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    1. Member vw fiend's Avatar
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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?

    4. 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.

    7. 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

    9. 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!]


      [Modified by OstTrefftWest, 12:30 AM 10-21-2002]


    11. 10-22-2002 03:24 PM #151
      i am heading to psu that weekend so i wont be able to attend...sorry about this weekend i worked all weekend and hadn't checked the post i hope we can find a better way to get together, because i have this weird feeling that all of us are connected through our aquaintences and friends, but we just cant bring the whole thing together. are their any shows coming up soon that we could head to...this would be an easy way to get alot of us together?

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      10-23-2002 08:57 AM #152
      I'm far too new to have any idea about regional shows, etc. -- other than anything that might pop up in the regional forum. These are hard to coordinate, though.

      Anybody want to suggest a different date to see if we can get more people available, or should we stick with Nov. 1 and just catch ozweego0o the next time around?


    13. 10-23-2002 10:58 AM #153
      it is highly unlikey that we will get everyone together at the same time every time we meet , we all have very different schedules.

      How about we say that we are going to "officially" meet on the First Firday of every month, like our meeting next week, and keep it like that. we can still set up little gtg inbetween that also. Everyone wont be able to make it all the time, but eventually everyone will get to meet and know each other.

      How does that sound?


      [Modified by dalasdhn, 10:00 AM 10-23-2002]


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      10-23-2002 03:23 PM #154
      nov 1st
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

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      10-24-2002 09:10 AM #155
      Good plan -- let's aim for the first Friday of every month, including Nov. 1 at my place. I'll provide directions as the time gets closer (but suffice to say that if you can find Union St., you'll be able to find my place!)....

      The Jetta's visiting Walter again, for a second round of stuff (engine mount, wheel bearing, and assorted stuff) that he noticed last time the car was in. At this rate, looks like my $1,000 car will be a $2,000 car by next week (including the CD deck and tires I bought right off the bat), but she oughta run like a top!


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      10-24-2002 09:29 AM #156
      nov 1st sounds good to me... OstTrefftWest... my 89 jetta cost me $950, and when i was done spending it must have been a $2500 car. drove the 800+ miles from my house here straight no problems

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      10-29-2002 01:26 PM #157
      Just to confirm that I'm still planning on hosting a Lafayette-area GTG Friday evening. Looks like the weather's gonna bite, so probably no grilling, but it's still an excuse to congregate with Dub-heads. My place is on Wellington Court, and if all goes according to schedule (Walter's on vacation this week, so it's just Andy), you'll be able to look for the driveway with a Stratos Blue Jetta in it. Further directions as the time approaches, so...

      ...bump.


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      10-29-2002 04:59 PM #158
      sweet, let us know what we can bring

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      10-29-2002 05:42 PM #159
      count me in
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

    20. 10-30-2002 09:17 AM #160
      I am in also, what time?

      i got Fast and the Furious on DVD, I'll bring that. I also got a PS2 but no games dunno how much that would help.

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      10-30-2002 09:45 AM #161
      that's great cuz i have some PS2 games but no PS2
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

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      10-30-2002 04:12 PM #162
      Everyone can bring sympathy cards for my wallet. Besides the wheel bearing and motor mount (and blue coolant temp sensor, which is no biggie), I also needed:

      - a new tie rod (old one was about to fall off),
      - a SECOND new motor mount, and
      - a new CV joint.

      I'd better be able to drive to the North Pole now, because between purchase price, repairs, new tires, and a modest stereo, my $1,000 car has now cost me about $2,750. Then I'll need to redo the A/C and cooling fan in the spring.

      So, sympathy cards for my credit card would be appropriate.

      I'll post directions, etc., this evening when I'm home from work. (Hint: look for the Jetta with blue paint that's slowly morphing into U.S. Currency Green!)


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      10-31-2002 09:43 AM #163
      Okay, easy directions to my place for tomorrow's GTG: I'm on Wellington Court, which comes off the south side of Union Street between 28th and 30th. (In other words, if Wellington were a through street, it'd be 29th.)

      I live in the left side of the third home on the left -- there'll be a red Steve Knecht for Judge sign in the yard, and a blue A2 Jetta on my side of the driveway. Everyone can just park at the curb (just not on the other half of my driveway, which belongs to my neighbor).

      I don't have a DVD player, so any DVD-watching will require someone's PS2 or other player -- but it'll be easy to hook up stuff like that for the evening. Aside from that, bring anything you want so long as it's legal, though I'll plan to have some in the fridge.

      All Dubheads welcome!


      [Modified by OstTrefftWest, 2:45 PM 10-31-2002]


    24. 10-31-2002 04:18 PM #164
      what time is the gig starting?

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      10-31-2002 04:22 PM #165
      Say 8:00?

    26. 10-31-2002 05:27 PM #166
      sounds good to me!

      Lemme get this right: we go down union street and turn right or left on wellington


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      10-31-2002 07:45 PM #167
      can i bring anything? i'll be there!!

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      10-31-2002 10:37 PM #168
      hey, my wipers are busted... heres my thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=567729
      anyone got spare parts to sell, or want to help me work on them?

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      11-01-2002 08:05 AM #169
      If you're heading west on Union (i.e., towards the river), Wellington's a left. If you're heading east on Union (i.e., towards 52), it'll be a right.

      Bring anything you think would make for a good time -- and maybe a few bucks for calling in a couple pizzas, since it's gonna be a little cold for grilling....

      Oh -- I don't have any spare wiper parts to sell -- but if the gang's so inclined, I'd offer use of my garage (so that we can stand around the car scratching our heads and wondering indoors instead of out )....


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      11-01-2002 06:42 PM #170
      I can prolly stop by for a little bit, I'll be the one in the ghetto white GTI with mismatched wheels that used to say farfromugen on the back...

      oh yeah, and do we need anyone to bring some beer? or should we just do a beer run if its needed?


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      11-04-2002 11:33 AM #171
      Hey -- now that the forums are back up (at least for now, knock on wood), thanks to everyone who made it out on Friday night. It was good to meet at least a few members of the local crowd.

      Anyone else care to host next month's GTG, or should I plan on it? (I'm fine with hosting, but I don't want to monopolize it if anyone else wants to.)

      I got brave Saturday night and used the Dub for a round-trip to Valpo. Made it there and back, but there's still something screwy -- it's not happy at or near freezing, and feels kind of like it's lean-surging or something. I'll check my Haynes manual tonight, and will probably pop for a Bentley before another visit to Walter. Either way, let's hope third time's charm.

      Again, good to meet the local Dub gang! Next one's set for 12/6, right?


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      11-04-2002 11:40 AM #172
      good to finally meet everyone else. now that everyone can see how many we got together friday, maybe everyone else will show. i dont like my haynes manual, i'll be needing a bently someday... i have two for my bug

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      11-04-2002 12:47 PM #173
      same here, it was cool to put faces with everyones name. i finally broke down and purchased a bently a few weeks back. amazon.com had it for the best price i could find. for my car it was $42 shipped, came in like 2 days regular ups ground!!!
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    34. 11-04-2002 02:42 PM #174
      YO peep...
      Jus dropping a line to say was sup.
      If you all need any help or advise on club stuff... hit me up. I have a lil experience in that.
      Was sup lil bro!
      George

    35. 11-04-2002 07:06 PM #175
      hey yall, likewise i had a good time friday. that is my older bro George if anyone was wondering. yea, he started a club back at home a few years ago, you can check out there page @
      http://www.rennerperformancegroup.com/main.htm
      and he started his own car show, u can check that out @
      http://www.dubwar.net/

      but yea, i know the next meeting time is the weekend before finals
      (for those still in school), but lets hang out and get out minds off the books before finals and everyone heads home.

      Jay, i would invest in a bently book for your car, they are great, especially for dummies like me when it comes to cars.


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