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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 pm    Post subject: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

This is an old listing from many years ago. The Bus just popped back up on the market and is listed on Samba ... take a look at the old pics.

http://www.oldbug.com/rap23.htm

Iíve picked out a couple inconsistencies on this one , but I bet the collective will find others.

She sure is pretty though.

At the time we billed it as something built from many pieces, and it sold for a fair price for what it was, but the current seller has it priced at the top of the market for a legit example. I'm trying to fill in the blanks for him so he knows what he has.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

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M code tag, on driverís side seat stand?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Thatís a fake mcode plate, Incase you didnít know.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Campingbox... yes...fake plate and its on the wrong side of the bus as well!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

There is some serious stuff wrong with the Bus if it's supposed to be a '59.

A bunch of posts today in the Whine thread, starting here:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9146497#9146497
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

olgbug ad says its sold not sure whether to congratulate new owner or send them a sympathy card
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Velvetgreen,
The buyer at the time knew it was a "bitsa" build...and it was priced accordingly.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

This may just be me, but the front wheels look like they've been moved toward the outside of the bus (doesn't look like they're in line with the rear wheels). Anyone know what's up with that?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

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Disc front brakes...they push the wheels out just a bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Jeff Gagnon, built this bus, ask him.

Originally sold with a SO-23 camper correct? Or at least the same person that Jeff built the 23 window for, had Jeff build the camper as well, both were for sale around the same time.

Lots of "issues" here.....did you sell it or are you still looking for the minutia?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Interesting info on that disc conversion.

Oldbug.com wrote:
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Disc front brakes...they push the wheels out just a bit.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

LAGrunthaner wrote:
Interesting info on that disc conversion.

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Disc front brakes...they push the wheels out just a bit.


No ALL conversions do that! Neutral
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

Most kits push the wheels out 1/8"-1/4" but that looks much more than that.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Calling all Bus Gurus. What do we have here? Reply with quote

campingbox wrote:
Thatís a fake mcode plate, Incase you didnít know.


I made the Mcode plate in January 2011 if that helps anyone.
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