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Barrett-Jackson Auction Offers Up 87 Westfalia

The auction house famous for high dollar sales of classic and other collectible vehicles will be offering up this 87 VW Vanagon.  It will be interesting to see what it goes for. There is already some speculation about the history of the vehicle through title and automobile history searches.  Many …

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Olympic Peninsula 101

  To Edmonds The ride to the Edmonds ferry from north Seattle only took only a few minutes going down Interstate 5.  It was earlier in the day.  Sunday morning at ten. The slowly Vanagon was nearly floored trying to merge into faster than normal traffic.  A small SUV came …

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HitchSafe Trailer Hitch Locked Safe

A big part of enjoying the great outdoors and the freedom that a Transporter can bring is not having to worry about things while you are hiking or floating the river in your canoe.  Losing your keys and other small valuables can detract greatly to your peace of mind.  One …

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Bridge of the Gods at

Bridge of the Gods was built in the 1920’s.  It connects Washington state and Oregon over the Columbia River and crosses near the Bonneville Dam in southern Washington.  Riveted steel beam construction bridges from this era are not so common anymore and this one certainly has a unique feel. Family friends that …

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Group 41 Battery for the Vanagon

Group 41 is the largest biggest standard flooded lead acid battery that can fit in the stock Vanagon battery tray without modification. The group 41 battery is the DC power station sitting under the passenger seat of most Vanagons. The battery features a lot of cold cranking amps and hefty …

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80 MPH

This was on a long straight slightly downhill piece of Interstate 5 coming back from Portland.  It likely is closer to 75 really as the speedo is a little higher than actual speed per VWs settings.

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Jack Stand Safety

Longtime mechanics know what they can get away with and what they cant as far as safety equipment goes.  Some cannot. As a preemptive strike to injury we decided to do a safety basics so that we can introduce at least a moderate sense of safety while wrenching on your …

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Pick Up Trucks

The Single Cab and Double Cab were Volkswagens answer to the pick up truck.  They are getting harder and harder to find, and as a result are getting more and more expensive.  They are still being made but they quit importing them into the US quite a long time ago.  …

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