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67ctbug Sun May 14, 2017 3:48 pm

I want to know what happened to my old bus... It was sold around this time last year and I really miss it. It was a 1971 westy in Pastel White. It was sold to a guy in Bristol who turned around and sold it again (I could rant, but I won't).When I sold it, it had random VW parts in it. I have some photos, an
m-plate, and its old license number.









Those are all photos I took.
Here are some from the guys ad




The second take of the guys ad...

Here's the M-plate

And the camping license plate on it was
52745, that was the plate from the 80s.

That is the last registration sticker that was on it.
Sorry for the long post, but I didn't want to break it all up.
I'm just looking for info on what was done with it and where it is now.

[email protected] Sun May 14, 2017 4:15 pm

you sold it to ken koozie ( I believe that's how you spell his last name)

good guy, total flipper.

don't know where it is now, but quite possibly the crusher, or at bug city being parted out. that bus was rrrrrrruffff.

*edit*

actually, I do believe that bus did in fact get parted. if he doesn't sell something in about a month, it gets parted. I think I have some interior parts from that bus, and recall him selling a bunch of westy parts at a show

67ctbug Sun May 14, 2017 4:19 pm

Oh thats kind of sad :( I hope its not parted, but if it is oh well... It ran nice and the frame seemed really solid.

67ctbug Sun May 14, 2017 4:31 pm

Skills, if you have the sink/ icebox, and the sinks handle was snapped it was probably mine... I may have dropped the countertop on it :oops: :lol:

Abscate Sun May 14, 2017 7:02 pm

...and now the state of CT can ding him for taxes.... :shock:

67ctbug Sun May 14, 2017 7:04 pm

Who's gonna get taxed and why?

Xevin Sun May 14, 2017 9:50 pm

[email protected] wrote: you sold it to ken koozie ( I believe that's how you spell his last name)

good guy, total flipper.

don't know where it is now, but quite possibly the crusher, or at bug city being parted out. that bus was rrrrrrruffff.

*edit*

actually, I do believe that bus did in fact get parted. if he doesn't sell something in about a month, it gets parted. I think I have some interior parts from that bus, and recall him selling a bunch of westy parts at a show

Skills, the leatherette seat covers you sold me looked better in the pictures. I want a refund :lol:

Mellow Yellow 74 Mon May 15, 2017 1:41 am

[email protected] wrote: don't know where it is now, but quite possibly the crusher, or at bug city being parted out. that bus was rrrrrrruffff.

"Overall solid, some typical rust" - lol

67ctbug Mon May 15, 2017 3:58 am

Mellow Yellow 74 wrote: [email protected] wrote: don't know where it is now, but quite possibly the crusher, or at bug city being parted out. that bus was rrrrrrruffff.

"Overall solid, some typical rust" - lol
He told me it was a piece of junk and was going to be a parts bus. You can guess that when I saw his ad asking 3500-10000 for it, I was mad.

[email protected] Mon May 15, 2017 6:04 am

Abscate wrote: ...and now the state of CT can ding him for taxes.... :shock:

Connecticut is going to tax us right the fuck out of here....don't get me started on these idiots....

yes, the bus was rough. I bought some dash stuff and some odds and ends. ken is ok, known him for years. if he cant sell a car quick, he parts it out within a month or so. typically he is a bug guy, but does get a bus every now and then if the price is right.

just the way it is. honestly, I would buy a parts car for some bits and pieces I needed for whatever project I was working on. when I got what I needed, I would sell off stuff to recoup the cost of said parts car...then it was crusher bait. I don't have it in me anymore to warehouse stuff like I use to. if parts don't pertain to what I currently own, they get sold or junked...

it's just how some of us can afford the hobby. it's getting hard to find decent stuff anymore. you guys would puke if you knew how many splits got the ax in the 90's.....bays....pfft....you couldn't give them away. times have changed for sure

67ctbug Mon May 15, 2017 12:17 pm

Eh, it's fine, I'll get another. Im looking at a '72 in MA, but its a '72 so I don't know if I want it. I want to find another '71 someday.

airkooledchris Mon May 15, 2017 12:40 pm

67ctbug wrote: Eh, it's fine, I'll get another. Im looking at a '72 in MA, but its a '72 so I don't know if I want it. I want to find another '71 someday.

72 is a great year, esp if it's a runner. those 1.7 T4 engines run forever when maintained well.

67ctbug Mon May 15, 2017 12:41 pm

I dont think it's a runner...

I think it'll be cheap though.

cmonSTART Mon May 15, 2017 1:23 pm

Ya, they'll probably sell it for 5k - 6k.

Ran when parked.

67ctbug Mon May 15, 2017 1:30 pm

cmonSTART wrote: Ya, they'll probably sell it for 5k - 6k.

Ran when parked.
:lol: 😆
I was gonna offer like 300-500 to dig it out.

Abscate Mon May 15, 2017 1:47 pm

67ctbug wrote: cmonSTART wrote: Ya, they'll probably sell it for 5k - 6k.

Ran when parked.
:lol: 😆
I was gonna offer like 300-500 to dig it out.

I'll dig it out for only $200

:D

67ctbug Mon May 15, 2017 2:25 pm

Abscate wrote: 67ctbug wrote: cmonSTART wrote: Ya, they'll probably sell it for 5k - 6k.

Ran when parked.
:lol: 😆
I was gonna offer like 300-500 to dig it out.

I'll dig it out for only $200

:D
:D
He's sending more photos tonight I'll post them.

popuppopdog Mon May 15, 2017 8:23 pm

let go

67ctbug Tue May 16, 2017 4:05 am

^^^^^^^
Of buying a bus?

[email protected] Tue May 16, 2017 6:00 am

I saw your WTB ad. I understand you're young, but your budget isn't there. if you buy the one you posted, it is going to be in the same or worse condition of the 71 you sold.

not telling you to give it up, but you need about 5-9K for a decent bus these days....and even at that, you WILL need to add more money to the repairs.

in the advent of tv shows, internet and auctions prices have done nothing but go up. keep looking, you never know...

a 200.00 bus will be in the 5-8K range by the time you get it sorted, and that is if its 75% complete and little to no rust. even at that, it won't be anywhere near perfect.... proper body work/rust repair is very expensive.



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