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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Heckuva gap in the poptop seal - I just won't comment on the rest...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Somebody got into the JC Whitney catalog one too many times.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

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Somebody got into the JC Whitney catalog one too many times.


I miss the good old days of paging through JC Whitney. I used to get it as a teenager. Luckily I never had any money to spend on some of that stuff.

Heck Iíve been around these buses long enough to remember GoWesty printed catalogs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Passed by a pastel white late model Westy camper going the opposite way on Mercer Street near SLU (Seattle) around 2:50pm PST today.

Had a tire mounted on a swingaway on the passenger side.

Wasn't able to grab a picture, let me know if you're on here!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

I saw my kinda doppelganger today at the liquor store. Bluestars are fairly rare, so seeing one is a big deal for me. This van was quite shiny and well provisioned with cool upgrades, while mine is a whipped mule of faded glory. Nevertheless, it's pretty sweet to see two rare vans in the same town. We waved and passed on our merry ways.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Saw this one up at Hoodoo Ski Resort in Oregon this past weekend. Started talkin to the guy. He claimed the top was a "stock option" on his 1987 Westy. upon closer inspection, it appears to be a baywindow hightop. Kinda interesting.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:37 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

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I saw my kinda doppelganger today at the liquor store.
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Vanagons. Driving owners to drink since 1980.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Yesterday afternoon, Garden State Parkway rest area in Montvale New Jersey which is about 2 miles south of the New York border: Ivory & bright orange aircooled in excellent condition, with Maine lic. plate. I was coming into the rest area from the southbound side, to use the internal exit as shortcut onto the local road. Saw the Vanagon in the distance parked in front of the building, and drove past for a look.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Gorgoeus Westy seen over the weekend at Whidbey island, WA.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

We were camping at San Elijo this past weekend, and I think we saw more westy's (vans and buses) this past weekend than we have any other weekend in our 4.5 years out here southern California, and not just driving around, actually camping at San Elijo with us. It was crazy. Made me wonder if covid making people actually start using this thing that sits in their driveway for 95% of the time or what..
Also, saw one of these camping, new to me poptop option..

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

10degnorth wrote:
Saw this one up at Hoodoo Ski Resort in Oregon this past weekend. Started talkin to the guy. He claimed the top was a "stock option" on his 1987 Westy. upon closer inspection, it appears to be a baywindow hightop. Kinda interesting.

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I think that's a Fiberform top. Definitely not stock
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

^^ the use of metal roofing screws to secure the top pretty much says "not stock."

Not saying it's not fine, but it's certainly not stock.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

pnwkayaker wrote:
Gorgoeus Westy seen over the weekend at Whidbey island, WA.

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Master Chief green. Looks real good, actually.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

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Yes, Westfield, MA. There will be two as soon as mine is ready



Was it me? I drive through Westfield most every Saturday.
I don't know how I didn't see this sooner. Not sure, What color is yours. The one I saw was I believe white or tan...it was getting dark. This is mine, almost on the road finally! Message me when the weather is better if you're passing through and you'd like to check out the rig sometime!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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On the streets of BERKELEY.


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Good Gracious , this was only a year ago. Seems like a lifetime
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

Saw this guy while I was running some errands around town (Oakdale CA). I usually see a lot of Vanagons and other campers on their way towards Yosemite / Mountains on 120 heading East! This guy was parked, and itís not one of the other vanagons Iíve seen around town before

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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On the streets of BERKELEY.


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Good Gracious , this was only a year ago. Seems like a lifetime


Ahh, Shattuck Ave, the Gourmet Ghetto (Cheeseboard, Chez Panisse, etc.), movie theaters and bookstores. It's been over 20 years since I saw a movie at a Landmark theater or stayed the night at The French Hotel and ate at the fancy places.

Early on during my stay in Berkeley (it wasn't for higher ed.) I was sitting in Cafe Med on Telegraph and looked up to see three naked people walking down the sidewalk. I smiled and felt right at home.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Vanagon Spotters Thread Reply with quote

I saw 3 down here in the Keys. A silver tin top with extremely shot paint and 2 really done up Westys. I saw a blue westy pulling into Robbie's and decided to stop and say hi. The other was a white westy.

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Matt and Genevieve said they've been on the road for 7 months and 20k miles having crossed the country it seemed at least twice. They said the first trip across to the west coast was trouble free but now they are starting to run into some issues and are planning on a replacement transmission from Matt Steedle. So if you see these guys by the side of the road, maybe they need some help!

If the two of you see this and make it up to the DC area, let me know!
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