Say hello to Moksha, a one-of-kind 1978 authentic hippie painted Volkswagen bus that hits a whopping 80 mph. His passenger-side seat rotates 180 degrees, his backseat collapses into a bed and his top opens up into an upper level bed. There’s no telling where he’ll go next!
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One of the larger and more exciting changes to Moksha was to his interior. We ripped out every piece of furniture, panel and layer until he was completely bare-bones. We cleaned him out and we put in dampening material to reduce noise and increase insulation. The...read more
When Hurricane Matthew died down and we received news the electricity was back on in our area, we trekked home. The house didn’t seem too worse for the wear, although a tree fell ridiculously close to it. Once it was inspected, we learned there was more water...read more
Every 3,000 miles (1,500 if driven hard), we’re supposed to change Moksha’s oil. It’s the life blood of an air/oil cooled car. We parked him on a flat surface, put a drip pan under the drain plug, open it up and let it roll. Within fifteen minutes he...read more
Air and oil cooled motors rely on a properly set fan belt. The belt keeps the fan turning, keeping the motor cool and the battery charged so when it gets loose or worn, it’s time to change it out. Our fan belt wasn’t looking so good, so we decided to...read more
When 2017 began, our design business, The Lills Design, received a huge influx of traffic and new clientele. We were also able to finally make the fixes and tweaks to our VW Bus, Moksha. We were able to get his brakes done, change out the calipers, replace the rotors...read more
When we got to back to Beaufort, “Moksha” was running smoothly. Over time though, we began to notice some oil leaking from the middle of the undercarriage. We had plans to get to the Edisto River for our fourth wedding anniversary and somehow made it, but...read more
When we first picked up our VW bus in Asheville, North Carolina, in November of 2013, we planned to keep driving to Virginia. The only problem was, the state of the back wheel was questionable. We trekked back home to South Carolina safely and had a mechanic friend...read more
Our pup Sunday loves Moksha, our VW Bus. So much in fact, we think she’s convinced it’s hers and we humans are simply here to drive her around. It had been in and out of the mechanic shop as we worked on making it bullet proof and each time it returned she...read more
Lee (known as “Abuelo” to family) has had quite a life. He was born in 1931 as the youngest in a family of 11 who lived in a coal-mining community in North Carolina. One day his father left for work and never came back. The mine collapsed, leaving his...read more
Before saying “I Do” in 2010, the two of us agreed to never work nine to five jobs again. We agreed to put all of our energy into creating a successful self-owned and operated design business and we dreamed of one day having a horse in the backyard and...read more