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    I had a lawyer tell me one time that if I don’t eventually sell my business, and work for myself my whole life, all I did was create a JOB for myself.. So for 20 years its been stuck in my head that I Must sell Kcw eventually..

    That’s one way to look at it, but I’d disagree a bit. The value in “KCW” is the service John Jones provides, so yes, it’s not the easiest asset to cash in on.  Anyone who could provide a similar quality service wouldn’t really get much out paying a premium for “KCW”…they’d just set up and do their own thing, similar to Pigpen, and what I imagine Franz and Pat will do.  What your lawyer friend left out is that you invested in your business, buying the earth, buildings and tools that make it go.  You now own commercial real estate (it sounds like free and clear, too), and if you were to decide to never turn a wrench for a dollar again I’d image you and Gretchen could engage a leasing broker to find tenants for the commercial buildings while you two sit on your porch, gaze at the Colorado River, and collect rent for the rest of your lives.

    Pete
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    Congrats on the retirement, JJ.  Many people slave away until their last day and never get that chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor; it’s quite an accomplishment that you can chose to work when, or even if, you want to at a relatively young age.

    As a long time admirer and past KCW customer, it does make me a little sad it’s happened this way.  Along with your skills, Franz and Pat’s talents were a big part of lots of people’s VW dreams (mine included).  I hope you all get what you want out of life, and wish you and the both of them nothing but the best in the future.

    Pete
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    Crazy good stuff.  Hard to believe it was rolled.

    Pete
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #72593

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    Pete
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    That pan is some serious eye candy.  So fresh and better than factory new.

    Pete
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #72379

    Happy anniversary!

    Pete
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    Nice!  No quit in JJ or the 1131.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Tesla #71271

    Looks like the business!  I dig it, nice job Franz.

    Are widened fenders an option?  With battery weight and everything else the whole thing is bound to drop some, no?

    Pete
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #70592

    That’s badass, Rusty.  How long do those displays last?  Carved pumpkins here in the South turn to a moldy mess with flies after a couple of days.

    Pete
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    356B brakes and wheels would look great! 😉

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Tesla #69758

    For what it’s worth the guy here in SC with the Tesla Beetle is using the LG Chems.

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    Pete
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    With a Karmann Ghia ahead of them in 10th.

    10th, or 7th?  Pretty crazy either way.

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    Looks like they’re in 12th at the end of day 5 (yesterday):

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    That carpet….I can almost smell this photo.  Look forward to following the build!

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