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brendanmoran1ParticipantJuly 11, 2022 at 11:50 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantJuly 10, 2022 at 12:29 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantJune 7, 2022 at 3:19 pmPost count: 11
I’m really happy with the results, when I first started, I really had no idea what the cost would be, but I was on a budget and maybe that’s where my expectations and KCW expectations differed, dunno. As we went through the project we both discovered more rust than expected and I appreciate you guys, the artists that you are, didn’t take any shortcuts and cut that shit out of there! My bad for buying a bus site unseen and shipping it to you without really knowing what it would take to get it where it is today. Point being is I should have planned better and with the kitchen remodel starting in a few weeks, I gotta save the rest I have for any unforeseen costs that may come up. Would love for you guys to continue with the project, but I understand that it’s not feasible to just put it on hold until I get funds again. Wish I lived down the street, and could bring it back to you when I am ready again. So moral of the story is, thanks for the learning experience guys and doing business with you. I’m sure when this bus is finished and I’m driving it, and people ask where the work was done, I can brag about solid work being done by the guys at KCW!brendanmoran1ParticipantMay 31, 2022 at 1:40 pmPost count: 11
I’m really happy with the work guys! I’ve just run out of money. I have a kitchen remodel starting in a few weeks and the wife thought I was crazy for scheduling my bus project around the same time, but that is where my heart is. She gets her kitchen finally and I want to go camping in my bus. I want to finish this project, and if I had the funds I would continue, but maybe you wouldn’t mind having it stored for a bit and we can pick up where we left off? I don’t know anyone who can put the top in and would very much like for you to do it. After my remodel is completed, I can order the top and have it shipped to KCW so it’s there when we are ready to work on it again.brendanmoran1ParticipantMay 26, 2022 at 4:37 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantMay 6, 2022 at 10:46 amPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantApril 21, 2022 at 10:11 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantApril 16, 2022 at 10:50 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantApril 4, 2022 at 10:24 pmPost count: 11brendanmoran1ParticipantMarch 31, 2022 at 7:46 pmPost count: 11
I live in San Jose, CA. Place of the famous Golden Gate VW Vintage Meet and Red Barn swap meet VW weekend we have every April! If you are a Vintage enthusiast, this is a weekend you need to come to the Bay Area. I remember you guys along time ago, I sold an oval ragtop to a Hawaiian and he wanted me to ship it to KCW! Ever since then, I’ve heard about KCW from the community and the good work you’ve done over the years. Then my good friend Craig Letcher told me about Panama Red and I had to see for myself! Craig and I go way back, back to 1987 when we started the Bus Krauts of Nor. Cal! Craig was one of my first members to join our pre’67 VW bus club.brendanmoran1ParticipantMarch 31, 2022 at 5:09 pmPost count: 11
This is the most I’ve seen of this bus since I purchased it and had it sent to KCW! Looks like some solid bones except for the typical rusted out areas of these old buses. This bus is an original “Alabama Camper” bus purchased through the Montgomery Ward Catalog back in the 60’s. Could you even imagine what that was like? I’m not an expert, but I can say that many American camper companies popped up when it was apparent VW couldn’t keep up with their Westfalia orders and Americans were looking for alternatives. From my research, Alabama Camper interiors are very similar to EZ Camper, however, if any of you out there know more about “Alabama Campers” I’d sure like to hear from you.