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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Skim wrote:
campingbox wrote:
Nice find! Are the middle seat grab bars painted metal or ribbed plastic?


Greg what's the story behind that, I have always wondered.


"ribbed" offers better protection than "bare"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

obus wrote:
Skim wrote:
campingbox wrote:
Nice find! Are the middle seat grab bars painted metal or ribbed plastic?


Greg what's the story behind that, I have always wondered.


"ribbed" offers better protection than "bare"

Deluxe only feature 1959-61 along with diamond pattern sunvisors.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

The engine is still in the bus. Gotta confirm its a bastard engine
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

So , a few samba members confirmed my deluxe 15 is a 1960 model. How can you tell? So the beginning of August 59 starts the 1960 year?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I never owned a August built bus before so never had to figure this out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

No gas heater but all the other gas heater connections are there.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

shane morgan wrote:
So , a few samba members confirmed my deluxe 15 is a 1960 model. How can you tell? So the beginning of August 59 starts the 1960 year?
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General rule: August 1st = new model year.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

EmpiGT wrote:
obus wrote:
Skim wrote:
campingbox wrote:
Nice find! Are the middle seat grab bars painted metal or ribbed plastic?


Greg what's the story behind that, I have always wondered.


"ribbed" offers better protection than "bare"

Deluxe only feature 1959-61 along with diamond pattern sunvisors.


Learnt something new today.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

shane morgan wrote:
I never owned a August built bus before so never had to figure this out.


Lind answered

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

So the word on the street is you guys say its a 1960. That being said did early 1960s have a straight shifter? i thought that ended in 1959? This one has a straight shifter in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

shane morgan wrote:
So the word on the street is you guys say its a 1960. That being said did early 1960s have a straight shifter? i thought that ended in 1959? This one has a straight shifter in it.


I believe they did continue into 1960. Progressive Refinements mentioned lengthened shift and handbrake levers at Chassis # 501 707, which is the same Parts Catalog calls out. That puts it near the end of August 1959, which is early model 1960.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Pulled this double door panel out of a field yesterday April 1955
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Wow that is an incredible score!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Forest creatures gonna miss their private toilet. Shocked


Nice early bus find.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

There was a fresh pile on the steering wheel and a family of raccoons living under and in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

That is an awesome bus!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

And he gets a what appears to be a washer or dryer..
No story? Or you just ran across it?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

There’s a guy that owns an auto parts store here in Oklahoma thats a buddy of of a junk car buyer buys them for scrap or whatever scrap car guy sent my buddy that owns the Napa here in town and he sent me a picture of it and he got me the guys phone number that owned it and I bought it and went out there that afternoon and got it loaded he said it was used to store Hay in for 40 years. Said they bought it from Rightway Cleaners back in the late 60’s he asked if I was going to scrap it I laughed and said no.
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