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  • Wren
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    Been a long time since I posted. Here is a new thread for my Bus. 1955 Wolfsburg Kombi, built in May of 1955. I think I’ve owned this bus for 9-10 years now. Restored the bus to use as a daily driver 6 years or so ago. Bus still looks great. I live in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area and only drive the bus in the warm months. No snow this year so been driving the bus a bunch this year. Would like to do a camper interior in the upcoming year. Hope to see you guys at KCW this summer. Moab trip looked fun. Need to start getting this bus out of town! Franz tuned the engine last summer., still drives like a dream!

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    Rustabus
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    Yup Wren, you gotta use that Rig!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    Jb
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    Badass kombi!

    Wren
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    Been driving this bus forever without insulation, rear panels or rear seat. Had Doug make some plastic panels, headliner and cover a rock and roll seat/bed. Insulated and put everything in the last two weeks. Simple but came out good. Thanks Doug! Planing on raising the bus back up to stock height. Been thinking about it the last couple of years. I like the bus lowered but have been limited on use with the bus. Plus I live on a dirt road.

    Pat K
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    Nice Wren!!  What did u insulate with?  Your bus is gong to be so useful again.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Wren
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    Used that Retro Mat and retro mat headliner. Super easy! Thats what Franz said to use…

    Franz
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    Cool, glad you were able to scoop that transaxle. Reduction boxes are getting hard to find.

    curbo
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    Nice early bus Wren

    John Jones
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    Thats great Wren!!!  I bet you use your bus a lot more next year!!! BBB 2019???  😎  Or are you more up for a shasta trip????  😎

    Wren
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    I’d love to do the Shasta Trip someday… but i”m a baby daddy now and time is never on my side anymore. Want to maybe do VWs on the Green or moab this year if you guys are planing those. I think next summer i’ll do some short Blue Mesa, Kebler pass or La Gartia  trips with the bus. I don’t like driving to far these things break down all the time.

    John Jones
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    I’d love to do the Shasta Trip someday… but i”m a baby daddy now and time is never on my side anymore. Want to maybe do VWs on the Green or moab this year if you guys are planing those. I think next summer i’ll do some short Blue Mesa, Kebler pass or La Gartia trips with the bus. I don’t like driving to far these things break down all the time.

    LOL  😎

    Franz
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    Getting this rig lifted up. It had a 3″ narrowed/adjustable beam. We’re going to unflip the splindles and crank it up.

    Wren found a nice small nut transaxle on craigslist. I hope it works.

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    Bodgoco
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    Thats an amazing bus!

    You’ll be stoked when you can get down that dirt road without worrying.

     

     

    Franz
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    Almost there. Spindles unflipped, and beam adjusters slotted for max lift. Its going to be rad. The narrowed beam is actually going to help with tire clearance and wheel travel.

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    Hankook dynapro 215/75/r15
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    volksaddict
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    Suspension going back to camper status – Love it!!

    Why would anyone lower a camper or commercial anyway…

    type4revolution
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    Camping in the high life. Looks great keep up the great work.

    John Jones
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    they are getting close… 😎

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    Franz
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    Strait monster trucking. 23 degrees on the spring plates, with about 1.5″ of sag.

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    The front end is all the way up. I think it’ll settle in after a little driving…. I do like the front end slightly higher than the rear on a lifted bus. Promotes strait steering and small bump sensitivity.

    Douglas E Fresh
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    Dang Wren that looks good!  Ive been considering the same thing, however after looking at yours I doubt I would be able to get in my garage.

    Wren
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    Its SOOOOO BIG! Should be great! Had a good time the last couple days hanging out in the shop. Franz has been working on my buses since we where 16 years old. Love that I can still get him to help me. Thanks Franz! I was worried about the same thing Doug. I have only one spot to store the bus and was afraid it would not fit. I think it seems bigger than it is cause I’m so use to driving it slammed. It feels like a new bus.

    Bodgoco
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    Looks amazing! You’ll be able to take that bus anywhere now.

    John Jones
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    DAMN!!  I think it’s higher than WILLS!!!    I need to crank mine up now!!!!!! 😎

    Willy
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    Its tall! I’d love to see them side to side. How did you solve the shit rod clearance issue?

     

    Also, I’m almost positive you could do bigger than a 215/75/15 when you crank up the suspension, because the 215/75s fit on stock height busses without any rubbing issues… If you wanted to make it even scarier 😉

    John Jones
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    I hope to see some pics of Wren out on some back roads this summer!!!!!!  and hopefully doing some camping with us!!!! 😎

    I haven’t spent much time in Gunnison…  Lets go crash at wrens place!!!

    Wren
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    You are always welcome John! I try and get Franz and Melissa to come up every summer but they are to cool for me. Think you would like Crested Butte but we should do a blue mesa trip for sure. Spend a bunch of time in the summer backpacking but now with this child, I think car camping is going to be the thing. Going to be a great summer.

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