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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: June 1958 custom camper Reply with quote

figured i would start a thread for my new camper. in a moment of snap judgement i sold my last bus.i had been stuck in the despair of no bus for the last several months. i tried to detoxing with a bay but found no love. searching systematically for weeks by chance i found a ad on portland craigslist that seemed interesting. no pictures minimal info and words like pressed bumpers. i responded immediately and within a week it was in the driveway.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while the original owners home made camper was almost entirely gone

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the performance options that controlled the heart of this beast where very much intact
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a fresh and clean late motor fitted in the bay

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a clean dry tranny with small nut boxes all camber compensated by empi
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are your plans?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so far all i have done is finished removing the camper additions and get a few parts ordered. got a leaky grb on the drivers side and while the motor fired right up the fluid coming from the gas tank is nasty. for the immediate fun of it all i am going to throw my bay westy kit in the back and drive it as is. besides trail bash is coming soon.

insert happy new driver here
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more pictures @ http://rides.webshots.com/album/581302547aIDwsD?vhost=rides
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, I believe I know the cl ad you referred too, good to see it's gone to a good home! I'll be watching for update's on this one. Cool bus, have fun with it!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or does the motor hang to the right more? Possible bent frame horn or bad mounts.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love the previous owner dashdoard mods. Those are the kind that you wouldn't do yourself to a nice dash these days, but would be a sin to replace as they add character and a bit of history to what the bus has seen it it's day. I think they make the bus what it is and you must get all those gauges working. Very nice and congrats on realizing that a bay window is well, not a split, to put it nicely.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:18 am    Post subject: Deluxe clock Reply with quote

Is the deluxe clock in the correct spot(ordered that way) or did PO just have a little bit of style and add a clock? Like the white grab handle? Sweet bus.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the gauges seem to work even the unreadable ones. All this stuff was cut in even the early deluxe clock. For now most of it stays but not quite sure about it long term. Right now get it rolling and useable.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GDOG57 wrote:
Is it me or does the motor hang to the right more? Possible bent frame horn or bad mounts.


Looks centered with the crankstart hole to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very kool Bus. I think the dash is pretty neat as well!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

broke out the garden hose and started cleaning a bit further
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pulled out the seat and it appears to be covered original upholstery looks alot like caramel
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emptied out the tool tray and the spare tire well for a hose down
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spare is crows foot so combined with the other spare as well as the 4 on the bus i have 6 crows foot rims
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i guess a few extra tires come in handy on the road
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just a guess but La Paz must have happened in 73
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like your new bus! Seems to have a lot of character and history behind if which I hope you will preserve the best you can while restoring her.
Iv been working on a 1965 single cab that belonged to an old friend of mine who Iv been asking for years now if he would sell it to me as its in fantastic condition, but since she's been sitting for so long It needs to be completely gone through (like the brakes you responded to that I'm working on now)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i made the decision to convert to 12v considering i had all the parts sitting in my garage. glad i did because i found a time bomb.
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the bearing is literally falling apart and the arm is spread. better to find now in the comforts of the garage and not on the side of the raod
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i will take this opp to drain and clean the gas tank, installing the rear seat belt mounts in its absence.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool camper, hope to see it at a show next year.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am hoping to have it ready for the next olympic penninsula trail bash speculation is it will be early december weekend of the 5th or 12th
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool score.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i am hoping to have it ready for the next olympic penninsula trail bash speculation is it will be early december weekend of the 5th or 12th


Nice!
Man I should throw together my camper for that trip...maybe if it doesn't sell by then I'll play musical engines to get it going to make that trip.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a dash section I am using the radio section out of. If you want the rest to fix the holes in yours you are welcome to it. it has an earlier pod that is not the same as my 62, more square

As a matter of fact I will see Clara at O.C.T.O and if you and her are friends she probably wouldn't mind bringing it up to you, I also looked at your pod and my donor is shaped like that. let me know
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