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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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That is a rare plate frame. Very, very tough to find.

I just saw pics of this from Jason G. last Thursday. He was almost as excited as I imagine you are! Is that from Los Osos? I been bugging Clark for 25 years and the answer was always a resounding"NO!". How did you get past the Missus? She was like a mother bear. Wouldn't even let me talk to him the last few years.

I think you'll find one of my business cards somewhere in there. I threw it in there so Randy would know I was poaching on him. That ranch is where the "Goat'el" and its parts bus came from. I have some pics of it out in the open I will scan.

Congrats!


Yes, this is Clark's bus from Los Osos. It came up for sale two weeks ago and the word was getting out quick. Yes original to the area and the dealership. Chris, I will give you a call tomorrow. Yes please scan and share the photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

65 Deluxe wrote:

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That is a rare plate frame. Very, very tough to find.

I just saw pics of this from Jason G. last Thursday. He was almost as excited as I imagine you are! Is that from Los Osos? I been bugging Clark for 25 years and the answer was always a resounding"NO!". How did you get past the Missus? She was like a mother bear. Wouldn't even let me talk to him the last few years.

I think you'll find one of my business cards somewhere in there. I threw it in there so Randy would know I was poaching on him. That ranch is where the "Goat'el" and it's parts bus came from. I have some pics of it out in the open I will scan.

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Nice 23, nice collection of VWs altogether.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Shocked damm thats gone clean up nice
welkom to the swr dubble cab team


Thank you, I sold my last 61 double cab last year for my 56 23 window euro and last week a friend told me about this one. It will be a fun build. Here is a picture of the 23 window I need to start on as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

SWR + Double Cab = I need a few minutes alone.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Great find! Looking forward to seeing its progress
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Shocked damm thats gone clean up nice
welkom to the swr dubble cab team
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Applause
Waiting for build thread pictures. Popcorn

Did anybody realise that you save it for its 60th birthday. What a nice present for this DC. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Since those gate hooks are part of the bus's history, I'd definitely keep them and rock a tarp on that bad boy!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

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Thank you guys yes I just sent off my 57 Single Cab to start working on this one. I want to keep as much of the original SWR as possible and blend it in where it needs metal repair.
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did you get the hoop and canopy?


No hoops or Canvas, unfortunately.
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57 Single Cab (Old Heap)
58 Krankenwagen (Mr. Kranken)
59 Fjord Blue Bug
61 Ragtop
61 Double Cab
65 21 Window (Blue)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Congratulations looks like you've found a nice truck !
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

65 Deluxe wrote:
Thank you guys yes I just sent off my 57 Single Cab to start working on this one. I want to keep as much of the original SWR as possible and blend it in where it needs metal repair.
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did you get the hoop and canopy?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Nice find!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Me, I'd consider you a very lucky individual..have fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Thank you guys yes I just sent off my 57 Single Cab to start working on this one. I want to keep as much of the original SWR as possible and blend it in where it needs metal repair.
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59 Fjord Blue Bug
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65 21 Window (Blue)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

These days I easily get excited...Your find excites me ...Something new in the lost and found forum..and a DC!
Good find
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Applause Applause Applause
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Sweet / I hope thatís a preservation build! And I hope there is a build thread. That will be a nice ride.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Nice DC, great find. Congrats, I love SWR.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history... Reply with quote

Nice.
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