54 Camping Box

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john jones
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54 Camping Box

Postby john jones » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:02 am

Well... It's time to get started on this rig. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Dirty shop is all caught up on all projects.... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

This bus is sooooooo Rusty... Yet.. in another way.... super nice and original! interior is stained and tattered.. but all there and OG... outside, sucks balls... and looks to have had many many many fingers in the pie before..... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o

Today will mostly be tear down, carefully remove all those interior panels and shit... Get on a dolly this week! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Plans.... REBUILD ENTIRE THING! New frame rails and all from Gerson! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> The metal order on this bus is more than most people pay for a bus... :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby john jones » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:06 am

couple of interior shots.... I think that leather strap in the rear is important some how?? :-k :-k :-k :-k and the hole in the bulkhead and propane mount behind front seat are the items that clued people to it being a camping box.. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby rustabus » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:10 am

Been waiting for this one!!!!!!!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby jb » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:36 am

We all have!!!! This bus is nuts =D>

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russ scott
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby russ scott » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:52 am

76 pages later we will be posting pics of the start and saying I can't believe how amazing it looks

you guys have some of the best bus' in the shop right now!!

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K Leake
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby K Leake » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:44 pm

Exciting day \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ double down on the Thursday club .
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby burwin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:00 pm

holy shit :) - love this stuff
I want a real garage

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby john jones » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:08 pm

cool sticker...

soooo is this some canak sticker??? :-k

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Slow Steve
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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby Slow Steve » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:57 pm

I love seeing the metal work... It's where I think the biggest transformation is and sets the rest of the build.

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby 63Ragtop » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:28 pm

So you guys are just building new bus' now?
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can't wait to see the transformation!

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby ibbrown1 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:36 pm

John did you ever think that this bus that you and others saw for the first time last September on display at the Utah VW Classic would end up at your shop? I'm glad that it's in good hands now. I can't wait to see the transformation.
1960 15 window
1959 Kombi
1961 Mango
1959 Panel

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby omr_007 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:11 pm

First full frame build for KCW! The poms/europeans have been doing them for a while but I think we are about to see how its meant to be done, and probably in record time :-$

Full steam ahead! =D> =D>

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby ricks916 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:42 pm

Damn :-k ... That is such a cool bus!.. it has potential.. glad someone is saving it and it didn't go to the scrapyard.. I would love to have a barndoor bus! :-({|=

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby 68tintop » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:44 pm

ibbrown1 wrote:John did you ever think that this bus that you and others saw for the first time last September on display at the Utah VW Classic would end up at your shop? I'm glad that it's in good hands now. I can't wait to see the transformation.

I never thought it would make it to KCW but couldn't think of anyone else to give it what it deserves \:D/ 8-[ I seen it at the Utah Classic with john and the crew and we were like damm that's a badass bus but there ain't much left :-# :-& kinda even made a joke when we walked by that bus needs to go to your shop john. He said if I remember right needs a lot of work :-" :-k [-( it's so cool it's at KCW. I can drool all over it

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Re: 54 Camping Box

Postby Critter1 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:10 am

Barn door madness! So who's is it? New forum member? Post the up! \:D/ \:D/
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