[Vwdiesel] call me crazy!

Bryan Belman dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 4 04:48:58 PDT 2011

Raymond, VERY sorry to hear about your loss.  We did see that on the news.  
Let's hope the insurance company does not call it an act of God and not pay for 
anything weather related like that.

best of luck.

 Bryan Belman, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp -- running :<)
92 Jetta 1.6 Eco-Turbo Diesel, 5sp -- running :<)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA -- running :<)
70 Type 1 stock Elm Green Beetle -- Under Restoration :-) 

From: raymond greeley <rgreeley2 at hotmail.com>
To: hayden <dieseltdi at verizon.net>; vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Sat, July 2, 2011 11:44:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] call me crazy!

I feel your enthusiasm for the new project, flat towing is the way to go, the 
bumper supports are made for such a tow. crossville is a town i have wanted 
visit, they used to make great tile (for home and commercial use) their. good 
idea to bring a set oftrusted hoops. how did you work the light system. I have 
soldiered tow harnesses together, tieing them into the rear lights.
I may have some interest in your cabrio. here in chicago, thursday evening we 
experienced hail bigger that golf balls. the project i had in the works out 
side, suffered extensive damage to the tops of the front fenders and hood as 
well as 20+ holes in the top, which was in excellent condition other wise.
fortunetly,  i was late returning home, (dealing with a pot hole flat, no city 
money to fix main arteries), or my second vehicle would have suffered severe 
body damage. we have a 120 year old conservatory (garfield) which lost over 60% 
of it's glass panes. 

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone.

> From: dieseltdi at verizon.net
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 20:34:43 -0500
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com; audi-vw-diesels at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] call me crazy!
> Well, just returned from my wild dash to the NE to rescue an 82 Jetta Diesel 
>Coupe.  It has certainly been a long 3 days with 18 hours of driving the first 
>day, 17 hours of driving the second day and 12 or so hours today.  My first day, 
>I left at 4 am and drove from Grapevine, to Natural Bridge, VA.  Next day from 
>there to White haven, PA, changed out the tires and wheels on the car and headed 
>back south with the car in tow. BTW I flat towed the car using a tow bar mounted 
>to the front bumper mounts.  Worked great!!  Managed to make it to Crossville, 
>Tenn before I stopped for the night.  Finally came on home today.  Car is in 
>decent shape.  A few rust areas but that is to be expected from a northeastern 
>car.  Luckily, one of my local junkyards has an A1 Jetta that has been stripped 
>except for the body panels, which is what I am going to need some bits and 
>pieces of.  I will post some pictures to my website in a few days when I get the 
>initial cleanup done.  You know, I nee
>  to find and vacuum up all the mouse nests!!!!!    Thanks to all of you who 
>decided to quietly question my sanity rather than do it publicly  ;^)  but for a 
>total cost of less than $1000 and 3 LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG days of driving, I got 
>a very rare version of the A1 Jetta that would have gone to the crusher if it 
>hadn't been rescued.  BTW, I kept the cost down on the trip by camping at night 
>and I made up 25 gallons of biodiesel to take with me.  My 04 Jetta got as high 
>as 45 mpg at 70-75 mph on the way up but as low as 32 mpg (at nearly the same 
>speeds) on the way back dragging the other car.  What is incredible to think 
>about is that in 3 days I went into 7 different states (Texas, Arkansas, 
>Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania)!  Hayden
> " Those who are willing to sacrifice Liberty for Security, deserve neither 
>Liberty nor Security."  Ben Franklin
> "Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism!"  Thomas Jefferson
> Visit my website at:  http://mysite.verizon.net/resosxp8/mydieselpages/
> Proud owner of:
> 2004 Jetta GL PD TDI
> 1968 Beetle, my latest project, watch for details
> And many, many, many VWs; from a 1947 Beetle (13 Beetles total), to Vans (5 - 3 
>splitties, 2 bay window (both were campers), 1 Vanagon Westy, Rabbits (3), 
>Karmen Ghia (1), Jettas (7), Passats (2), Dasher (1), New Beetle (1), and Rabbit 
>Pickups (3) most now gone but not forgotten.
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