John JonesKeymasterNovember 24, 2018 at 6:29 amPost count: 4591
I think I talked Corporate out of the bay window!!! Thank goodness.. 😎 I think she just likes making curtains…. and I have to make sure the rest is done…8-) 😎
Audrey was all smiles yesterday driving this rig… 😎 I’m gonna see if I can get the radio to work… screw that awesome cabinet Dirty P made down and.. and…. maybe thats about it for me on this project… We will figure out a ladder at x-mas… 😎
Now I probably need to check Zack’s Bug out, do the valves and such…. 😎 But it’s been kicking ass for a year now… 😎Audrey JonesKeymasterNovember 24, 2018 at 6:29 amPost count: 105
My Vanagon is sooooo close!!! Basically done… just tiny stuff left!!!!! The whole family was working on it yesterday to get it ready to drive to Thanksgiving!! We did ours a day late..
DAMN, my van looks SO FUCKING GOOD!!! 😁😁😁😁 it came out better than I could have dreamed! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
HUGE Thank you Bubba, Andy, Pat, Franz, and everyone else that was around to help contribute in any way!!! This has really been a community project, I couldn’t be more thankful!!! Biggest Thank You to my amazing parents, I am soo lucky, and they are so generous and awesome!!!!!!mtnbusParticipantNovember 24, 2018 at 6:47 amPost count: 619
The Vanagon looks real good! An awesome family project. It came out great! Just think of how much fun it would be to do all over again with a 69 westy! Well, if John and the fam don’t want it….who does? I have to come up with some dough to paint the DD !FranzKeymasterNovember 24, 2018 at 6:00 pmPost count: 2311
Super cool guys. Parents of the year award? 🙂 Thats an awesome thing you have done for both your kids.
The vanagon looks really nice. The green canvas gives it some flavor. I like it.KleakeParticipantNovember 24, 2018 at 6:42 pmPost count: 553WillyModeratorNovember 24, 2018 at 7:51 pmPost count: 680
I hope you guys get a family picture with it before it heads back to Boulder for Audrey’s #VanLife debut!Audrey JonesKeymasterNovember 24, 2018 at 8:42 pmPost count: 105
Our family photographer moved back home, but we’ll try 😉😉😁😁
It’s DONE!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 We’ll build a ladder at Christmas and collect some missing pieces as I see them… maybe stop by Rocky Mountain Westy to see if they have some clips I need… but overall it’s done and ready to be camped in!!! I can’t wait!!😎John JonesKeymasterNovember 25, 2018 at 6:48 amPost count: 4591
Thanks guys. It’s perfect… 😎 Thanks for everyone who helped out!!!! Audrey is going to love it… 😎 She already loves it… 😎Baja MarkParticipantNovember 25, 2018 at 9:28 amPost count: 328
Looks awesome!! Such a great thing to build your kids cool VWs 👏🏼👏🏼AndymParticipantNovember 25, 2018 at 8:16 pmPost count: 761
How did it all go?? Did the heater get hot enough??? Don’t use the back heater, just the front one. We could always add a thermostat to make it heat it up
Do somethingcookiemonster131ParticipantNovember 26, 2018 at 4:48 amPost count: 95
Hey Andy, why no thermostat? I would think the vanagon cooling system would cool and heat well but with no thermostat it just pumps constantly leaving you a cooler engine than you want 🤷♂️John JonesKeymasterNovember 26, 2018 at 6:26 amPost count: 4591
Trip was awesome, Van did great…. Audrey hit tons of traffic and it took her forever to get home….
Awesome weekend,,, Great Thanksgiving.. 😎Audrey JonesKeymasterNovember 26, 2018 at 6:47 amPost count: 105
The vanagon and I are back home in Boulder!!!! The vanagon did GREAT!!!
My Dad drove his bus and cruised with us to Glenwood for the first leg of the trip home, which was sooo much fun!! I stayed in the back cause I’d leave those guys in the dust with the kinda power I have!! 😁That was maybe the fastest we got for the drive, before Vail all the way to Georgetown was “slow and go” traffic…sitting in 1st gear for six hours… boy did I forget how fun it is to be in uphil traffic in a manual vehicle!😂
The heat didnt work so great… I was wondering though if it was partly that we were going 0-5mph for most of the drive in 15 degree weather…? We will have to look at that at Christmas maybe… but the heated blanket corporate got me and lots of layers, hat and gloves did the trick just fine!!😁 When the sun was shining it was all good with all the windows!
When we were sitting in the biggest uphil of the drive (before the tunnel) going 0-5mph, the big airplane sounding fan came on a few times… only for a minute or two at a time… no lights came on or anything… Zack and I pulled over just in case to let both our cars have a little break and the engine was definitely not hot… It was CLEAN though- still is!! But I’m guessing that fan was just doing its job then, right…??
Overall it was a great drive!!! The Vanagon did Awesome!!!! I cant wait to take it out more!!!
Did i mention how much i love my vanagon and how awesome it is?!?!
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