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bullet sunroof71
05 Oct : 05:47PM
Don't use the chat box much guys but check out LOW COUNTRY BUS FESTIVAL. Gonna be awesome!
bullet snoopy
03 Sep : 06:19AM
sorry for the late reply, I almost never read the chat box. I look at the forums.
bullet snoopy
03 Sep : 06:18AM
cmfredericks was referred by me, he was looking for a bus for a while. His neighbor across the st is a moonie and he has been hanging out with her fixing her bus and now wants one of his own.
bullet hippieman88
18 Aug : 09:10PM
Delilah went to a new home today they are even keeping her name as Delilah one awesome journey given to another who's never had the bus experience. Im bummed but the outlook of sharing feels good
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 09:20PM
I talked to the guy on the phone and he lives in south carolina and says he know snoopy and someone snoopy knows lives across from him. Wiring money seems sketchy and his son (cmfredericks) says he's part of the bus club but just signed up today. Seems kinda weird..... and i did pm him back and all i got was a phone call. Said that snoopy referred him to me.....i dunno....
bullet Collie
16 Aug : 05:45PM
PM him and see if he responds...
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 02:04PM
Does anyone know a guy named Rick who is the stepfather of the member cmfrederics who knows snoopy? He wants to buy my bus and i want to know if he's reputable to have money wired or a check sent to me. I feel leary about it so i need some closure.....
bullet hippieman88
16 Aug : 12:24PM
Nevermind the last message my lady says ima nut for offering that lol but i really do need 7500 for ol Delilah so i can pay off some hospital bills i am in debt for. Im taking a big loss but really need the cash. Thanks moonies. Sorry for blowing up the message board....
bullet hippieman88
15 Aug : 05:55PM
Im desperate......ill let go my 76 westy and my 90 tin top vanagon for 8,000. Both run and the vanagon is awesome. Two buses for 8,000. And they both run. Its a heck of a deal. Im just in dire need of money. Thanks all.
bullet hippieman88
14 Aug : 08:44PM
My 76 westy still in for sale forum. Asking 7500. Not trying to blow this up,but im in debt and its what i need to get out of it. Please check it out everyone. Thanks.....

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Thu Sep 15 2011, 12:40PM
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Lilly, our 91 Westy has been sick since Buses on the Rive(2010),AAA delivered her to Chriss @ Ashville VW, he medicated her and we limped home to Wilmington. Missed Every Bus and Natural Buss this year. We shipped her to upstate NY for rehab session by Vanaru. Doc Hans installed a 2.5 Subie(2,700 miles), upgraded tranny(higer 3rd/4th gears) from Darel(AA Transaxle), clutch, cv joints, complete front end rebuild. Hans and Nel`lie personally returned Lilly(952 miles). I hope to drive her soon, I broke my clutch ankle @ High Country and the Doctors screwed me back together and now another rehab. Don
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your gonna love it! Hans converted my 86 westy last summer. plenty of power,drives like a modern vehicle now. been to Florida last November and up to Canada this summer. without a hiccup. He also flew down to nyc. and drove it back to his shop to do the work
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Whats the cost for an engine swap?

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Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:37PM

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ten grand out the door. alot of paintjobs , but i wouldnt hesitate to jump in it and cross the country tomorrow! my vw mechanic misses me havnt seen him in a year.
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Thu Sep 15 2011, 10:44PM
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What is the horsepower difference between a 2.2 and a 2.5?Any chance of a pic of the engine ?

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the older 2.2 has 130hp the 2.5 has 175hp I dont have a camera but its a perfect fit, its a boxer can go to and see and read all about it.
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Fri Sep 16 2011, 06:58AM
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I do a lot of subie work, they are bad about oil leaks, and the later ones have head gasket issues, also they are an interference motor and a lot of components are one year only and they aren't easy to rebuild. otherwise they are good motors later md

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Sat Sep 17 2011, 10:53AM
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I drove Lilly yesterday---runs great, lots of power and handles very well. Perfect traveling and camping vehicle now---look forward to when Don can push the clutch in so he can drive it. Until then, I am available to serve as the pilot.
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