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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Splited split! Reply with quote

Does anyone knows a bit about that bus?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed to haul long pipes, lumber, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat should be awesome in that.

Is this coach built, or by an individual?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it, it's also convenient if your wife wants sunbathing with a long chair while you are driving
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scroll down a bit:

http://www.vintagebus.com/gallery/section/single37.html

Photo's posted in 2001.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(*sigh*)

The lady who owned that bus had contacted me asking if I was interested in buying it. I was, but I was too busy with other stuff going on and I just kinda forgot about it. IIRC, she wanted something like $700 for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you see it was designed for her long chair and a bit for her husband to carry pipes on week-ends! Now where has it landed?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw it (or one just like it) back when there used to be SOTO meets. It's neato.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
I saw it (or one just like it) back when there used to be SOTO meets. It's neato.


I see what you did there....

Seems like it was in attendance at one or more of the Deer Park SOTO events...early 90s, i think? It was pretty cool. Pull up to the lumber yard or plumbing supply house in that, and they know you mean business.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go here: www.dropgates.com/specialmods/index.html and check out the Plumbers entry.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

''Someone else mentioned seeing one of these in an old kung fu movie, and it was also carrying a pipe. The karate guys were fighting on the single cab as it was driving and the pipe fell off.''


I would love to see that movie, might be a gem!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Splited split! Reply with quote

Combinations wrote:
Does anyone knows a bit about that bus?
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All I know that your spare tire is your friend. It deserves a prominent spot while riding with you Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This user owned it about 10 years ago:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=15942
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: half cab Reply with quote

At summer OCTO 2003 or earlier

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:11 am    Post subject: halfcab Reply with quote

my friend has that now. super cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id love to turn up to a date in that. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Half cab is alive and well Laughing It underwent a quick resto with lots of new metal a few years back and is living the semi retired life in Colorado Very Happy
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That steel is 40 feet long!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

volksaddict wrote:
The Half cab is alive and well Laughing It underwent a quick resto with lots of new metal a few years back and is living the semi retired life in Colorado


Love that oddball thing...is there a thread on the resto?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it too! I paid dearly for it back in the day, prices sure do inflate when California collectors get ahold of something Shocked But it's been worth every penny on the farm and the double takes it gets on it's rare trips off the compound are unbelievable! Can't drive it if I don't want attention. I didn't do a thread on the resto, didn't take many pics, I just wanted to get it back together.
I don't believe all the bs about it on dropgates, I think most of it was hype to inflate the rarity of the find. I've never heard anything about the kung foo movie or the factory using these outside of dropgates, if anyone can contradict that please post up!! The construction of the rig and the story of the little old lady and the plumber match and lead me to believe that it is a 1 off modification done early in it's life for the use of the early owner. Wouldn't matter to me if it was blessed by Ferdinand Porsche, I'd still haul big items and chase cattle with it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thing still trips me out. Glad to hear that there's little to no back story to it Very Happy
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