How NOT to Restore a VW Bus - Dev Around the Sun 2020

How NOT to Restore a VW Bus - Dev Around the Sun 2020

I bought a 1966 21-Window VW Bus off eBay in 2004 and restored it over the next 12 years. I thought it was going to be done within the next 6 months throughout the project. I learned a lot of lessons related to software development along the way.

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Matt Raible

May 12, 2020
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  1. Matt Raible | @mraible May 12, 2020 How NOT to

    Restore a VW Bus
  2. @mraible Who is Matt Raible? Father, Husband, Skier, Mountain Biker,

    Whitewater Rafter Bus Lover Web Developer and Java Champion Okta Developer Advocate Blogger on raibledesigns.com and developer.okta.com/blog
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  7. @mraible My First VW

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  12. @mraible Pulled the Engine: December 28, 2005

  13. @mraible Off to the Shop! April 2006

  14. @mraible Seven Months Later: November 11, 2006

  15. @mraible Not Much has Changed: June 08, 2007

  16. @mraible First Shop Fails: October 26, 2007

  17. @mraible Headed to MotorWorks Restorations: July 7, 2008

  18. @mraible Two Months Later: September 18, 2008

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  20. @mraible VWs on the Green: May 17, 2010

  21. @mraible The end is in sight! April 20, 2012

  22. “I have no idea when it's gonna be done. I'm

    hopeful it'll be in a few months. ”
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  25. April 10, 2014 10 Years since I bought the bus

    June 2013: Removed it from MotorWorks Restorations June - December 2013: Worked on in a friend-of-a-friend’s garage December 2013: Moved it to Reincarnation Auto Estimated completion, 3 months January 2014: $17K to fix the bondo and get it ready for paint
  26. @mraible THE BUS IS PAINTED!! December 21, 2014

  27. @mraible HOLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT BATMAN!

  28. Sewfine: July 8, 2015

  29. @mraible Hefe 1.0! April 13, 2016

  30. @mraible Hefe 1.0!

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  35. @mraible Kustom Coach Werks Hefe 2.0! December 30, 2016

  36. @mraible Hefe 3.0! May 30, 2017

  37. @mraible Hefe 3.5: March 7, 2018

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  39. @mraible And They Lived Happily Ever After https://raibledesigns.com/rd/category/The+Bus

  40. @mraible ⏳ Plan for it to take a really long

    time. Get involved with the community to learn more. Never give up hope. Keep trying. Do the work yourself, or hire people who drive a VW Bus. Don’t be afraid to be different! Let your personality shine through. The Proper Way to Restore a VW Bus
  41. Thanks! Keep in Touch raibledesigns.com @mraible @vwsforlife Presentations speakerdeck.com/mraible Code

    github.com/oktadeveloper developer.okta.com
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