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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: feb 1957 Standard single paint Bus sk688 fire engine red Reply with quote

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The bus was build in early 57 jan-feb and was a special order bus
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bus was build in early 57 jan-feb and was a special order bus

Documentation?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thom wrote:
The bus was build in early 57 jan-feb and was a special order bus

Documentation?


I am waiting for the birth certificate but it had a headliner and the standard interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a deluxe interior. But if ordered with fire red outside, the deluxe tan interior would look better than the standard's soft green interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's a deluxe interior. But if ordered with fire red outside, the deluxe tan interior would look better than the standard's soft green interior.



Yes, it has an all original deluxe interior. Sorry. The headliner was replaced with a wooden one.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Unique bus! What's your plans for it? restore or original?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very Unique bus! What's your plans for it? restore or original?


I will not touch the interior but I might give it a respray. The bumpers-taillights-decklid-mirrors are not original.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, very cool.

Are the 2 camper windows a hack of the original windows sections or can you re-install normal windows easily?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this bus at the bug o rama and its totally legit. Very cool bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the History on it ??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, very cool.

Are the 2 camper windows a hack of the original windows sections or can you re-install normal windows easily?


just checked the window. this is what it looks like without it Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the History on it ??


I traded an aircooled Vanagon Westy for it. This car has been in Berkeley since it was new. The orginal owner was a Vanagon customer of mine and when I gave her a ride home she said " There is my old 57. We bought it brand new and my family grew up in it and drove it to New York and back a few times. Then I sold it in the eighty's to this couple". Now I got it from "that couple". Helen has since pasted away so I can not ask her more questions about it. Maybe her kids will have some old pictures.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the History on it ??


I traded an aircooled Vanagon Westy for it. This car has been in Berkeley since it was new. The orginal owner was a Vanagon customer of mine and when I gave her a ride home she said " There is my old 57. We bought it brand new and my family grew up in it and drove it to New York and back a few times. Then I sold it in the eighty's to this couple". Now I got it from "that couple". Helen has since pasted away so I can not ask her more questions about it. Maybe her kids will have some old pictures.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked this bus out at BOR, and it is awesome. it is the first firetruck red standard that I have ever seen. ( have only seen one other special paint pressed bumper standard, and it was a postal yellow '57)
the rear seat is cool because it has the metal strip on top instead of a jailbar like you usually see on a brown flatback seat.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, super unique bus.

that og paint looks like it my be pretty nice underneeth there
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StockNazi wrote:
wow, super unique bus.

that og paint looks like it my be pretty nice underneeth there


Only in a few spots. The rest is not so hot
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

svxcarat wrote:
EmpiGT wrote:
Very Unique bus! What's your plans for it? restore or original?


...but I might give it a respray.


Saw the bus too, but didn't look close enough to trip on it. I would have flipped out too. Negative on the re-spray, positive on the Easy Off Shame on you Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kombisutra wrote:
svxcarat wrote:
EmpiGT wrote:
Very Unique bus! What's your plans for it? restore or original?


...but I might give it a respray.


Saw the bus too, but didn't look close enough to trip on it. I would have flipped out too. Negative on the re-spray, positive on the Easy Off Shame on you Exclamation

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I will try to save as much original paint as I can but in some areas it is all sanded away
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I made a few mistakes. the bus was build on march 19th and he was stationed in Michigan when he got his bus.
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