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    1. Member OstTrefftWest's Avatar
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      10-17-2002 12:21 AM #126
      Damned insomnia -- I'd rather be sleeping right now....
      I've been taking my Miata to Walter for several years now -- everything from a basic 90,000-mile service to $4,000 of collision repair after getting bashed in back by a semi on 465 a couple years ago. (Uh, yeah -- it was interesting....)
      Anyway, I was seriously disappointed in his paint work, but the welds on their structural work looked near-robot clean to my eye. My first Miata (dearly departed -- tree fell on it) went there for a 90,000 mile service and came back feeling 50,000 miles younger. I think he must've been the first mechanic who actually tightened all the chassis bolts like Mazda recommended. FWIW, I've been impressed -- and a college buddy of mine with an '87 Scirocco swore by him, too.
      Overall, my hunch is that with a shop as far off the beaten drag as his, that he couldn't have survived for all this time unless he made most of his customers happy. Of course, even mechanics have bad days -- and I'll be the first to admit that ones who have a bad day on MY car don't get second chances, so I won't argue with anyone who's had trouble. But far as I'm concerned, I think Walter's great (as he'd better be for the moolah!).
      Love to hear any other reports, though.
      For anyone wanting a backup option, I've been pretty happy with Kimbrell's downtown, though I've only given them routine stuff to deal with, so I've never really put 'em to the test.
      Thanks for the feedback, all!

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      10-17-2002 12:51 AM #127
      any pics of your cars OstTrefftWest?

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      10-17-2002 01:14 AM #128
      i think i'll stick with the dealers in Lafayette and Indy until my warrenty runs out
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      10-17-2002 09:37 AM #129
      Not yet -- and I probably won't until I've got her cleaned up a little further, to make sure she's looking presentable. (The previous owners were in Boswell, about seven miles of gravel roads off the main highway, so I've spent LOTS of time cleaning about 1/8" of road dust off of every surface and crevice!)
      It looked familiar to me before I'd even bought it, though, so I think I'd seen it around town -- maybe you have, too. It's Stratos Blue with 14" Borbet six-spokes, decent window tint, and it used to have an "in memory of #3" sticker at the bottom right corner of the back window. (The sticker was the first thing to go.... Then the half-broken Roadmaster radio and the 3-and-1 mismatched no-name tires.... Next project will be having a coupla minor dash cracks fixed. Then the real daydreaming starts.... )
      When she's back from Walter's, though, I'll try to use up the last of my current roll of film so I can scan some shots. (At least I'll have some "before" pics that way....)

    5. 10-17-2002 03:24 PM #130
      lets try once again to plan a gtg for this weekend...lets get some times up late afternoon is good for me friday and saturday...sunday before three. anyone in?

    6. 10-17-2002 04:24 PM #131
      hey, I am dowm with a gtg, a bbq sounds nice. gotta be at someones crib though cause it too cold outside. Just lemme know when and where.

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      10-17-2002 04:47 PM #132
      i'm in. let me know too
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      10-17-2002 04:54 PM #133
      sounds good

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      10-17-2002 08:52 PM #134
      sorry its been soo long since i last posted here, i have tons of stuff i'm supposed to do this weekend, but i'd be down to atleast stop by and do something for a little while maybe drink a few or make a few burgers? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      oh hey Mike, can you IM me your phone number? I've lost it and can't seem to find it
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      10-18-2002 03:24 PM #135
      I'd be open this evening or Sat 10/19 -- and looks like I'll have the Dub back from Walter by Saturday (otherwise, I'd have to drive the roadster!).... I'll keep my eyes on the forum....

    11. 10-18-2002 04:11 PM #136
      I down for after the game tomorrow. I got a nice size grill at my place but no charco But it is whatever, we just need to get together. It might be kinda rough getting folks together for tonight. all I know is we need more people to show up than our last attempt. There was a total of three of us...John, myself and my daughter...lets try and do a little better than that this time. so lets get a time and place together by tonight, just a suggestion.


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      10-18-2002 04:38 PM #137
      Too bad I won't be getting my package today, otherwise I'd have my new toys installed for this weekend:

      oh well, i'm learning to be patient, still waiting on my new wheels guess everything might be on my car by next spring!!
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      10-18-2002 07:14 PM #138
      i have some old charcol, where do you live? and what time is this gig gonna start?
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

    14. 10-18-2002 09:20 PM #139
      Party time. We can get it started around 5, that would be plenty of time for the football traffic to leave.
      1010 N. Salsibury St...apt. # just look for the direct TV dish right above the door and the '91 passatt sitting in front of it.
      Bring you own meet to through on the grill....and bring your PS2 and Xbox games and controllers. All VW heads are welcome.
      How does that sound to every one?

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      10-19-2002 04:13 AM #140
      YARRRRRRR!!!
      lets get a head count
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      10-19-2002 12:36 PM #141
      i'll try to be there for awhile at one point or another... i have a big animation to work on.

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      10-19-2002 05:45 PM #142
      Just got the Jetta back from Walter -- running great (as it should, for $282!), but also diagnosed as needing a new engine mount and bearings for one rear wheel.... Whaddya expect for buying a car that cheap, I guess. At least it's back up and running!
      Anyway, I'd love to drop by later on in the evening -- probably more like 7:30 or 8:00-ish. I'll bring the car -- and some modest/responsible amount of German beer as thanks for the warm welcome into the local Dub-Club. Cheers, and see you all there.

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      10-19-2002 09:03 PM #143
      Hey -- I think I found the right places (limestone and shingles?), but didn't see any VWs or anything.... Change of plans?

    19. 10-20-2002 10:23 AM #144
      yea, right place, but I didn't check the thread, so by 7:00, I was gone. No one showed so u didn't miss anything.
      I am begining to feel that starting this club is a waste of time if no one is going to show.. I know heysuperman was waiting to see if enough people were going to response before he came out. it would be great to have more the three people interested in this

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      10-20-2002 02:37 PM #145
      Things like this can be pretty hard to coordinate, especially with time-delayed communication like these posts. Want to start planning for something TWO, count 'em, TWO weekends from now to make sure people can check calendars, etc.? Given that much notice, I think I can make my place look presentable enough that I could host.... (This coming weekend's out; I'll be at a wedding in way-eastern Ohio....)
      What say you all -- two weekends from now? (I think I'd slightly prefer a Friday night over a Saturday night, but I could probably do either one....)

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      10-20-2002 02:40 PM #146
      thats sounds like a really coordinated way to go about things. i like it, and fridays are better too. sorry this weekend was such a bust. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    22. 10-20-2002 05:16 PM #147
      So we are talking about Friday, November 1st? are you saying that it is going to be at your place OstTrefftWest? IF we set a time now, we can have it all set up.

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      10-20-2002 06:38 PM #148
      that would be great. how many VW people do you think we have here? how many people can you host?
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

    24. 10-20-2002 07:09 PM #149
      I can think of 10, but there might be more than that.

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      10-20-2002 07:23 PM #150
      Yeah, my place would be fine -- I can probably seat about ten. I think there might be enough square footage for twelve, but a couple people might need to bring their own place to sit! For those who are into XBos/PS2/whatever, I don't have any of them, but I've got front A/V inputs on my receiver to make 'em an easy connection.
      That's the long-winded way to say Nov. 1 at my place sounds fine; BYO game system (and something to grill if the weather's still warm enough). And if you want, bring a copy of "Fast & Furious" to heckle!

      [Modified by OstTrefftWest, 12:25 AM 10-21-2002 -- because I'm anal retentive about typos and punctuation!]


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