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Old 07-25-2016, 11:00 PM   #51
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And don't forget Fritz The Cat fer God's sake!
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I think ol' Fritz was a Ford Econoline and shag carpet kinda guy.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:39 PM   #55
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I love your taste in music. A LOT
FAR OUT MAN!!!
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IT'S GOTTA BE KISMET OR SOMETHING!




it's all about the tunes man ...

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Ya...Fritz was definitely a Master of Shag!
Oh yeah. Remember the final scene with the fuzzy little fella arranging the orgy in a hot tub?

I somehow don't think you could make that movie today.

Continuing along those lines, R. Crumb loves then old jug band tunes.

When somebody put together a complication of Memphis Jug Band and Gus Canon's Jug Stompers tunes. And R. Crumb drew up a bunch of stuff capturing the artists. Just Google R. Crumb and Jug Band. You'll get the idea.

Little buses and Jug Band music just seem to fit together good, yes they do.



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Old 07-28-2016, 10:31 AM   #57
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... and now a word of thanks to somebody that helped get me here.



John Muir (Engineer) reads the title line of the article about him at Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir_%28engineer%29). I don't think the title "engineer" really gives him enough credit. Neither do the large number of internet heros in their own minds who negatively review his book titled How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive; A Manual of Step-By-Step Procedures for the Complete Idiot.

Yeah … there are better WORKSHOP manuals out there, the Bently series comes to mind … and so does the Chilton efforts, but that completely misses the point of the Muir book: YOU CAN DO IT!!!

John Muir wrote a book … way back in 1969, LONG before the internet, that inspired THOUSANDS of people with absolutely ZERO skill sets and NO confidence to go ahead and open up the rear deck of their VW and give it a go.

It worked for me. I bought my copy of the book when I got hired by a VW Dealership, and until they had enough confidence in me to send me to the VW school in Orangeburg, NY … the “Idiot Book”, with it's hippy artwork was about the only thing that got me through the day.

I'm not going to tell you that this book led me directly to my first VW (a yellow 1965 Karmine Ghia. I bought the car with no engine and no trans for two 6-packs of Miller Hi-Life), which got me into doing autocross and road rallyes. Eventually, the confidence I had gained just KNOWING that I REALLY CAN DO IT, allowed me to get my degree in Auto Tech, have a nice career with a Porsche Repair Center, two of my own shops AND build and race my own E Production MGB's. Heck … this book might also figure into the building of my bus, and not in a small way. Yeah, maybe Muir's book didn't lead directly to those things … but it sure did help me … and I'll bet it helped THOUSANDS of others.

I'll just bet that this book is the only thing that kept all those Beetles on the roads across this country for all those years.

I don't know if the “For Dummies” book creator, Dan Gookin, ever saw this VW book, but the title, soft cover, the simple, conversational format, and the artwork strongly suggest that at one time, Mr. Gookin owned an old VW aircooled Bug or Bus.

For my money, I think Dan owes Mr. Muir at least a 6 pack or two. And while he's at it … make that a GOOD beer, or at least a decent ale.
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Total agreement on Muir here. That book inspired and sustained a whole lot of folks to strive for independence in many areas of life. And the artwork...simply the best ever. Hand drawn pen and ink that made complicated tasks simple.

To his further credit...that book is STILL considered the Bible for VW fans.
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You have no idea how bad I wanted to save the label off this ammo can.

Originally constructed to ship three (3) 81 mm rounds for the M252 mortar, I've re-purposed it into the base for the co-driver's chair AND tool box.


Although the can was fairly stout, I beefed up the insides of the box at the corners and elsewhere to handle the loads that will be placed upon it, and where it will be through-bolted to the floor.


I am planning a storage box cum cushy arm rest for the space to the sitter's right.












For today's musical interlude, I've been listening to Gus Canon and all them Jug Stompers to fill all of my musical needs. Here's their 1929 recording of Walk Right In Sit right Down



Some might remember this 1960's arrangement. Not quite as juggy, the work on that 12 string still sounds pretty fresh:




Both are fairly cool!


Tomorrow ... LIVE AND IN COLOR ...

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My fave was Mr Natural.
I have this tattooed on my ass... One of my favorites...
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