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  • Audrey Jones
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    Hahaha hmm… I guess I could probably work on that!! 😅😅

    sounds awesome! Thanks again!!

    Wren
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    I keep seeing these younger college age kids in vanagons. Seems like its the cool thing these days for that age group. I guess when I was in college it was super cool to have a Bay Window. Plus I was super cool..

    Andym
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    I’m planning on heading towards Colorado next week this time.. I’m driving the GMC, If I can leave this Saturday I might. All depends if I can cram all this weeks work in.

    Rebuilt heads, new rings, all gaskets, new oil pan, engine hanger, fuse box, and some muffler parts. Everything is prepped so it should be an easy swap out.

    Im gonna just do this trip solo, no leave date, just show up and work until I gotta come back to Cali.

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    Audrey Jones
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    Sweeet!!! Thanks so much Andy!!!

    John Jones
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    I saw tons of Vanagons and euro vans this trip… They are the thing… 😎 😎

    Andym
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    I got the motor all wrapped up today. Pile of stuff For this beast.

    Looks like Sunday I’ll head east, unsure how far I’ll make it or where I’ll stay at. See y’all this coming week.

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    John Jones
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    cya soon!!!   excited to see ya!

    John Jones
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    Andy….  I thought you would be out here waiting on me this morning….. 😎 😎

    Andym
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    I was trying!!

    I’ll see y’all tomorrow for a minute mid day. I got shit in my truck for my parents so I’m gonna go visit them for the night. Wednesday morning I’ll come down and get going on this van.

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    Andym
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    I got into work yesterday morning, franz and pat helped push this beast into the clean shop. Dead battery. So I just started to take it apart, got the motor out on the shop floor…then notice the EGR plug in the head came out…I never use the EGR shit, I just weld the plug shut and screw it in. Musta backed out. Guess I should have charged the battery???

    So what do we do?? I have my rebuilt motor here, new engine hanger, and various other parts..

    JJ Gave me the green light to just swap it all over to the rebuilt motor, new hanger and update stuff.

    Something about Pat wanting the old subi motor.. hey bro, what’s up you  su-bi-curious ??

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    John Jones
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    I can’t say thanks enough.. once again…. Andy came out to bail me out of my Vanagon project… 😎  Again.. it wasn’t anything major that broke..  actually nothing broke… but it sure sounded like it with that plug out… damnit.. 😎   I should have investigated more…     BUT…. Andy is actually upgrading a few things here….. So…. I see it as moving forward, and making Audrey’s Van even better…  😎  And thats money well spent… 😎  😎  I know how much this van means to Audrey… So… It’s also important to me…. 😎 😎

     

    volksaddict
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    Aw crap! Well at least it was an easy fix…

    Audrey Jones
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    Yes, thank you so so much Andy!!!! I so appreciate you coming all the way out here to work on my van!! I’m thinking third times going to be the charm 🍀🍀🍀😁 and thank you so much, Dad!! I can’t wait to be back in my van!!!

    I’ll definitely have to do a test drive and maybe a little camping in the next couple days!!😁

    so stoked!!

    Kleake
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    Let the good times roll . Nice work Andy

    John Jones
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    Andy is about done… I bet he is done in the next hour or so… 😎   I found and replaced the bad seal on your tank inlet… You should be able to FILLER UP now!!!! 😎

    He’s making it all better overall… and I am all for that!!! 😎  Raising the engine is a biggie… Better fuse and relay panel protected from the environments..  added a high idle feature for when it’s cold or high elevation I think, moved the aircleaner and blah blah blah…. 😎

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    Thanks again for helping me take care of my Daughter.. 😎

    Andym
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    Got the first run completed. Dam it runs awesome. It’s a great upgrade. I’ve learn a lot since I did it a year ago. My normal beetle swaps are really basic, this van is a little more complicated.

    Tomorrow we will go drive it and give it the stamp of approval. I guess I’ll dig into the dash/heat control stuff in the morning.

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    John Jones
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    everything is looking and sounding great!!! I am hoping Andy has it dialed in tomorrow!!  I think Him and Audrey may take a short road trip somewhere tomorrow… 😎  😎  Good times!!!!  Sometimes…. You don’t get it exactly right, right out of the gate… 3rd times a charm…. 😎  I’m glad to know things are just getting better for Audrey’s Van… 😎

    Andym
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    I’ve fought everything on this bastard!!! But I’m pretty sure I won. No oil leaks or coolant leaks.. 😉😉😉😉

    Hopefully tomorrow mid morning I’ll be done with it and give it a long drive.

     

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    Corporate
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    Andy, thank you so much for your hard work and determination!!!!!!!!!!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    John Jones
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    Andy has it dialed… he is test driving now… 😎

    I still have a fuel leak to fix on the tank…. after Andy is done.. 😎

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