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Gus The VW Bus's Blog (6)

Down Time

I’ve noticed a familiar pattern in VW bus blogs. They all start with excitement – the purchase of a bus with big plans for camping and tooling around. A minor (or major) cosmetic restoration then occurs, followed by perhaps some actual driving around or camping. Inevitably, the next step seems to be engine problems, followed by an engine removal and rebuild. And that is where Gus is now.…


Added by Gus The VW Bus on September 2, 2012 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Nose paint WIN!

So I went back to Sherwin Williams Automotive to pick up the color matched paint - this time done by "eye" rather than the computer formula they used last time. He actually used some kind of tractor paint code as the base, (Komatsu or something) which is what he did for the Dakota Beige last time. I guess bus colors are similar to tractor colors. He showed me the dried…


Added by Gus The VW Bus on September 7, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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