Rusty's early early early 59 singlecab

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Rusty's early early early 59 singlecab

Postby Franz » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:38 am

Our good friend Rusty from Teleuride is always finding/collecting old busses and beetles. Rusty recently found this late 58 single cab. Its a little rusty and farmerized. We're going to fix the rust, "improvments", and get it back to driver status. Rusty wants a truck that he can use for work....Which means towing and hauling more crap to us....Why are fixing Rusty's truck?

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Postby Matt Faulkner » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 am

Rusty really has an eye for finding cool stuff. I don't know how he does it. I can't ever find anything unless it's sitting at KCW already. Smile
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Postby rustabus » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:48 pm

Hell Yeah!! Soon my wrecks won't even have to roll to dump em at the shop, I can just drop the gates and put the POS on the flatbed. I smell a shitty ghia coming your way as soon as this is a roller O:)

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Postby jasonvw » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:52 pm

Dig those whacky 70's disco wheel well cut outs... those got to go!
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Postby rustabus » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:25 pm

I removed the custom fiberglass mods before it got to the shop, they are still in the bed along with the pop rivet replacement panels and custom tow hitch. John will cut you a sweet deal if interested. Did you notice the big ass widened wheels in the bed that added some bling to the rear wheel well hack? The bus had a NRA sticker on the back window so who knows what past life it led.

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Postby john jones » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:27 am

I had a great day on your bus yesterday Rusty... No better way to insure another great day than getting an early start!!!
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Postby john jones » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:11 am

It's been a few hours already.. but more progress.. Check the gallery..
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Postby rustabus » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:59 am

Holy Crap! I was cheking it out on the webcam last night but had no idea you were making that much progress THANKS! I will be there this weekend to help out and try not to get in the way. Matt is good for the front beam, I will bring down some more parts for his 60 project. Lets figure out the tranny and order it this weekend, I have rims (yours too) I will bring by and the rear bumper is almost done. Again, Thanks

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Postby rustabus » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:02 am

John, that steel barndoor is still one of the coolest KCW busses ever built.

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Postby DPayte » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:32 am

You have all the cool toys Rusty Smile
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Postby jasonvw » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:39 am

Rusty, that bus is funny man. NRA sticker, hacked wheelwells, sounds like a redneck bus! thank god you are fixing that.
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Postby Mark » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:10 am

Nice find, Rusty! Should be a sweet parts hauler.

Wish I was back in CO... Everything I find here has spent too much time in the rust belt...

(see my avatar for another one of Rusty's "finds")
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Postby DPayte » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:18 am

Damn its cold, I took my bug to school this morning. From Paonia to Montrose (56 miles) with NO heat.
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Postby jasonvw » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:37 am

That is cold! Hey Rusty, any other good finds lately? you are the field find master i hear
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Postby hcreps » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:26 am

wanna sell that custom tow bar?..........it would look nice on my singlecab, and i could tow it behind my motorhome [-( .........don't you wonder what the hell some people are thinking about when they do things like that?.............i'm sure someone was really proud of their invention
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