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MrTibbs
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: Just Introducing Myself and The Van Reply with quote

Hello all!

I've been a long time lurker for Westy's and so I sold my 73 Land Rover pulled the trigger to buy a van this year.

We went up to Oregon to pick up an 84 w/ a EJ22 and made the big trip back to Austin...surprisingly the only issue was a good ol' floppy mirror.

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Old beast that was traded for the Vanagon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. The beasts look much happier in the Westy. Are there a lot of vans around Austin would you say?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy MrTibbs,

I'm also a relatively new Westy owner, also in Austin. Some others on the Samba are talking about forming a contingent. Stay tuned. We could use some groupthink for vans here in ATX.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! I also live in ATX. Not too many of us in this town--at least compared to the other places I've lived. I've also found that knowledgable vanagon mechanics are hard to come by here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice van MrTibbs...


One of you Austin folks should go grab this for $300....

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/4290464597.html

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'86 Syncro Westy. Stock for now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a road trip last year with some of my Landie friends...

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'86 Syncro Westy. Stock for now.

2000 F350 7.3 CC LB 11' Northland Cabover

2006 Subbie OBXT

2002 Tacoma DoubleCab 4x4

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I only had the room!

kbeefy wrote:
Nice van MrTibbs...


One of you Austin folks should go grab this for $300....

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/4290464597.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Austin Westy Reply with quote

I too am a new owner. Picked my 85 up in Denver and drove it home. I have found a very knowledgeable reputable mechanic. Toby and Justin at Underground VW on North Lamar
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mr. Tibbs
Nice Van. Love the dogs...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Austin Westy Reply with quote

Kburns wrote:
I too am a new owner. Picked my 85 up in Denver and drove it home. I have found a very knowledgeable reputable mechanic. Toby and Justin at Underground VW on North Lamar


I really want to like Underground. They may be a bit too "relaxed" for me. They couldn't fix my van after leaving it there for several days for them to just take a look at it. …And it came home with mice…assuming from the roach motels on either side of their shop. I'm giving in and going to try Austin Veedub next.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh man - i would have loved to add that land rover to my collection. I used to have a 110 in Europe.

glad to see another Vanagon in town!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had a chance, it was on the Austin CL briefly. I'm a big fan of the LWB Rovers.

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oh man - i would have loved to add that land rover to my collection. I used to have a 110 in Europe.

glad to see another Vanagon in town!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrTibbs wrote:
You had a chance, it was on the Austin CL briefly. I'm a big fan of the LWB Rovers.


crap - I really need to update my CL search. right now it's
- "vanagon" - always curious what's out there
- "syncro" - just dreaming Smile
- "rover LWB" - since landys are really hard to get here I was looking for a range rover LWB instead
- "g class" - an older mercedes g class instead of a rover, who knows
- "mercedes 300 td" - that is the ultimate station wagon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Austin Westy Reply with quote

MrTibbs: looks good man! Glad to have you in town amongst all the other Vanagon dudes down here. I guess we should stay tuned to see what the kourt makes of his klub?

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Kburns wrote:
I too am a new owner. Picked my 85 up in Denver and drove it home. I have found a very knowledgeable reputable mechanic. Toby and Justin at Underground VW on North Lamar


I really want to like Underground. They may be a bit too "relaxed" for me. They couldn't fix my van after leaving it there for several days for them to just take a look at it. …And it came home with mice…assuming from the roach motels on either side of their shop. I'm giving in and going to try Austin Veedub next.


WTF is this yelp?! This guy's showing us his new Vanagon, not asking for tech referrals.
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