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  • JasonS
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    What’s up, ya’ll? Split Bus owner, SST vet (X,XI,XII), and freelance journalist here. Wondering if there’ll be a Lin Ottinger Moab tour/campout this year and if so, when. I bet I could get a publication to pay my way out to cover it—I’m currently based in eastern Iowa—and I’d really like to join you guys.

    Haven’t heard anymore from this guy….must not have been able to find someone to pay for his vacation😄

     

    He messaged me on FB, said that he is coming out and doing a blog for Hagerty or something. I haven’t had time to talk and told him the big cruise is Saturday. I’m sure he will figure it out when he gets there.

     

    Wish we had the Thing for this weekend to join you but unfortunately had to take the mystery motor out, its getting a sweet 1835 big valve, going to teach the lady engine building but didn’t have to get it done. I will try and find you guys and get some pictures of you hauling ass through the desert!

    JasonS
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    Update on what I was told from Sonny, he is trying to get his dump truck fixed so he can get some small gravel to put in the sand lot to help with the sand.

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Utah Campouts #33157

    JJ the baja looks awesome! Looking forward to some rooster tails off those tires. does it have a body lift on it and Is there a name for this rig?

    JasonS
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    I know Sonny has been working on the sand lot and watering it down. It was starting to get really hard last I was down there several months ago. I am sure I will be back down to Moab before the event and I can update with the current conditions.

    JasonS
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    Looks like you covered all the basis. Nice work👍 …that throttle pivot goes on the outside of the bracket though.

    Thanks Franz, I looked it up in the VW Manual for 63-67 and it shows it the way I have it. I noticed it didn’t line up right so i will try putting it on the outside.

    anyone remember the sand storm last year??      Took the rest of the year to get moab out of my bus. 

    Yes we still have sand in the truck cab from cracking the windows for the cruise. Was it Tonys tent that was basically blown over the whole time?

    JasonS
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    Here is the brakes and suspension all new. Not that great of pictures.IMG_20190216_173552845IMG_20190216_173634749IMG_20190217_145330601

    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

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Road trip pics!!! #32935

    That sucks and crazy story, I have done some stupid shit with white gas as a kid surprised nothing went wrong. Good looking glove and hope you heal quickly.

    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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    HA, I thought nobody would ask. Its an intake heater. I decided not to run the heat risers to make the engine easier to work on.

    Awesome! I am interested in seeing how it works since the heat risers only seen to work for so long until they are plugged.

    JasonS
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    Franz the engine looks sick, what is the thing on the bottom of the intake that the zoomed in picture is showing?

    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.

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Utah Campouts #32709

    Franz that place is awesome! We did a trip on the way to Syncro Solstice to Moab and drove the back-way into the Lone Mesa Group Campground. A lot of cool area out there.

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Utah Campouts #32659

    I decided to cancel the spring trip as I have too much going on.

    A couple of us are working on planning a Fall trip the first couple weeks of October down to the HWY 12 area. https://scenicbyway12.com/the-byway/map/

    Details to come but there is a lot of cool stuff to see down there, might even make a poker run out of it. If you guys are interested I will keep you posted on the trip details.

    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.

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Shop tools! #32630

    Sold it quick on samba for 50 since nobody here wanted it. Last I saw it was on ebay for 250 and still fs. Flipper!!

    Bummer, thanks for the update

    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.

    JasonS
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    they are putting a lot into this bus

    Kcw did for the first one for a peek at the collection.. 😎 ..Parts, tires, labor, delivery both ways.. all just to let us see…. 😎 😎 it got a mechanical rebuild!!!! 😎 Thanks to my guys who handled it.. 😎

     

    KCW you guys did an awesome job on Smokey and started this whole event! I hope I will be able to do the same level for the 23 and have it done for the event. Excited to see both on the trail this year. Definitely glad you guys did what you did and started, made great friends out of it that may not have happened.

    JasonS
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    in reply to: Dario's Projects #32585

    CB’s are fun, just need a good handle.

    JasonS
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    Hell yeah we will be there Jason!!! Are you gonna have Sonnys bus ready??? Will be Epic to see two of those busses on the tour again!!!!!! 😎 I would like to do that hard road we took up to gemini bridges a few years ago… but this time in my bus. 😎 I plan to be there Friday!!! Are the other Utah guys coming?? Tony and his three man club coming??? 😎 😎

    I am hoping to have it done, it keeps fighting me. Sometimes I wonder if it just wants to go back up on the shelf and chill like it was. I agree it will be cool to have two back on the road, they are putting a lot into this bus. I found a Taxi  light cover for the old 23 Taxi bus, hopefully they want to do that next.

    That road was awesome! Shafer trail may be fun also but need good brakes or plan to drive up it. I may try and go down Thursday depending on the bus.

    I assume those guys are coming lol.

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