Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Just shoot me.... 70 deluxe project
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 31, 32, 33  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: Just shoot me.... 70 deluxe project Reply with quote

well, you would think after the work on my 71 westy i would just hang it up. nope. not me. i guess i just love shitty fitting parts far too much to just throw in the towel.

story time, gather 'round kids...

about a year ago, i was offered this bus from a guy who i never met. he saw my work on the forums and thought i would be a good keeper of this old girl. i was trying to work out a deal and i had a accident at work (long story, but a 55 gallon drum exploded in my face thanks to a douchebag co-worker)

at any rate, being out of work i didn't want to take it on. then the bus came up for sale again, so i ended up picking it up.

the good....

very minimal rust. battery tray, possible front floor (not sure yet) drivers side outter rocker, and depending what i find, it is so solid, i may just get a gerson piece and patch whats needed...but i will probably do the whole thing.
typical windshield rust, and a little dog leg work. i could have all the welding done in a couple days...

the bad.....very bad...

this piece of shit just hit the parts shelf lotto.....it is missing everything it has very little interior. no engine, transmission, rear bumper is smoked....all the little bits and pieces are MIA which sucks. i may need some help from you deluxe owners out there!


pix:

my samba 'barn find for sale on the trailer pic'

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


bottom was 100% stripped and treated with masterseries or POR

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


wheel wells are CLEAN

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


yep...

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


pass floor

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


i got to wondering what was hiding under the paint....2 hours later and she is very straight, a couple of dents with some filler, but no real surprises....yet

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


thats where she stands. i ran out of sand paper and beer. i hope to finish stripping her over the weekend, get her in epoxy and see what my mood is from there.....
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history


Last edited by [email protected] on Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:40 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
curtis4085
Samba Member


Joined: July 22, 2011
Posts: 4801
Location: Colorado
curtis4085 is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shes has very good bones! I love the undercarriage.
_________________
Special Thanks to:
Headflow Masters - Vista, CA
www.headflowmasters.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Millennium Falcon
Samba Member


Joined: December 01, 2006
Posts: 405
Location: Toronto, Canada
Millennium Falcon is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting your new project Skills. I thoroughly enjoy watching your works in progress.

All the best.
_________________
"Don't worry, she'll hold together . . . You hear me, baby? Hold together!" -Han to the Falcon

1972 White Campmobile
1700 cc Type IV
Dual Solex 34 PDSIT2/3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys. unsure what i'm going to do with it. i don't know if she is going to be a keeper or not. i may do all the bull work and put her up for sale, as so many people can't do the body end of things, but enjoy the assembly/mechanical aspect.

truth be told, i need another bus like a hole in the head, but i enjoy the project side of things. sad part about it is i will probably end up having to keep it because i would need 'running bus money' just to break even if i only did the paint and rust work. besides, i'm a horrible 'flipper' that's why we have 7 car's i pay to insure Shocked
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
busdaddy
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2004
Posts: 44038
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada, Land of the giant flying moose!
busdaddy is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't beat yourself up bro, I would have taken it in like a lost puppy too, looks like it's got some great potential! Wink
_________________
Rust NEVER sleeps and stock never goes out of style.

Wanted, OG paint 1971 Niagara blue decklid.

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, the problem with saving all the strays is one of them is bound to hump my leg Laughing

i am just amazed at all the parts that are missing....for example, the dash screws and all the little plastic caps are gone. all of the white plastic dummy plugs (for seat belts etc) are gone....i mean, come on! i got a box with some busted turn signal's and a dented hubcap......hold me back! anything that could be taken out and lost was. it is kind of annoying
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dugfresh
Samba Member


Joined: November 04, 2012
Posts: 651
Location: Seattle
dugfresh is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[email protected] wrote:
yea, the problem with saving all the strays is one of them is bound to hump my leg Laughing

i am just amazed at all the parts that are missing....for example, the dash screws and all the little plastic caps are gone. all of the white plastic dummy plugs (for seat belts etc) are gone....i mean, come on! i got a box with some busted turn signal's and a dented hubcap......hold me back! anything that could be taken out and lost was. it is kind of annoying


One of my neighbors gave me a VW hubcap from his collection when I moved... I'll donate that to help plug the hole in your head Wink

You probly don't want the rusty ones I drive around with..
_________________
78 Riviera
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDRJPa1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
CoastalAirCooledVW
Samba Member


Joined: September 02, 2012
Posts: 1882
Location: Mckinleyville, CA (Humboldt County)
CoastalAirCooledVW is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#Sniper #2gunfire
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
morymob
Samba Member


Joined: November 09, 2007
Posts: 4683
Location: east-tn
morymob is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, stand still= 'BANG'. Actually u have the best part, solid body, the rest probably would need rebuild anyway.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
nodrenim
Samba Member


Joined: October 06, 2006
Posts: 843
Location: Dobson, North Carolina
nodrenim is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just think of all the VW stories you will have to tell your grandkids someday.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
shiningstar76
Samba Brewer


Joined: July 12, 2003
Posts: 2687
Location: Savannah
shiningstar76 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great and all but did you get more beer?
_________________
KK4NTP
96 Tacoma
86 4Runner
My bus caught on fire and is now on the other coast with someone who gave me money for it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Kirk
Samba Member


Joined: December 05, 2003
Posts: 5439
Location: North Texas
Kirk is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn. Id say its a score. Besides life is too short to just own five volkswagens, right? Wink
_________________
Bear
Super
Oppenheim
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shiningstar76 wrote:
This is great and all but did you get more beer?



i did....more pictures to come later


Kirk wrote:
Damn. Id say its a score. Besides life is too short to just own five volkswagens, right? Wink


here is the problem.....

when i get something, i bring it to the 9's and don't really drive them too much. i have been better about it, and they are all in rotation. honestly, my heart isn't in it for this one. i guess it's the daunting task of trying to find every bit that's missing.

that said, the sides are about stripped to the OE paint/primer. i am like 20 minutes a panel from being bare steel. tomorrow i will finish sandblasting all the seams and get it in epoxy tomorrow night. then i will start on the roof, which is going to suck ass. i may cheat and just sandblast it....
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
webwalker
Samba Member


Joined: January 26, 2006
Posts: 2733
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
webwalker is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your plan for doing the bodywork and let someone else chase the pieces is a good one. Considering what the Brits are getting for a dry California bus, you should be able to move that perfect bodied Bus either domestically, or abroad.

M

PS: You should see some of the pics I took at Interstate VW in Lake Elsinore!
_________________
North American Member of the Static Motion Club
1977 CE1 Transporter Deluxe
Click to view image
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

webwalker wrote:
I think your plan for doing the bodywork and let someone else chase the pieces is a good one. Considering what the Brits are getting for a dry California bus, you should be able to move that perfect bodied Bus either domestically, or abroad.

M

PS: You should see some of the pics I took at Interstate VW in Lake Elsinore!


yea, i am unsure what i am going to do. i may get to a point where it is painted, then try to sell it, but after adding up some estimated hours, materials etc i figure i would need to get between 8 and 10K for just a roller that would need re assembly. i have my doubts that anyone would pay that kind of money when they can buy a running bus for far less

going to interstate must have been a trat for you! you know what it's like living here on the east coast. totally wish i could get out there
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pictures from yesterday


got it grubbed down to the bone. just a note for all you would be body guys...STOP PUTTING ON COAT AFTER COAT OF THE CHEAPEST F*CKING PAINT YOU CAN FIND

this poor girl had 6 coats of trash before i hit the factory paint. but i'm not bitter Evil or Very Mad

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


hard to tell, but the slider took a shot. not too bad, but the door has zero rust so i will uni spot it

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


again, the rockers are in amazing shape, minus the drivers side

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


got bondo?

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


yea baby!

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


think someone dropped the engine?

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


sliding door track and rocker are way nice

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


a little surface rust on the fender well. it really is not that bad of a bus

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
WM971252
Samba Member


Joined: September 10, 2004
Posts: 1747
Location: Franklin CT
WM971252 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your not finished with it yet..... what is taking so long Twisted Evil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WM971252 wrote:
your not finished with it yet..... what is taking so long Twisted Evil



it's too friggen hot. but the drivers side from the door to rear corner has been stripped and epoxied. i need to get the passenger side in epoxy soon, it is so humid i am getting flash rust in spots.

i guess i should keep on the lookout for a industrial sand blasting rig. if i had one, it would be all in primer by now
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jim Bear
Samba Member


Joined: March 25, 2006
Posts: 567
Location: Watkinsville, GA
Jim Bear is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: in the trenches Reply with quote

In the trenches... Inspirational. And, 'F' this humidity.
_________________
"You're either on the bus, or you're off the bus." ~kk
'67 Beetle - September SOLD 2013-2016 Sad
'74 Weekender - Ophelia In the Stable 2007- ?
'67 SO42 Westy - Sage SOLD 1996-2001 Sad Sad
'69 Transporter - Baby Blue SOLD 1995-1995
'72 Westy - Nelly - SOLD 1990-1995

STOP FRACKING
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12639
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: in the trenches Reply with quote

Jim Bear wrote:
In the trenches... Inspirational. And, 'F' this humidity.


yep. seeing you are in RI, you know what the weather is like around here. it is pretty miserable!
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 31, 32, 33  Next
Jump to:
Page 1 of 33

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB