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How to repair a rusty VW on a budget?

Junior Banksy gets 'tagging' the bus…

Added by tommy2bob on April 2, 2012 at 1:34am — No Comments

Yet Another Blog

So, now I've started a blog about my Westy experience and other miscellaneous stuff.

Unlike other blogs here I've never actually gone anywhere interesting, but if you want to check it out let me know what you think.  




Added by Jonathan Stone on February 21, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

I'm Official

I joined the group when I first realized I had to get another Westy. That was over a year and a half ago and last weekend, I got it! Found an 83 Westy Waterboxer in pretty decent shape for the money. It needs some love but by the grace of God, as tough as it is to find a mechanic to work on them around here, I think I found the right people. And surprisingly, they were literally right around the corner. I just ordered what parts he needed…


Added by John Deyber on February 14, 2012 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Our Blog


Added by Corey and Vanessa on January 29, 2012 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Buses Bythe Bridge 1/13/2012 My 1st!!

Got home @ 1am from BBB @ Lake Havasu. My friends bus had a serious breakdown & we had to be towed home but had a great weekend anyway. Even the wait to be rescued was not without it's share of good times. We were looked in on by many a VW's the drove by & the last one was a couple of young guys who stayed until help got there! They played their guitars & sang to keep us entertained & then helped push the bus up on a tow dolly!! A great many thanks were given out yesterday to…


Added by Carol Thunderdance on January 16, 2012 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, ...

 Just chillin' in Cabo San Lucas and it looks like we'll be here longer than we thought. See our lates blog post @ www.rweethereyet.com

Added by Stephen Robbins on December 19, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

American Pickers visit

This past summer we made our yearly trip back home to the midwest. I grew up in the Quad Cities, which are in Iowa and Illinois. Home of the John Deere headquarters, and not much else...until the show American Pickers started on the History Channel. I'll admit,…


Added by Gus The VW Bus on December 8, 2011 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

"Talk About A Revolution..."

Living The Dream... in Baja California for the Mexican Revolution anniversary celebrations.


Added by Stephen Robbins on December 2, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Carlsbad Adventure - Rewind Review

Looking back, I realized we never finished our review of camping at South Carlsbad State Beach. So, without further ado, pretend it's still August, it's 95 degrees outside and the beach sounds like a lovely weekend get-away. Are you there? Good.

When we last left you, Westi had just saved us $500 by helping us avoid a ticket.

After our positive…


Added by The Bustache on November 8, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Kicks Completed & Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, interweb peeps!

While we encourage costumes every day of the year, we revel in any holiday that makes them more universally accepted.

Saturday's "Night on the Town" Costume: Marvin the Martian

Pew, pew, pew....

(In case you didn't know, that's what a ray gun sound looks like when typed out!)…


Added by The Bustache on October 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2 Hippies


Added by Stephen Robbins on October 27, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

One shot

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity

To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment

Would you capture it or just let it slip?

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

The above… Continue

Added by Gus The VW Bus on October 26, 2011 at 2:16pm — 3 Comments

It's Gettin' Hot in Here

Last week was HOT is Southern California. While much of the country was sipping steaming cups of hot pumpkin lattes in crisp fall air, we were gulping down ice water in a sweltering 97 degrees sun.

With such weather, there is only one thing to do - GO CAMPING!

And so, we we headed off for some RnR in the Santa Ana mountains. The campground was a full 3087 feet above sea level. We were glad Bustache is was ready for a challenge. I'll review our most recent camping…


Added by The Bustache on October 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Keep Calm And Carry On

On Sunday I decided to start Gus up and back him out in the driveway for a few pics with the newly painted nose and front windshield. He started up a little rough (mainly because I used a battery that has some issues), but made it out the ten feet or so to the driveway. I took some pics, cleaned up the garage a little in the area where Gus sits, and proceded to pull Gus back… Continue

Added by Gus The VW Bus on October 20, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Just Say "No" to Option 2

Or, Bustache and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - The Finale

Last you left us, Steve, Westi and I were driving Bustache from LA to Orange County in SoCal's "Storm Watch 2011."

Sometimes I intentionally make bad decisions. Take this scenario, for example:

This is me on any given Friday night…


Added by The Bustache on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Babies, Bugs and Baboons


The post I was supposed to have up today isn't ready yet. You know, the Finale to this fine piece of work?

Yeah, a busy and fun weekend left me with no time to devote to my new favorite hobby. What is a blogger to do!?!

Quick! I must employ Survival Strategy #1 - Buy time by razzle-dazzling your readers with pictures of cute babies, monkeys and,…


Added by The Bustache on October 3, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Bustache and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Act 1

We've had countless good days in the Bustache. But this post is about the worst day we've ever had in the Bustache.

It was early March, and Steve and I had just spent the weekend with my sister and her wife in Joshua Tree. For those of you who have never been there, Joshua Tree is in the desert about 180 miles east of LA. It's a weird and wonderful land with wacky trees and wonky rock formations - as if it was created by Dr. Seuss himself. We hiked, climbed rocks and cooked some…


Added by The Bustache on September 30, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

The P Problem

It's confession time on the internets... I have a problem.

In our house, we refer to it as the "P" problem - as if it is too powerful to be named... like Lord Voldemort or the porcupine-like creatures from "The Village" (did anyone but me actually see that? I still have faith that M. Night Shyamalan will return to his glory days!).

This particular problem manifests itself in every room of our house. And I know that I'm the… Continue

Added by The Bustache on September 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Dads Say the Darndest Things

My dad is hilarious. Not the obvious kind of hilarious a la Adam Sander or Robbin Williams or Jim Carrey. More of a subtle surprising hilarity that catches you off-guard.


In fact, "funny" probably wouldn't be a characteristic many people would associate with him. He's a proud introvert and engineer (shocking to see those two words associated, I know!). He's often described as smart, thoughtful,…


Added by The Bustache on September 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The stickers on (or will be on someday) the bus.

Inspired by The Aircooled Pig and Ludwig & Gertie's Adventures, I decided to do a post about the stickers on Gus. Except that most of the bumper stickers I have for Gus aren't on there yet. I've got to repaint the rear bumper before I put them on. Or maybe I'll put them on the poptop...haven't decided yet.

I love bumper… Continue

Added by Gus The VW Bus on September 22, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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