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swavananda
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Gypsy Bus - Update, a new beginning! Reply with quote

thought i'd share some pics of my old house bus. i built this back in 95 . yah, i was a dead head and already toured for years in a bus but i was ready to roll in a little more style . so i let my imagination fly and ended up with this . after the dead scene shifted that year, i still traveled and was 'on the road' as a way of life . for many more years, the bus was home off and on between relationships and living in asia. i am more settled down now,so i let my ex girlfriend have it . knowing she had the desire to keep it going. it's a little weathered from the years ,but she has started to refinish the wood work and paint.

it's a 75 with 2.0L fi that i swapped out of my old 79 (that i bought in 88 ) .and it did pretty good pushing with all that weight . i did go through some p/c 's. but only dropped a valve seat once. and never threw or spun a bearing .i did rebuild a few times and had the crank ground once. but that case was always true. it has a big oil cooler on the side which really helped. and a full set of gauges to fret over
wind of course was the bigger issue. i never felt i was getting blown over but a good head wind would change my plans for the day!
believe it or not, the cops never messed with me either , i think that it was done in a nice enough way that it always made people smile .


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for me the vw bus helped inspire two decades of amazing adventures,and incredible life experiences .and yes ,i'll always be grateful for that!

but nowadays i drive a karmann ghia ,


(and have short hair)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that thing is fantastically cool. Sure wouldn't want it as a daily driver but once in a while or just putting it up on blocks and charging admission. Looks like awesome workmanship and attention to detail. Was it drug induced inspiration?
What kind of comments did you get with it?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was yours? I've seen photos before somewhere. I love it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey you with the Westie, Eat Your Heart Out!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful work! Normally I'm a fan of stock, but I think that's the best customi bus I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool and great craftmenship.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Craftmanship, and is probably the best custom Bus I have ever seen too. I thought my Westfalia was bad in the wind, but that thing must be a hell of a kite waving in the wind. But still awesome I must say
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously beautiful. Thanks for sharing that. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: kool kamper Reply with quote

that's thinking "outside the box" !!!....nice work !!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, FAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A classic for sure, I'd like to know about the mpg. Peace, Brother.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fantastic, well done!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Crap Thats awesome. Ive been looking for some ideas of what to do with my rusty bus instead of scrapping it. Thanks for the inspiration. Amazing man good job!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. The stories that thing could tell. Pretty awesome, and thanks for sharing with us. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My grandson refers to my stock looking 69 tintop as a hippie bus.Can't wait to show him yours...Thanks...p.s. great cabinet work!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, a cabin on wheels!! Very Happy That thing is awesome, you do nice work!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be honored to have that as part of my collection. So well done and tasteful. First in line if she wants to sell.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! That's awsome!
How much does that sucker weigh?
Top speed ?50mph?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fantastic. Very nicely done.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is outrageously amazing! Applause
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I think of it, the pictures I have are of it's spiritual friend. I hope they are on my netbook. If not someone else probably has them. Wood inside and a little wood burner stove. Anyone know it?
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