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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: 1962 Bus for fun Reply with quote

just recently picked up this bus and this is its build thread
pics up this bus recently just going to be showing updates of it as i build it into maybe a shasta bus hmm..
currently it is somewhat together it rolls plan is to get it running and use it in the back as an offroader,

If you have some parts for it you'd like to donate to get it back on the trail that be great,,
thanks extreme towing of hamilton for picking it up
and yes there still out there.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

not a 50's bus. it's an early 60's something
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

1961 is my guess
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

its a 1962 model.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

I see low cargo door hinges, big taillights and flat rear wheel wells which are all signs of it being a 1962. Dose it have an M-code plate on the bulkhead?

I also see hump back front seat brackets. Its a hundred percent a 1962.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Looks like a cool bus to me and Iíd rock the look itís got now for a Shasta bus. Itís already got its race number 28!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:19 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Got the ownership for it gonna start the project it is a 1962 for sure as appraiser confirmed


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

it is a 62' Ruby Red Euro Kombi far as I can see
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

looks like a nineteenfiftytwelve!? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

Do you think it had seats in it ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

vwuguy wrote:
Got the ownership for it gonna start the project it is a 1962 for sure as appraiser confirmed


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

ok so its been a few weeks since i started on this bus, I was able to get some parts for it recently. Split parts are hard to find here hasd to drive pretty far to find a few pieces, After buying a fuel pump i think i might get the engine running on the test stand. The bastard 1200 hasn't ran in years we'll see if she is still alive once i get the camera working again. I hope your having a good week. i'll post up the "is this engine gonna run video" fingers crossed as soon as i can. i don't think it has ran in 20 years..
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:52 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
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The 28 makes it perfect, btw.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

will its engine run after years of sitting here goes

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Did 62 have a 40hp or a 36hp?
In your opinion do you think a 40hp or 36hp would be better to use in the bus?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

vwuguy wrote:
Did 62 have a 40hp or a 36hp?
In your opinion do you think a 40hp or 36hp would be better to use in the bus?


40hp in both cases
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:43 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

next thing i'm working on is the brakes.

I am planning on using this bus offroad
The brakes on this are smaller than the later model 64-70 brakes.
Do 64-70 backing plates fit the front spindles and could i use 64-70 front brakes on this model?
giving it more stopping power

Could a j-brake be installed?

Can hydraulic clutch be installed?

any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

If by J-brake you are referring to a Jacobs or Jake-brake, then no. They are designed to open the exhaust valve near the end of the compression stroke to rob the piston of the stored energy of the compression stroke and to provide back pressure to the exhaust system. Same thing with an exhaust-brake, its job is to restrict the flow of the exhaust to build pressure to slow the engine.
Diesel engines need this because most don't have a way to control the air entering the engine. When you take your foot off the pedal the air can flow through the engine with much less resistance than a gas engine. Gas engines on the other hand have a built in engine braking system in the butterfly valves in the carb/throttle body. Just down shift and take your foot off the gas, instant engine brake. Also the neighbors wont complain about the noise. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

oh sorry it is called a steering brakle where you have a lever that lets you use differnt brakes

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https://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C26%2D798%2D606R
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: 50s bus for fun Reply with quote

The 64-67 brakes do not fit the 55-62 spindles.
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