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"The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed May 03, 2017 2:51 pm

What is the sound of one Van?

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby organizational on Wed May 03, 2017 3:01 pm

Left for the left one, right for the right one.

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby [james] on Wed May 03, 2017 4:26 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:What is the sound of one Van?

Van the Man!
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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu May 04, 2017 12:06 pm

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu May 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Hmmpf. And they say no Van is an island!

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon May 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Enver,

organizational wrote:Left for the left one, right for the right one.

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There is no "zen".

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby organizational on Mon May 08, 2017 3:57 pm

There is no "zen".

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed May 10, 2017 2:26 pm

The seller was all sold-out when I found this for sale online at US $16.99.

Probably just as well... . :tongueincheek:

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu May 11, 2017 1:14 am

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No room (space) at your place to park the full-sized ones?

These 1/43-scale VW vans from California arrived at my place in the desert today. There's room for them.

I have a full-sized '73 Bus with the 1800 cc "flat-pack" (Porshe engine; dual-carbs. 195,000 miles on it; rebuilt engine, last time, from VW-Canada (with unleaded heads/valves, of course). Still get lots of peace-signs thrown by old-timers, here in this college-town. I think I won't give it up, the bus. Tho' it has no safety-equipment, but for shoulder and lap- seat-belts. Friends say "It's a death-trap, Jose! (Giuseppe)". They're right. And they ARE friends. Yet... . I can't give it up. I think of it as ...my Elephant. Who could give up an Elephant? It's that BIG. But, so... , but...

So, I mostly use the '02 hybrid. It's got air-conditioning! Fifty-two miles per gallon in-town. And forty-five on highway jaunts. But the V-dub is great "off-road" -- great ground-clearance, of course; a fine "field-vehicle", Botanist friends call it, for their "botanizing". And I say -- and demonstrate -- good for taking amateur telescopes out to the desert (dark... ), for viewing with friends and sangha.

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p.s. "Don't drive like my brother"... . ;)
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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby fukasetsu on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:14 pm

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:31 pm

Neat!

And Ludwig van.

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby fukasetsu on Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:56 pm

Mom has a similair statue besides the piano for about 30 years, funny thing she never plays any Ludwig, mostly Chopin.

van means of btw, just as the scandanavians have son Andersson (son of anders) or icelanders have dotter (daughter) hansdotter (daughter of Hans) so in Dutch it would be Van Anders (of/from Anders)

Linda van Andersdotter, lil overkill :lol2:
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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby partofit22 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:51 am

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:06 am

"Body-rot". Not used to seeing that, since 30 years of being in the desert.

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby partofit22 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:20 am

It's ratty- :)
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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:02 pm

Yes, Teresa.

But I guess when a vehicle attains the age of the one shown below, maybe it's "entitled" to show signs of ravages of the elements.

(Only the desert has our desert dryness).

Granted, this vehicle is not a "van", ...so, more than a little off-topic of me posting it. Plus, the text has a sort of medical theme (perhaps also generalizable). It's the image that caught my eye, though. --Joe

p.s. Note, at far left middle, the sea is visible. This kind of body-rot is typical of salt-damage to finishes and fenders. Many, many, of the older cars I saw in Hawai'i, e.g., look like this, including the VWs, alas. ;)

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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby partofit22 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:44 pm

Here in the midwest salt damage is huge on the old and new-ish -- as is the result of taking opioid medications- Cleaning off the salt regularly helps- I suppose one could always move to drier climates- Then what would the desert be like? If everyone and their uncle, aunt Tess, and all their vans headed there? Would that solve one problem but create yet another?

My apologies if I missed the point ..
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Re: "The Sound of One Van"

Postby desert_woodworker on Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:16 pm

p., T.,

partofit22 wrote:Here in the midwest salt damage is huge on the old and new-ish -- as is the result of taking opioid medications- Cleaning off the salt regularly helps- I suppose one could always move to drier climates- Then what would the desert be like? If everyone and their uncle, aunt Tess, and all their vans headed there? Would that solve one problem but create yet another?

Then the desert would sink into the ocean under all the extra weight. That would be a problem. You're on-point. ;)

This happens here to a miniature extent during northern Winter. We have a great influx of "snowbirds" here from colder climes. By the time our heat-season really begins (now... ), the roads are much less congested, and the occasional out-of-town visitor finds that they can find a hotel room again, and at half the winter price. ;)

partofit22 wrote:My apologies if I missed the point ..

Never an apology needed just for that! And, again, besides, you're laser-focused on-topic.

BTW, a fact about desert-erosion of car-finishes. This doesn't concern HUMIDITY, nor WATER, nor SALT, of course. It concerns ...SUN. Dark finishes peel-off in small flakes. And metal-flake finishes are the first to go: they last 3 years MAX in Southern Arizona. White is the long-lasting car finish color, here. It's even taken-on the regional monicker, "Arizona White". My hybrid is finished in "Super White", by Toyota, a choice that was easy for me to make. The 2002 still looks like a new car.

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