Monthly Archives: October 2010

Burn baby burn

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For the first time since I’ve owned Gus (almost four years) I decided to try the stove. I figured the propane tank that’s mounted under the bus was empty, so I never bothered. I was going to have it refilled …

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Gas pedal restoration

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One of the times starting Gus, I noticed that the gas pedal seemed a little funny. It would stick and wouldn’t raise all the way back up. I bought a new hinge and spring kit, thinking that would solve the …

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Gus gets a friend

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A few months after Gus arrived to our house, I was looking once again on craigslist. Not for anything in particular, mind you, but I am somewhat addicted to craigslist. I always search for VW buses, and their related parts. …

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The Itinerant Mechaniker

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Not long after getting Gus, I discovered a great aircooled VW website, Itinerant Air-Cooled. I was a little confused by the name. But I soon learned that one of the moderators of the site, Colin, actually travels the country in …

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It lives!

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My first step was to (try to) get the bus running. In the past I had somewhat decent success with fixing various jalopies I owned, but I’d never owned an aircooled Volkswagen. So the first book I found was John …

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The Beginning, Part Three

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Soon after the Greensboro VW show, I saw this on craigslist: 1978 VW Camper van, Campmobile, not Westy – $1200 I loved the cow spots! (I found out later – actually this week – that the bus was made to …

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