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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Rustiest Bus you have ever come across! Photos welcome. Reply with quote

This is is the rustiest bus I have ever come across. It was driven from Panama by a 19 year old (I am surprised he made it). It was brought to me to replace the starter, but instead of a pinion gear bushing it had JB Weld in the hole. I could not get another starter in it, and he did not have the money to pay me to R&R the engine to investigate if I could fix it. Instead I bought it off of him for parts.
Anyhow, see if you can show a rustier bus. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the bus? All I see is plastic filler Razz


The 68 I bought and ditched Crying or Very sad And it wasnt that bad to be honest.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one member in new york or somewhere has that one transporter that's super rusty with the slider on with gate hindges. That's probably the rustiest bus I've seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VDubTech. Rollin that rusty bus is I bet whom you are thinking of. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that guy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah that guy.

Oh yeah, we love him! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my now retired 70 single cab


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i could dig up more if you want
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang Don, those are both nasty! I have never seen so much undercarriage rust! Shocked

I did come across a bus with a lower windshield area like that. The PO had put a formed block of wood underneath layers of bondo to create a support for the windshield.... Laughing Laughing Even made the lower lip for the seal out of bondo. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

couple more


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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HAHAHAHAHA... so classic!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beat this: Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yep that one is pretty sad.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for posting that ! I was finally able to prove the wife wrong(after28 yrs).Idon't lug home the worst junk in the world....My bus had 19 hole repairs just in the back floor area
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a split, though that is a shite load of rust. Dang. Did that fall off on the trailer trip or did you load it that way?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well I'll be... here's one that's even worse!

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found this last week, and took it home, lots of parts for my projekt Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a split, though that is a shite load of rust. Dang. Did that fall off on the trailer trip or did you load it that way?


Well yes, it was a split... they tend to be the rustiest buses around.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a rusty floor from a '77 I brought home for parts.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's a rusty floor from a '77 I brought home for parts.

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That is a first for me. I have seen the floors rust out towards each door but not in the middle like this. Shocked
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