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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Hey guys, i recently picked up this 58 panel. Progress will be made slowly but surely, i just started barber school so i will be trying to balance the two the best i can. It'll get hurst bumpers front and rear, full roof rack, safaris and a camper interior eventually. I figured id start a thread on my progress and future adventures involving the bus. Enjoy!


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I did an oil change, set the points, adjusted the valves, checked all my fuel lines, new battery with a new ignition and she fired right up! Driving my own split bus has been a longtime goal of mine. Even if it was just in the parking lot Laughing


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If anyone has any pressed bumpers in the NC area give me a shout!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Super-solid example, congrats!

Keeping it stock height?

36-horse engine?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

congratulations.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Congratulations on getting the bus!

When was it made/what's the VIN?

Be sure to check out the '58 parts list (click red text in my signature line).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Wow. Before-and-after shot of front interior is badass: very nice start of a savage panel. Congrats. Any front seats? If not, I know Wolfsburg West sells new frames that should be correct, minus upholstery. Vendors all over for that, including Matt Miller and some of the big-store variety. Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Great find and plans for this bus!
Do you expect doveblue under that black/grey paint on the nose?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

b-man wrote:
Super-solid example, congrats!

Keeping it stock height?

36-horse engine?


Thanks, unfortunately the 36 is gone. it has a random dual port in it right now.

I plan to keep it stock with AT tires right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Where did it come from in such fine shape?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Nice Bus - put it outside for a wash and blow dry

Shocked

Seriously, be safe and good luck this week.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

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Nice Bus - put it outside for a wash and blow dry

Shocked

Seriously, be safe and good luck this week.


Thanks man, i actually just moved to Wilmington for school on Saturday, started class on Monday morning and evacuated Monday night. All my VWs are in Charlotte thankfully.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

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Where did it come from in such fine shape?


Anderson, South Carolina.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Peter_N wrote:
Great find and plans for this bus!
Do you expect doveblue under that black/grey paint on the nose?


There is a lot of bondo in the nose and a little part of the roof due to some front end damage. Not sure whats gonna be under there.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

62DoKaGuy wrote:
Wow. Before-and-after shot of front interior is badass: very nice start of a savage panel. Congrats. Any front seats? If not, I know Wolfsburg West sells new frames that should be correct, minus upholstery. Vendors all over for that, including Matt Miller and some of the big-store variety. Cheers.


It has a front seat that works for now, eventually i would love to have it recovered. Ill have to grab some photos when i get to the shop. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Cspider7 wrote:
BarryL wrote:
Where did it come from in such fine shape?


Anderson, South Carolina.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

easy e wrote:
Congratulations on getting the bus!

When was it made/what's the VIN?

Be sure to check out the '58 parts list (click red text in my signature line).

e


Sweet, I enjoyed going through that parts list...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

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62DoKaGuy wrote:
Wow. Before-and-after shot of front interior is badass: very nice start of a savage panel. Congrats. Any front seats? If not, I know Wolfsburg West sells new frames that should be correct, minus upholstery. Vendors all over for that, including Matt Miller and some of the big-store variety. Cheers.


It has a front seat that works for now, eventually i would love to have it recovered. Ill have to grab some photos when i get to the shop. Thanks!



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Pushed all the busses inside for the hurricane, hope everyone on the Carolina coast is okay!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

I was finally able to score some pressed bumpers for the 58!

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Thanks John (hazetguy) for taking delivery while I was in school!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Nice, score!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: 1958 Panel Reply with quote

Isn't John the nicest guy for helping you out! Nice pickup on getting the bumpers too. Save up and eventually get a set of Matt Miller set cover/padding kits, not cheap, but they are the very best quality and correctness. You won't regret it! Maybe get John to eventually fix up a correct 36hp engine for that Bus too. But drive and enjoy it as-is for now. Panel Buses are cool! I love my '59 Double-Door Panel, and I wouldn't dream of getting rid of it.

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