November 11, 2002
D-Day for the BootBus

I am going down to the BusLab in Berkeley this morning to see what the verdict is on our Bus...from talking with joe e and other VW Bus owners the consensus is:

1 - A broken seal - which would not be too bad.

2 - Cracked engine case or something like that - this is bad and would mean alternative transport for Nick and I.

Posted by Sean at November 11, 2002 06:44 AM

Hey - sorry about all the problems - and just before you were scheduled to stay with me! Sorry you missed the steaks and warm bed last night. But the Brady B&B is still open and serving Thai food tonite with Missy Jennifer. Due to the ucky weather, I also baked all weekend - so lots of goodies to nosh on. Hope to see you - but don't sweat it if you can't. Best of luck with the bus.

Posted by: Susan on November 11, 2002 09:20 AM

It is possible to finish the trip in your Bus. Often VW engines can be purchased from junkyards cheaply. To find a suitable engine , look for a Bus built between 1968-1971 that was running , but is in the wrecking yard because it got in a auto wreck. If a Bus isn't found, find a Bug using the same criteria, and use a rear engine mount adapter that mounts rear engine carrier to the oilpump bolts. It just depends how desperate a person is, but a Bus can usually get repaired to get home , eventually. Good luck.

Posted by: David on November 11, 2002 10:33 AM

I'm in SF now. Call me at TT if you want to meet up before I ride the dog home Tues night. 415-227-8600 at work.
I'll be meeting Joe for happy hour/quick dinner (a burrito would make me happy) before I leave at 8ish. That said, MacArthur Park does (or did) a nice happy hour of free food and cheap local microbrews. It's at Front & Jackson. Main courses are bbq and American comfort food.

Posted by: Jen on November 11, 2002 11:09 AM