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  • Willy
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    Keeping up with the Jones’ continues! The whole family had a hand in Audrey’s vanagon yesterday and it’s now completely stripped and ready for Corporate and Audrey to start designing an interior….

    KCW – Subaru and Vanagon Specialists ?

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    John Jones
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    we had a great time yesterday cleaning and removing stuff on the Vanagon… We ripped all that AC shit out first thing!!!!

    Going to order her a subi kit next week if I can swing it… 😎

    Goal is to have her driving this Vanagon by thanksgiving… Drive it home after Thanksgiving break!!!!

    I’m glad to get my kids out of Honda’s and back into Volkswagens!!!!

    russ
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    what a great picture

    John Jones
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    I wonder if some of the syncro suspension stuff would work on this? jack it up a little.. 😎

    Andym
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    Nice Willy!!!! Old JJ didn’t want to start a post about a subi swap I see!!!

    Everyone on here needs to go get a quote from a KCW crew from my subi swap thread.

    “Gay” -JJ

    “Sounds like a fat lady in a bathtub” Dirty Pat

    ”I’ll be swapping it back to air cooled in 20 years” Franz

    ”awesome!” Clean Pat

     

    I very cool, I support this idea!! Your daughter will love this thing. I looked on your Craigslist, there’s some nice donors on there, spend $1000 to $1500 on a complete driving subi. Get a 2.5 engine, I like the 2.5 SOHC but the DOHC will work too. I wouldn’t mess with a 2.2 in this thing.

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    mtnbus
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    Awesome photo ! Looks like that rig received some much needed love in the first session !

     

    Audrey Jones
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    Woo hoo!!!! Thanks for starting this thread and for the picture, Will!! ???

    Huge thanks to my whole awesome family for getting out there and getting dirty all day in heat to clean out my Vanagon!! It was a fun weekend… and very productive! We have a nice clean slate to work with now??????

    I know this isn’t the typical KCW build… ????? but I am soooo excited!!! It’s gonna be fun to change it up… plus this can always be a stepping stone to a splitty one day ??????? I gotta say, this thing has SO MUCH SPACE!!!! It’s going be fun designing a cool camping interior for sure!! Corporate and I can’t wait! ???

    THANK YOU KCW!!!! ??????

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    Kleake
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    Awesome Audrey.  Make it yours

    C.Hamburg
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    Nice Audrey!

    I loved my Vanagon, only thing, it was super slow. I built a 2366cc aircooled engine for it and it still would barely move. Subi power is probably a great choice. My cousin just swapped her Vanagon to Subi and drove cross country with it. Only had one small issue with a sensor or something.

    John Jones
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    Nice Willy!!!! Old JJ didn’t want to start a post about a subi swap I see!!! Everyone on here needs to go get a quote from a KCW crew from my subi swap thread. “Gay” -JJ “Sounds like a fat lady in a bathtub” Dirty Pat ”I’ll be swapping it back to air cooled in 20 years” Franz ”awesome!” Clean Pat I very cool, I support this idea!! Your daughter will love this thing. I looked on your Craigslist, there’s some nice donors on there, spend $1000 to $1500 on a complete driving subi. Get a 2.5 engine, I like the 2.5 SOHC but the DOHC will work too. I wouldn’t mess with a 2.2 in this thing.

     

    If there is anything in life that will make a man have to eat some crow… it’s his kids… 😎   And mine are worth it… 😎 😎  So bring it on!!!!  Kick me in the balls all you want… 😎  I asked for it… 😎  😎   I will be happy to have Audrey back in a VW… and going to be a camper too…. !

    Glennmoss
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    Awesome ride Audrey! Nothing better than working on VWs with the family

    Audrey Jones
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    So true Glenn, made me think of lots of great childhood memories! Super cool that this time it is on my bus!! I’m still a little bit in disbelief… I can’t believe it’s really mine!!! ??

    Sounds like the subi motor will take me anywhere I need to go! That will be nice for me… I have some learning to do before I can be a roadside mechanic! ?

    Corporate
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    Super fun weekend!!!  We seem to all work well together!  Audrey’s right, can’t wait to turn this blank slate into a unique camper!!!  We have great, hard working kids who spent most of their childhood in or around VW’s.  I am so glad it must have been positive overall, since they both want to drive VWs now!!!!  I loved having something we could all work on together!

    Thanks to Bubba too!!!!!!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    mtnbus
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    So happy you all are digging the Vanagon! They’re cool cars and great campers. Have fun with it Audrey

    volksaddict
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    Hoping to see the jolly rodger on the sides again!

    Andym
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    All good JJ, I’ve always laughed at the shit you guys give me.

     

    Im ready to see and hear the subi plans!! What motor? Defiantly use a 1700 pressure plate. Diesel starter swap? Wrx thermostat housing? Universal heater core? Lots and lots of good options. Clean pat what’s up Bro!!

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    John Jones
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    I hope to get clean shop Pats head wrapped around this one in another monthish…  But I want to get that Kit ordered soon…..  and anything else we might need… Would like this to be a quick straight forward conversion!!!!!!

    Can’t wait to see Audrey in her Van!

    Audrey Jones
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    Thanks Bubba, I can’t wait to be camping in it!!!

    Another great weekend working on the Vanagon!! Corporate and I got a lot done!

    We discovered Vinyl Paint and decided that would be the easiest/cheapest/quickest option to give the headliner a little facelift! The white headliner already looked pretty good, just looked dirty after ripping the AC out… The caramel color turned out awesome and warms it up in there a lot!

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    Pat K also cut my floor for me!!! And we picked a nice bright cedar color to stain it! Thanks Pat!!!

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    We also found this awesome turquoise fabric laying around for all the seats and the pad in the back!!

    After painting the ceiling and recovering the back panels with some rust colored burlap, we put all the cabinets we have in and we have a pretty awesome mock-up of it!!

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    I am so stoked on how its turning out and I can’t wait to be camping in this thing!!

    Huge thanks to everyone at the shop and the KCW community for helping us with this project!! And Andy- Thanks for bringing out my cabinets and coming out to build my motor!!

    ColeB
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    That cabinet kit looks clean! Looking good. Excited for this thread, Love me some Vanagon action!

    Andym
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    Not a problem Audrey your parents have hooked it up a everytime ive been there.

    Glad to see the interior parts in it, I had no clue what any of that was.  Camping is for hippies! 😎

    is this van a driver if it had a motor? Or does it need other shit? I’d like to do some driving.

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