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    Thread: Aircooled VW shop Northish Phoenix....

    1. 07-12-2012 02:02 AM #1
      As my close friends and family know I have always wanted to open a VW shop, after 10 years in the military we settled here in Phoenix and discovered Karls Custom and our dream was put on hold because back then you could not top Karls. As the years went by I enjoyed 15 years with Home Depot, started a successful transmission shop and other ventures. It wasn't until late January an offer came my way to purchase the rights to the Karls Custom name, how could I pass this up????? So after all the legal hooplah and paperwork we started to rebuild the Karls business.
      Karls Custom VW is returning.....new owners, new location, whole new attitude. We will strive to continue the wonderful legacy Karl has created. With his blessings and good wishes we now take his dreams and love for this hobby and combine them with our own. Our every intention is to bring Karls Custom back to the Volkswagen world. Our love for everything VW and strong friendships in the local scene will no doubt make an instant positive impact.......We look forward to serving our friends and families not only in Arizona but across the country. Please leave us any requests, or questions here or email at karlscustomdubs@yahoo.com We will open our doors Saturday July 14th here in Central/North Phoenix....as we all know it is too damn hot to do a huge gtg style grand opening here in July so we are planning a huge shindig in September, but please come by and check us out......

      Karls Custom
      9204 n. 10th ave
      Phoenix, AZ 85021

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      07-12-2012 02:28 AM #2


      So awesome to hear! I drove by Karl's everyday on the way to high school and always loved seeing the cars that they had parked outside. I wish you much luck and success. Hopefully I'll be a customer one day, I love me some aircooleds.

    3. 07-12-2012 02:32 AM #3
      you know I will always have those MK1 parts around....
      Thanks!

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      07-12-2012 05:03 AM #4
      Did you say MK! parts????

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      07-12-2012 12:01 PM #5
      sweet! good luck
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      07-12-2012 11:00 PM #6
      Good luck with your endeavor. Do you plan to sell parts only or have a shop as well?
      Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken

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      07-13-2012 01:24 AM #7
      This is awesome! Karl's Custom was huge back in the early 90's when I was in high school. I had several friends that worked there. Glad to hear this is coming back. Good luck sir!

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      07-14-2012 09:03 PM #8
      Stopped by there yesterday. Very nice actual merchandise store front. This shop is going to do well. Not just another shop with a waiting room. I might be setting up my blast equiptment there as well.
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      07-15-2012 03:38 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sec914 View Post
      Stopped by there yesterday. Very nice actual merchandise store front. This shop is going to do well. Not just another shop with a waiting room. I might be setting up my blast equiptment there as well.
      finallly... almost a coherent sentance

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      07-15-2012 03:54 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexpert. View Post
      finallly... almost a coherent sentance
      With punctuation & everything...
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      07-15-2012 04:00 PM #11
      Will you have a good E30 mechanic around the shop?

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      07-15-2012 04:34 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexpert. View Post
      finallly... almost a coherent sentance
      The wife used his login.
      I work for Camelback VW... really I do

    13. 07-15-2012 11:58 PM #13
      Great day, thanks to everyone who made it happen....





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      07-16-2012 01:02 AM #14
      It's amazing, I know. But really it was just my iPhones autocorret.
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      punctuation just isn't for me may be for you just not me

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      07-16-2012 01:26 AM #15
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    16. 07-19-2012 01:51 AM #16
      This is awesome! I'm going to stop on in sometime this week or early next... I need some Type 1 front suspension/steering parts and would like to see your shop

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