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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

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Yep, the park road inside Capitol Reef NM, Fruita, UT:

https://goo.gl/maps/iRz9JLQr6AysKAbBA

More pix from a few glorious days in that beautiful country here:
https://campwestfalia.com/route-66-to-the-grand-canyon-and-beyond/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Looks like southern Utah from here...very nice. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Jeffrey Lee WHERE is this place? (the photo in your post) I want to go there, like now!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

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It would seem that at various times all Vanagon owners should seek Professional Counseling.

But of course, when things are humming along, the sun is shining, and the miles are falling away behind you, the Vanagon provides its own therapy ...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Wonder if it was a practitioner or a client in kleptomania therapy?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

kourt wrote:
I found this sign waaaay down between the bench and the galley. I keep it on the dashboard behind the windshield now.

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Awesome! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

I found this sign waaaay down between the bench and the galley. I keep it on the dashboard behind the windshield now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Since this on on topic, I have a few options that are offered...

https://uniwerksdesign.com/vw-vanagon/gauges-powerpods/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

food in the fridge was left by the PO Arrow he was selling it quick to buy a brand new VW fox from a local dealer, for a new job in Boston, drove it from
Long beach Cali this was in 1985


pink liquid not anti freeze Exclamation westy was from Germany (joker) to key west that tank was removed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Bought a Subaru Outback as a donor for $200 AUD, while cleaning it out got $52 in change (we have $1 and $2 coins here). 25% discount!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

the joker wrote:
Our 1st westy ( 81 )had milk eggs butter etc. in the running fridge ...

Your new van was probably recently stolen from a PNW driveway. Did the seller insist on cash?

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... and pinkish liquid in the h20 tank Shocked


Perhaps RV water-system antifreeze? Quite common in the northern climes:

https://www.amazon.com/Antifreeze-Coolant-1-gal-RT...18-2946302
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Well, the PO, Mr Lopez, drove my '87 Westy all over North and South America.

Along with a bunch of spare parts, like new clutch master and slave, belts, all kinds of repair bits for odd repairs, and a multitude of kitchen stuff like a coffee grinder, house current single burner table top stove, remarkable added lights, and a variety of interesting mods. But by far the most interesting was a hand made beaded necklace. I got in touch with the daughters of Mr Lopez, to return this precious family piece, bought along their travels when the girls were kids.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Our 1st westy ( 81 )had milk eggs butter etc. in the running fridge, a new toaster and assorted camping tools ie ax small shovel

current westy joker (84) when purchased, had assorted tools haynes manual hunting knife and pinkish liquid in the h20 tank Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Razor blades. I found at least ten old, rusty razor blades between the back seat and the engine in my Syncro.

On one hand, it could have been as simple as somebody dropped a box of blades back there, yet they were all unsheathed. Perhaps they were scraping off old tint? Maybe the owner shaved with an old timey razor? Painting supplies?

On the other hand, a van full of rusty old razor blades conjures up images of all kinds of nefarious activities. Late nights with piles of Bolivian marching powder, perhaps. The mind wanders. In any case, after I found the first two or three I was very, very careful with my hands during that initial interior removal and cleaning.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

I keep all my small parts in the called secret compartment driver's side. Ignition switch ,spare blue cap, rescue tape, bag of clamps, bag of hose patches, bag of lug nuts/ bolts if I have to use my mis-matched spare, etc.

My amp is in the space under the passenger seat.

There's a surprising amount of room there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

pnwkayaker wrote:
Just curious, there're some posts in the first page that mention a "driver box" or "driver storage compartment" - are they referring to the auxiliary battery spot under the driver seat?


Probably, yes. However, there are a couple 'hidden' compartments to both battery and driver aux-battery locations.. They are perhaps like a couple small pizza boxes tall that goes forward at the top. It is possible to use a mirror to look in there and see if anything is hidden.

Some people make an opening in the front of these, like at the back side of your knees as you sit in the seat like when you are driving.

Look on page 3 of this link, about half way down where the pictures are not photobucket crapy:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...highlight=

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Just curious, there're some posts in the first page that mention a "driver box" or "driver storage compartment" - are they referring to the auxiliary battery spot under the driver seat?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

My current Bus of 14 years was very clean when I bought it and I have always kept it clean. However, in 1991 I bought a '71 Neptune Blue camper which was in very good shape, but in my initial cleaning of it, I found many joint roaches. In my previous '67 camper, there were even more joint roaches and a partially used bottle of patchouli oil.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

Not my van. On my way to work one day I spotted a van on a lot so decided to go back at lunch to see it. The lady unlocked it for me and watched for a few minutes while I checked it out and then told me to bring the key back to her when I was done. She was about halfway across the lot when I called out to her, "Did any of you look under the back seat?" I'd have liked to look through everything but had to get back to work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the weirdest/ grossest/ coolest thing you've found... Reply with quote

mikemtnbike wrote:
Wedged behind the glove box, the warranty book showing 1992 purchase and regular service inspections through 2000 at the original dealer.

Very cool.

Weirdest and coolest thing I've found was the shed skin of a snake behind the rear hatch panel.
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