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Old May 5th, 2018, 02:18 AM   #1
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It's a thread I don't like to post. Had hoped someone who knew him better than I would tell you all. But, Walt passed away earlier this week.
He was a great man, a legend, will be greatly missed. Thoughts, prayers, all the VR mojo in the world to his family~
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Old May 5th, 2018, 06:53 AM   #2
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So sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family. His work was an inspiration to many of those who were willing to step out of the confines of daily driven boxes.
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Godspeed Walt.
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OH... Man... RIP Walt. What in inspiration to many. On of a kind guy. Sad to lose a VR Mentor and Community pillar. Definitely one of the Most influential people to get me involved in Volksrods.
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I felt the same way Purple, I wanted to see him memorialized here, but didn't feel like I knew him well enough to do it myself.

He is a legend. Never a better man and an incredibly talented individual. The world is a little dimmer without him here, that's for sure.
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Old May 6th, 2018, 05:55 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear that. Walt was a very skilled craftsman, an art that is disappearing in today's digital age.
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Thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be missed.
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Damn! what a huge loss for the world. Great man and a inspiration to me when I found the website so many years ago.
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Pops, we will miss you!

May your family find peace during this time of loss.
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Met Walt years ago at a swap in Santa Rosa .... great guy .... RIP
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He was one of the main attractions for me coming here! I never got to meet him, but I enjoyed his builds, comments, insights and humor immensely!!
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A very talented and really good guy.
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Wow Carlene, my heart just sank out of my chest. Walt was one hell of a man. I loved the time I was able to share with him at Steve's. He will forever be in my memories. I was just thinking of him the other day, I was at an auction and they had some machinists tools and box there. He used to collect that kind of stuff and I was always on the lookout for it for him.

GODSPEED to you POPS! May your family be comforted by the peace of God and their memories of you last their lifetime.

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My condolences to his family. I never met him but his builds were the best of the best.
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Oh no!! My condoleances to his family too!
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Had the chance to meet him once, years ago, at a car show in Santa Rosa. Struck me as a great man. Got to sit in the Rat Patrol when it was still "new". Rest In Peace, Walt!
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Never met him, but did swap emails with him several times both through this forum and before I was on this one... Always ready to lend a hand and answer this stupid questions a noob like me had. Very humble and kind on email for sure. Wish he lived down the street from me, I'd have probably driven him nuts by hanging out all the time.
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Old May 31st, 2018, 09:40 AM   #18
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Anyway a link can be created to link posting's of Walt's creations?

I nver met him, but decent chance I read a few postings -

RIP, Walt.

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.


It has been really hard for us and I spend a lot of time just sitting in his shop missing him.


I know my dad really cherished his time spent with the volksrod community and so did I. He really liked all of you.


I loved the times we had together at shows with the rat patrol and the flat 4rd with all our friends here.



He was a talented and caring man and I will always remember everything he has tought me over the years.


He also was always quick to help others and was generous with his time. He will be greatly missed.
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Nice to hear from you Manx, wish it was under better circumstances.
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I never like hearing about anyone's passing, especially the good hearted men like Walt, all I knew about Walt was that he had talent and put together some awesome cars, he will be missed

I wish his family all the best during these heart breaking times, I will say to keep the faith and always keep his spirit alive talking about the great times you had together

God Bless you all.

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Godspeed to you and your family Manx. Your Dad left an impression on a lot of us. I could never thank him enough for his kindness and help on my projects. He will be missed by my family for sure.

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Walt was one of my favorite old school Volksrodders, He was knowledgeable, friendly and I always remember him having a good sense of humor. RIP Walt. you were one of the awesome ones.
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