Big Week Ahead

June 29, 2009

So the mechanic has the bus and has given us the low down on what it is going to immediately need. We are looking at getting

  • 4 new brakes
  • shocks
  • muffler
  • wiper arm and blade
  • gas cap
  • gasket set for transmission

it will probably need a new clutch too but that may be able to wait. This is just the mechanics so far we will also need to get the body done. That is being looked at by someone this weekend as well for estimation on getting the rust patched and sanded out. So far, for the parts and labor we are looking at another $750 for the mechanics to get done. Not too bad. 🙂 If everything goes smoothly we may get the bus back by next weekend in working order for inspection!! We shall see.


June 12, 2009


Our new plates came in yesterday! Be sure to Honk if you see us!

Quick Update

June 10, 2009

Hey all!

So just a quickie here I wanted to let everyone know it was official that we have our PCE&LUV plates ordered and it took all of $78 to register the VW and we had no problem doing it even though we had: NO TITLE and the last registration was done in 2004 and was in a different name than the bill of sale was because it was the father of the kid who sold it to us. I was holding my breathe but they registered it no problem 🙂

Second good news! We found ourselves a mechanic. In keeping with true Craigslist fashion we found a guy who has been a mechanic for many years and does work for people on evenings and weekends. We contacted him and he came out to look at the LUV BUS and he fell in love just like we did. I was nervously watching body language from inside as they looked at the thing but the verdict was that he is really excited to take our project on and work with us on it and thinks it shouldn’t be too bad getting it road ready.

So Brian the mechanic is coming to pick up our little bus and drive it off to the garage tomorrow. I will be sad to not see it in the driveway every morning and evening but I know when we get it back there it will be in much better shape. He also has a friend who does body work who will give us his estimate about getting the body in good rust free shape and ready for a paint job of a still undetermined color.

Ok that is all for now. I will let you know the estimated work once it gets really looked over.

Peace 🙂

Me and the bus