08/31/2010

Cafe bus

 

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A few years ago, shops on wheels were popular, using buses as the shop, though you don't see much of that these days.

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This is an example of a recent one.  It had been selling sweet foods right outside a mall near Mybows.

 

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08/29/2010

HOT V!

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We always put an ad in the Japanese VW magazine, "Street VW's," but this time, we also put an ad on "Hot VW's" for the first time.

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It's something I had always wanted to do! 

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08/27/2010

VW show in the west

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A VW event will be held in Kyoto in mid. September.  I've never been to that event and wolud like to participate.  It is an approximately 500km drive from here, Tokyo, to Kyoto.

If you would like to come with me, don't hesitate to ask me.

Of course, contacting me about going to this event with me requires that you are beautiful young unmarried chick!

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08/26/2010

The VWs that were at Bug-o-rama - U.S. trip

 

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This is unthinkable price for cars in Japan.

 

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08/24/2010

Conclusion

I put the mirrors on my bus as I wrote before I would.  The crummy-old mirror looks good on my crummy-old bus.

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As for the result, it doesn't at all make it easier to see the side of the car.  Especially. the angle that the right mirror arm is at makes the mirror too close to the car.

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The elephant mirror that also didn't provide good-enough visual might have been better.

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08/21/2010

Palm

 

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Hey!  My customer gave me this palm tree as a present for Mybows' 12th anniversary.  It was exactly what I wanted!!

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08/20/2010

Interior light

When I visit the States, I always try to have dinner with my Japanese friend that lives in Irvine.  This time, we went to Hooters on his Intermeccanica.

Usually, I don't have the oppotunity for riding in the passenger seat, it was so exciting for me (especially because he drove really fast).

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I found an interior light on the dashboard of his car.  So I gave him one of the LED light bulbs that I brought for friends in the States.  He was happy and I was glad of it.

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My Mickey-chan, however, doesn't have an interior light on the dashboard and instead has this emblem.  What does this say?

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I decided to install an interior light for early buses on Mickey-chan.  It fit perfectly!

It looks great and very useful.

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I left the light on for 5 hours to test if the aftermarket brand plastic lens will endure the heat from the LED light.
There were no problems at all.

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08/17/2010

Brazilian vent wing

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Low grade bay-window buses that were sold by a certain Japanese VW dealer (Yanase) weren't installed with vent wings on the front doors.  I heard from an English VW guy that it's the same in England.  How about the buses in the U.S.?

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For customers that don't have them installed, I get used parts and repair them to fit my customer's buses.  But now, I can get brand new genuine vent wings for Brazilian buses.  They fit bay-window buses as well.

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There probably won't be any problem in installing them but there are many Japanese VW dudes that believe only German parts...

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08/16/2010

The VWs that were at Bug-o-rama - U.S. trip

 

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At the swap meet.  The owner of this bus sold me good products.
Thanks a lot.
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08/14/2010

The VWs that were at Bug-o-rama - U.S. trip

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Doodle bug.  Always at the event.
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Tatto shop Choro-Q.

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08/11/2010

Square mirrors - U.S.trip

 

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These mirrors are hardly ever seen on buses in Japan.  I sometime see them on sale at swap-meet in the States.  I have no idea if it's easy to use but I bought them for my 66 bus.
I'll inform you after I have tried them.

 

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08/08/2010

The VWs that were at Bug-o-rama - U.S. trip

 

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Heading to the raceway.

 

 

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08/07/2010

The VWs that were at Bug-o-rama - U.S. trip

 

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08/06/2010

"The tools" - U.S. trip

 

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After much consideration, I got this tools.

 

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08/05/2010

Garbage?

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I got all this garbage at the event as usual.  The car I rented transformed into a low-rider.
I had to drive from Sacramento to Los Angeles in this situation as always.

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08/03/2010

Mickey-chan?

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OK, I want to get back to the subject about my last U.S. trip.
This Mickey-chan at the event was a little different from mine.  I bet you can tell the difference between this Mickey-chan and mine.  Neither can I.
Not!  lol.

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08/02/2010

Mickey-chan

I currently have three cars, though I've recently been too busy to go out for drives.

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This is the first one.  It looks like a Porsche but it isn't.  It's a replica of a 356 speedstar based on a bug.
Why do I have a replica and not a real one?  Because I'm a poor VW shop owner!
It's been eight years since I've had this car.  Since I bought this car as an used car, it had looked like this since I first got it.  Most 356 replica's are much newer looking than this one but I like how this old car looks.
Driving this car to the sea with a surfboard in the passenger seat is great!

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