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  Topic: Im the idiot who bought the Mike Wolfe bus...
superjet437

Replies: 59
Views: 6021

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:32 am   Subject: Re: Im the idiot who bought the Mike Wolfe bus...
That's a beautiful looking motor - great color combinations. I'm curious did you powder coat the case or is it painted?
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
superjet437

Replies: 66
Views: 5454

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:25 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
Awesome progress. The pay off will come when you spray the color.
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:02 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
I'm not going to bore you with a ton of photos from the body work phase. The DC underwent 100's hours of body and paint work. Here are just a few.https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1984465.jpgh ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:42 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
All the rough metal work completed. Sitting outside for the first time.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1980039.jpghttps://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1980038.jpg

Fitting the deluxe t ...
  Topic: 1966 11 Window OG Titian Red & Beige Grey
superjet437

Replies: 82
Views: 8284

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:16 am   Subject: Re: 1966 11 Window OG Titian Red & Beige Grey
How do you like the exhaust?

I'm very happy with the exhaust. It sounds great and the quality is excellent. It fits perfect as well - zero modification necessary.
  Topic: icekoffee's 1963 Doubleturd project
superjet437

Replies: 40
Views: 2688

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:48 am   Subject: Re: icekoffee's 1963 Doubleturd project
Nice project and great progress. I'm working on a 1960 rusty DC turd as well. Looking forward to watching your build.
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:26 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
The DC is going to run a full Wagenswest air ride suspension. IRS in the rear and a 4" narrowed beam in the front. This set of photos shows the modifications necessary for the rear set up.

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  Topic: 1966 21 Window Revival
superjet437

Replies: 100
Views: 6183

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: 1966 21 Window Revival
Nice work!
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:41 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Good grief, there are three massively turdish double cab builds underway right now including my own. I thought mine was the worst, yours takes the prize. But wow, that thing is going to look tits when ...
  Topic: 1966 11 Window OG Titian Red & Beige Grey
superjet437

Replies: 82
Views: 8284

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:08 am   Subject: Re: 1966 11 Window OG Titian Red & Beige Grey
Here are a couple pics with the Fuchs installed. I entered it in a local car show at the end of the summer. It was a hot rod show, but it still got a lot of attention.


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  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Working on the sides and the gates - trying to get all the lines correct and straight.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1978993.jpghttps://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1978992.jpghttps://ww ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:01 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
I am sure the technique is not new but i love how he split the panel near the edge and pushed the edge around. Then back filled the gap to make things straight.

Simple concept but in all the yea ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Work on the cargo door

Here where we started

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1978421.jpghttps://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1978420.jpghttps://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1978419 ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
superjet437

Replies: 66
Views: 5454

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
Looking good!
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:48 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Drivers side didn't fit any better. Probably an outcome of the DC being hit in the rear at some point. You can see in the original pic w/my son that the door was not fitting correctly in the upper c ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:07 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Passenger side cab repair - The door didn't fit correctly, the roof line sagged and the lower post was tapering in.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1976908.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
superjet437

Replies: 66
Views: 5454

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:47 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab project restoring a beater
Quick question: being a commercial should my June 1960 have one visor or two? And I assume it should have the cardboard visor but in what color?
There were holes drilled for the passenger side which ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:31 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
I would love to see some detailed pics of the engine lid hinge carrier install steps, if you have any.

Here is what I found in my photos- the entire piece needed to be replaced

https://www.thes ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:07 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
So this is how the DC looked when I dropped it off at Silverlining Auto Restoration in Silverton, OR.https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1976867.jpg

I have thousands of pictures from the work M ...
  Topic: 1960 Double Cab Build
superjet437

Replies: 50
Views: 2648

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:19 am   Subject: Re: 1960 Double Cab Build
Wow! Incredible feat to do those types of repairs. Nice work!

Thank you for that - I've followed your builds and am amazed by your talent and skill.
 
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