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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 24, 2011 - 11:29pm PT
Baja approach
Baja approach
Credit: StahlBro

Baja approach
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 3, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
The last VW vans...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/23/225344120/no-way-man-last-vw-van-to-soon-roll-off-assembly-line?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20130929&utm_source=mostemailed
perswig

climber
Oct 3, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Just traded in a '03 Golf with 219K (195K were mine) for a '10 Golf with 24K.
It's like Groundhog Day.

Love this rig.

Dale
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Hadn't seen this thread. Haven't seen my photos of my VW's either.

Loved the Complete Idiot book.

Loved being able to pick up mine or someone else's to "make" a new parking spot in the Mammoth parking lot.

Not really what I was talking about, but a great photo nonetheless.






anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
vw golf wagaon (jetta wagon in US) tdi, baby

Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Nice rig....I got one of those too...not the wagon, though. It's badass. A tank and a third to ND from Boise. Sweet
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Spot on donini, those buses and bugs were freakin cold in the winter. Would have to use an ice scraper on the inside of the windshield to get rid of the frozen condensation from my breath off. Started using an old coleman gas lantern inside my bug during the winter which hung from the roll bar. Produced almost tropical conditions on the inside. The only draw back was that you became blinded if you did not rap foil around the lantern glass.
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:57am PT
redrocks in the late 80's
redrocks in the late 80's
Credit: mctwisted
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Nice one Mctwisted, living the dream right there.

DMT
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Oct 4, 2013 - 01:03am PT
yeh bud, as good as it gets right there
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Oct 4, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Anita,

Got that Jetta Wgn TDI. Sweet rig.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 5, 2013 - 08:55am PT
My ol' volkswagons took me everywhere back in the 1970s... I could pull the engine and have it rebuilit, re-installed and running again in 8 hours - all by myself. Of course, I got so good at rebuilding the engines because I had to do it so many times. Do you think it was because VW engines were so bad, or was it because the guy rebuilding the engines was so bad? Alas, my squareback perished when it was rear-ended, and I sold the scrap to help finance a trip to Denali. Now I want a VW window van, but my wife says she'll divorce me if I get one.

Looking foolish in knickers and a hangover. Tahoe ice climbing trip 19...
Looking foolish in knickers and a hangover. Tahoe ice climbing trip 1970s.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Kirkwood 1970s
Kirkwood 1970s
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Making pancakes "New Orleans Style" - BLACKENED! <br/>
Mid-1970s below the...
Making pancakes "New Orleans Style" - BLACKENED!
Mid-1970s below the Dana Plateau and Lee Vining
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Bugaboos 1982
Bugaboos 1982
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
perswig

climber
Oct 5, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Looks like McTwisted scored some good aftermarket options for the bus.


God help me, I almost bought this beauty at this year's OHTM car auction.
Instant attraction.



Never had seen one before, thought it was a Rabbit, but it's a Squareback. Pretty sure '66, although they also had a Ghia so this may have been a '74. I luckily came to my senses WAYYY before the bidding ended at $7300.

Dale
jopay

climber
so.il
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:50am PT
I had two Bugs a 66 and bought a new 71. How did you folks keep from burning an exhaust valve, seems mine always did, even if I had them adjusted. Something about the oil cooler blocking the number 3 cylinder, as it seemed the number 3 cylinder was most prone to burning.Did Porsches of that era use a different valve material, or perhaps their cooling fan was different.
sensi

climber
vegas
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
My rig Peggy-O.
My rig Peggy-O.
Credit: sensi
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 8, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Yep ,I am a vw mechanic.87 Wolfsburgh Weekender,under reconstruction.

The Rocket Ship just did 960 mile round trip up to the White Mountains[mountain driving], a shade under 24 mpg.
Credit: wilbeer
Credit: wilbeer
Credit: wilbeer
I call it the Rocket Ship because some dude from PA with a 64 bus called it that.

Great pics,Harry and Dan.

drewsky

climber
Seattle
Oct 8, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
The Fox at the Pollen Grains parking area in the Buttermilks, CA.
The Fox at the Pollen Grains parking area in the Buttermilks, CA.
Credit: drewsky

The only car I have ever owned: my trusty 1990 VW Fox. I'm really not sure how it's lasted a decade in my 'care', but I'm definitely becoming a mechanic, albeit slowly.
perswig

climber
Oct 13, 2013 - 04:15pm PT












Dale
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 13, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Snowy april Seneca 2001
Snowy april Seneca 2001
Credit: tradmanclimbs
87 Syncro
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 13, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
My '86 Westy on my way to the Sound for some paddling...

Credit: mooser
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