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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: One for the books....with PICS!! Reply with quote

How is Rusty Bus? I would have loved to own a bus that is rusty but solid and you could abuse and it would just take it. Perfect for winter in the salt belt.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: One for the books....with PICS!! Reply with quote

Well , its two year later. Where is Rusty Bus now?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tootype2crazy wrote:
Rustybus has been so faithful, it seems to me he deserves a body restoration. It's probably not feasible though.


i've enjoyed the read and agree that it does deserve some new metal, if not a full resto.

and i totally disagree with it not being feasible. seen way worse brought back to life.

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It won't go on forever but I'm gonna rock every mile I can out of this thing before it gets retired.


why can't it keep on going? a cheapie eastwood/hobart welder on gas and some klokkerholm (if you must) panels and you could keep that gem going for a nice long time.

that bus isn't beyond fixing, heck it's still on the road. i do more with less than that at work every day.

she's been a serious trooper i for one would love to see you cut your teeth on the old girl fixing the rot so she can keep on trucking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Vdubtech,

That bus ever make it to kansas in your travels?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thoroughly enjoyed this thread. About 10 years ago I got a similar bus for free. It was even a Champagne Edition, but I didn't understand the significance of that at the time... Anyway it was completely rotten and had been sitting in the local Marina parking lot for years and was so full of old boat garbage, that you couldn't even get inside. Just for fun we thought we would see if the old bus would run... The ancient fuel smelled like turpentine and the points were covered in green fuzz. Cleaned up the points, hooked up some jumper cables, reached in past the garbage and turned the key. Bellowed into life after 3 cranks and even idled! Lots of funky smelling smoke but it actually ran! Cleared out just enough junk to sit in the drivers seat and stuck it in gear. It moved! The brakes were crap but worked a little so a highly illegal test drive took place. The trans happily had all of its gears, and was quiet too! As this bus had serious structural rot, and no papers its destiny was for parts, and it gave up a lot of good stuff to help other buses stay on the road. Wish I had kept the interior, because it was all there including the middle seat.... DUH!!! Best wishes at keeping the Rusty bus on the road as long as you can!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drive that thing till the wheels fall off. Great to see cars "recycled" and utilized. Keep it up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vdubtech great story I love it Awesome.. Dave 1973 Bus
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: I love this story... Reply with quote

Talk about keepin' on truckin'...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friggen' awesome bus, and an even better story.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. Cosmetically challenged, mechanically bullet-proof.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading through your post and it gives me hope for the pile I'm building up here in rusty Wisconsin. Glad it's been so good to you! Oh yeah.... I wish the body on mine had been as good as yours when I started on it. Would have been a lot less work. Love the side door...
Keep it rollin....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody, this Bus really turned out to be a keeper after all. In fact, I do still have it. It's terribly rusty but it's still sound enough for at least one more season. It's in storage right now but I will have it out before the end of winter, hopefully in time for the True Canadian Winter Bus Campout in February, 2014. Life has been pretty hectic lately but this is so much more than a Bus at this point, it's part of the family. It won't go on forever but I'm gonna rock every mile I can out of this thing before it gets retired.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read the thread from the beginning, and DAMN!(And I mean that in the best possible way. Very Happy )I'm glad you didn't part her out.

I grew up in 'Cuse, BTW.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story! Having grown up in Minnesota I can relate. Be careful if you ever pass through there in the winter though, Minnesota doesn't allow chains believe it or not. Judging from the bottom rot though I'm guessing it probably came from there originally Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was awesome thanks for the pics of rustybus long life the trips
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have I mentioned that I love that bus? Cause I do. I had one of the snow covered parking lot pics as my desktop at work for awhile. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topology awesome! I still remember reading rue original post when it came on TS. It was one of the things that inspired me to keepnmine going. Rock on., my good man.
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Topology awesome! I still remember reading rue original post when it came on TS. It was one of the things that inspired me to keepnmine going. Rock on., my good man.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's a beautiful Bus that only a mechanic could love.

Miles upon miles, and memories on memories, she will drive on through the thick and thin.
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