My first bus

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My first bus

Postby turner-vw » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:47 pm

I got a great deal on this 69 Deluxe Baywindow. The motor didnt run very well but the rest of the bus was in great shape.

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After a little work I was able to get the motor running on all four cylinders. The motor is a new 1600SP.

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Drove the bus around in stock form for the last 6 mos and had a blast with it.

Then I got the bug to lower it...

So I called up Mr. Jobe and asked him to build me a beam. A couple weeks later I got this in the mail.

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A couple weeks later and lots of late night garage time I now have this

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Postby Richie022 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:02 pm

the bus looks great!
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Postby C.Hamburg » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:18 pm

Sweet Bus! =D>
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Postby Bret » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:59 pm

That turned out really good looking.

Im a sucker for early bays.

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Postby burwin » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:50 am

Very nice :D Early bays were made to be lowered
I want a real garage

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Postby 66VOLKY » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:31 am

Sweet Bay!
I've got my eyes open for a 69 as well.

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Postby Vlad w » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:59 am

looking GOOD! =D>
I'm doing the same to my 68 now
post some pics of the set up in the back.
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Postby ChuckieRay » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:17 pm

Man, what a difference! I've seen a ton of bays for sale lately and we have found quite a few around here. Seems like the bays are really moving into the picture!! Now I want my first bus back....the '70 that the wife and I drove from WA to Upstate NY.

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Postby Old Speed » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:11 pm

=D>

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Postby fidysea » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:03 pm

I love those Phone Dials on the bay!

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Postby Omar67 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:18 pm

66VOLKY wrote:Sweet Bay!
I've got my eyes open for a 69 as well.


I am always on the look out for a good 69 as well :-#
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Postby turner-vw » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:06 pm

Vlad w wrote:looking GOOD! =D>
I'm doing the same to my 68 now
post some pics of the set up in the back.


On the rear I used a set of 3.25" rear drop plates that I build and also adjusted the spring plate 1 outer spline.

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Postby DetroitJOHNNY » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:16 am

looks great!

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Postby Vlad w » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:46 am

Without the frame cut?
Are you hitting the frame when loaded or on bumps?
I made 4.5 plates for the back but I will set the springs to stock from the start.
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'67 T1
'66 T1
'78 champagne
'68 bus
'57 panel
'54 BD

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Postby Jobe » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:45 pm

good job on the rear plates butch! =D>
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