Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Off to The Shop!

It's been quite some time since I last worked on the bus. Something about the spring weather around here motivated me to finish it up last weekend and get it ready for the shop. It only took a couple hours to pull off the remaining items I could, and then I called the tow truck. He showed up this morning, and now it's off to the shop for body work and paint.

With any luck, when it comes back it'll look like this one. I doubt it though - there's going to be quite a bit more work to do on suspension, electrical and interior. Estimated time at the shop: 6 months to a year. Below are some "before the shop" pictures I snapped.

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Posted in The Bus at Apr 17 2006, 03:38:40 PM MDT 3 Comments

aww, it's going to be awsome!! Good luck when it comes to assembly time.

Posted by Calle on April 19, 2006 at 02:09 AM MDT #

This reminded me of a similar bus I saw few years ago. It had the following text on the side:

"Gas, grass or ass. Nobody rides for free."
What will be slogan on your bus? -Jaics

Posted by Jaics on April 21, 2006 at 02:05 AM MDT #

Hey Matt. Dunno if you've seen "Little Miss Sunshine" or not. If you haven't, you should, just for the VW bus. When I first saw it, I immediately thought of you and your affinity for such toys. Cheers, Graham.

Posted by Graham on August 30, 2006 at 12:00 AM MDT #

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