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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Guys,
One of the Vanagon members died last year. His kids have his 1987 auto Vanagon with working AC located on the island of Oahu. Not sure which community. It was running last March but currently won't start. Looks like it lacks fuel delivery (needs a pump) probably.

Both of his adult children live on Maui and the big island so they are at their Dad's old house and right now trying to deal with this van but will be leaving to return home in a couple days.

The price is very flexible

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

There is at least one company that rents these out there (not sure which island). Seems like a well-sorted rig that needs a little TLC would a worthy addition to the fleet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

I have three current pics to add here soon
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Awww man, that`s Tom, he gave me a van a few years ago that caught on fire to part it out..
Very sweet man indeed, we went to the North Shore polo gathering with our vans Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

His daughter Terry mentioned that bus and said she might reach out to you. She has your email address.

This is better than a burned parts bus
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

aeromech wrote:
His daughter Terry mentioned that bus and said she might reach out to you. She has your email address.

This is better than a burned parts bus


Thank you!
I sent you a private message, if Terry doesn`t have my contact info anymore, I can send you my phone number.

Aloha and mahalo nui loa for all the love to his `ohana.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Here's some pics

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

It'd be great to see someone here buy Tom's van and share tales, and future travels.

His loss is still felt. Great guy.

Continued commiserations to his daughters.

Aeromech, class move.
(Me Missus was a FA on 146s for 15 years).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

E1 wrote:
It'd be great to see someone here buy Tom's van and share tales, and future travels.

His loss is still felt. Great guy.

Continued commiserations to his daughters.

Aeromech, class move.
(Me Missus was a FA on 146s for 15 years).


I worked on the PSA/USAir Bae 146ís here in San Diego. Has your wife seen the PSA display at the San Diego Aerospace museum?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

No, it'd make her Crying or Very sad

That may be a good surprise I'll spring on her someday! 👍🏼 We were both shocked when they flew Princess Diana in on one...

Great times. Flew on Convair 580s before the 146s, and we're both still deaf from the former. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Queen Elizabeth used one for her official aircraft. Iím sure thereís a picture online somewhere
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

I just received word that the vanagon is going to a samba member as a gift. This looks to be a great solution for Toms kids.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Perfect! 👍🏼

Well done!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

That's great news. Now someone with the ability, desire and money will pour same into this girl and likely she'll be out on the highways and byways again, rather than moldering somewhere or cut up for parts. Well done and best to his family and friends.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Awesome! I imagine Tom is smiling about this. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

Hey guys!

So Gary (Aeromech) put Tom`s daughter Terri and I in touch.
She was about to contact me anyway since she got looped in via email when I first got the Hulk Van back in 2016 when I met Tom. It was a rusty van that had caught on fire and was headed to the scrapyard. I stripped it bare bones.

We hung out with Tom at the Polo tailgating events on the North Shore with the vans.

I went and picked up the current van Tuesday 4Th.
It wasn`t starting, no spark.
I helped her and her brother doing some minor concrete repairs while waiting for the tow truck, as it`s an automatic, I couldn`t tow it without removing the axles. We talked stories, looked at some pics. It was very nice to meet them both, super kind people. Tom must a be a proud dad.

I ended up with a bunch of parts, a few odd things like rusty burnt parts from the Hulk van I never noticed were missing Razz

I replaced the ECU and it fired right up.
It didn't run as good as it should, so I replaced the fuel filter and air filter . Fuel filter was nasty.
It runs well now, waiting on spark plugs and distributor cap/rotor to show up in the mail.

It has a bad J pipe and muffler but not crazy loud so for now it will do.
Rear brakes shoes are gone, waiting on these in the mail too, there's a bad groaning noise in the steering but I think it's bc the pressure flex hose got replaced without re-installing the restrictor. I'll get another set done to see if that solves it.
It shifts nice, leaks some engine and transmission oil a little. Runs on the hot side to my liking, I almost overheated the other day in traffic even with the fan functioning properly. I had bled the coolant circuit as a piece of mind before first driving it. Imma install an external trans cooler anyway, waiting on some fittings in the mail. A tiny coolant seep spot under the AC compressor, nothing crazy yet. Gotta recharge the R134a refrigerant gas, it turns on but is not cold.
It drives tight, I think some wheel bearings are starting to make noise though. I will see.
It's a good beater van ( choke rust), I needed one for surfing and daily driving, that's perfect Wink
The rubber chicken will remain on the dashboard bc it is a tribute to Tom who gave one to each of his kids for their car.

Aloha!

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Luna adopted the van right away, I opened the sliding door to inventory the stuff, she jumped in and sat there. Cute. I know Tom liked her Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

That there is some Great News! 👍🏼

On Tom lives...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

I was hoping Alika would be the recipient. He will make sure it runs as as it should! Aloha
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Good opportunity if you live on Oahu Reply with quote

It couldn't of gone to a nicer guy.
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