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nwcutie
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Where to buy bus parts? Reply with quote

Picked up a 70 Westy a couple of weeks ago. I had one about 15 years ago and loved it. I'm planning on a road trip in June.

Anyway, I need to pick up some body panels (back corners & bottom sides) the back side marker lights, carpet, and rubber seals for pretty much the whole thing. Who is a good supplier for those things?

The engine is pretty tight, I'm sewing my own curtains, and everything else is reasonably ok.

Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These links are from the FAQ:

http://www.thebusco.com/ (used parts)
http://www.busdepot.com/ (new parts)


Here are links that I have saved in my Favorites:

http://www.aircooled.net/
http://bugcity.com/
http://www.bustedbus.com/default.aspx
http://www.cbperformance.com/default.asp
http://www2.cip1.com/
http://www.germansupply.com/home/customer/home.php
http://www.gowesty.com/directory.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first call for new parts goes to:

http://oldvolks.com/

(Ronnie's Old Volks Home)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Campy and I have been trying to put together a list of preferred brands for bus body panels, in the split and bay forums respectively, with little to no bites thus far. As I understand the better panels tend to come out of the UK. Some of the Klokker/Kolben whatever can be a very poor fit or even worse, right out to lunch.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have kind of a funny comment that kind of fits here...

I bought a new grease cap for the drivers side with the hole for the speedo cable at busdepot.com because the local bap told me "We don't show a grease cap for the 70 bus". So the part at bus depot was 2.40 the funny part was the shipping was 4.60?

Just thought I should add that. Bus Depot has some great deals IMO and the site is pretty easy to navigate.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In seattle area there is bow-wow there a bit more expensive than busdepot but you go to their store so you dont pay the shipping
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bushaus is a great place! I have been using them solely the last 3 months to get my parts together for Cloin's next visit.
Best Regards,
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[email protected] wrote:
The bushaus is a great place! I have been using them solely the last 3 months to get my parts together for Cloin's next visit.
Best Regards,
John


Who is Cloin? Bizzaro Colin, perhaps? Laughing
Ah, good times....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked this as well...

Tried to see if the powers at be would make a "sticky" of bus parts suppliers...

I still think that would make it easier and have people stop asking the same question all the time...

(can you tell I admin another forums)... LOL!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your replies. I'm gonna try and get it together to order the stuff in the next couple of days.

I want to get the body work done, paint, then put in the new rubber and the windows back in.

I found some really awesome condition seats from a newer bus. I'm trying to figure out how to put them in - the tracks in the other bus were spot welded in a bajillion places and I wasn't sure how to get them out without trashing them. Or do I find a spot thats comfortable driving position for me and just bolt those puppies in?

I have about 3 months and then we head south to the redwoods.

I'm getting a lot of ideas from reading this forum. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found Chris at busted bus to be very helpful.
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