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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: One of the Luckiest days of my life - '58 15-Window Reply with quote

One of the Luckiest days of my life.

Called an ad for vw parts that was 24 miles from my house. I asked the gentleman if he had any bus parts. He replied, "I have a 61 deluxe that is complete." I said " I will be there tomorrow night". Needless to say I did not sleep a wink.

I walked up to the bus and this is what I saw just before my jaw hit the ground.

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I could hardly contain myself - this older gentleman was a VW fanatic and has beetles, buggies and gias. He is passionate about air-cooled vw's, but to my advantage did not like busses. He told me that got the bus in 1983 and was going to take the tranny and RGB out of it to put into a buggy, but he never got around to it. Lucky me.

We talked money, I paid the gentleman and we shook hands. I told him I would be back next week to pick up the bus. I guess I do not have to tell you that that was the longest week of my life. I did not sleep a wink for an entire week.

When I went to get the bus he had put some rollers on it and had hooked it up to his tractor and I got to drive the bus out. I wish you could have seen my face (permasmile)

My plan for the bus is to get it road worthy, change all the window and door seals and roll-it. Can’t wait.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome.

What year is it really?
Because it looks more like a 58 or earlier Deluxe.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Awesome.

What year is it really?
Because it looks more like a 58 or earlier Deluxe.


It's a 58 15 window. I couldn't imagine walking up on that site...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Paul,

Long time coming, hope this turns into a resurrection thread. Awesome find, definitely the stuff dreams are made of.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure would like to see more pics of this great find!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to meet Paul at the Classic this year and have to say it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Great find!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got to meet Paul at the Classic this year and have to say it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Great find!

I think I met Paul to at the Campbodian/GFK/BD cookout. I was the guy there with the '60 'vert (its my wife's). Hope it is the same guy, what a score!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving you started a thread!!!
Post up those progress pics..
I'm amped for you Very Happy

Paul, is BB 19 in its future?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Loving you started a thread!!!
Post up those progress pics..
I'm amped for you Very Happy

Paul, is BB 19 in its future?



x2 Cool





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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cjsmitty wrote:
clnvwe2 wrote:
Loving you started a thread!!!
Post up those progress pics..
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Paul, is BB 19 in its future?



x2 Cool





Corey


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Congrats Paul!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Paul. Looks like an awesome start.


I can't imagine having to wait a week either.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome man!! Great find. I think I met Paul at CTS.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked ... Con-f'ng-grats!!!!.... Awesome score!. Detailed pics PLEASE!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats' on the score!! I'd imagine you've a PM or two in your box. Laughing

What's the scoop on that sweet ass 75? Vega? is it a GT (Tach on dash and 2 barrell carb)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atta boy, Paul!!!!

Yes, yes, more pix imediamente'
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

j.pickens wrote:
Atta boy, Paul!!!!

Yes, yes, more pix imediamente'

Post them up Paul. Stop holding out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braukuche wrote:
goatheady wrote:
Got to meet Paul at the Classic this year and have to say it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Great find!


X2

I think I met Paul to at the Campbodian/GFK/BD cookout. Hope it is the same guy, what a score!


Yes Dan, that was Paul tall blonde dude with the accent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet find! I look forward to some more details and pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, I would love to see some more pics too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have gotten weak in the knees if I stumbled upon a pressed bumper 15 like that. That's a holy grail Bus for me.

I can't wait to see it. You'll need to install a drool guard around it.
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