Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Big Blue's Money-Sucking History

Here is a list of what we have spent on Big Blue, including the purchase price. I will update this as costs are incurred. Below that are not only receipts since we have bought Blue, but receipts we found in the glove box and records from when Monty owned Blue.

COSTS FOR US SINCE PURCHASE:

  • $1500 - Initial Purchase of 1968 VW Camper
  • $55 - 4 Jackstands, can of WD40
  • $4.65 - Bottle of Wasp Killer for nest in spare tire
  • $9.37 - Can of car wax
  • $9.30 - 2 more bottles of Wasp Killer
  • $40 - Tires dismounted from the wheels
  • $171 - Tax, title, plates
  • $115 - 2 jalousie Windows
  • $5 - West Coast Metric Catalog
  • $357.77 - 4 185 R14 Nexen Tires
  • $200 cash - Wheels blasted and powder coated
  • $51.71 - Power Pull Hoist Puller
  • $16 - Dismount the spare tire
  • $28.42 - Replace fire extinguisher under dash
  • $167.16 - Budget Truck to move Big Blue
  • $34.69 - Gas for Budget Truck
  • $16.02 - Bentley Shop Manual from ebay
  • $7 - Haynes Manual from ebay
  • $13.12 - McCarthy for President in '68 sticker
  • $47.87 - test epoxy for table tops
  • $1876.03 - new brakes all around, trans fluid, points, oil change, wiper blades, fuel filter, fuel hose, driver-side mirror, ignition switch, battery, timing, idle, fuel mixture, adjusted clutch
  • $21.10 - bolts for bumper, blade to cut rusty bolts
  • $10.46 - diamond Dremel cut-off for rusty bolts
  • $125.78 - Dremel with extra diamond cut-off, for more rusty bolts
  • $177.38 - WolfsburgWest order: chrome front emblem, windshield rubber and bumper rubber
  • $290.00 cash - bumpers and spare wheel powder coated
  • $3.11 - 100 1/2 inch sheet metal screws for windows
  • $2.91 - 5 feet silver screen for screen replacement
  • $26.93 - supplies for wood project
  • $64.46 - 2 5'x5' pieces of Baltic Birch plywood
  • $89.41 - Roxy Duvet cover to become curtains
  • $113.46 - hardware for mounting both bumpers
  • $9.34 - New seals for bumper from bus depot
  • $86.11 - spare tire
  • $7.99 - wcm stickers
  • $55.69 - wcm seals
  • $2.39 - Blue Duct Tape for hole in Blue's nose
  • $26.71 - Chrome Bolt and Nuts for front plate, Sandpaper, Caulk and Caulk gun
  • $352.15 and a 6 pack of beer - oil change, reseal oil cooler hoses, replace boots at intake manifold, new spark plug wire set
  • $23.86 - wood working supplies for interior work (Gorilla Glue, Masking Tape, foam brushes)
  • $269.69 - Stereo with Ipod hookup, 2 new speakers and speaker cable
  • $42.07 - Plywood for new back seat, new wood around the 'fridge
  • $8.61 - Wheel bearing grease for valve change
  • $13.22 - 2 valve cover gaskets and tube of adhesive for valve change
  • $10.54 - Hack saw & extra blade to remove old water drain
  • $55.64 - touch up paint (brush on and spray on) from Express Paint
  • $9.23 - 50 stainless steel sheet metal screws for back, left window
  • $95.39 - 2 sheet 6o"x60" 1/8 baltic birch, 1 sheet 6o"x60" 1/4 baltic birch
  • $80.08 - 20 sq feet of moran mul flooring from Ikea
  • $170.00 - Koni Steering Damper
  • $300.00 + 40 in gas + 12 pack of beer - Front end of a 1971 Bus.
  • $85.00 - electronic ignition
  • $2468.36 - major engine and clutch work. New Muffler, .009 distributor, valve job.
  • $36.48 - new halogen lights for Big Blue
  • $6.41 - primer for painting
  • $7.08 - glue for flooring
  • $6.41 - another can of primer for rust on floor.
  • $21.30 - various attachments for getting rust off the floor.
  • $675 cash - work done by Paul - new tie-rods, inner wheel bearings, carb work, air cleaner, replaced plugs, plug wires.
  • $270.45 - seat pads and seat covers for both front seats.
  • $93.72 - New battery
  • $250 cash - new (used) beam
  • $600 - work on new beam and new clutch cable
Total: just over $10,000


































4 comments:

Anonymous

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Monty

Not sure how I missed the posting of all these old receipts. More memories, like the Universal Life Church. Does anyone remember (beside me) this innovative tax structure created in the 70's? I donated the bus to the church during that time. Of course, I retained the use of the bus but got a writeoff!
How about all those smog checks - how much could have been saved if the bus were registered in another state?? Not to mention being able to keep the two barrel progressive carb and non-stock K&L air cleaner to make Big Blu go faster!

Big Blue's Driver

Monty - can't wait to have a beer together someday!

cw

wow 1800+ to do all that, i am glad i did that stuff myself...

you forgot to deduct all the "smiles" you got in return... :)

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