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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: '56 wolfsburg panel Reply with quote

been working on this bus for about 8 years now
here are some pics of it when i first got it

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and pics since i have had it

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some of the hard to find parts i collected for it


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some of the metal work i had done

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after the rust repair was done

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so many parts i dont know where to start Confused

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test fitting my new bumper, front and rear safari

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 1/2 narrowed beam and drop spindles
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brakes were a pita
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and after two days of drilling and tapping new treads got my doors on
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

back from the painters had a friend do a faxtina paint job on it

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these pics don't do the paint job justice it looks really cool in person

the start of assembly

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arriving at it's new home
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had to put in into storage for a little while because of i moved
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after a long winters nap it finally came out of storage
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let it dry out for a couple of days then i got in there and start
narrowing the rear end and finishing it

testing out the lights after i had a freind do a custom wiring job for it


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres some pics with the bumpers on and the suspenions finished finally

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finally got the motor in what a pita nothing fit right so it took forever Rolling Eyes
the oil filter had to be moved and the mufflers had to be bent down just to get the bumper brackets on

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after a test run around the yard

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply BadASS! Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know what you mean man haha
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this bus at the Vintage Meet? If so, I'm sorry I missed it.

One point to mention. I think you're going to dislike having those dual mufflers scraping out back. A custom hideaway would be the way to go. I sold a complete setup including flanged heater boxes to match the exhaust for $50 on Saturday. It would have been perfect for your bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what did you do on fixing the "window" that was cut into teh side? donor bus, or just flat metal with a bend?

how hard was it to weld in without warping?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i_am_cool_fred wrote:
what did you do on fixing the "window" that was cut into teh side? donor bus, or just flat metal with a bend?

how hard was it to weld in without warping?


I've done it, had cut a hole for a jealousy window into my panel used sheet metal and just took my time. Going slow was the best thing I could have done. Still some warping, (I was still learning,) but it did turn out nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badass for sure Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF does any of this have to do with a 56 wolfsburg pnl? correct me if im wrong as im not a "bus Guy" but man joe it looks good..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i_am_cool_fred wrote:
what did you do on fixing the "window" that was cut into teh side? donor bus, or just flat metal with a bend?

how hard was it to weld in without warping?


i had cut up another panel many years ago and i saved alot of donor metal from it
as far as the welding i just did small welds every 6" around the opening
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Was this bus at the Vintage Meet? If so, I'm sorry I missed it.

One point to mention. I think you're going to dislike having those dual mufflers scraping out back. A custom hideaway would be the way to go. I sold a complete setup including flanged heater boxes to match the exhaust for $50 on Saturday. It would have been perfect for your bus.


it was suppose to be at vintage but i had a little issue with the trailer
and it's not roadworthy yet so i couldn't drive it there
the mufflers are just temp. i am going to make some later on
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

had to pull the beam out to fix some things so i thought i would raise the center pin while it was out

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since it's narrowed 4 1/2" the shocks didn't line up so i made a bracket for them

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it's first road test

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finally after almost ten years it is drivable

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good Joe. You should cruise down this way with it soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool bus. I like the stance.
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