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0to60in6min
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we named our vanagon Gypsy

- it whistles (window seal)

- it sings (bad water pump bearing)

- it plays castagnettes (valve lifter noises)

- it dances (bad shocks)

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a bug named Gypsy with pretty much the same issues. She just about rusted in half.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buster.

NOT because things on it bust.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because the front Looks like the Back.
We simply call ours...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earl

because his license plate has ERL in it my son thought we should name him Earl, so it stuck.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Silly Names Reply with quote

Sure. Quick story first. Younger brother buys a 71 Westy with a horrible head light alignment issues. He has yet to perform this easy fix BTW after three years of ownership. Thus his bus inheritted the nick name of "Cross eyed Billy". Just acquired a 86 Weekender with some passenger side rust, brown in color. Running on the same theme, this Vanagon has become "Brown Azz Betty". Of course the spelling is a bit different, but you get the picture.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serenity-- after a beat up old space ship that everyone loves. Also requiring continuous running repairs. Really the Science fiction equivalent of a Westfalia. I'm a big fan of the now cancelled television series.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife and children call our L90D Pastel White 1983.5 Westfalia - MP3 (Money Pit 3), but I'm not sure that name will stay after it is fully restored.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is named Peggy because its a redhead that drains my wallet
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I named the diesel westy bearly muven, for obvious reasons
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Stan!

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Our 1983 2.0 A/C Westfalia Joker - German import and utterly rot free and original (besides the new decals!)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have calling it my

Mobile Assault Office

it seems to work out for how I describe him to the masses but he has a more personal name to me--

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Westy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 71 westy is "Hannibal"...Big, white, with a large trunk.
my 87 westy is "Navin Johnson." Just seemed to fit for some odd reason. It's blue, and yes, it is going to stay that color.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We first thought on the drive home from buying our red 1995 German built Eurovan Westie that she would be called Cherry because she was just such a gem. Then when we got her her own licence plate it started with BBK and so she been Lucille ever since. You Blues fans will know why.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: name Reply with quote

Frau Clink----- After "Hogans Heros"----Clinks Wife Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Tortuga.

She carries her home on her back. She's always a little dusty. She spends much of her time lumbering slowly around the California desert. If she doesn't get hit by a car she will live for 100 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ours is called lucy, named after a dog staying here with wonky ears
the westy has wonky mirrors
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Tortuga as well! My 86 West auto is slow, like snail slow. If I knew the Spanish word for snail she just might be named that!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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