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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

Another picture from when I brought home my first bus, 1982.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

Here she is somewhere in central California, 1985

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

So your bus was eventually stolen, if i saw the pics correctly you gotnit back then correct?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

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So your bus was eventually stolen, if i saw the pics correctly you gotnit back then correct?

Yes, the brown bus was stolen. Three months later I got it back stripped. No interior, no wheels, no motor, no transmission and missing all the cool little things. I got a Shell and front end back. I had purchased the white bus so the brown bus sat on the side of my house for years until I got rid of it. I put all my time and money into the white bus.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

this is the first and only bus ive owned. i havent had it for long. it still looks like that.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

Well it's a start. Looks like a lot of work ahead of you. Single cab?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

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Well it's a start. Looks like a lot of work ahead of you. Single cab?


it is a single cab. november 1954. i inherited it and a bug last summer. im pretty new to air cooled vws so its going to be a long project. i have a lot to learn. just finding the parts is proving to be a challenge. i have a thread about it if you are interested in following along with my progress.

here is a link: single cab thread
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. I'm going to follow it. Unfortunately I don't have any more parts.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

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Thanks for the link. I'm going to follow it. Unfortunately I don't have any more parts.


glad to have you along for the ride!

the parts will show up eventually!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:59 am    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

I posted my first bus, and here's my second. Yes, I had the seats for it.

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We all had the one that got away, and this is one of mine. Last I remember it went to
Canada before I lost track of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

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I posted my first bus, and here's my second. Yes, I had the seats for it.

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We all had the one that got away, and this is one of mine. Last I remember it went to
Canada before I lost track of it.

Great picture. In 82 I purchased a brand new Honda 250R three wheeler. It took me a while, but I figured out how to get it in my brown camper bus. First put the front wheel in, then roll it into the back left corner of the bus while lifting the rear into the bus. Now the left rear wheel on the bike was barely in the bus so I climbed it and lifted the front wheel up and onto the rear seat. Then climb out and slide the rear over into the left front of the cargo area corner. Now the cargo doors can shut. I hauled my three wheeler this way for five years out to the desert and back before I purchased a trailer. I wish I had a picture of it in my bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

This was my first bus, a 68 I got for nothing back in 1987, 88? No engine and the trans was sitting in the back. I threw a motor in it and drove it around for a couple of years. Second was a 66 pop top which I wish I didn't let go and third was a 70 pop top which I just sold last year.
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Sadly, I am busless at the moment
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

This was my last bus. 1969 Tin Top with a SO-67 Westy kit. I had this for a couple of years, but had a difficult time psyicaly working on it and a difficult time finding someone to do the work for me. Then it started showing rust so I sold it before it was worthless. You can't relive your youth.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My first bus. Reply with quote

My first Bus was a 73 Panel that I bought in 1990 to travel in.

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Now I have a 76 Westy.
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