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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:53 am    Post subject: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Alas, I have sold my 1986 Westfalia to a very nice new owner, and will be leaving this group. While technically I have bought a "Westfalia", it is on a Ford frame and built by GTRV.

I will be selling off my VW books, and lots of spare parts, Bostig and VW. (PM me if you want everything, I'll give you a bargain...)

I want to thank everyone for the many kindnesses. Every cold beer I have been promised after helping is still owed, hope to meet up someday.
My best to all...

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

It is always sad to lose such a valuable member!

So sorry to see you go but best wishes for your future.

You're driving a Found On Road Dead now, I'll stop to help. I carry SAE wrenches.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Enjoy your new adventures Jeff! It was nice meeting you.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Fix Or Repair Daily 🤓 Dave!

I’ll be doing a complete fluid change and tuneup to the 4.6L V-8.

Then making it into my style of camper... where to put the foot massager?
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Rock on Jeff. The Bostig and Vanagon groups will miss you.

Have Safe Travels.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Jeff,

You can still hit some VW events. Good travels!

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You won't be much help since every bolt on that truck in metric Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Safe travels.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

JJeff: Aside from the fact that the 'new' "van" is newer and likely less rusty, and no doubt more powerful, what got you to go with a down-sized interior? I've had VW Splittys, Bay Windows, and Vanagons, and have been happy to see the breed grow its interior volume slightly about once per dozen-plus years. I was disappointed w/a Eurovan Winnie I bought and re-sold, in that the Euro-beds are narrower than the Vanagon beds, and the cubic volume in the Winnie is no bigger than the Vanagon. I haven't been over to Europe to try out a type 5 or type 6 to see if they have resumed growing the inside-- looks like they haven't. I have my eye on a more-than-92-inch-wide 1990s Chevy van in my neighborhood, to buy when he's ready to sell and build my own interior, with the bed going perpendicular to the long dimension of the vehicle, so as to open up a bigger living space than VWs provide. (Yes, I saw someone's video on youtube about cutting a Vanagon lengthwise down the middle to widen it 10 or 12 inches-- lots of work!)
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

JudoJeff,

You've been enormously helpful in a number of ways. Your posts were always informative, esp. those related to the Bostigs you converted and the fire incident.

Enjoy the new rig!
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

You'll be back! Very Happy
Seriously, sad to see you go. Always had good write-ups and lots of hard work.
Good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

i think every domestic vehicle since 1995 has been metric, i know it's been a while.

now it's just hardware stores that need to make the change over Sad


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Sorry to see you go... but I enjoyed your posts on Bostig conversions. We’ll see you on the road.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Safe travels, and ....we will be here when you ......come.......back

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

We'll miss you, Jeff. Good luck with the new van!
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

Well on the bright side, "One Less Sprinter" Laughing

Enjoy the new project.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

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Well on the bright side, "One Less Sprinter" Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams . Nice send-off.

xooOOoox, what the status on Jeff’s old van now?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

There's so much to like about V-8 domestic vans. Except for the engine compartment eliminating all the foot space for the passenger.

JudoJeff, will you be posting progress on an Econoline forum somewhere? I'd gladly follow that.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

markswagen wrote:
i think every domestic vehicle since 1995 has been metric, i know it's been a while.

now it's just hardware stores that need to make the change over Sad


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Dave


I haven’t followed this , is this true now? It makes total sense given the two holdouts on the metric system...the USA and Yemen
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Fading into the sunset, thanks for all the fish... Reply with quote

mikemtnbike wrote:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams . Nice send-off.

xooOOoox, what the status on Jeff’s old van now?


My educated guess is that this is the new owner, I could be wrong but........

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