Willbur's 65 SO42

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  • Willy
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    Luckily I back everything up, so here’s the recap of my project!

    Willy
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    Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.The history so far is that I found it over the summer in a small mining town here in Colorado. Took me a couple months to eventually track down the owner, who of course wasn’t interested in selling it at first. He was heading out to do something then and I told him I’d come back another weekend when he had more time to talk. So I went back a couple weeks later with the 15 window. Didn’t find him on Saturday so I stayed at a friends in Winter Park then drove back on Sunday and was able to catch him. After letting shooting shit for a while about skiing and what not I let him drive the 15 and just geek out over VWs. Couple hours later he came around to letting me take it home and we made a deal. A week later it was on a trailer home with me.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Ran through the brakes, bearings, topped up fluids, and bought a 1600 from Painters that they had pulled out of a wrecked bug. Made it a bit over 100 miles, had a starter go out, towed it, and lost the pop top. Did some bodywork during my internship with JJ at KCW. Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Now its got my 2332 in it, a new top, new shocks, trans mounts, more bearings and RGB stuff, clutch cable and arm, and has been cleaned out so I could tear into the rust repair. Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Unfortunately there was rust-through not only on the outside of the cargo floor near the cargo doors, but also right in the center. Of course because there was all this I had to replace a lot more than just the floors. Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Cut everything out and I think it lost 20lbs worth of dirt that was hiding everywhere. Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Spent my week-long spring break fitting and welding in replacement metal. All WW and KF. Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  Willy.
    John Jones
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    cool bus… been sitting doing not  a damn thing for months though…

    Willy
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    Have I been gone long enough to be allowed to come back again??? Its dying for some attention….Summer ends this weekend, then I’ll be back chipping away at this thing on weekends bugging you!!!

    Pat K
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    No progress for months. I say he needs a penalty.

    Franz
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    He was supposed to have this thing all restored by now….some photo shoot this fall or something. Right, Will?

    ibbrown1
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    Better hurry up and get it fixed up.  Your girl won’t want to sleep in it at the Moab campout in November

    John Jones
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    aren’t you supposed to be at school today young man???  he brought her with him to try and trow us off; 😎 He’s pretty Gay….. 😎  Happy.. ya know..

    Willy
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    I made progress! The top hopefully wont fly off again now. Anyone have 2 more of these?

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    Speshel k
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    They pop up on the samba but every once in a while

    John Jones
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    spare tire and a tie down…

    I heard this knuckle head is going to be here over thanksgiving break… Lucky us… 😀  😀

    Willy
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    spare tire and a tie down… I heard this knuckle head is going to be here over thanksgiving break… Lucky us… 😀 😀

    Yeah haha the spare tire worked sooo well last time… 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Not going to have something like that happen again. Hopefully my days of “eventful” KCW arrivals are behind us!

    Thats right though! Gonna be bothering JJ for a week, then he gets 3 weeks of s break and then I’m back to being an inconvenience and all up in his way!!! 💁🏼

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