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Old 21st August 2009, 20:58   #316
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Well now the bus is going to rock and i'm sure paint the town red. Hope to see this car someday.
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Old 21st August 2009, 22:00   #317
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Lovely clean job! The colours, the interiors all convey a sense of joy. I didn't know much about VW microbuses but now I'm definitely a fan.
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Old 21st August 2009, 23:42   #318
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The last 5% of the work like you said is not really visible but thats where the peace of minds comes the most from . and the most headache as well.

Btw one quick question what is the need for a UPS in the bus???
Thank you buddy,

Yes the last 5% of work will actually drain you out, anyways will wrap it up within a weeks time.

AND the UPS, he he.... My mom wants to have a nice cup of coffee or prepare a quick meal using a coffee maker and a electric heat table when on a picnic, for her satisfaction and requirement i'am getting a 90 amps batterey and a 900VA UPS.

Always remember one thing, build your passion on automobiles around your family's taste and requirement, you atleast get the chance to own some small time collection of classics.

Like e.g., My bro loves LHD, and my wife loves to catch some sleep when on a long drive and my Mom loves big spacious car. AND at the end of it ---My requirement of owning a classic becomes a reality.

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Pavan, I missed this thread for few days. It was a pleasure meeting you in person. Always wondered how you do the time-management with almost 5 projects simultaneously. As our ex-railway Lalluji and the internationally famous Mumbai Dabba wallas, you must have something unique to share the world. So when and where is the final photo session planned ?
Ha ha ... too much. No buddy. I just do it as it comes, i must appreciate my team who works around my Time frame and Budget.

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Smile my friend. You are posing with your dream
Buddy i hardly had any engergy that evening. 4 meetings at office, 150 kms drive through the day. Almost exhausted, but kept up my energy since Srikanth wanted to meet me since long.

BTW it was lovely meeting that chap and thanks to him for some nice pics.

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Well now the bus is going to rock and i'm sure paint the town red. Hope to see this car someday.
Anytime sir, its not going anywhere.

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Lovely clean job! The colours, the interiors all convey a sense of joy. I didn't know much about VW microbuses but now I'm definitely a fan.
Thanks a lot for your compliments sir, i value it. In the coming days i'am definitely going to complete it and post some better pics.
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Well now the bus is going to rock and i'm sure paint the town red. Hope to see this car someday.
red? or do you mean yellow?? the bus looks cool but where do you think team bhp stickers will go? use the small ones discretely.
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red? or do you mean yellow?? the bus looks cool but where do you think team bhp stickers will go? use the small ones discretely.
He does not put any sticker on his vehicles except KADAM on his rear windscreen.


Pavan what is the status of THE BUS ???
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He does not put any sticker on his vehicles except KADAM on his rear windscreen.
which is already there. i noticed. Well , a job this extensive needs to get its own share of attention and most people in TBhp already know about this 'bus.
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He does not put any sticker on his vehicles except KADAM on his rear windscreen.


Pavan what is the status of THE BUS ???
Status---- i must pat my back for completing 2% out of that last 5% job pending.

1)Glasses come, will be fitted tomorrow morning, yahooooooo....
2) UPS wires ready, Will be fitted by tomorrow morning.

Thats it. 99% complete.

I am going to run the Bus this weekend. My Aunt, Cousins and People in my Granpa's house are waiting to see the bus.

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which is already there. i noticed. Well , a job this extensive needs to get its own share of attention and most people in TBhp already know about this 'bus.
Yes buddy, i intend to use some T-BHP stickers discretely, lets see.

Thanks for the compliment, Just that last elusive 1% job thats pending is sure going to make my life miserable (DETAILING)

The Bus will be running all around Jayanagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar this weekend, so dont be surprised if you spot me, with the yellow/white TANK.
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Hi Folks,

Today i can officially announce that the Microbus Restoration complete.

1) Mechanicals are 100% Fit and in running order.
2) Cosmetically it needs attention, which will be done over the period of time.

I can now relax over this project and spruce it up with my own will and wish. Done almost 100 kms run-in today , dropped and picked up my kid from school. went around buying grocery to home, without a reason went and filled in Fuel, went to my tinker for some minor work, and must say the Bus runs really well.

One pic shows the LOUD SOUNDING JALWA HORNS fixed below

Tomorrow perform one puja and again drive around Bangy this weekend. Ah... relief finally.

Had some tough time today just trying to catch my kid running all along the bus, she seems to have made a home for herself in the Bus-- Satisfaction== PRICELESS.

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Old 28th August 2009, 12:44   #324
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Congrats Pavan atlast it is done, job well done
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Congrats Pavan atlast it is done, job well done
Thanks gowdre,

Next time you come to Bengaluru, you can catch my Bus home
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Congrats Pavan ! Have you also completed all RTO formalities that are required to get the bus back on the road ? Where is the weekend drive going to be to ?
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Congrats Pawan, Now you have 2 from the VW family and I read a Jeep restoration by you too.

Guess you need to fix the number plates as the final final touch to the MicroBus .

So taking a break now or have something in hand to start with.

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Congrats Pawan, Now you have 2 from the VW family and I read a Jeep restoration by you too.

Guess you need to fix the number plates as the final final touch to the MicroBus .

So taking a break now or have something in hand to start with.
Yes, thanks buddy,

Only just now i am feeling i am owning the Bus after almost 5 long years of wait and 2 long years of restoration.

Presently i have other outside projects at hand, so no stopping. But no cars for me for some more time. :<

Number plates fixed today.



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Congrats Pavan ! Have you also completed all RTO formalities that are required to get the bus back on the road ? Where is the weekend drive going to be to ?
Thanks kannan,

Well i need to get new tyres ON and front winding glasses did not arrive yet.

RTO formalities will take some time, FC validity expired a year ago.

Weekend drive will be mostly around South Bangalore.

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Stupendous effort, the satisfaction of realising a dream and one that a whole family can enjoy, is priceless.

Even at stand still the bus make me think of one thing only - Tripping 24/7

Enjoi...
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Congratulations on another project near completed.

We never saw any pictures of the Van in as bought condition - do post some of those.

Cheers!
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