SAFARI BUS!

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Postby Pat K » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:02 pm

Mrs. Jones was getting rid of some furniture so I grabbed it up...thanks Jones'....Franz let me borrow his single to haul it all home....Thanks Franz.

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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:55 pm

Shit yea! Love it

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Postby Old Speed » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:03 am

The Single Cab looks good!

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Postby RPattee » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:44 pm

Haven't had much time to work on this but I did manage to treat it to an Ospho bath and swap engines for a rebuilt dual port. The single port was pretty tired. Surprised it had "J" pipes. Franz drove this all winter without heat?
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Postby john jones » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:43 pm

yeah... he said it was a cold ride all winter... :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$
I feel like a campfire in the rain.. :-&

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Re: SAFARI BUS!

Postby Wren » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:44 pm

I think the low all winter in Grand Junction is like 70 degrees. Those dudes don't know what cold is....... More Pictures that Bus is sooooo Freaking bad ass... Can't believe Franz parted with that one. Will always love the Safari bus!!!!!

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Postby RPattee » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:38 pm

Still no heat Frown

Had about four hours of daylight before leaving for Japan the next morning. With nothing better to do I decided WTF, pull the motor. Working on it at my friend's farm, rolling around in the mud and chicken shit. Had to have it drivable and over to the storage unit before 7pm when they lock the place up. Didn't have time to mess with the heat.

Ordered the birth certificate today. Hope it doesn't take 8 months!

Begging for old photos prior to the zebra stripes.

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Re: SAFARI BUS!

Postby Franz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:20 am

Nice Richard! That bus is sooo unique, surely there is some info on the original build somewhere. The key is going to be figuring out the coachbuilder. Good luck, keep us informed. Going to be awesome to see that birth cert.

Yeah, sucked driving that rig in the winter. One of the reasons that I traded it to you.

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Re: SAFARI BUS!

Postby RPattee » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Here it is. Does anyone have a photo or info on the gas cap?
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Postby Franz » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:07 am

Cool. Bremen delivered in primer.

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Postby RPattee » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:28 pm

I thought so too. Love the idea that it was delivered in primer. The certificate confirmed a few important things. Now why would a bus destined for Kenya have the air vent removed and the outer air vent openings covered? The duct for a gas heater is still present too. This part makes no sense to me. Who were the coach builders in Bremen back in 1956? Does anyone have information or suggestions on how to research this?

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Postby Pat K » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:01 am

Damn!!!!!!....this bus is badass.... Smile Smile Smile
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Postby Franz » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:59 am

That picture is funny. Wolfsburg busses have exposed shift rods. There was so much snow and ice packed around the shift rod that I couldn't down-shift into 3rd. I had to crawl under the bus and pick-out all of the ice around the shift rod.

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Postby RPattee » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:14 pm

May 56 so it should be a Hanover bus although just barely. It's in Alaska now. I dragged it up the highway last October. Had to get it out of the Washington weather.
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Postby Franz » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:31 am

Yeah hanover bus. I knew that. A lot of Wolfsburg features though. I think it has the 55 style fuel flap door too?

As for researching the coachbuilder in Bremen. One would think there would have only been a couple. Maybe an ambulance coach builder?? It supposedly had an ambulance divider at some point. The gas heater and ambulance step were not on the M-code list either, which makes me think that those accessories(and probably others) were installed at the coachbuilder. The coachbuilder must have been familiar with VW busses to know about, and how to install those accessories. :-k

Kohlruss made the funny window deluxe conversions. Where are they located?


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