Slow Steve's 67 bus build

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Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:38 pm

Hey everybody. I like checking out the progress on KCW's and members projects, so I throught I would throw up some pics of my bus I'm working on. This is my first bus build and I feel like a freak'n hack, but you have to start some where. I haven't taken any classes or anything so my welding sucks. I pretty much borrowed a mig and started. I really didn't take a lot of before pics of the whole bus, so here goes.

Day I bought the bus.
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Inner and outer valence was rotten so I cut it off.
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Both A-pillars were gone
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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:54 pm

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Winshield stuff

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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:57 pm

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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:04 pm

Now the front floor
This was a sweet setup. The gas pedal was bolted to the plywood. It was wedged between floor and slot in what was left of A-pillar.
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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:08 pm

And this is pretty much where I am today.
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Postby exciter » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:35 pm

Its looking good you have made major improvments from when you bought it. keep us informed of your progress.
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Postby OKMOOSE » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:42 pm

I think you are doing great, keep it up. You will get even better as you go. You are fixing some major problems, I doubt i would have the balls to do it, and I have taken classes.

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Postby Slow Steve » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:07 pm

Thanks for the encouragement! This site gave me the motivation to give a bus a shot. I'm just trying to build a driver. It'll never be perfect, but it's better than when I got it. I have run into brake issues but will have it sorted out this weekend. I will post up pics as I progress.

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Postby tlambert » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:49 am

Nice work Steve. Looks like you got it covered so far.
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Postby Slammed 66 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:14 am

Get the brakes sorted out Steve?

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Postby Slow Steve » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:33 am

tlambert wrote:Nice work Steve. Looks like you got it covered so far.


Thanks for the kind words! I have made a little progress, and was able to take my first drive last weekend. WHOO! It was just down the street and back, but it was SWEET! I will work on the cargo area this weekend, if I don't go camping. Post pics as soon as I get a some stuff done.

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Postby Slow Steve » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:34 am

atvmxrider wrote:Get the brakes sorted out Steve?
I finally got the brakes sorted out, at least the front. I can't get those moster bolts off the rear. I figured I would take it to a shop and have them break them loose. Did you narrow your beam after all? Kelly and I hit the VW show on Sat. I saw a bug with narrowed beam, was that you?

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Postby Slammed 66 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:59 pm

Slow Steve wrote:
atvmxrider wrote:Get the brakes sorted out Steve?
I finally got the brakes sorted out, at least the front. I can't get those moster bolts off the rear. I figured I would take it to a shop and have them break them loose. Did you narrow your beam after all? Kelly and I hit the VW show on Sat. I saw a bug with narrowed beam, was that you?


the show at Browns vw? If so that was me. the primered 66 in the back. if you need any help with the bus just let me know

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Postby Slow Steve » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:20 pm

Just an update on the happenings on the bus. I haven't done anything to the body but have built engine, sorted out the electrical and brakes. Here's a few pics:

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This baby should be going in next weekend
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Postby Slow Steve » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:23 pm

Funny thing is that even after doing body work and building an engine, I felt like I got more done getting the lights to work:

Let there be lights
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Getting close.............


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