Hello again

Post general ACVW topics here
Forum rules
If its not ACVW related, post it in Off Topic.
Obelix
Drip
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 pm
What model do you have?: Models
Location: Omaha Ne USA
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: United States of America

Hello again

Post by Obelix » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:02 am

Well it has been a long, hard, sad and interesting 3 years since my last appearance on this forum. I hope that I am still welcome and that there is still some old faces around. Loads of stuff happened some great, some really sad, but I have weathered it all and is back in the VW world. Just wanted to say hi.



User avatar
buggyfan
Short Block
Posts: 2713
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:26 am
What model do you have?: lwb beachbuggy
Location: newlands,jhb
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 59 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Hello again

Post by buggyfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 am

Welcome back Henri. Hows life in Omaha? Is the Cape town carwash still up n running?
http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... tt#p269451" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Obelix
Drip
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 pm
What model do you have?: Models
Location: Omaha Ne USA
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: United States of America

Re: Hello again

Post by Obelix » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:16 am

Hi Buggy, yes it is still going strong. Working way to many hours, but I am my own boss and that ease the pain a little. Here in Omaha it is hot, darn hot, did I mention it is hot, well it is hot. How are things in the VW world your side of the pond. I have gotten back into the aircooled world by getting a Karmann Ghia T34 to restore, it was kinda to keep my mind of some bad things. Loads to do still.
Image
Last edited by Obelix on Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

Haans
Oil Stain
Posts: 186
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:10 pm
What model do you have?: 1960 ghia
Location: Nelson Mandela Metro
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 13 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Hello again

Post by Haans » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 am

Welcome back,......looks like a workable T34 you got there,..........hens teeth here in sa!

Haans

User avatar
Merlin
ACVWSA Junkie
Posts: 6003
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:46 pm
What model do you have?:  Various
Location: Cape Town, ZA
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 33 times
Flag: Germany
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by Merlin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:33 am

Hi Henry,

Long time... Hope you're well? :-)

Nic
"Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, and oversteer, the rear.
Hp is how fast you hit the wall, and Torque is how far you take the wall with you."
sled wrote:well obviously the UK is wrong.

73type2
Oil Cooler
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Paris
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 30 times
Flag: France

Re: Hello again

Post by 73type2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:40 am

That Karmann Ghia is my favourite shape. The front looks like an angry face!

User avatar
fig
Bus Driver
Posts: 11574
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:08 pm
What model do you have?: Type 2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258896479219/
Location: Where life is cheap and death is free
Has thanked: 211 times
Been thanked: 274 times
Flag: South Africa
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by fig » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:19 am

Hi Henry

Good to have you back here. I think about you often and wonder how things are. Sorry to hear there's been some unhappy stuff in your life. Wishing you strength. :hangloose:
fig
Kaapse Kombi Kult

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." -- Henry Ford

User avatar
Eugene
Twin Port
Posts: 1433
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:30 am
What model do you have?: 2 many 2 mention :-)
Location: Brackenfell
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 37 times
Flag: Croatia

Re: Hello again

Post by Eugene » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:52 am

Hey Henry...welcome back :drunks:
You can never have enough Garages :-(

User avatar
splitfan
Carburettor
Posts: 1941
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:23 pm
What model do you have?: 56,71,75
Location: Port Shepstone KZN
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 25 times
Flag: South Africa
Contact:

Re: Hello again

Post by splitfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi Henry , Welcome back man we missed you !
My biggest fear is that my wife sells my cars for what i told her they cost !!

Obelix
Drip
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 pm
What model do you have?: Models
Location: Omaha Ne USA
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: United States of America

Re: Hello again

Post by Obelix » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 am

Thank you one and all, yes it is good to be back among like minded people. It has been a long time, but all is good now. Fig, thanks for thinking of me, you know I have a few items here that I have set aside for you and was going to mail to you. The T34 was actually a gift from a friend of mine, I needed something to keep me going and he thought a car would be just the thing. It is going to be a long resto/mod to get it going. Parts are not that freely available here either, and the ones you can find cost an arm and a leg, that's why a resto/mod. Restore what I can and mod the rest.

User avatar
brianj
Single Port
Posts: 1178
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:56 pm
What model do you have?: '67 DC, 66 Fasty
Location: JHB
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Hello again

Post by brianj » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:44 am

Welcome back! Long time...

User avatar
hitlers revenge
ACVWSA Junkie
Posts: 6471
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:38 pm
What model do you have?: bug,beetle,bus,ghia
Location: back in the 'Fell
Been thanked: 35 times
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Hello again

Post by hitlers revenge » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:44 pm

Good to hear from you Henry. I too have been very quite on the forum for a while.
Why do we celebrate the guy that invented the wheel??
Surely we must celebrate the guy tat invented the other three

Obelix
Drip
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 pm
What model do you have?: Models
Location: Omaha Ne USA
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: United States of America

Re: Hello again

Post by Obelix » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:42 am

It is great to see some old and well know names here, and the new one's we will get to know each other over time. We all have one passion, aircooled VW's and for me toy's, lots of toys. Do any of you still collect diecast toys? I had taken a few years off, but is back into the game again. Some really nice one's coming up.

User avatar
Tony Z
Donor
Donor
Posts: 14085
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:33 am
What model do you have?: 2.3L 69; 1302; P/Van
Location: Klipheuwel (near Durbanville), Cape Town or working at sea
Has thanked: 135 times
Been thanked: 363 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Hello again

Post by Tony Z » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:20 am

Welcome back Henry. I was wondering where you vanished to.

User avatar
brianj
Single Port
Posts: 1178
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:56 pm
What model do you have?: '67 DC, 66 Fasty
Location: JHB
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Hello again

Post by brianj » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:29 pm

Still on the hunt for nice vw toys, keep your eyes peeled please!

Post Reply