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  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
RustyDC

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
Super dry 61 So23 Westy I picked up. It had been sitting since the 90's. Someone was going to slam it, put deluxe trim on it and make it a custom cruiser. No camper interior unfortunately.


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  Topic: Switching tranny needs different emergency brake cable?
RustyDC

Replies: 10
Views: 1188

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: Switching tranny needs different emergency brake cable?
Does someone make a brake cable for a wolfsburg built bus to fit a big nut trans? Maybe someone specializes in making the mods needed?
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:31 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Is he barefoot?
yes he sure is. He told me a story about going to jail for 5 nights and the bus got impounded with a case of Canada beer under the rear flip up seat.
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

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Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1954434.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1954435.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1954433.jpg
This is Mike. Mike owned this bus fr ...
  Topic: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
RustyDC

Replies: 170
Views: 35056

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: SO-34 Westy Question.... How many?
Birth Certificate arrived.

Build date February 20, 1991
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1936141.jpg
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
A few pictures from the weekend. These were taken up Fairview Canyon, UT. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1936141.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1936139.jpg
The campsite next t ...
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Are we going to see this bus at the Wasatch Classic Saturday?

No, you will not unfortunately. We had a family vacation planned and they changed the show dates from June to July.
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
did he haul the Vespa sidecar rig there in the bus?!

the sidecar was loaded on the rack of his bus and the scooter was inside of his bus.
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Picture from last weekend at VW's at the Springs in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Aaron's sweet scoot parked in front.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1931744.jpg
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

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Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
Finally the birth certificate arrived.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1931743.jpg
  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 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: 71
Views: 6300

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
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  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

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: 170
Views: 35056

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

Replies: 170
Views: 35056

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: 71
Views: 6300

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.

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

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

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
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  Topic: Barn find 1961 SO34 Flipseat Westy
RustyDC

Replies: 71
Views: 6300

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

Replies: 18853
Views: 3659590

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: 71
Views: 6300

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.

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