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  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Good day today. Running again after 20+ years. I'm very happy that it runs and seems to run well.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/D5c9hGHVTVk[/youtube]
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:37 am   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Hope to find some time this weekend to install all the door latch hardware from Honestcharlie56. In the meantime I've been cleaning up the parts in preparation. Ran them all through the ultrasonic par ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
I just tore a dove blue 68 deluxe apart a couple weeks ago. Lemme know if ya need anything!

Thanks Honestcharlie56 for the first batch of parts. I'm excited to get them cleaned up and installed so ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:14 am   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
$20 Craigslist list purchase over the weekend. Someone had painted it rattle can black, But I wanted to see what the OG paint looked like under the black. So I stripped and polished it, and was very p ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:41 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Not too rotten?

Isnít there no floor?

It's borderline..LOL the cargo floor had allot of rust and the PO had cut it out to patch and/or some other plan that never happened. But yes it has all the ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
no problem. that link is/was one of my favorites on the first read. you should check your m pate and see if it had the code mentioned in the link.

No mcode for this accessory, I Have to assume some ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:57 am   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
that walk-thru delete is a hard to find part. you may have some cash for parts right there! you even have the lower part!
edit- go down bout 7 posts https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 am   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Put the gate back on...
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  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Kinda weird, I'm assuming the customer didn't want a walk thru after purchase and dealer installed bench seat?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1874095.jpg
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  Topic: So what color is my Bus? Custom ordered?
stonecoldcars

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:52 pm   Subject: So what color is my Bus? Custom ordered?
SO I thought it was Neptune blue, but the M-code plate Paint number doesn't match for Neptune Blue. Appears it may be a special order paint? code 522552

1968 Bus
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  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:30 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Well fortunately the drivetrain is complete and looks good. It's just cosmetic's that are missing.
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:15 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
I just tore a dove blue 68 deluxe apart a couple weeks ago. Lemme know if ya need anything!

Shoot, wish you weren't so far I'd hit ya up. Just what I've seen this far is all door handles, latches, ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Looks like she's got good bones. it should fix up nice. I hope it came with boxes and boxes of it's removed parts. January '68 is not too early in the production as a VW production year runs from Aug ...
  Topic: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
stonecoldcars

Replies: 34
Views: 1608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:30 am   Subject: New to buses, Just picked up this Jan, 02 1968 lost soul Bus
Well not sure what direction I'm gonna go with this yet. I'm new to buses, but not new to ACVW's Just couldn't say no to this poor bus that I feel needed to be saved.
Shows to be early production Ja ...
  Topic: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
stonecoldcars

Replies: 276
Views: 24371

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: Re: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
So what would be the effects of a mis-shimmed engine mount? My car being a swing axle car I have the one single top engine hanger that has a series of shims between the body and the mount. I presume t ...
  Topic: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
stonecoldcars

Replies: 276
Views: 24371

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
So what would be the effects of a mis-shimmed engine mount? My car being a swing axle car I have the one single top engine hanger that has a series of shims between the body and the mount. I presume t ...
  Topic: 69 front end question?
stonecoldcars

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:15 am   Subject: Re: 69 front end question?
Wondering what a good front end is for the Type 3? I have seen bagged and Link pin conversions. Wondering what everyone thinks I am looking to go a little lower in the front. Why would I narrow the b ...
  Topic: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
stonecoldcars

Replies: 276
Views: 24371

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
Not much new to report. Made several local shows over the summer. and one long distance show for the second time since the Rat's been on the road. Volksfest in Moxee Wa. 700 miles round trip. Had a gr ...
  Topic: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
stonecoldcars

Replies: 276
Views: 24371

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: Re: My new 68 Fastback "Desert Rat"
How do you like the ride with your new suspension set up? How does it do at highway speeds.

It's awesome! You forget that your in a very low car.
  Topic: Type 3 dropped spindles
stonecoldcars

Replies: 369
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PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Type 3 dropped spindles
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1760198.jpg

Here's mine. Dropped spindles with Old Speed 1" narrowed arms. Rides nice!
 
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