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  • ColeB
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    F973E8DB-FFA9-4E62-B2DA-3BD06993CF4DCA574CD5-BD70-49B8-9B6A-216CD0E2510AFBD48771-496A-47EA-A7E5-4BBC50A061EAI went and saw what Jason has been doing to the Ottinger bus. It’s looking good! New cargo and front floors with some primer. New motor.  Ready for a headliner next week and then windows go in with new rubber and she will be ready to rock! I’m excited to see both Ottinger buses touring around this spring in Moab!

    Franz
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    Looking good Jason. You are way out-doing what we did on that 21.

     

    …That was a fun build for us. Crazy that JJ did it for free, I think we were hoping to do some more work for them. Guess it didn’t work out.

    John Jones
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    yeah.. this feels weird to me……  Logically speaking, factually speaking, I don’t know of anyone within 4 or 5 thousand miles that has put more busses on the road than KCW, or is more capable..

    Congrats Jason on getting the work out of them…  Maybe they are just trying to keep it “In state”..  😎

    JasonS
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    yeah.. this feels weird to me…… Logically speaking, factually speaking, I don’t know of anyone within 4 or 5 thousand miles that has put more busses on the road than KCW, or is more capable.. Congrats Jason on getting the work out of them… Maybe they are just trying to keep it “In state”.. 😎

    When they do another bus I am not sure that I will have the skills to fix metal and blend paint. I would like to help if you get the next project  as I don’t have a killer metal shop like you guys have. We should talk more about this before or at the event as I have been telling him to get the Taxi 23 back on the road. I was lucky on this project to have very minimal body repair otherwise I am sure it would be in your hands.

    Baja Mark
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    yeah.. this feels weird to me…… Logically speaking, factually speaking, I don’t know of anyone within 4 or 5 thousand miles that has put more busses on the road than KCW, or is more capable.. Congrats Jason on getting the work out of them… Maybe they are just trying to keep it “In state”.. 😎

    Yeah I have no doubt Jason is doing a great job, but does seem kind of off even from an outsiders perspective when JJ did such a kind thing with the 21 window.

    JasonS
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    yeah.. this feels weird to me…… Logically speaking, factually speaking, I don’t know of anyone within 4 or 5 thousand miles that has put more busses on the road than KCW, or is more capable.. Congrats Jason on getting the work out of them… Maybe they are just trying to keep it “In state”.. 😎

    Yeah I have no doubt Jason is doing a great job, but does seem kind of off even from an outsiders perspective when JJ did such a kind thing with the 21 window.

    I had no idea what deal was made between KCW and Ottingers on the previous bus when I talked to them about getting another one on the road. If I had known I would have mentioned something to them. I have been trying to get them to get another bus done for over a year now after I worked on Lins Camper. I didnt care who did it just want to see them back on the road. I am not making anything on this project, just stoked to help get another tour bus on the road. Didn’t want to step on any toes and hopefully I haven’t.

    This project was supposed to be a simple fix with the drive train and suspension and get it as a fun driver again. Ottingers decided they wanted to do more to it.

    Jb
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    K so I wasn’t only one that thought this was weird after the charity spa treatment on last one! Nun of my biz tho….

    Pat K
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    Im glad to hear they are making more of their collection useable.

    Maybe they can get their whole collection up and running by donations like you and we have made from the rest of the VW community?

    Hope to see both buses cruising around Moad here soon enough.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Dario
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    Would be amazing to see the whole fleet cruising again. This is my favorite trip of the year.

    JasonS
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    Would be amazing to see the whole fleet cruising again. This is my favorite trip of the year.

     

    Dario I agree, I mentioned to Sonny how cool it would be to get all on them going aging for the annual gathering and get all of us into them. He said we would have to find drivers. My response was I don’t this that is a problem and we would have to draw straws. This really gets me excited for the summer. I love this trip also.

    ModelYear1983
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    Glad to hear the trip is going down this year. Still trying to secure a few interviews for the article pitch. John, would you be down for a quick phone or e-mail interview? Hit me up at adam.r.hurlburt@gmail.com.

    John Jones
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    If things don’t make sense, then they just don’t make sense…  sometimes decisions are not based on logic.

    Phone interview??  Unlikely.   In person, if your lucky…

    John Jones
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    Jason, what’s your website so we can watch the progress..?  Please don’t say Facebook..

    JasonS
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    I wont say it then, “that place” and Instagram. Not tech savvy guy and don’t want build a website as not trying to make what a do to replace my current full time job.

    I will try and add more picture here with the updates. I can post some pictures on when it arrived up to the ones Cole posted.

    JasonS
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    Here are a few of the other pictures I have, next is taking apart the windows and putting in all new seals. I will upload a few more soon.IMG_20181202_102907374IMG_20190125_214333955IMG_20181205_133441032IMG_20181205_134805304IMG_20181205_133512149_HDRIMG_20181205_134813209IMG_20181205_134929417IMG_20181205_134844913IMG_20190125_214326578

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