Geesons master cleaners 59' kombi IS FOR SALE

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Geesons master cleaners 59' kombi IS FOR SALE

Postby Jobe » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:10 pm

I bought this bus from a local auction over the summer that i actually found out about in the split bus forums on thesamba.com two days before. here.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... highlight=

fast forward a few months and in typical Jobe fashion i traded it off. Im now building it for another fella that lives a couple hours east of here. ive told him about KCW forums and hopefully he will be participating soon.

The plans for the bus is for Airride suspension, capable of laying bumpers, rust repair, and to refinish it in original sealing wax red after deciding the logos and original were beyond being salvaged.

is is from the auction
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progress Day 3
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some original paint and logos uncovered while we were still attempting to preserve what was left.

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straighted the rear shelf out enought to get the hatch to shut. metal ordered to replace the tweeked striker/hatch hinge plate
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It looks like ill be able to salvage the original battery tray
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Going with original wheels with commercial commercial caps
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patched the gas heater hole
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My friend wants to back date the look to a 58' so we are using a set of these. and im modifying the 58' style lid cip1 sells for a church key
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2-7/8" steering box raise \:D/
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a little bump on the floor is all that was needed.
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breaking in my new toy on the spindles. no more hitting up the old bodyshop i worked for to use thier press.
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narrowed the torsion housing
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Trimmed the cradle (thats 1/4"x2" barstock)
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Thats about it so far. I spent summer and fall working out of state 2 weeks out of the month till a few weeks ago. so my progress was slow compared to past projects. but im home again, and ready to get some shit done.
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Postby Bret » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:57 pm

Wow. That red looks killer.

Hell at the rate your posting pictures on the progress of this bad boy, you should put it up for the january build off as well.

Looks sweet!

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Postby Wren » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:00 pm

That looks like a great start to a project. How many vws have you bought in the last year?

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Postby Jobe » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:25 pm

Wren wrote:That looks like a great start to a project. How many vws have you bought in the last year?


not too many. Ive worked real jobs over the last year so the dubalope hunting has been slow..

since january.
5 type 1s
3 pre 67 type 2s
1 type 3

Im going to pick up a $300 62' notch in a week or two while im down to visit my parents and drag you a middle seat back \:D/
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Postby Radar » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:13 am

Jobe,
I like it, Any pics of the passenger side?
It looks like a great project.

Keep it up.

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Postby Jobe » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:21 pm

My friend brought over some stuff for the bus.

im going to pick a irs type 1 rear end from my dads place
so i can get this shit in its place.
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The 66-67 lid from cip1 that we order showed up that Im modifying to look like a 58 only lid.

What were these really made for?
Its made in brazil, has the push button latch mount, but is pressed like a brake light lid. weird.

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Postby Wren » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:45 pm

I think the overiders look sweet on that bus. I’d keep it OG. I think those 59-61 buses have a good look, with the small hatch and later bumper.

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Postby Jobe » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:09 am

Wren wrote:I think the overiders look sweet on that bus. I’d keep it OG. I think those 59-61 buses have a good look, with the small hatch and later bumper.


Yeah, but then whats gonna set it apart from sleds kombi?

I like my buses like i like my women, layed out with thier ribs showing

besides the original hatch is warped badly, Smile

But i guess if Chucky say no ribs on his bus down the road i can figure out a way to make the og lid straight.. [-(

i think he joined the forums today?
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Postby OKMOOSE » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:42 am

Are you going to paint this or roll like it is? I hope your leaving it alone, it looks badass all polished up.
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Postby dreadnotmusic » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:07 am

You're gonna freeze your nuts off this winter! You've got more projects going on than I've ever seen a guy tackle at once =P~

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Postby Jobe » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:22 am

The metal order came in yesterday for this project. Smile


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Postby Jobe » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:19 am

I brought back a complete IRS conversion from my parents place in iowa for this project. I also traded a couple 15" bus wheels to dreadnotmusic for enough 2" schedule 40 tubing to build the beam for this bus and my westy. Thanks Mike!

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Im just waiting on Chuck to buy some 1" trans raise mounts and irs torsion tabs so i can start mocking the rear suspension up.

can anyone tell me the length/spec's on the universal joints that i need to weld together to make the shift rod work with the trans raise?
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Postby Franz » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:22 am

Here the U joint I think you want. I'm getting ready to do the same thing on the 911/bay project. I have tried using socket wrench u joints in the past...they always fail. The problem is the rotational play. The u joint has to be tight or you won't be able to rotate the shift rod enough to get all of the gears.

http://secure.chassisshop.com/partlist/6082/

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Postby Jobe » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:38 am

Franz wrote:Here the U joint I think you want. I'm getting ready to do the same thing on the 911/bay project. I have tried using socket wrench u joints in the past...they always fail. The problem is the rotational play. The u joint has to be tight or you won't be able to rotate the shift rod enough to get all of the gears.

http://secure.chassisshop.com/partlist/6082/



Thanks Franz. I'll try those.
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Postby Jobe » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:17 pm

I worked on the drivers side rocker a bit before it got dark. I need to finish cutting the inner out. maybe new metal tomorrow, we'll see.



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