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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tracked down any history on the bus?

I was able to get a complete copy of all the previous titles for my '65 DD walk-thru panel that spent all its life in ND, before I bought it via eBay in 2002. They seemed to have pretty lenient DMV records rules. I said I was the club clerk for my local VW club (which I am) and just using the info for club research and would not contact any previous owners. I think it only cost $5 or something like that and I actually spoke to a nice person at the DMV via phone. They sent me a stack of zeroxed titles that allowed me to piece together a very accurate history of a bus that had 13 previous owners.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only history I know is that the last person to title the bus lived 1 block away from where I live right now. It's a small world. The thing is, my dad's uncle lived in the house right NEXT to them. He recognized it from back in the day. I didn't even notice the fact that it must have had a full length rack on it until he told me that it had one on it from what he remembered. I went to look at the drip rails, and sure enough, there was evidence of a full lengther on it.

crazy world we live in.

I'll have to hit up the DMV and see about getting a title history on it though. Thanks for the tip.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just talked to another owner of this bus tonight on the phone. I called him about a wanted ad he had posted on here needing a bench seat for a '57 bus he has out in Montana. Long story short, he used to live around Fargo somewhere, and he owned this bus within a couple years prior to me getting it. Unbelievable
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any updates in last 2 1/2 months?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, sorry it's been awhile.

I got my tires mounted on my rims here last week and I got the correct sized shocks. KG5564 per Aaron @ widefive. He say's they're the cat's ass.

I'm hoping to have it rollin' by the end of the week. We'll see if I can find the time. I'll keep takin' pictures and I'll try to update more also.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it rolling tonight. There's plenty of work still needing to be done, but I need to finish the ceiling in my garage and so it needed to roll! Enjoy guy's! I know you've been wanting updates!!



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Joel. Nice to see it on the ground.

Make sure you use more of that foil faced insulation on the ceiling of your shop to keep the government from sending gamma waves into your brain. One can never be too careful. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's got a long ways to go and we're putting our house up for sale next week, so it's progress will probably slow down once again....Gotta get a house while the gettin's good though!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give you 700 bucks for it.. you double your money Wink

Cool

More cash for the home buy!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work it's looking very cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoelH wrote:
it's got a long ways to go and we're putting our house up for sale next week, so it's progress will probably slow down once again....Gotta get a house while the gettin's good though!


Wait til' you see how much of your house will fit into the bus when you move, it's ridiculous how much these things will take. Except... will the New Kids On The Block suspension accept the same payload?. Genuine question here.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kombisutra wrote:
JoelH wrote:
it's got a long ways to go and we're putting our house up for sale next week, so it's progress will probably slow down once again....Gotta get a house while the gettin's good though!


Wait til' you see how much of your house will fit into the bus when you move, it's ridiculous how much these things will take. Except... will the New Kids On The Block suspension accept the same payload?. Genuine question here.


It'll be fine once he gets the monster truck tires off the front. Wink Also, buses are great for moving the high volume stuff, which isn't always the heaviest.

Happy moving day, Joel. Did you get the opportunity to move out of town?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry for the late response guys, Yes, we found a place in the country. 1.5 acres. I'm getting the plans together for a new shop, so everything is sorta on hold with the bus right now. Sadly....it just stares at me with disgust.......Plus, I found a RHD bug that I've been rebuilding the pan/runnin gear on. I'm like that squirrel on the movie "over the hedge" I need to get this bus rollin. I could probably get it done in 2 weeks if I were to just get to snappin' on it.

for now, it's a GREAT storage facility!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joel,

Glad to see that despite everything you obviously have going on, you still managed to get to Winnipeg for the show at St James VW.

Look forward to crossing paths again, Maybe I'll get to Fargo next year in the westy.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read this thread from the beginning.
$350 for a DD.........I HATE YOU!!! Mad Mad

Very cool ride. Very Happy
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But seriously, I do hate you. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Brake line failure Reply with quote

Take your front brakes apart!!! The hardline between the cylinders is all wrong. You are looking at wearing a hole in it. It should be nowhere near the spindle or any other piece.
Here is mine:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the heads up. I will make sure I check it out before I get it back on the road.


Gerald, very nice seeing you as well. Send me some pictures of your projects you have. I'd love to see them!
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Joel,

I just replied to your pm. You were checking out my gallery and saw my '59 DD panel with OG SWR paint and wanted info on the Matt Miller seat upholstery. I found the thread link that I started, so go here:

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I received the first finished set that he ever made which is in my '59 DD panel (see my gallery or the thread), plus the next two sets for my under-restoration '59 Double-Cab ( http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=545000&start=0 ). He made the first prototype /test kit (out of some bright, similar turquoise material!) and installed it on my set bench seat frames, tweaked that pattern a little until it fit perfect, and then used it to sew up the first three kits for my '59's. He fitted and installed them in my garage here in St. Louis.

As many after me who bought and installed these kits from Matt will tell you, he makes the best, most accurate upholstery kit on the planet. Buy yourself a kit, install it and you will be very happy!

Good luck hunting him down!

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