VwfoolParticipantSeptember 29, 2017 at 10:37 pmPost count: 252
So I get a phone call from KCW on my caller ID. Much to my surprise it is John checking in on me. He had noticed I was more or less not on here since the web site rebuild. All is good just been working a lot, had the in-laws in town for a solid month 🙄 and general life crap getting in the way. So I finally uploaded an avatar and decided I would start a thread for all the dumb crap I drag home and bad ideas I have.
Many of you that have been on here for years know I have 3 serious problems. Goofy hack jobs, the inability to keep anything for a length of time, and getting anything I own up to driving status (I usually get bored with it and sell it to fund the next dumb idea). I bought the double ’67 walk thru Westy pop top hack you see above shortly after moving to Oregon 3 years ago. I still own it due to no one on samba dropping enough acid to make this look like a good idea. So to commit to keeping it I struck a deal with Andy to put a Subara conversion in it. So now it sits in Modesto waiting for its turn to have its soul replaced. Once that is accomplished I hope to start on the metal work or pay to have someone do it since my skills are shit.
So there is my first lengthy post. Hopefully I uploaded the pictures correctly.
Stay tuned, I have more goofy shit to post, I just want to see if this works.RustabusParticipantSeptember 30, 2017 at 9:13 amPost count: 1698
I need to start a thread exactly like this! 😀 😀 😀 😀KleakeParticipantSeptember 30, 2017 at 10:52 amPost count: 599
I love the short bus. One extreme to the other.JbParticipantSeptember 30, 2017 at 9:50 pmPost count: 544
His and hers!
This pimp whip is up for grabs on the samba right now? I like these freaks too?ScabtrkParticipantSeptember 30, 2017 at 10:18 pmPost count: 18
That long panel looks like a sack of potatoes!VwfoolParticipantOctober 1, 2017 at 10:47 amPost count: 252
I made an offer on it the first day it was up for sale. They declined. I still want it but lacking a title for a freak bus scares alot of people away.
Maybe they will reconsider.John JonesKeymasterOctober 1, 2017 at 2:38 pmPost count: 5841
HAHAHAAHA… Scott.. Glad you got in here… Thanks dude! and I think about ALL of you guys out there.. If I don’t hear much outta ya.. I wonder whats up… and I am sure the same goes for me… 😉
I like that Hack up there too…. SHHHHHHHH I also like that Mango one I see at BBB every year! But I don’t think a VW power plant of any size is going to last in a heavy bitch like one of those…. This subi idea is pretty good here….
DAMNIT SCOTT!!!! You gotta finish this POS and go camping with us!! Hey,.,, Andy!!! Get this shit done for BBB 2018!AndymParticipantOctober 1, 2017 at 7:56 pmPost count: 896
Scott!!! You read that? BBB2018?? I’d be down for that, driving this big bitch there would be wild!! Start ordering the metal!!!
Do somethingVwfoolParticipantOctober 1, 2017 at 11:09 pmPost count: 252
Andy, let me know what you need for the engine area, around deck lid etc. I know we talked about you doing the battery tray etc while the vw motor was out and maybe doing anything else in the engine area so once the Subaru is in, it’s, good. It’s just the rest of the bus that needs love.John JonesKeymasterOctober 2, 2017 at 6:59 amPost count: 5841
Get on it boys.. Maybe you too homo’s should ride together in this big bitch. 😉BBWBParticipantOctober 2, 2017 at 7:47 amPost count: 726AndymParticipantOctober 2, 2017 at 5:57 pmPost count: 896
Hahahaha!!! The homo hauler!
i know I can make it run and drive/stop before then. It needs a fuck lot of metal work, just depends on how much metal he has for it. It’s up to Scott dog!
Do somethingAndymParticipantOctober 2, 2017 at 10:29 pmPost count: 896
I’ll get some fresh pictures of the wiener mobile in the morning. Spent the day on the road today working on broken tractors.
Do somethingVwfoolParticipantOctober 2, 2017 at 11:50 pmPost count: 252
I have a lot of metal for it but it is here in Oregon. I don’t think BBB will happen due to the lack of funds and my lack of available time off. I know Andy could easily make it happen, I just don’t have the coin to pay for it. I still need to buy about $2500 worth of metal to have all that I need. Also, all the rust free doors I have are here too. I am going to try and get my double door going. Perhaps that one could get me to BBB, maybe. UFO motor, what could possibly go wrong?VwfoolParticipantOctober 3, 2017 at 12:19 amPost count: 252
I think the double door is a little closer to making a trip. I installed the new trans adjusted the spring plates. Now I need to pull the front end and do some cut and turn action on it.VwfoolParticipantOctober 3, 2017 at 12:20 amPost count: 252
I think the double door is a little closer to making a trip. I installed the new trans adjusted the spring plates. Now I need to pull the front end and do some cut and turn action on it.AndymParticipantOctober 3, 2017 at 1:25 pmPost count: 896
^^^^ we should have subi swapped that! Closer to being a driver.
Do somethingVwfoolParticipantOctober 3, 2017 at 9:19 pmPost count: 252
No Subi for this beast, the stretched bus needed that. I have wanted to build this bus since I bought it 5 years ago as a Shasta bus. Now I will be happy if I can just make it my exploring bus. I have a plethora of forest roads and isolated areas behind my house that I want to explore plus the countless ghost towns out here in Oregon. It has a very stout built transmission with new everything. Nice new mud terrain tires, a full length rack and a soon to be built custom front bumper made by me.VwfoolParticipantOctober 10, 2017 at 10:44 pmPost count: 252
So…….I got a hair up my ass and was scrolling through samba and found an Empi Sportster about 3.5 hours away. I figured it was cheap enough so why not. I put my real deal 4 lug sprint stars on it to drag it home today. Not seen in the picture was the zwitter gas tank that came with it in the bed. Originally it was built on a zwitter pan but the guy scraped it because it was too rusty and put it on the ’71 it is currently on.VwfoolParticipantOctober 11, 2017 at 11:40 pmPost count: 252
So after researching these odd little buggies I have found that most were done prior to IRS and some had bus reduction box trans in them. While I was out picking up the car in Washington I found a guy with a stripped, gutted, pan halves removed, backbone of a pan from a ’61 bug with the original bug body tag and matching title. So I drug it home too. The reason being this thing is mounted on a shortened ’71 pan which mean I would never fit in it. These bodies are crazy how everything either rivets or bolts together, no welds. So all I have to do is unbolt the rocker panels, set the front and rear halves of the body on the new pan and make a new longer rocker that bolts in. Instant leg room.
So I figure I will put the word out. I am looking for whatever adapters they used back in the day to mount a bus reduction box trans in a bug torsion housing. I know there are Johnson no hop kits that were made but I am having limited luck finding any. I am sure creative old school off road guys made something. Franz you always seem to have weird quirky crap laying around or know where to find it. Got anything?
This is my inspiration of what I hope to do with mine minus the rake, I want it to sit levelJohn JonesKeymasterOctober 12, 2017 at 6:35 amPost count: 5841
we have a set of those I think.. 😉John JonesKeymasterOctober 12, 2017 at 6:36 amPost count: 5841
the biggest guy I know.. and he likes the smallest fucking cars.. He even makes em smaller from time to time..
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