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Bulli Klinik
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Killer! With the availability of all the sunroof stuff these days, I'm seriously considering doing this to my partially roofed Bus.

You're gonna love it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

The porsche 5 speed is now installed. I designed my own custom trans mount and used some universal motor mounts I found on the internet. I used a type 4 engine case i had laying around for mock up. The actual type 4 motor going in the bus is on my table. The power plant is 2 liter t4 turbo charged motor producing 175hp with a lighten rotating assembly and chromoly flywheel. Arp hardware and new AMC heads that im currently working on. Im currently in the market for 4 pot brembo calipers as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Bulli Klinik wrote:
Killer! With the availability of all the sunroof stuff these days, I'm seriously considering doing this to my partially roofed Bus.

You're gonna love it.

I hope so. I keep forgetting how crappy this bus was when i started. With the new wolfsburg west roof, really its not a big deal if i ever wanna go back to 13.
Ive had several messages on facebook of people wanting to do the conversion as well. Its crazy how many people know about my bus. Ive met probably 15 people, who have never commented on my thread, they know about my bus lol. Apparenly, its kind of a celebrity!? Overall the project has netted me more welding work then i can handle and im probably going to be hiring help soon. So even tho the bus isn't becoming exactly what i envisioned, its really gave my business growth. Problem is the more it grows, the less play time I have to work on it lol. Im really determined to drive it this summer.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

It’s cool that you’re just doing what you feel like. People who have the skills and artistic visions like you do are inspirational to those of us who don’t. You’re an artist. It all works out in the end, and makes for enjoyable reading! Thank you!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

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Well now its a 21 window ragtop.
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Diggin' it, sub-zero CCool CoolL !!

How did this roof mod happen??
Pictures, or it didn't Laughing Laughing Laughing


Let Dave get snowed in for one day and see what he does...🤪🤔
Looking killer man..you have done that bus nothing but justice from what it once was.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Fixed it, never noticed the typo thanks panel Cool

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Have you considered simply starting with a nicer bus? I don't know what your skills are, but the race is easier if you can see the finish line. If you are not a runner, don't start off doing a marathon.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

BusJunky, I'm interested to know if the roof was butt welded or spot welded at the factory, not that I will ever do it I just like to know these things Cool. Your work is amazing and juggling customers work around your bus work must be difficult I wish I lived near by. Yes your bus is iconic! Maybe we will see your logo on it in the future.

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Its real LOL. I used funky green and the legacy sunroof. The total conversion was under $1800. To be honest im not sure if i like it. All's i could think about was how great it will on summer nights laying in the back with Jen. I really loved the 13 window too 😔. It unusual for me to go this far off the path as everything else i own is kept stock. I do on occasion like larger motors or being lowered. No body mods tho.
Im really exhausted working on it. Ive been working 65 hours a week on other peoples VW's and then trying to get mine done and at the end of the day theres just not enough ambition left. At this point im working on making it run and drive. It may be half in primer with no interior. I dont know yet.
Thank you everyone!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

mcarls wrote:
It’s cool that you’re just doing what you feel like. People who have the skills and artistic visions like you do are inspirational to those of us who don’t. You’re an artist. It all works out in the end, and makes for enjoyable reading! Thank you!

Thank you very much 🤗
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

d-rick wrote:
tisius wrote:
BusJunky wrote:
Well now its a 21 window ragtop.
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Diggin' it, sub-zero CCool CoolL !!

How did this roof mod happen??
Pictures, or it didn't Laughing Laughing Laughing


Let Dave get snowed in for one day and see what he does...🤪🤔
Looking killer man..you have done that bus nothing but justice from what it once was.

Thanks bro! Hopefully it'll be on the road soon. Ill have to visit, id like to go to city museum again. That place was awesome! Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

LAGrunthaner wrote:
Fixed it, never noticed the typo thanks panel Cool

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LAGrunthaner........ is your signature supposed to say Red Cross ?

I believe its spot welded at the factory. Also the inner roof on a standard bus has a reinforcement plate that you need to remove in order to make it a samba. I didn't know this till i started cutting.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

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I'm going to do this exact same mustache-bar mount soon. I'd be interested in seeing how you did the brackets to the body.

Fabulous work on the bus!! I've been following since the beginning.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Some paint blending action on the butt cheecks
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Perfect! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

My first official outside photo shoot 🤗
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Great looking bus, hats off to you for bringing that one back and then some!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

.... i may copy your use of phone dials on my truck....

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

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Perfect! Shocked

Thank you, brotha!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

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Great looking bus, hats off to you for bringing that one back and then some!!

Thank you thank you!! By all means, please do roll the dials! Ive decided once im on the road, im going to polish the lips and inside the dials to see how it looks. A little more pop! Theres to much to do yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

BusJunky wrote:
ryans65 wrote:
Great looking bus, hats off to you for bringing that one back and then some!!

Thank you thank you!! By all means, please do roll the dials! Ive decided once im on the road, im going to polish the lips and inside the dials to see how it looks. A little more pop! Theres to much to do yet.

Seeing it outside must have fired you up! It's looking great. That blend on the rear end came out sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: The Typewriter Business Pumpkin Bus Reply with quote

Awesome!!
Any plans for the exhaust yet?
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