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  Topic: New Owner of a SO42, first bus!
crofty

Replies: 97
Views: 9410

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:33 am   Subject: Re: New Owner of a SO42, first bus!
the consensus seems to be that mcoded westy's got the white wheel, shifter, knob treatment.

Flipseats as far back as 61 have white wheels where SO23's do not. id guess the change occured then.
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  Topic: Shasta Snow Trip Official Thread
crofty

Replies: 9036
Views: 977492

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Shasta Snow Trip Official Thread
Does any one know how Kombisutra is with the huge fire in north California?

Last i knew he was in Marin County. its not near the fires.
  Topic: Long term ownership
crofty

Replies: 140
Views: 17249

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Long term ownership
This '62 SO34 i've had since 2005.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1753917.jpg


This '65 SO42 i bought back in 1994. It was my second split bus.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/ ...
  Topic: Favorite album of the day
crofty

Replies: 3545
Views: 291123

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Favorite album of the day
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Frances_the_Mute.png

Mars Volta
Frances the Mute
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2279821

I saw this bus in person after completion sitting in the showroom of the shop in Kirkland. It wasn't for sale at the time, but I was t ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2537778

I just hate it when people call something “completely restored” and then offer up a bus that’s anything but correct.

All the wrong j ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:03 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
In general, what patina buses have sold for big money? I think that patina is more something for us bus nerds than for the big money spending crowd. I don't think it supports much of a premium over ...
  Topic: What concerts have you been to lately?
crofty

Replies: 432
Views: 57420

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue May 24, 2022 9:45 am   Subject: Re: What concerts have you been to lately?
saw ministry, the melvins, and coc at the ritz in reliegh this past wkend, great show, not a huge fan of coc but the melvins and ministry were awsome!!!!!!!!!!

Damn! that sounds like good show. I w ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 8:33 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2547094

40k for a cut bulkhead “walkthrough” with bucket seats and upside down mirrors Laughing

He’s notorious for selling overpriced Porsche ...
  Topic: SO23 part identification
crofty

Replies: 4
Views: 233

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 9:28 am   Subject: Re: SO23 part identification
Those are american camper tent roof mounts.

Agreed
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
A crappy, beat up, common (non walk thru) panel with carpeting for door panels, the wrong bumpers, etc. for almost $30,000? And wouldn't all of our buses have great stories if they could talk?One of ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2545770

if i had the matching bus i would totally spend 10 bucks or so for this, just to throw it in a drawer as a conversation piece.

While ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
crofty

Replies: 13318
Views: 1730510

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
Nice video Amishman I even started from the beginning. Awesome tool to save your health. Also good stage presence in front of the camera. Your Westy looks great, like it rolled off the showroom floor. ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
NOS 55-57 Bus Main Wiring Harness 211971011C Price: $850
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2541655

Not sure the value of this but why not just buy a new harness for less mone ...
  Topic: 1965 SO42 Westy Nr 0021
crofty

Replies: 23
Views: 1740

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: 1965 SO42 Westy Nr 0021
Interesting bus to look at ....

Anyone remember this conversation?


To add to the confusion there were both silver and black latch push buttons used as well.

Isnt that a a 65 only thing?
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  Topic: Favorite album of the day
crofty

Replies: 3545
Views: 291123

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Favorite album of the day
Been a long time fan of Calexico, first heard them around 1997 and instantly loved their "Desert Noir" sound.

They've had a good year, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss recording their song ...
  Topic: 1965 SO42 Westy Nr 0021
crofty

Replies: 23
Views: 1740

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:57 am   Subject: Re: 1965 SO42 Westy Nr 0021


Order up a new set of Glenn's reproduction SO-42 interior curtains and that Bus will be a wet-dream!


Bill

Those would look great! Only thing better would be the multi color striped curtain ...
  Topic: Trying to ID this 6 volt gas heater
crofty

Replies: 4
Views: 267

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Trying to ID this 6 volt gas heater
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1029635500462666

That's a B2 unit meant for smaller cabins. If you want vintage heat in your bus then a BN4 is where you want to be.

http://www.espar.co.uk/Images ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:33 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Priced more than double.

I'd say in the 40's

priced more than double what its worth IMO.

And its white.

So this bus is still worth $50K.

I have not been keeping up on prices but did n ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
crofty

Replies: 53681
Views: 5653329

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
priced more than double what its worth IMO.

And its white.
 
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