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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 am    Post subject: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

My how the Vanagon forum has grown.
Once upon a time, Vanagons were the hated VW bus, with their fancy water cooling.
Eurovans and Vanagons were lumped into one forum, and it was a ghost town.
I even had to fight with the other bus guys, the fact that a Vanagon was indeed a "bus". (IT IS).
Time marches on, and things change. I've went through a few cars since then, but I always kept the Bus. I pretty much just parked it and hadn't had much ambition to work on it. last time I really did much to it was when I got it here.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=577684
I've kept it just in case our sketchy economy went belly up, and I had to bug out.
It seems that is happening, so now I'm getting it back on the road again, and maybe traveling soon....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

mightyart wrote:
...now I'm getting it back on the road again, and maybe traveling soon....

Welcome back!

Like you, I let mine sit unused for far too long after I first picked it up, "PS. I can't believe I let this thing sit for 5 years after I bought it as a project ", but I've tried to make up for that error since then

Given your name and art portfolio, we look forward to seeing some cool Vanagon themed art too!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Welcome back! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Welcome back!

Itís been a few years.
Wonder how Ken a VanAgain will like your thread title? But I imagine if you fill a shopping cart with parts, he will like it just fine! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

welcome back, your dreams are your ticket out. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Have fun! And keep a tight grip on your wallet. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

mightyart wrote:
the fact that a Vanagon was indeed a "bus". (IT IS).


Of course, it is.

Welcome back, Art.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Welcome back. Change your fuel lines.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Thanks everybody.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Hey Mightyart, welcome back!

Yep. Vanagon = Bus. Forward cab controls, rear engine, rear wheel drive, 4x4, AWD.
(unlike those pesky minivans (front engine, front wheel drive) that we finally drove away to their own forum.) Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: It's time to Van-again Reply with quote

Good to see you back Art !!
Some of us just hang in the haze of Bus land, Vanagons, Bays , Splits.
I think we bought out 1st Vanagoon in '97, a '86 Gold beater Van, filling the void of our '71 tintop Westy that had given up on it's latest engine, found our '91 Carat/Wlfy. a year later, a '91 for $9800 in 1998 w/ 45 K on the clock, a few years later my wife was bitching about the Rabbit truck being to small, 2 seater, rattlie ect., so I found our '86 Doka, that shut her up... Wink Embarassed Laughing
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