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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Are those commercial hubcaps?? Tasty!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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All right then!!! Itís my goal to have my Ď71 Westy rolling by July 1. Just in time for the mid summer VW event push.

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Any update on this project?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

I've made progress on the Solar Ice Cream Bus. It now has an engine and transmission installed and maybe it will be running by the end of the month. I've had to do the work in a field at my Dad's house ( its too tall for my garage ). Its been a long,long time since I've had to work like that ( the sun is hot! it gets cold! endless trips for missing parts ).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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Any update on this project?


Some. I pulled the engine, transaxle and axles. Engine is factory rebuilt and turns over with ease. Transaxle seems to be original with ~90k on it. CVs and the CV boots look great. I cleaned the interior up, removing all the left over stuff from the PO and vacuuming. Hoping to pull the steering box, gas tank this weekend before wither really hits. Purgatory Ski Resort recieved 3Ē yesterday, winter is on its way in the SW part of the state. 🎿. Iím gonna send the steering box to to Wolfgang to be rebuilt over the winter. I do not know the condition of the tank but i recieved the bus with no gas cap, so who knows. Iím planning on taking it to the local radiator shop and have it boiled if necessary.

My plan is to put my Ď68 up for sale in the beginning of March. Once it sells Iím gonna dump all that money into the Ď71. I foresee things moving along a lot quicker in the spring.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

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Looking good Manfred! Thatís gonna be a great bus for 4CORE, thatís what the Colorado Springs guys are calling the off road event these days. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

One of these days I will be home in CO when the off-road trip takes place....

Now I just need to start my exhaust backdate.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Good name!! Solar Ice Cream should be made in remote locations for a limited clientele ( I sense a money losing enterprise here) . This Bus is %100 used parts, but they are German and I've had better luck with that route than any other. I'm sure the Bone Bus will find eager buyers in Derango.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Good plan Rich!

Nice work Manfred! Looks great!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Ok the whole side of the Bus really needed some help. The rest of the Bus has art, yet this side was left empty. Maybe so the cops would not notice whilst on the road? So my trusty partner and artist penciled in some ideas...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

It now has a complete drivetrain! I started with nothing, had to round up the whole nine yards. The engine is a used 1600DP, with lots of German parts ( only the carburetor is Chinese ). It should go fine, but its all untested as of the moment.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Now this will make any child smile!!! ( and rush the Bus with parents demanding a treat). Still have to do wiring up at the dash , but I'm getting close to a start up ( first in many,many years). I'll grab a video of the first start and drive

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Looks awesome, Manfred. Youíre making more progress then I am. I did pull the steering box and gas tank before winter really hits.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

A picture of the door, how cute!!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Love yer bus Manfred ! What a great camper !

Richie, Yours is super cool too!

Im stoked to have a bay


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Alright, the ice cream bus is almost ready for a trail run. Just need to tidy up some wiring ( and borrow a decent camera to film the event). Made a hill-billy rear bumper with quick release pins on stock brackets. I've really enjoyed fixing this Bus!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Bus looks great!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Thanks, I just picked up some very " ice-cream shop " looking contact paper for the interior panels and a variety of cone holders from a long closed local malt shop. As soon as the weather warms up I'll get back on it. Its too tall for my shop, so I'm stuck working on it only on nice days that happen to be "free" from other duties...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

We've been traveling through Colorado (with our dog and cat) and it's been super helpful to connect with CO Samba members (special thanks goes out to Rich P. and Manfred).

P.S. Manfred - the ice cream bus is a blast!

Here's a picture of us and our bus when we reached Colorado:

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Here are some of our travel videos from our experiences in Colorado!


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We have more travel videos through Colorado on our website and we're thinking about visiting some other beautiful places in the state.

Any recommendations would be appreciated! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Colorado Bay Owners? Reply with quote

Monarch is the "locals" place to ski ( much like Wolf Creek ). You can camp at Salida East for free just down the road. Hot Springs all around, decent dispensary, cool vibe towns ( Buena Vista and Salida ). Oh ya, that's why I live in Colorado and hardly ever leave the state.

Been working on customers VW's, not getting much else done. Days are short,its cold, excuses come easy this time of year.
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