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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Been ages since I’ve found a bus. Been looking for Ghias lately and found this ‘58 walkthrough panel off the road since the early 90s. Has dealer plate frame from Everett, WA. Split case trans, crank apron, rebuilt 1600, logos from a nursery under the respray, squirters with pull switch but no reservoir, all lights, has bumpers but at a different location, usually rocker rust, but solid frame. We passed on buying it cause it’s all about the Ghias now, but a good friend wanted it so we hauled it down for him.

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I like the attention to detail on the repaint. They even got the turn signal switch housing, the striker plate and the door seals.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I was impressed that they didn’t paint the speedometer.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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I was impressed that they didn’t paint the speedometer.

80s colour coordination! Great find. It looks very straight 😊 Is your friend planning on uncovering the logos? I'd love to see that 😊


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVu7Jsil6B4 Around 6:30-7mins looks like a velvet green . Looks pretty squashed to me
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVu7Jsil6B4 Around 6:30-7mins looks like a velvet green . Looks pretty squashed to me


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

The 61 abandoned mango.

After a tip from a friend late on Sunday we went this afternoon to the Bus find in the middle of the Rhineland Palatinate.
GPS leads us to the wine-growing area in a wood off the beaten track.
It is said to have been sittin there for 40 years, looted and destroyed but at least it is a mango.
The FIN points to the beginning / middle of 1961.
Axles, transmission, engine and bumpers are still installed.
We have decided to let him rest....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Great pictures and good decision. Reminds me of those pictures of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Braukuche wrote:
Great pictures and good decision. Reminds me of those pictures of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.


I dunno…. Someone on here would drive it out....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Great pictures and good decision. Reminds me of those pictures of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.


I dunno…. Someone on here would drive it out....


Not enough bullet holes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Wow, that is wasted!

I wonder why the 36hp engine in a later Bus?
It looks like it has a 54-55 round regulator but a later carb.
A strange combination of parts
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Perfect Bus for a sunroof conversion Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I'd still haul out if it were me. I spy a rear bumper, round regulator and a trans that might be useable. Maybe a bulkhead? All in all its amazing what can be salvaged from a bus that looks that bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

WHAT ?
go get it asap !
Any bus is saveable if you want it bad enough. they don't make em anymore !
and it has a VIN....go figure ! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

That is Gnarly with a hard "G"!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Yes, hook up the back and rip it in half Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

If it was a Barndoor it would already be in workshop with a build thread!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I wanted to share this story because it was very exciting for me...

When I was going to looking for the Bus I contacted the owner first (its was sitting in wineyards of private proberty) and was not willing to sell it or even not to rescue...only pictures for a good story.

This was now about 4 weeks ago, and i heard last week that the bus is rescued and sold to a collector from spain, for 1000euro
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

FCBulli59 wrote:
I wanted to share this story because it was very exciting for me...

When I was going to looking for the Bus I contacted the owner first (its was sitting in wineyards of private proberty) and was not willing to sell it or even not to rescue...only pictures for a good story.

This was now about 4 weeks ago, and i heard last week that the bus is rescued and sold to a collector from spain, for 1000euro


That’s good money for a pile of rust.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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FCBulli59 wrote:
I wanted to share this story because it was very exciting for me...

When I was going to looking for the Bus I contacted the owner first (its was sitting in wineyards of private proberty) and was not willing to sell it or even not to rescue...only pictures for a good story.

This was now about 4 weeks ago, and i heard last week that the bus is rescued and sold to a collector from spain, for 1000euro


That’s good money for a pile of rust.


it is also the difference between having a VIN to weld your repair panels to, or not.... just saying
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

great to hear it was saved!
Of course it would have been cool sitting as is, but sooner or later somebody would have it crushed.
Somebody paying and retrieving means that at least some parts are getting saved if not most of the bus. That is good news imho ! Smile


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I wanted to share this story because it was very exciting for me...

When I was going to looking for the Bus I contacted the owner first (its was sitting in wineyards of private proberty) and was not willing to sell it or even not to rescue...only pictures for a good story.

This was now about 4 weeks ago, and i heard last week that the bus is rescued and sold to a collector from spain, for 1000euro

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

I picked up this '65 panel camper recently. It looked like a big white ghost when i pulled up to it.
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