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  • mtnbusmtnbus
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    this is awesome !

    looks like good times Cole

    AvatarColeB
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    Hahah Emilee and I get along quite well. I am very lucky that she puts up with my antics. We are happy. I think she knows what she’s gotten into by now;) hahaha! We have been stuck/ stranded on more than one occasion… haha

    this weekend we went out climbing near Hanksville Utah! In the Henry Mountains. I had never been! Always just driven past. What a spectacular place! You’re in the hot ass red rock desert and you climb up to about 8000 feet and it just gets more lush and beautiful as you go! Supposedly there is a herd of bison up there. We didn’t see them. But that would be cool one day. Supposedly one of the only free roaming herds left in North America. Look up the Henry mountains. They are pretty cool. They were the last mountain range to be charted and added to maps in the lower 48. So you know it’s out there! Chances of seeing anyone are LOW!

    we left Friday mid day. Cruise was awesome. Great weather. Went to go pull into hanksville and NO BRAKES! Ahhhh. First time I’ve fully lost brakes. Down shift and e brake got us into the gas station. My rear driver side wheel cylinder was toast. After talking to Franz yesterday I think my shoes were worn out and the pistons popped out. But I’ll know better when I pull it apart. I ordered up parts yesterday. I didn’t have an extra wheel cylinder(don’t worry, I ordered extras haha). So what to do…. not letting this screw my weekend after I had already driven 4 hrs! I thought about just buying all 8 bottles of brake fluid in the gas station and just re filling. But wasn’t sure if that would even last or if it would just squeeze it out instantly. So I thought about blocking off that bad wheel cylinder somehow. So I ended up coming up with pulling that wheels brake line out of the rear T. Then I plugged it with a 10mm bolt and some blue loctite. Worked like a charm! 3/4 brakes was so much better than 0… haha In about 45 min we were back on the road!! 88144605-6D2F-4E2A-A33F-528F149F8C9D774286ED-C36E-484F-B486-FD48A5BE269B5D82F62E-8FFA-4556-99BC-47DB95D8760237C63AF6-C503-4015-A638-66C3AA137BE7

    the fix worked great all weekend! And Im I glad it did. This spot, road up there and the climbing were all spectacular! And best part. NO ONE ELSE ALL WEEKEND! I think we will head back this weekend if anyone is interested. I fell on the last move of this boulder problem I was trying… need to go back and finish it off!
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    AvatarFranz
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    That looks like a badass spot!

    …If you need any pointers, I can show you how to make that last move. lol 🙂

    mtnbusmtnbus
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    Holy shit Cole !

    this is great. Love the story on the fix ! awesome photos

     

    AvatarMikeK
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    Resourceful, temp fix!  For those that spend a lot of time in their VW off the beaten path, the Jeff Hibbard book, Building Baja Bugs and Buggies is a great read.  It has emergency solutions to problems like yours as well as preparation and safety info.  It’s old but there is a wealth of hands on knowledge in it.

     

    Coo pics!

    AvatarJohn Jones
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    Awesome fix Cole!! That’s how it’s done!   Nothing stops the trip and it’s all part of the experience!😁😁😁😁.  And another reason it is so much more fun to road trip in a VW bus!

    I hear you have been working on building up your life complications,,.,  women children and pets…  your only missing one now😁😁😁😁😁😁

    AvatarColeB
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    Haha nothing stops the road trip! I had already driven 5 hours! No way I was turning back!

    ya,,, more pups… and a good lady…. I’m 24 now… gotta get going right?;)

    New one is Nico. A pup that got picked up off a homeless guy downtown. She’s a sweetheart. German Shepherd, lab, mut mix of some sort…. she’s 10 weeks ish

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    mtnbusmtnbus
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    congrats on the pups

    cute pictures !

    AvatarFranz
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    Dog farm?

    AvatarColeB
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    Emilee wishes…! Haha she’s talking about chickens and a bigger garden… I think the dogs are enough…

    I do want to build a little mini dirt bike track on the 2.5 acres though… I’ve got a bobcat And a chainsaw here. I got a Honda 100 running. Need to build a bit of a mini bike track now…

     

    LOTS of room to camp if anyone is ever in Spokane! Hit me up92961004-2510-4E08-9AA9-DCDE391C10A6

    AvatarWilly
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    Damn Cole, sweet setup you’ve got out there! I’ve loved seeing all yours and Emilee’s puppy pictures.

    AvatarPat K
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    Permanent location?  Pretty far from a desert.

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarColeB
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    Not permanent. Thinking 1 or 2 years. Then moving on. Learn as much as I can up here and then continue onward.

    youre right… not close enough to the desert haha!

    AvatarJohn Jones
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    All the stuff you’ve done in such a short time.  👍 your kicking ass

    AvatarColeB
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    Thanks JJ. Trying to get as much done as possible. Life’s too short. And I hate sitting on my ass

    AvatarColeB
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    This poor bus has been neglected! I got side tracked on other stuff. Beetle, work. Never again! I’ve been trying to make it up to her this week by getting some of the stuff done that I’ve been putting off!!! Haha hopefully I can make it up to her so she will get me to Shasta!;) haha

     

    I’ve got a long list of stuff I want to do before Shasta… but the things I NEED to do to be able to go are:

    rear brakes, check over motor/tune, oil change, probably new wiper motor.

    I got my motor running again yesterday. Timed it and adjusted valves. I got this new wideband doohickey thingy that Wayner talked me into. I’ll get my carbs all adjusted soon too. New horn! Finally got a license plate light too! One less thing for cops to harass me about.

    other things high on the want list are front door windows rebuild. Mine rattle and leak so bad. Fix some of my broken camper windows that rattle bad. Rebuild my fresh air vent so not so much air comes in. Check my heat system. Mine doesn’t blow as nice as the other 1915 buses that we have around… so I need to check for a clog or something.

     

    love this bus! I’m super excited to get back driving it.

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    AvatarPat K
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    What do you have connecting your heater boxes?

    If you put new aftermarket tubes, did you put screen in to open them for better flow?

    We will build it if it comes.

    AvatarColeB
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    Just did that Pat. 😎 After you showed me on the 65. Hopefully that’ll help. Blew a bunch of air through the heater tube too and got a little dirt out. But seems to be flowing well otherwise.

    AvatarJohn Jones
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    Come over and lets get some panels inside that rig… or… Willy knows a guy…. 😎  But he is slower than Doug… 😎

    AvatarFranz
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    Do you have a velocity ring on the fan shroud? I think they make a difference.

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