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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: meet 'burni' Reply with quote

this is a realisation of a long time dream for me,

this is burni, she is going to be my work van for "mark's wagen", myself working as a mobile mechanic, i needed a work van, and desperately wanted a syncro, this is the only way i can have my cake and eat it Very Happy Very Happy

she's a 1990 syncro tin top, she had an engine fir 10 + years ago, she was stripped and left for dead, kind of.
she's been sat on a drive way in socal since then, after many many hours of hard work and fun she's to join lucy as part of the rubbachicken fleet Very Happy

she's not a westy, she's been looking after various pop tops over the years

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now i have started work to get her ready for smog and registration etc etc

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there's a lot to do, i'm going to for now wax the burned area, it's immaterial for our needs right not, most of the part needed are here, although i'm sure there's a list that i will need to find yet.


yes, she's getting new fuel lines Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! I like the name too!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the name too, but think it's more of a boy name and Vanagon. Wink

Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you do with Burni!

Make sure to pack an extra fire extinguisher, so the name doesn't come true!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tam_shops wrote:
I like the name too, but think it's more of a boy name and Vanagon. Wink

Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you do with Burni!

Make sure to pack an extra fire extinguisher, so the name doesn't come true!

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it's how it got the name in the first place, i can't be having a male van, yes there will be a fire extinguisher in there.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remarkably straight & clean! Nice patina. Reminds me of Garp buying the house that the plane just crashed into... "It's perfect!" Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, what are the trailer jacks on the front bumper?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ha, what are the trailer jacks on the front bumper?



it was just a shell with no suspension or anything on it, the jacks were to keep it up in the air and so it could be moved around, it's on it's wheels now.

bumpers are on the wish list
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see you make her as pretty as Lucy!

What's with men and female vehicles? Drives my dh crazy that I call my blue Vanagon he, can't agree on a name because of it. Bet you'd get away with more if you called your vehicles male names cause your real gals would be less jealous! Wink
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it's how it got the name in the first place, i can't be having a male van, yes there will be a fire extinguisher in there.[/quote]


What's the story on the fire? I must have missed it...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure about the fire, it's a long time ago, it was stripped and the syncro parts were used on a doka, that's really i know about it, that and the fact it's been sat on a driveway for 10 years.

it's not right for men IMHO to have a male vehicle, it's not right for me anyway. Smile

making her pretty, that's not going to happen any time soon, if burni get's too pretty she won't get used for what she's meant to be, first a work van, then sometime in the future, an off roader Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tam_shops wrote:
Can't wait to see you make her as pretty as Lucy!

What's with men and female vehicles? Drives my dh crazy that I call my blue Vanagon he, can't agree on a name because of it.

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Call it Pat. Patty O'Vanagon
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Mr. Always nice when a plan comes together
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanagons are like ships, they need to be female. My SCOOBY is a she van, hay if you can call men Beverly, and other female names then a female van can have a man's name.

Burni (could be short for Burnice!) is just the right natural name for the van anyway everyone knows the Vanagon spirit is genderless! Laughing

CONGRATS on the new mobile business, when are you heading north, just broke right drive shaft!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what my dh said, almost exactly! My cars have always been blue and always been boys. There's no changing it now! And, no I didn't pick my vanagon for the colour, I wanted a red one! That'd have been a girl. Isn't there another Lucy that is red around here somewhere? She's pretty!
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Vanagons are like ships, they need to be female. My SCOOBY is a she van, hay if you can call men Beverly, and other female names then a female van can have a man's name.

Burni (could be short for Burnice!) is just the right natural name for the van anyway everyone knows the Vanagon spirit is genderless! Laughing

CONGRATS on the new mobile business, when are you heading north, just broke right drive shaft!



You find a replacement for the Syncro parts? Those are harder and harder to come by and I suspect will only get worse.

If you paint her, she'll be pretty, you can't rely on just wax to keep her rust free. Unless you don't have the salt and rust worries we do here? Though, I'll bet you some cookies if you drive around w/ those burn marks all over her butt too long, she won't like it and will let you know and you'll pay the price fixing mysterious things! Wink
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not sure about the fire, it's a long time ago, it was stripped and the syncro parts were used on a doka, that's really i know about it, that and the fact it's been sat on a driveway for 10 years.

it's not right for men IMHO to have a male vehicle, it's not right for me anyway. Smile

making her pretty, that's not going to happen any time soon, if burni get's too pretty she won't get used for what she's meant to be, first a work van, then sometime in the future, an off roader Wink



Such a joy to see what someone else wrote off come back to life again! I love her new shoes! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the van and business venture! Cool

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making her pretty, that's not going to happen any time soon, if burni get's too pretty she won't get used for what she's meant to be, first a work van, then sometime in the future, an off roader Wink


Dad and I painted a Baja Bug with a couple of quarts of Rustoleum over primer. Twenty-something years later, that paint is still going strong even after many, many, many romps in the desert. So, a can or two of spray paint can go a long way. Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Rise of the Phoenix....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking van and way to go by saving a syncro. Have a welder if you ever need it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome man. Way to make a dream happen!

I believe the Splitty guys call that rust "patina" but I could be mistaken. Wink

I say keep the patina. I bet it'll be a good story starter (or warning) to tell clients!

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Patina indeed. That could make a nice Zebra striped or tiger striped bus Marc....
in fact, this picture here made me think that is what you were doing...a camo fatigue wildlife theme
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: meet 'burni' Reply with quote

rubbachicken wrote:
...this is burni...

FWIW, one of my wife's roommates in college was a girl named "Bernie"...but yeah, spell it however you like!

PS - Nice save!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Burni. What a good looking van you are.
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