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After being displaced by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, we jumped in our 1978 VW bus and traveled the U.S. for 2+ years (coast to coast and back). 🚌 While on the road, we were guided to a 1961 GM bus that we’re converting into a bigger home on wheels!

Bus life has been the best life we’ve ever lived. We have learned to appreciate the little things, focus on what’s really important and enjoy a freedom like no other. Enjoy our Bus Life posts and stories, photos, videos and more!

HOW TO CHANGE SPARK PLUGS ON A 1978 VW BUS

There are four spark plugs in our Volkswagen bus, Moksha. Each spark plug sends electric currents from the ignition system to the combustion chamber to start and move the vehicle. They are an essential part of any vintage car and they are a great health indicator of...

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HOW TO CLEAN A VW BUS CARBURETOR AIR FILTER

Our VW bus, Moksha, still gets us around with an old-fashioned carburetor. Carburetors are all about air and fuel mixture, so something as unseemly as a dirty filter can have an affect on his overall performance. After a few thousand miles, the air filter on top of...

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VOLKSWAGEN MOON HUBCAP

We can’t imagine too many people appreciating an old hubcap as a gift, but we were blown away when new friends surprised us with one! We were told that moon hubcaps were the inspiration for baby moon hubcaps, which people used for their hot-rods and roadsters...

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REPLACING OUR VW BUS DIPSTICK BOOT

Some people say that VW buses will always drip a little oil, but with proper seals, parts and installation, a VW bus motor shouldn’t leave that unwanted breadcrumb trail of drip marks. After the complete motor overhaul on our 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia, there...

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