TheSamba.com
>Help  >Donate  >Buy Shirts  >Register  >Log in See all Samba banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com
 
Rat Attack 59 Kombi Drive Out -Actual Video Now Up (Pg 12)
Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 16, 17, 18  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Split Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kombisutra
Samba Member


Joined: October 02, 2003
Posts: 3968
Location: San Anselmo, 10 miles North Of San Francisco
kombisutra is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Rat Attack 59 Kombi Drive Out -Actual Video Now Up (Pg 12) Reply with quote

Thirty years sitting under the oaks, deep in the Mendocino County forest, an early 1959 Bench Seat Kombi rests. Unsmashed and very complete, it sits half buried in generations of decaying oak leaves, dirt and rat shit, on a precipitously accessed mountain.

I've just been given confirmation that if I can get it out, I can have it. Cool

This Friday afternoon, I'm heading north to this source of genuine rat shit and piss stink, and effect a single-handed recovery. Unfortunately, I will not have time to effect a true "Drive-Out", nor is towing the Kombi out possible -at all. The dirt road is nearly 45 degrees, so the mission will be to restore the brakes on site, drive it down to a lower location, at which time I will flat-tow the bus out from there. More details to come.

This is a wood rat nest... 36 is stuck:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Update:
Drive out videos on page 12:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5487480#5487480
_________________
Clara wrote:
"The junkyard people were concerned about fire danger with my chainsaw motor operated chop saw throwing sparks..."


Last edited by kombisutra on Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:37 pm; edited 6 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Riff Raff
Shivering Sambian


Joined: October 25, 2004
Posts: 2678
Location: Alberta
Riff Raff is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went and poured a coffee to settle in for the read and discovered the story had just begun.

Looking forward to updates on this one as much as any other rescues you have affected over the years!

The penultimate drive out and unveiling of the prize are eagerly anticipated. Cool
_________________
The plural of anecdote is not data
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mtb7001
Samba Member


Joined: February 11, 2009
Posts: 850
Location: Meridian Idaho
mtb7001 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumors of an abandoned bus $5
Typical Kombiustra forest save $10
Video of the downhill coast/brake $priceless
_________________
63 15 window deluxe Turkis walk through 1500
"comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable"
lind said
"I still think them is ugly bumpers."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SingleWheel
Samba Member


Joined: April 08, 2004
Posts: 140

SingleWheel is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHHHHH.... Want more! I hate the teaser story, but love it just the same. Better than dumb ass reality TV.
_________________
Visit http://www.singlewheel.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Classifieds Feedback
peecee69
Samba Member


Joined: January 27, 2005
Posts: 656
Location: Buffalo, NY
peecee69 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, more of a "coast out" or "pull out" adventure. Nice!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
61TXghia
Samba Member


Joined: July 17, 2009
Posts: 938
Location: El Paso, TX
61TXghia is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A true Rat Rod!! LOL
RATS, look at that engine.
_________________
62 Standard Type 2 (Nothing Fancy)
my bus: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=464719
bill may wrote:
Camping is cheaper than therapy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
67_SO42
Samba Member


Joined: August 27, 2006
Posts: 441
Location: Tucson AZ
67_SO42 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey man keep busy... im still working that thing with the thing if you know what I mean.
_________________
58 Binz #151 Okrasa
52 bug 2332 EFI Turbo
1965 panel hack
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kombisutra
Samba Member


Joined: October 02, 2003
Posts: 3968
Location: San Anselmo, 10 miles North Of San Francisco
kombisutra is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondering if I should pack the complete running forty, rigged aux tank with fuel line, battery(s)... thinking about it. I've got to be able to drive it 20 mostly off road miles to Willits. I'm already committed to the hardest job anyway, that of restoring the brakes. Can I actually restore the brakes, get it running, drive it to it's destination AND get home by Sunday night?

I think it's doable, but I've got to have my shit together.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

67_SO42 wrote:
hey man keep busy... im still working that thing with the thing if you know what I mean.
Looking forward any details of that!

Riff Raff wrote:
I went and poured a coffee to settle in for the read and discovered the story had just begun. Looking forward to updates on this one as much as any other rescues you have affected over the years! The penultimate drive out and unveiling of the prize are eagerly anticipated. Cool


Hoping not to disappoint. We know I got burned on the last one when the bus was located 50 yards over on the neighbor's property.

Let's just say I'm gathering my tools...
_________________
Clara wrote:
"The junkyard people were concerned about fire danger with my chainsaw motor operated chop saw throwing sparks..."


Last edited by kombisutra on Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:26 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
67_SO42
Samba Member


Joined: August 27, 2006
Posts: 441
Location: Tucson AZ
67_SO42 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have waited a few more seconds to see those pics.... You WILL be busy.
_________________
58 Binz #151 Okrasa
52 bug 2332 EFI Turbo
1965 panel hack
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kombisutra
Samba Member


Joined: October 02, 2003
Posts: 3968
Location: San Anselmo, 10 miles North Of San Francisco
kombisutra is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Ok, off to work now. Will spend the day running every possible contingnency though my head and decide on a complete drive out or not. Will post this evening with that.
_________________
Clara wrote:
"The junkyard people were concerned about fire danger with my chainsaw motor operated chop saw throwing sparks..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
crofty
Judas of the North


Joined: August 09, 2000
Posts: 17402
Location: Land of Whine and Phonies
crofty is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between you and Christopher you should always have a complete set of rebuilt brakes on hand for a quick extraction.

Shoes, honed and working cylinders already mounted to backing plates with usable drums. Remove old, bolt on new and see ya later!
_________________
I don't mind eccentric people i just don't care for shit heads.

I am Bastard, hear me Roar-

HamburgerBrad wrote:

I slept on crofty's tent once. I passed out drunk from two bottles of Everett's brother's wine.


Always selling on Ebay check my stuff out!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/dovebluewesty/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Adam
Samba Member


Joined: November 08, 2009
Posts: 568
Location: Petaluma, Ca
Adam is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool Brian. Looks like the paint will buff out nicely. Goodluck this weekend getting it out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
OB Bus
Samba Member


Joined: February 09, 2003
Posts: 931
Location: Ocean Beach, CA
OB Bus is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea what the silver thing is in this picture?
kombisutra wrote:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Good hunting and be safe!
_________________
Larry in OB.
1969 Westy - 1600 DP
Strictly Vintage 2s
San Diego Air Cooled Syndicate
West Coast Bays
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
KombiMarc
Samba Member


Joined: January 29, 2010
Posts: 358
Location: Phoenix, Az
KombiMarc is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait to see how this one goes.......Good luck!!! Wish I was up that way, I would dig riding shotgun and helping!!
_________________
________________

Thanks Marc
________________
'65 Type I
'65 Type II Kombi Rebuild Thread
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=459009
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
brotherbob
Samba Member


Joined: July 10, 2004
Posts: 318
Location: Granbury ,Tejas
brotherbob is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on your quest , I understand the motivation of new funky old buses and such....

Eagerly awaiting spot reports and mishaps along the way ....


Make sure the deck lid is secured this time dude.

BB
_________________
In wine there is wisdom , in beer there is freedom , in water there is bacteria !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
powellscooter
Samba Member


Joined: March 17, 2007
Posts: 596
Location: LAKE POWELL,AZ
powellscooter is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do love me some Kombisutra adventures!
Tetanus shot, check. Tools, check. Spares, check.
Carharts, check. Sleeping bag, check.
Thermoses of coffee, check. Stewardship of another bus, check!
Best of luck to you on this one Brian.
_________________
Dave24 wrote:
Don't be intolerant of intolerance. Wink

-------------------------------------
I'm here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube." - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
crofty
Judas of the North


Joined: August 09, 2000
Posts: 17402
Location: Land of Whine and Phonies
crofty is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

powellscooter wrote:
I do love me some Kombisutra adventures!
Tetanus shot, check. Tools, check. Spares, check.
Carharts, check. Sleeping bag, check.
Thermoses of coffee, check. Stewardship of another bus, check!
Best of luck to you on this one Brian.


Brian doesn't need a shot, he eats a bowl of Cinnamon Tetnus Crunch for breakfast every day!
_________________
I don't mind eccentric people i just don't care for shit heads.

I am Bastard, hear me Roar-

HamburgerBrad wrote:

I slept on crofty's tent once. I passed out drunk from two bottles of Everett's brother's wine.


Always selling on Ebay check my stuff out!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/dovebluewesty/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
unclespanky
Samba Member


Joined: December 14, 2007
Posts: 1050
Location: Insanity Cruz
unclespanky is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approves ALOT!!! Am looking forward to reading all about this epic save!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
kafer60
Samba Member


Joined: January 17, 2005
Posts: 193
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
kafer60 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: new bus Reply with quote

Those gas can holders look cool on the back hatch. Good luck with the drive/roll out. Looks like the bumpers are good and straight especially that rear slash cut with towel bars.
_________________
Can't polish a turd!
"Midman- Seems to have worked well for Ted Bundy."
"seems like the right front tire is flat at the bottom, rest looks pretty good"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
guatebus
Samba Member


Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 298
Location: Oakland, CA
guatebus is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

powellscooter wrote:
I do love me some Kombisutra adventures!
Tetanus shot, check. Tools, check. Spares, check.
Carharts, check. Sleeping bag, check.
Thermoses of coffee, check. Stewardship of another bus, check!


Don't forget: Hantavirus vaccine, check.
_________________
'64 standard microbus
'69 deluxe microbus
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Split Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Goto page 1, 2, 3 ... 16, 17, 18  Next
Jump to:
Page 1 of 18

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2013, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB