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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Well, I can forget making it to the Painters Grinding show Saturday. Broke the exhaust bolt on the passenger side front while swapping the bad gadgets out.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Damn buddy, sorry to hear that. Not such a bad fix if you have a right angle drill. I bet the trip there would have been good, maybe you could have found someone to help you with your carb, distro combo.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Painters is cancelled do to weather.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Appreciate the sympathy and I was going to do just that Rich "hey, any advice on this funky setup?" to whom ever would listen...

Was wondering if the weather would hold and I guess not.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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Painters is cancelled do to weather.


Is that for certain? I know its supposed to get nasty again this weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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curtis4085 wrote:
Painters is cancelled do to weather.


Is that for certain? I know its supposed to get nasty again this weekend.


It's on their site but I have not called to confirm - http://www.paintersgrinding.com


Just saw this in the "things to do in Denver" thread -

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Due To Spring Time Weather In The Rockies,We Are Cancelling Our Show,Mother Nature Is Not On Our Side,We Will Let Everyone Know With A New Date,

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

hey fellow COers...

we've moved into a new shop in Lakewood and, while we mostly deal with water-cooled VWs, I was kicking around the idea of throwing an informal VW BBQ some Saturday in July and possibly somewhat regularly after that. We've got a big lot and plenty of room for people to show off their rides.

Any interest from the front range locals?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Definitely interest from me. Sounds like a good idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

DenverB, we have a weekend off road event scheduled on the last weekend of July. You are more then welcome to join us, then I can take you up on that beer offer. Wink


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Dates and the route has been set for this years 2016 Colorado Southern San Juans off road camping trip. They are 7/29-7/31/2016. Samba member cdollar is organizing this years event and it's gonna be a great time. Start planing now!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

I'd go, as long as it was not on the tour dates. VW's,beer, and Chubby's mexican chow will get me to fight Denver traffic. Rural living spoils ya after a few years. The Painter's event will crash into The VOG show, joys of spring weather.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

better call Painters, just checked the website and the cancelled notice is the old one.

"CANCELED Spring Dub Roast!!!! NEW Date April 30th 11-3PM
April 13th, 2016
CANCELED DUE to Weather"
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Snowing hard in Southern Colorado. Time to get some pictures!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Well after 30 plus years of ownership my Bus finally gets into the shop for rust repair, rebuilt engine, new 1/2 shafts (with NOS cv's!!), and rattle can paint job.Here is the "before" many of you know this hard working ex-Adventure wagon.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

This is what really pushed me to address the issues. Minor beam rust starting. The beam is still OG , I've been religious about greasing it , its the last original part of the drivetrain. This will be engine #11 ( on transmission number 3),

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Front bumper has never been off!! It still has the correct emblem behind the spare tire carrier. I'm thinking of relocating the spare behind the driver's seat. I use the back area too much to have a tire in the way. The bean repair went well (pic tomorrow) and we cut out the lower rot today (usual places, dog legs,outer rockers, bottom of nose). I have OG for some and a bit Gerson for the rest. This is not intended to be a show bus.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

That's a nicely well used (not abused) Bus you have there. Looking forward to the updates.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

doublea_ron wrote:
That's a nicely well used (not abused) Bus you have there. Looking forward to the updates.


Quietest engine I ever heard.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Let me know if you need some help. How long have you owned that Bus, Manfred?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

I hope my new engine will be as quite and dependable as this last one (which was a combo of 3 dead engines lying about the shop.. hey went 70K before line bore failure). This is the first decent engine I have ever put in the Bus. I bought the Bus in 1985!!! It had over 300K miles on it when I got it (PO had documents from day one..sadly they got ruined in a basement flood). It's had some periods of broken speedometer so I'm not sure of the exact mileage, pushing 700K. I have driven this Bus a great deal and worked it hard
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

JUST over the border, Taos NM. great camping everywhere!
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