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jeremyrockjock
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:06 am    Post subject: The 58 Deluxe Hardtop Journey Reply with quote

This is where I found it. Bought this and a 71 in Nov 2001 for $200
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I freaked out when we drove by and I saw that deluxe trim and corner windows.
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When I got it to my parents, I had to shovel about 300 pounds worth of junk and trash out of the cargo box.
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The side was crunched with a forklift. I looks like they ran into it with the forks and then lifted
it from the bottom because there is a tear in the cargo floor where the fork came through.

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The front floor is almost completely gone. It will have to be totally replaced.
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Here it sits beside my 62 Sub Hatch Flipseat Westy
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This was the donor for the metal. Even though it is the wrong side I still was able to hack and piece it together to
make the areas I needed to repair the passeger side. And hey, it was only $33.

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I bought some doors from a 66 only to learn they had high hinges on 61 down buses. So I cut the hinges out
of the old doors and welded them into the new ones. The stamping on the inside of the door was made for high
and low hinges. Look under your seals if you have low hinge doors and you'll see what I mean. VW must have
just added the low hinge stamp to the old press dies in 1961. Also if you look at the cargo door trim believe it
or not but that is the same trim that came of the crunched doors. I straighented it out.

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Here I have cut all the metal too wrinkled to straighen and pushed the side out with a hydraulic ram.
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Before and After I pushed the side back out.
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My $10 decklid
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My spring plates cut to fit Beetle IRS trailing arms.
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One drum cut to fit Beetle stub axle.
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Trailing arm assembly before install
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Inner trailing arm pivot
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Machined drum
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IRS is in
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Sitting on its new IRS legs
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Its alot straighter now
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Innie louvers reversed to make outies
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Side patchwork coming together
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71 Bus back up as temp 3rd brake light. Someone had brazed
and fulled the hole for the brake light so when I bought the
decklid I thought it was a 58. I was a little bit stoked to say the
least when I realized it was a 55-57.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Crap Man!! keep up the work and show the progress!! By the way, can you make your pictures a little bigger please...lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6d6vdub wrote:
Holy Crap Man!! keep up the work and show the progress!! By the way, can you make your pictures a little bigger please...lol.


Yeah sorry about that I wish I could resize what I have already. I will edit them smaller next time.

Update: Nov 24 I am resizing the pics so they aren't so huge.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck with your project & keep the pics coming! it's already looking a lot better

it's times like this i wish i was a millionaire & didn't have to go to work & could just buy an old bus & spend every day working on it Pray
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn bro, that is some crazy stuff. I am impressed!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeremy straight making something out of nothing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow man that;s indeed impressing!!! Shocked

Keep up the good work!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad to see your saving that bus i wouldnt have the patience

good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Keep us posted with the progress.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of bringing a vehicle back from the dead, but your clean dragging that one out of the afterlife. serious props.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major props, man! You are a braver man than I, Gunga Din.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats amazing, I didn't see anything in that bus but parts when you first posted pictures of it. Looking good.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe you have made it that far in such a short time. You are well on your way to having a nice deluxe.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the paitence for that. I would pull the ash tray get another bus drop in the ash tray and call it a day! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way beyond my skillz,props to you for bringing that one back. Also nice pug dog, I'm a pug breeder and have quite a few of em. Gotta love the pug dog.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us updated man, that baby is up there for transformation of the year. Mad props to ya.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish i could find a bus like that in a field somewhere and restore it like that. nice job, very impressive. keep up the great work.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeremy mad props on that job youre doing. What a major accomplishment for sure. It makes me think my 23 window is a cake walk. Im glad to see you posted pics. I also like your layout and descriptions to your pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Shocked I wish I had your skills and confidence. That is WAY beyond my abilities. Good for you. You should feel proud of yourself for having the skills and courage to tackle a project as tough as that one. I'm cheering you on like I'm watching football! I like the commentary under each pic too it helps a lot and is very interesting. Good luck to you bro even though you don't need luck. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dood you rock! You will be the reason there is one more Bus alive today!

Save teh World one VW at a time!
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