still have my 15 so I'll be there in that. when is KQ BTW? I cant seem to find thread.

KQ Ranch Campout Sept 30, Oct. 1-2 😎

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=653031&highlight=kq

Cuņado Wear Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:39 pm






I owe a big thank you to Samba Member Tyzel out of Oregon

tyzel wrote: This one?
I can email you pics of how it looked when I found it about 8 years ago, me and a buddy dragged it out about 3 years ago or so. Glad it's finally found a good home Earl!
Not only did he send a bunch of pictures but he also told me the story behind the DC. It meant as much to me as the pictures did.
So the first few pics shows how tyzel found it 8 years ago and where it had been sitting for 15-20yrs according to old man he bought it from. The last pictures are of it being rescued 4 years ago.
tyzel quickly sold to a friend and that friend quickly sold to a VW Restoration shop in Oregon.That shop did most of the work as far as getting it running and driving they clean it up, found correct gates and sold it to guy I got it from. When It got to California most of metal work was done then and it was lowered at this time also.
So now the two different colors of dove blue makes sense now. The shop that got it going must have did a touch up on paint or it was repainted a long time ago. I've yet to speak to that shop. I did look them up and they are around still and I have seen many pictures of DC on there facebook page. I will try to make contact soon.
Here is a picture of DC when it left Oregon.

pyrOman Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:43 pm

Having the history on it has to be the koolness! Though I prefer to make my own history! 😎

Cuņado Wear Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:02 am

pyrOman wrote: Having the history on it has to be the koolness! Though I prefer to make my own history! 😎
Yep this is the plan. :D

brettsvw Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:58 pm

Cuņado Wear wrote:
day it was delivered.



Nice! A great start having a high-hinge doublecab showing up.

Do I see seamed gates?

Cuņado Wear Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:53 pm

brettsvw wrote: Cuņado Wear wrote:
day it was delivered.



Nice! A great start having a high-hinge doublecab showing up.

Do I see seamed gates?
Yes those are seamed gates brettsvw.

tyzel Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Looking good Earl!! Just kept at it and it will get there for sure.

As far as the repaint, I know the shop up here did the wheel well repairs, roof repair and hinge repair. They also stripped the white paint that was on the upper body back to dove blue. It should be mostly OG paint as far as I know but if you get ahold of Morrie at that shop he might be able to tell you more about the paint. Not sure why they didn't blend the dove blue better on the wheel wells.

Cuņado Wear Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:17 pm

OK a few things have changed since last post. I was sitting around last Sunday night about 7pm and suddenly I had a crazy idea of putting a motor in DC ,so I put the word out to a good friend Sergio what my plans were and within an hour he was at my house helping, buy 8:30 pm we had motor in and fired.
Here's the DC already bossing big sister around and taking up all space in garage

After getting motor in, we noticed that there were a few electrical issues that needed attending too. after adjusting clutch and shifter and being about 11pm I decided to work on those things the next day Monday labor day.
So a call was sent out again to another GREAT friend 10ft Doug. It wasn't five minutes into call before Dougfriend said come on down and I'll take care of those electrical problems. I thought this would be a good shake down cruise to get to know the DC. I wasn't worried at all about motor and drove the 45 miles south to his house.

After a few beers and dougfriends close inspection of the DC he went right to work on issues.



Dougfriend got all my light working headlight, parking, brake and turn signals
Check out original fuse label.

I still have to replace bulbs in speedo but I will do that this week or next trip to Dougs house.
We.. I mean Doug replaced turn signal wiring harness with a new WW one he used all the new guts and saved OG housing.
Here is a picture Doug took of me driving away.

It goes without saying if, It wasn't for Dougfriends help and vast knowledge of Vw"s I wouldn't be driving this DC.
THANK YOU 10' DOUG!

Braukuche Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:21 pm

Nice Earl,you must be pleased as punch to have the bus of your dreams.

Cuņado Wear Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:32 pm

Braukuche wrote: Nice Earl,you must be pleased as punch to have the bus of your dreams.
Dan, You think I'm not? Over the moon actually. Its been a long wait to finally get one.
But You know this hobby isn't that fun with out good friends like you and to enjoy it with.
Again I have to send a big THANKS out to Sergio and Dougfriend for all there help thus far on DC.

oakman Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:58 pm

Awesome!



Cuņado Wear wrote: Braukuche wrote: Nice Earl,you must be pleased as punch to have the bus of your dreams.
Dan, You think I'm not? Over the moon actually. Its been a long wait to finally get one.
But You know this hobby isn't that fun with out good friends like you and to enjoy it with.
Again I have to send a big THANKS out to Sergio and Dougfriend for all there help thus far on DC.

This says it all.^ Good stuff fellas.

brettsvw Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:58 am

yeah!

CaLiBus Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:00 pm

Your lookin like a veteran race car driver in that pic man wow :shock:

way to go earl!!!

zuggbug Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:18 pm

Outstanding Earl. I would have never met you and all the other close friends I have made without owning a vw. I absolutely love this close knit community. Thank you for taking the time to share your journey with your dream bus.

tyzel Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:43 pm

Bad ass Earl!!! That pic of you rollin made me smile man, that is one very happy guy behind the wheel there. Very stoked for you!!!

Cuņado Wear Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:48 am

zuggbug wrote: Outstanding Earl. I would have never met you and all the other close friends I have made without owning a vw. I absolutely love this close knit community.
Paul, you and I are so blessed to know and be part of this community.

Cuņado Wear Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:50 am

tyzel wrote: Bad ass Earl!!! That pic of you rollin made me smile man, that is one very happy guy behind the wheel there. Very stoked for you!!!

Thanks my man! Check your mail box you should have your Cunadowear care package I sent you by now.



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