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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

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Put in a bid for this one, Ben


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If only I had seen that before!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

HastaAlaska wrote:
Abscate wrote:
Put in a bid for this one, Ben


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If only I had seen that before!


Yeah, that is a really nice F150. You could put a top on the back and trick it out with a bed and storage underneath, it would be perfect! reliable, durable, capable, and spacious.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

^^^^ Laughing Laughing Laughing ^^^^
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes and people might feel sorry for you-- "AWWWWW-" Laughing Laughing :lol:Like Broke ass hippies- instead of successful travel bloggers-- with a history---BUT =you could put a studio/ movie theater in there, bowling alley and hot tub.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

If you are coming to asia, a toyota hilux, especially the early 90s versions are pretty much your best bet for parts availability and ruggedness.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

but can you put that drive line in a hi-top bus??? because that would be amazing-- reliability/ parts/ vw recognized brand--- and a heater/AC.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

By the way, in large parts of asia, VW was absent in the market from late 80s to 2000s.

I'd advise against getting an engine from those years or prior.

More commonly you'd find toyota, daihatsu, nissan, isuzu diesels.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Toyotas are preferred in many parts of Asia.
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And spares are readily available.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Embarassed Crying or Very sad Shocked apparently--- the motor does good if you hit a land mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?! Reply with quote

Bosch ICIS fuel injection, Shirley
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