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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hauling another Bus to the scrapper
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Camping in Litchfield, CT
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Had the emblem traced and tattooed on my arm
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Camping in Columbus, OH
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a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

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my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Totally not worth the price.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hauling shingles and 16' 2X4's for the garage
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Hauling all of the old shingles and debris to the dump
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Towed this dead Astro van about 40 miles
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borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't get out to take a couple of these pics because I was in traffic, but this is Ontario, Canada crossing over into Michigan
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borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Made it to the St. Louis arch...2500 miles in 7 days and spent every one of them in the Bus.
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borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Couldn't pull over for this one
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First Trip in the RustyBus:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid America Motorworks, Effingham, IL
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Outside of Madison, WI
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Chicago, IL...met up with some Samba folks while I was there for some pool
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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere in NY, Southern Tier Bus hunting
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February Campout in Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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About 40K miles into my ownership, first engine pull, bad pilot bearing
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Waterbury, VT
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First Trip in the RustyBus:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Late season camping in NH just down the road from Mt. Washington
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On the ferry crossing Lake Champlain from NY into VT
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First Trip in the RustyBus:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acadia National Park-Maine
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More wintertime shenanigans
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First Trip in the RustyBus:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Her vanity plate arrived finally
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It even takes me to work
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Loaded up for another swap
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First Trip in the RustyBus:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279077&highlight=
borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
One photo = good for reference.
10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have plenty more but you get the point. You're right, it probably wasn't worth driving to pick up this free Bus. I'll anxiously await photos of all of the adventures you've had in that rusty piece of shit you have for sale right now in the classifieds.
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borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
my dad wasnt a belittling cock when he tought me how to wrench on cars.

EverettB wrote:
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10 photos = douchebaggery
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kind of glad the guy resurrected this thread. I am really enjoying all your trip pics! Love the pics you took next to each states welcome signs. Too cool! Very Happy

Oh, and I think your bus is awesome. Glad you saved it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By far a terrible investment. Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rustybus is awesome and anyone who thinks otherwise deserves to be smacked
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... that rusty piece of crap is more reliable, drives farther and hauls more than 3/4s of the buses out there? Priceless! Very Happy We need a pic of a pony in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've changed my mind, what a turd, it's only redeeming feature is it's capable of driving it'self over the scale at the scrap yard! Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, am glad to see this thread again. When you first went to get this bus, I was in the "WTF were you thinking?" crowd. But as the years (and adventures) have came and gone, I've came to admire your RustyBus and enjoy reading about the fun times y'all share! Peace!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustybus has been so faithful, it seems to me he deserves a body restoration. It's probably not feasible though. Like I said earlier, my bus, same year and colors, is just as rusty if not more and the nose is dented heavily. I'm gonna do my best to make it look pretty, though, since it gave me many good years of service.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, looking at all of those pics was a trip down memory lane for sure. This Bus has been an incredible companion to me over the past 6 years and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In the tens of thousands of miles I've put on it since I wasted my time and money dragging it home it's only broken down once...for a broken fuel line less than 40 miles from home on the return of a 1000 mile trip. Rather than screw around with it in the pouring rain on the side of a busy highway I decided to put my AAA to good use. Plenty of more miles and more adventures left in the old girl, but I think any type of restoration is all but out of the question. People thought it was too rusty in 2007 when I dragged it home and it hasn't gotten better with age believe me. Mechanically, it's awesome. Everything works, all of the electrical works, brakes stop on a dime. I have plenty more pics but I think that pretty well illustrated my point. Thanks for the kind words guys!!
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borninabus wrote:
a measurement of your rod would be extremely useful.

notchboy wrote:
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EverettB wrote:
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