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 Post subject: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:55 am 
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Hi guys. I met many of you this last weekend at Harvest but thought I'd throw out an intro and some background. My name is Troy Wheeler I'm forty something and work in education policy and technology here in Austin. I've been looking for some VW folks that share a similar passion style and love of road tripping bad ass big motored VW's at modern speeds. To quote Sammy Hagar, "I can't drive 55" we don't have to go 105 MPH like ScottyG but a nice cool 75ish suits my taste.

I moved to Texas last winter from Idaho. I've got a long history of building VW's and while I've never been a prof VW mechanic, I can hold my own technically. I find the friendships you make caravaning together are second to none and hope to get that opportunity with many of you.

Thought I'd share a couple of the cars I've built over the years too.

Early seamed gate Double Cab (my favorite car I've every built except the BD)
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Zwitter mocked up to be a dumped KDF Afrika Korps car
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My current ride is a bus I've owned and been collecting parts for the last 15 years, a 52 standard micro bus.

I describe it as "just the right amount of done"
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Anyway I'd like to be looped in if you guys are planning activities, need a hand working on something or are planning a trip to a show. PM and I'll give you my cell number for easier communication.

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:30 am 
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Welcome to the board. Nice builds. I looked at the barn door last weekend and love it. Great job.


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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:45 am 
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Welcome!!! Tommie Smith can help keeping you updated with all Austin outings and all others as well. We usually post events on here. Nice looking rides.

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:57 am 
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Great rides ... We have some cool activities here in Austin and trip to Dallas and Houston a couple times a year.. I would love to get together a longer trip for the fun of it...

Please keep in touch..

What area of town do you live in?

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:03 pm 
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Welcome! Those are some nice rides! :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Welcome! Cool rides 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Welcome, just like others I too noticed your Barn Door at the Harvest. Now I am not sure why anyone even likes those models they look like a big bread box on wheels. In fact I am sure you are VERY ashamed of even being seen in a bus that old. I tell you what I am in a super good mood right now, and if you feel up to it, I dont mind driving up to Austin and towing that OLD bus away for you. I am sure its an eyesore in your garage and probably takes up way to much space. I figure whats a little road trip to help a friend out :thumbs:





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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:32 pm 
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ConcreteAce wrote:
Welcome, just like others I too noticed your Barn Door at the Harvest. Now I am not sure why anyone even likes those models they look like a big bread box on wheels. In fact I am sure you are VERY ashamed of even being seen in a bus that old. I tell you what I am in a super good mood right now, and if you feel up to it, I dont mind driving up to Austin and towing that OLD bus away for you. I am sure its an eyesore in your garage and probably takes up way to much space. I figure whats a little road trip to help a friend out :thumbs:





Welcome to the board!



I'll be willing to help too...

Nice rides ... :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
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When did we get a chapter in Austin?

Cool bus I think I saw this at top notch.

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 Post subject: Re: Austin DLK and intro
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Troy!

Glad to see you on the board. :thumbs:

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