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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dawerks wrote:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5...p;start=40

He really does mean it when he says, 'most rusty bus in the world!'. And his skill at fixing it from scratch made panels. Stunning!


I was hoping to have a look at this but all the pictures are gone Sad

I wish people would use theSamba to host the pictures.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5...p;start=40

He really does mean it when he says, 'most rusty bus in the world!'. And his skill at fixing it from scratch made panels. Stunning!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread. I often search other build threads to figure out how things go together. I've also answered many posts and PM's requesting pictures of certain areas. One stop shopping now.
I'm flatered to be in the original post. Even more flatered to be in it twice!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skidmarksgarage.com wrote:
Hey all, This is from The SBS forums and if it doesn't belong here then remove it or let me know and I will.
Just thought a lot of you may enjoy it as it certainly gets lots of looks over there.
http://steeringboxscrapers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3580
I am now considering it "Shop Built" as I have started Skidmarks Garage since I started the build but when I started it was just a side job / hobby.


Really sweet build, hurry and finish it!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey all, This is from The SBS forums and if it doesn't belong here then remove it or let me know and I will.
Just thought a lot of you may enjoy it as it certainly gets lots of looks over there.
http://steeringboxscrapers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3580
I am now considering it "Shop Built" as I have started Skidmarks Garage since I started the build but when I started it was just a side job / hobby.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started my '66 SC thread.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=454722

I'll continue when I get some more time. I've also lost a ton of photos of the cab floor work and paint prep and painting. I'll have to try to find them on another hard drive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the rebuilds done in backyards and driveways that played a big roll in me taking on the rust repair of my old bus Patches.

The time involved for taking pics and posting the progress here on TheSamba is also very time consuming.
Big thanks for those who take the time to post multiple pics and the direction each chose to tackle such projects.

I remember about 12 years ago, I was a Syncro Westy driver and seen a 23 deluxe in a friends welding shop in Ft.Pierce Fl.
My first thought was "it should have been taken to the scrap yard" after seeing the floors and supports were almost non existent.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same way I feel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread one stop for all your restoration viewing pleasures Very Happy







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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trust me there is a reason why there's so many views on your thread. People ARE interested and the lack of comments mean nothing. There are way more people that 'lurk' than actually post. Smile

I started this thread directly after reading your 'nose job' post because the 'blood sweat tears' feeling that is so common in these threads.

I spent 6 hours sanding my bus today. The pain in my muscles in inconsequential to the joy I feel. The extra attention my wife is paying my sore muscles is a nice bonus Smile Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the thread idea a lot. I only share my build to benefit the community as a whole, not to show off. I wanted to gather the same kind of build links in one spot so people can learn what is involved before they tackle these tough jobs and take apart a bus to restore....and never put back together.

My thread is more like a journal for myself and anyone who needs to know technical know-how's.

To be honest, I didn't think people were that interested due to lack of comments, good or bad. 12,000 views and counting, but only a handful of people responding. Yet, multiple threads of removing paint to uncover OG paint stirs up tons of interest......
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peecee69 wrote:
I have major respect for the guys doing the metal work themselves. But, I know my limits and will tackle everything else but metal. That being said, the threads put together by regular joes are usually the ones I find most interesting.

@CarlSpackler - I'd love to see a thread on your SC!


I agree with you and kept the list to what the 'regular joes' (non pro/non shop) guys are doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have major respect for the guys doing the metal work themselves. But, I know my limits and will tackle everything else but metal. That being said, the threads put together by regular joes are usually the ones I find most interesting.

@CarlSpackler - I'd love to see a thread on your SC!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a couple from Oregon :

Gmiee5: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=338364

bherder: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=371654

sfspanky: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=403148

hugheseum: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401857
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My intention was a tribute thread to all the guys who have 5 extension cords, 3 pounds of rust, the welder on the ground, covered in dirt/grinder dust, in cramped little garages slaving away Smile


I don't even have a garage, I'm stuck working on a sloped driveway! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the thread. It shows how normal people, like myself, who have normal jobs, resurrecting these less fortunate rusty busses. Of course props to the pros, but this dosent mean some of us regulars are "mickey mouseing" the work.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't keep a running thread on my SC resurrection, but there are a few photos in the gallery. I have done everything myself; rust removal, fabrication of some replacement parts, welding, prep and paint, fabricating a roof rack, and sewing my own tilt. Oh yeah, and building a new engine with an upright conversion to put a 2.0l type IV engine in it. All done in a regular two car garage (usually with a second car in it during the week).

I didn't keep a running thread 'cause I didn't think anyone would be all that interested in seeing what some average Joe was doing. I'm no expert, I just like doing things myself. If there's actually any value in pulling a thread together, even if just for inspiration for others, I will.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better add Andre's Barndoor walkthru panel!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great thread!

but actually nobody missed Neil's 58 thread??
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=257371
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just hope this thread doesn't deteriorate into one of those; "look at me, I painted my bus with a broom for 3 bucks" threads, if you know what I mean. Whether a build is done by a "pro" or just done in a professional manner, I think they should be recognized together....IMHO.


you mean to say I'm not the only person who paints their VW with a $3 brush! Laughing
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