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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Supposedly there was a time when there were more vws in that town than people.


Where is that?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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I forgot the history. The truck was originally delivered to Portland, OR to Stone's VW dealership. Still has the original plates and frame. It was used by Stone's VW to haul parts until 1985 when the previous owner's father, a VW mechanic bought for $700 from the dealer. It was then brought to Ohio and used for several years. When his father passed in the late 80s the son bought it and parked it til the late 90s when he brought it back to Ontario. He restored it around 1999-2000, drove it 1000 miles and parked it. Its' been sitting in a garage since then. The son is also a VW mechanic and own's a successful VW repair show. The truck has been well taken care of.

When I started cleaning it out I found the original registration in Stone's (that was his first name!) name and a receipt for complete tranny rebuild at Stone's VW in 1984. Cool.


Cool story, but it cannot be quite correct. Unfortunately I do not know the history of your truck,
but I do know that Stone bought the VW dealership from Maury Clark in early 1966, so those cannot be the original frames or selling dealer...
Still awesome though, congrats!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Iím tired of the awkward moment in this thread....

Hey, remember in the 70s when we all used to dress like bacon and dance on teeter totters? Shit those were good times...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Iím tired of the awkward moment in this thread....

Hey, remember in the 70s when we all used to dress like bacon and dance on teeter totters? Shit those were good times...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc


Having no idea what was happening in that video, I instantly had the idea to set that dance to a different drummer. If you play Slayer's Raining Blood starting at about the 35 second mark, then play the dancing balance board bacon video on mute, you will see things that make you continue to wonder what the hell is happening. But if you laugh as hard as I did, it will be worth it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

ryans65 wrote:
spencersk8 wrote:
Supposedly there was a time when there were more vws in that town than people.


Where is that?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
KWZ wrote:
Iím tired of the awkward moment in this thread....

Hey, remember in the 70s when we all used to dress like bacon and dance on teeter totters? Shit those were good times...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc


Having no idea what was happening in that video, I instantly had the idea to set that dance to a different drummer. If you play Slayer's Raining Blood starting at about the 35 second mark, then play the dancing balance board bacon video on mute, you will see things that make you continue to wonder what the hell is happening. But if you laugh as hard as I did, it will be worth it.

You're welcome.

Try playing "Thieves" by Ministry while watching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc&app=desktop
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Holy crap....somersault guy! I can't watch anymore, the bell bottoms are making me dizzy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Finally drug home the convertible 1967 21 window. Wayout salvage found it before me and cut the roof off. Fix or flip, I'm trying to decide...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

The arrow is a nice touch. Sad
Is that bus a prime candidate for a re-conversion? Would it be nearly as 'amoral' as turning a 13 into a 21, or would the brain trust of buses give it a pass because it would be converted back to factory?

If the latter is true- I would call it a great save to match it's build plate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

The guy cut metal out of it to make dashes for dune/rail buggies, I asked why the cut was shaped like that. He said the shape he was doing he bent the arrow shape to form the metal dash.
That's what I'm thinking is to find a 13 window roof
then do gerson's or autocraft panels to convert it. Cargo floor isn't too bad just outer edges. and the side belly pans, center pan is still good.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Finally drug home the convertible 1967 21 window. Wayout salvage found it before me and cut the roof off. Fix or flip, I'm trying to decide...
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BAJA BUS!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Finally drug home the convertible 1967 21 window. Wayout salvage found it before me and cut the roof off. Fix or flip, I'm trying to decide...
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BAJA BUS!

That was the bus I drug out a few years ago
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I guess I'll drag out anything..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I prefer original, can you get a roof clip from Gerson with skylights and sunroof? Also EmpiGT what ever happened to your Baja find as I do remember it. Nice work bus hunting.

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Finally drug home the convertible 1967 21 window. Wayout salvage found it before me and cut the roof off. Fix or flip, I'm trying to decide...
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BAJA BUS!

That was the bus I drug out a few years ago
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I guess I'll drag out anything..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I traded that one for a running short wide 1968 chevy. Then that guy sold it to a guy in Cali and he posted it for sale on here. Not sure where it is now. I'm pretty sure gerson sells all the body metal for the conversion just not a complete roof.. I would do grumpy's but I don't like the way the 3 windows on either side of the sunroof inners are spliced between each window.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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I traded that one for a running short wide 1968 chevy. Then that guy sold it to a guy in Cali and he posted it for sale on here. Not sure where it is now. I'm pretty sure gerson sells all the body metal for the conversion just not a complete roof.. I would do grumpy's but I don't like the way the 3 windows on either side of the sunroof inners are spliced between each window.

If you have any problems with splicing of metal, I would highly recommend not fixing this bus. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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I traded that one for a running short wide 1968 chevy. Then that guy sold it to a guy in Cali and he posted it for sale on here. Not sure where it is now. I'm pretty sure gerson sells all the body metal for the conversion just not a complete roof.. I would do grumpy's but I don't like the way the 3 windows on either side of the sunroof inners are spliced between each window.

If you have any problems with splicing of metal, I would highly recommend not fixing this bus. Wink

Haha. You got me there.. This bus needs whole sections. Another issue is that Grumpy's also leaves the hard top driprail/roof skin strengtheners in place and the outer skylight window pressing almost touches it. Then the inner skin isnt shaped correctly and splicd on top of that. Why not buy the correct piece if it's available thru Gerson. Another thread has talked about these panels from autocraft being not deep enough to meet the outer skylight pressing unless they've corrected that now?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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KWZ wrote:
Iím tired of the awkward moment in this thread....

Hey, remember in the 70s when we all used to dress like bacon and dance on teeter totters? Shit those were good times...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc


Having no idea what was happening in that video, I instantly had the idea to set that dance to a different drummer. If you play Slayer's Raining Blood starting at about the 35 second mark, then play the dancing balance board bacon video on mute, you will see things that make you continue to wonder what the hell is happening. But if you laugh as hard as I did, it will be worth it.

You're welcome.

Try playing "Thieves" by Ministry while watching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqCx3Zlvmc&app=desktop


HAHA that was great! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Things continue to happen out there in Kingston that cause me to believe Derrick is getting keen on the idea of getting out of the business.
Good dude, just the river is running dry.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Things continue to happen out there in Kingston that cause me to believe Derrick is getting keen on the idea of getting out of the business.
Good dude, just the river is running dry.

This one didnt come from Derrick. He just cut the roof off almost 20 years ago and left it setting. I imagine 20 years ago the bus was still fairly nice. I saw the roof that he cut off of it out at his place. It was damn nice and complete. But it does seem like he is thinning out his stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Decided to torture myself with a new project.

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