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Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:15 am
by volksaddict
Crush the late bays!
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Vanagons too!

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:18 pm
by rustabus
You Guys are Grumpy!! Smile guess I like shitty projects! :-#

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:29 am
by paul sexton
Down here in Tejas they're advertising bays with five times the rot, for five times your asking price. Admittedly, I don't know much about VWs… yet. What's the animosity towards the bay window?

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:51 am
by rustabus
Bays are just fine! Camp, Cruise, Caravan =D> =D> =D> It's just fun to pick on Bay owners when you drive a Split! :-# Smile Smile Smile

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:40 am
by 68tintop
Early bays are the shit still looking for my split bus. :-& [-o<

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:42 am
by Franz
We're just snobs. Smile

Split window busses are the best. 68-71 bays are a good second choice. 73-79 suck.

There are tons of differences between early and late bay. The most major being that the engine goes from type 1 (like all of the early busses, beetles and ghias use) to a type IV pancake type with the cooling fan on the end of the crank. Some guys love those engines, and I'm not saying they are bad. But all the changes together make a 73 less desireable, more plastic, harder to work on, more expensive, just not as classic of a machine.

I'd take a 68-71 with minor rust issues before a perfect 73-79.

I see a lot of over-priced baywindows. Take your time looking. There are a lot of good ones around.

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:46 am
by Franz
But this one is as solid as they come and priced right. A good candidate for engine swaps, crazy suspension mods, or custom. A step ahead with no major bodywork or rust repair needing to be done.

rustabus wrote:A Buddy is gonna let this go cheap!!! $1000

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Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:55 am
by alykat
Perfect home for a subiswap. Sorry John ....but it is a bay, right ? So no harm. \:D/

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm
by rustabus
Grab another Bay and make another SuperHighroof!!! :-k :-k Smile

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:11 pm
by alykat
Any action here yet ?

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:49 pm
by rustabus
Nope! A coworker of mine has this bus and mentioned to me that he was looking to get rid of it. I told him I would throw it on the KCW website but I don't believe the car is been advertised on craigslist or anything like that. Still think it's a great deal for someone looking to get into a bus for cheap! :-k :-k =D>

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:50 pm
by alykat
I agree. I passed the info on to a guy (front range location I think) who was looking for a bus. Sounds like he wanted a driver and was willing to step up a bit for adecent one. My point to him was this bus was clean enough that he could get it and put the extra money into a fresh engine. Don't know if he is inclined theat way though. I don't know him at all, he was just on the internet looking for a bus.

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:52 am
by john jones
Ben makes me wanna buy this shit and make a snail trail.. :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:16 am
by BBWB
This one would be a good candidate John. It's a '74 after all. Smile I have some reservations about cutting up a '69, but it is just a rolling shell. Oh shit! ](*,) What am I talking about. My '58 DD is hacked by me and previous owners, and I cut up a very savable SC for my Shorty. Cut them all! \:D/ \:D/ Smile

Re: 74 Bus

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:23 am
by PeteSC
The bottom bus of the Super High Roof would have been (probably still is) the ideal candidate for a snail shell. '57 Kombi, right?