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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: My '58 DD Panel "The Smuggler" Reply with quote

So I bought a early '58 double door panel about 5 or six months ago. It is a pretty solid bus, not much rust and not too much filler in it, just lots of paint. It came from a friend of a frien who owned it in AZ for 5 years, before that it sat at a for 2 years prior, and a friend of his owned it for about 8 years before that.

Anyway, shortly after I had the bus shipped out to me I was really checking it out. The belly pans and undercariage is solid, but I noticed ther front two center pieces on the front member were folded back and bent back up. I just thought someone did some shady repairs to the clutch cable or choke cable etc. So I went and folded back the metal and found a little more than what VW intended to be, the belly pans were packed with marjuana, about 14lbs. of it.

So before anyone gets any ideas, I don't smoke , never have, I don't sell, never have. This stuff was old at least 15 years but I am thinking from the 70's to 80's with the looks of it. It has all been disposed of as well.

Well that was quite a find and definately unexpected. 1 of the pounds broke wedged between the bellypan and cable carriers when I was taking it out. It took about 3 hours or so to get all of that shit cleaned up. Now I am going to have to weld up the front members to fix it all. Stupid drug smugglers. If it was only money instead of weed Laughing .

Just think of all of the people that owed this bus or transported it with no idea of what was hidden inside.

Anyway thought I would share this with you all since it is a pretty interesting find.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My '58 DD Panel "The Smuggler" Reply with quote

Joshua B wrote:
So I bought a early '58 double door panel about 5 or six months ago. It is a pretty solid bus, not much rust and not too much filler in it, just lots of paint. It came from a friend of a frien who owned it in AZ for 5 years, before that it sat at a for 2 years prior, and a friend of his owned it for about 8 years before that.

Anyway, shortly after I had the bus shipped out to me I was really checking it out. The belly pans and undercariage is solid, but I noticed ther front two center pieces on the front member were folded back and bent back up. I just thought someone did some shady repairs to the clutch cable or choke cable etc. So I went and folded back the metal and found a little more than what VW intended to be, the belly pans were packed with marjuana, about 14lbs. of it.

So before anyone gets any ideas, I don't smoke , never have, I don't sell, never have. This stuff was old at least 15 years but I am thinking from the 70's to 80's with the looks of it. It has all been disposed of as well.

Well that was quite a find and definately unexpected. 1 of the pounds broke wedged between the bellypan and cable carriers when I was taking it out. It took about 3 hours or so to get all of that shit cleaned up. Now I am going to have to weld up the front members to fix it all. Stupid drug smugglers. If it was only money instead of weed Laughing .

Just think of all of the people that owed this bus or transported it with no idea of what was hidden inside.

Anyway thought I would share this with you all since it is a pretty interesting find.

later
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Thats Crazy! I can't imagine being busted for something like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats pretty wild, surprised someone left that much in there....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeds. gross.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah! Thats crazy!










Hmmmmm.... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone must have paid dearly for loosing that load, possibly with their life. And I'm just refering to the double door ribbed bumper panel Laughing ! Never mind the pot. So does the M-code plate show that the bus was originally imported into Mexico? Or maybe it was just being smuggled within the states. I do like the name of the bus, The Smuggler. License plate SMUGLR Wink .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused
And all I found in my belly pans are pounds of mouse nests.
Stinkin' smelly mouse nests!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn!

Nice bus mang
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the right "contact" could've moved that for u, and financed the resto of the bus.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a better names for your bus are "Tijuana Especial" or the "Bammer".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree. too bad it wasnt the money from selling 14 lbs of weed.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bammer bus sounds good.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have had to try it out just to see how good it was Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My god - that is an unbelievable story! How cool is that, or uncool if it caught you by surprise under the wrong circumstance.

I vote for Bammer also.

What a story...I will try to close my mouth now...thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the first thing you did, before you posted pictures on a public forum with your ADDRESS in them was call the Sherriff's office and have them come by your house and take the stuff cause that's dealer quantity and most states arent that cool about that much weed.. course if a few lbs didnt quite make it into the pictures.. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lot of dope, man. Too bad you ditched it all.....just think of all the elderly people with glaucoma you could have helped Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that is one bizarre story! So how do you get rid of 14 pounds of weed legally? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A BIG fire, where's pyroman??
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