1978 Champagne Ed. Bus aka BVR (Bus VR)

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1978 Champagne Ed. Bus aka BVR (Bus VR)

Postby bansheelos » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:35 am

I got this rusty little thang and just ran w/it. Not much knowledge on aircooled so..... VR swap it is. Also some suspension work as well!!! Alot of pix just to get you guys caught up w/ where I am at.
Enjoy.

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1st step AquaKlean!
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RustBlast!
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And the finished product RustSeal!
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The rest of the undercarriage will be done in parts b/c this was no joke lol :popcorn:
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Also had to grind down my shaft to due its monstrosity length.
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Then BAM!!!! Sitting in Ivans house when I get the call that the plate has been shipped and it will arrive in a few days. Checking the tracking as everyday passed. Finally it came to my job!!! And thats when I started to get the VR into the bus for the mock up!!!
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And VOILA!!!! 2 times a charm!
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:D
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Finished product!
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:popcorn:
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Still going :popcorn:
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Engine is geting prepped to be blasted, painted and refreshed!

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Postby rustabus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:43 am

Hell yeah!! You know, that paint is sooooooo ugly it has crossed over to vintage awesome Smile Buff that out!!

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Postby bansheelos » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:28 am

rustabus wrote:Hell yeah!! You know, that paint is sooooooo ugly it has crossed over to vintage awesome Smile Buff that out!!


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Decent lol

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Postby Franz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:44 am

watercooled guys can make anything cool. I suppose some ridiculous wheel/tire combo is on order? Smile

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Postby bansheelos » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:00 am

Franz wrote:watercooled guys can make anything cool. I suppose some ridiculous wheel/tire combo is on order? Smile

Lmao, haven't even thought of wheels yet.
1. Engine/cooling/fuel
2. Suspension
3. Brakes
Once its running and sitting where I want it then the ridiculous t.ires and wheels will surface Smile

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Postby bansheelos » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:30 pm

Slapped in a battery to see what works and what doesnt.
Front parking lights
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parts of the gauge cluster and radio
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Rear pass. tail
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I also picked up a whole deck from a Vanagon b/c the bus one is too small. Chose to cut out the whole deck to see if I can make it all flat and look like a stock deck! We will see, not sure yet.
Vanagon lid is white, Bus is gray.
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Whole deck I cut out!
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Postby bansheelos » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Getting the engine ready to prime and paint!
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Postby DaKine » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:55 pm

I like your style. =D> That thing is Fuuuugly.
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Postby Aussie61 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:54 pm

rustabus wrote:Hell yeah!! You know, that paint is sooooooo ugly it has crossed over to vintage awesome Smile Buff that out!!


I Agree !!! Leave those colors on there, and just buff the whole thing out and leave the rest as it is. Patina is Kewl these days ,,, Remember.

I don't know Why you'd do this ,,, but now that you're off to Such a Good Start, I can't wait to see how it comes out ! =D>
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Postby wookiee_king » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:16 pm

Bravo sir. =D> =D> Do you plan on offroading that beast?
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Postby bansheelos » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:01 pm

Thanks fellas, I def wanna keep the colors. And as far as offroading, the ride height might make that hard to do. Im trying to get as low as possible w/ the VR in it. I see a trip to the drag strip in its future though!

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Postby sasserfaser » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:38 pm

awesome rig mang..."keep up the good fight"

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Postby RSP3 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:54 pm

Great job, love the pics, keep up the hard work!
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Postby tlambert » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:35 pm

This will be a fun ride I'm sure.
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Postby el arod » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:22 am

looks to be like a cool project. question. are there any modified(shorter) oil pans for the vr motor like for the subi?
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