Ben's 67 W/T Standard

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Franz
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Postby Franz » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:21 am

I've been getting lonely here Ben, missing my daily Ben visits. Smile

Yeah, I'll try to make it tonight.

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Postby john jones » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:42 am

Makes me smile to see you enjoying your bus Ben... Thankyou sir!!! and I did hear ya!!!


what a journey... nothing worthwhile ever came easy.. :-$ :-$ :-$
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Postby PerfectBlem » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:30 pm

I like being the newbie. Went to get gas. topped her off for some extra miles went by to see the guys at KCW to find a gallon of gas sitting in the gutter. Didn't know not to park with a "lean" to the fill side. Won't make that mistake twice. [-X [-X

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Postby ColeZ » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:02 pm

^ Right there with ya Ben. :-$
Being happy is a choice, being in a VW Bus makes that choice easy.

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Postby PerfectBlem » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks ColeZ. Any other suggestions on what to look out for?

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Postby rustabus » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:59 am

I didn't think there was a solution to that problem :-k :-k :-k Just a Bus thing Smile

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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:59 pm

Ben found a rock n' roll bed in Australia. It arrived in Grand Junction yesterday. I spent today assembling it. Pain in the ass. But I made it my homie.

It came in a 24" x 24" x 6" box. Think of assembling furniture. Part A connects to part B with screws that fell out during shipping(and are soft as peanut butter anyways) ](*,)
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I had to weld the platforms together. 59" is where they need to be. A little clean-up and touch-up and the they look awesome. Be sure to weld them together strait and flat.
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I had to trim a little off of the angle iron portion to get the leg piece to tuck up under the platform like it should (it hits the wheel well)
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Took me a minute to figure out the linkage, especially since the instructions didn't arrive with the box.
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I had to make some back rest stops and bolt them to the body. This supports the rear most portion of the seat when in bed mode. See the black thingies? 1.5" x 1.5" angle iron with a little extra bend did the trick.
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Postby GTV » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Very cool. Is that available from the aftermarket?
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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:23 pm

Yeah, CIP had them for a while...not sure where they originally came from. Brits?

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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:39 pm

I just got back from driving this rig up to our local trail for a bike ride. I felt like a rockstar \:D/

Wanna trade busses Ben?

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Postby Franz » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Hey, bring your Yeti down to the shop too.

I want to make that rack fit your bikes.

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Postby splitpile » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:16 pm

GTV wrote:Very cool. Is that available from the aftermarket?


They are made and China, there is a guy back east who imports and sells them. He's moving into a new warehouse now but once the move is done
he'll be shipping again. I was thinking of stocking these, guess there's a market if Ben had to get one from OZ
Shit load of buses and even more parts

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Postby PerfectBlem » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:24 am

Franz is tha Mon. Looks great!!! Franz I will trade buses for sure. I like your Port Hatch on top! I'm wondering if we leave the bike rack just in case a future bike has a shorter wheel base?? I will swing by to talk covert attack planning. How did the shifter work on the ride?

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Postby PerfectBlem » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:31 am

Oh we better get ahold of Doug so he can come out one last time to finish- finish the bus for real! My daughter is so excited to ride in the bus with a seat!

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Postby Franz » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:45 am

Already on top of Doug. Hes going to get started on the seat today...hopefully finished tomorrow?


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