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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful job sir-i take my hat off to you Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First drives were successful. Jim came by and gave me a hand finishing the sunroof, headliner and a bunch of other finishing up and I took her about 100km tonight and she didn't miss a beat.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken, you're a dick. See you at OCTO!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yaaaay, Congratulations!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. I hope you buried the needle at some point.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning work man, see you at OCTO Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

verry clean!great job...

Where do you find that exemple of white stripe?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheated! You can't finish a project with time to spare! You might actually even get a nights sleep before you leave.

Looks friggin awesome though. Good on you guys. Have a great trip!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amaysing bus!! Shocked Shocked perfect!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. I knew you were going to do it
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on making us wait to see your choose of rims! Very Happy See you at OCTO - don't forget my seat!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried moving the picture to the left to find out, but it was chopped, Sad so i could not discover.
maybe i will see it at octo or other this week?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soo sweet!!!
Not to sure on the rims though...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fucking unreal Ken.....very nice work... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people would cringe if they saw the condition that bus was in when you got it.
You're one hell of a metalworker, & your bus turned out awesome.
Congrats man, can't wait to read about your next restoration project! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just for the before and after...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some sleep fella... you earned it. Remember, we still have a long road ahead of us. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congratulations must be great driving it after all that work Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockStock wrote:
looking ace
are they original safaris?

gone black not navy blue on the outer sunroof?
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Further investigation, meaning removing the rear strip in that picture, the material underneath was black. I believe that piece was just faded black. I thought about using a blue cover, but in the end black was the unanimous choice.

The Safari's are Creative Engineering.

Took the old girl in for an alignment this morning. A couple of my friends, one of which owns a 57' Kombi, work at one of the VW dealers, so it seemed like a logical choice. Picked it up and lunch and she drives like a dream. A very loud dream... Laughing

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On the list tonight and tomorrow night
-Stereo
-Left front kick panel
-Spare tire tray and spare tire
-Jet carbs
-Tool kit and spare parts
-Aim headlights
-Center caps
-Wire up the tail lights as brake lights
-Bolt down the rear seat
-Battery strap and cover
-Pick Trevor up from the airport
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been an exciting thread to watch, congratulations on your hard work concept, it looks fantastic.

I started an engine rebuild on my T3 about the exact same time you started your bus with the goal of rolling it to the classic myself. Even though the rebuilt engine is in and is all ready to be broken-in, I don't have the time (or help) to get it broken-in and get the preliminary 300 miles on it before I can do heavy freeway driving down the classic. So I was pretty bummed until I saw this thread today, but now I just feel lazy Smile.

Lookin good dude, I'll try to track you down at the classic... I'll be in my honda.
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