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  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Today 8:23 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
What was the original power plant? Was that the famous bastard 40 HP?

The motor that was in it was not the original. It now has a 1776 built by Painter's in Colorado.
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
a few recent pictures from this past weekend. We took the bus out camping for the first time since 1997. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1929034.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1 ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
The previous owner found this picture from back in the 80's. gold rattle can paint and the original safaris before someone stole them from the bus in the barn. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix ...
  Topic: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
RustyDC

Replies: 152
Views: 32021

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: Re: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
Do put up a link to the thread you have on that! Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=717247
  Topic: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
RustyDC

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: Re: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
My 2/1961 SO34 https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1895101.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1894934.jpg
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Material from BBT arrived this week.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1906888.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1906889.jpg
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1904432.jpg
pulled out the speedo to send off for repair. happy to see the 1/61 date stamp

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1904440.jpg
https://www ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
BBT only sells the awning with their poles.


CIP1 are the US BBT distributors. They’re selling just the frames or tents now. But the “just the poles” aren’t available till later this summer. “C2 ...
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

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Views: 3560194

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
Barn find 1960 single cab.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898830.jpg

I love the fade on this one - reminds me of my '59 SC the day we picked it up years ago, albeit yours is in way bet ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
started removing the rattle can paint from the rear corner and vents. A lot of OG paint still under there. It will need some blends also.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899586.jpg
http ...
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

Replies: 18548
Views: 3560194

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899043.jpg

I like how the splash pans were left on, but the bumper is off. Is it a Dual chester ?

single treasure chest truck
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

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Views: 3560194

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899044.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899043.jpg
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

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Views: 3560194

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
Barn find 1960 single cab. Great patina and pretty dry truck My daughter approves



https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898830.jpg


Great score. Same barn as the Westy?
Yes sir.
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

Replies: 18548
Views: 3560194

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
Barn find 1960 single cab. Great patina and pretty dry truck My daughter approves



https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898830.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898827.jpg
htt ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
I think I have a piece/scrap of fabric big enough for the piece that hangs from the ice box cabinet next to the jumpseat. its yours if you want it

Yes, I would love to use it. Also, any pics of wh ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Thank you all for your kind words. So far the Westy crowd sure is a good one. Thank you to those who have send PM's also.

We are trying to source the correct color material to redo the front be ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1896566.jpg

These are the poles that i found inside of the bus. It looks like I am missing a few. Anyone have any for sale? or anyone repop them?
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Looks like a non Westy tent, anyone recognize it?
it very well could be a non westy tent. He owned other buses over the years.
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
So what are the plans for the bus!! Shocked
The plan is to continue cleaning it up. Use TR-3 on the paint. Do some metal work in a few areas that need attention. Try and find the missing table, ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 58
Views: 3880

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
I pulled this bus out of a barn in Northern Utah where we live. I have known the previous owner for years and what a great guy he is. He traded for this bus back in 1987. He drove it and enjoyed it ...
 
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