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Wildthing
F1wanabe wrote:
A lot has happened on the VW front since the Summer! Ruby, our ruby red 65 sunroof beetle is sold.  A nice couple from Florida came up and towed her down. It was great to see her go to a good home and to warmer climates! We miss her every day. 
  Afterwards, I decided to move on from the 1971 Pastel White Westy camper since we don't camp! In high school and college I had two transporters (with seats instead of camper).  So I sold the 71 for the right price and am cuurently working on my new project, a 1975 Orient Blue 9 passenger bus that I found in Washington State:
        
The 75 has a much larger Type 4 engine and is lighter than the 71 so getting around is very easy now.  Began restoration by reupholstering the front seats, and after the body shop finishes up, we'll redo the rear upholstery in the custom grey/white as well. She's currently having some dings and dents addressed and she'll be painted the correct blue which is slightly darker than this blue. Interesting thing, especially since we are all into electrics: this new bus is wired for a solar panel/ inverter battery set up so that I can go off grid with it if I should so choose! So far, I've installed a retro sound stereo with subwoofer tha runs for days off of the dual batteries and its got an isolater which will prevent me from ever draining too low to start the engine. Lots of fun with this bus!
  

Looking forward to a fun show season in 2020!



That's cool, love the Ruby 🙁 . I don't camp either but if I am going off grid I would rather be comfortable in the camper Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€¦Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€¦

I think what you need now is a rag top Karmann Ghia
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F1wanabe
Wildthing wrote:



That's cool, love the Ruby 🙁 . I don't camp either but if I am going off grid I would rather be comfortable in the camper ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸Ëœâ€¦Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€¦

I think what you need now is a rag top Karmann Ghia

We did have a guy refer us to a Ghia, but not a ragtop. We passed on it.  But a 60 Alpine White ragtop (like mom had when I was growing up) is one car I would buy today if it came up!
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