- WillyModeratorAugust 17, 2017 at 10:36 amPost count: 1026
Luckily I back everything up, so here’s the recap of my project!WillyModeratorAugust 17, 2017 at 10:37 amPost count: 1026
The history so far is that I found it over the summer in a small mining town here in Colorado. Took me a couple months to eventually track down the owner, who of course wasn’t interested in selling it at first. He was heading out to do something then and I told him I’d come back another weekend when he had more time to talk. So I went back a couple weeks later with the 15 window. Didn’t find him on Saturday so I stayed at a friends in Winter Park then drove back on Sunday and was able to catch him. After letting shooting shit for a while about skiing and what not I let him drive the 15 and just geek out over VWs. Couple hours later he came around to letting me take it home and we made a deal. A week later it was on a trailer home with me.Ran through the brakes, bearings, topped up fluids, and bought a 1600 from Painters that they had pulled out of a wrecked bug. Made it a bit over 100 miles, had a starter go out, towed it, and lost the pop top. Did some bodywork during my internship with JJ at KCW. Now its got my 2332 in it, a new top, new shocks, trans mounts, more bearings and RGB stuff, clutch cable and arm, and has been cleaned out so I could tear into the rust repair. Unfortunately there was rust-through not only on the outside of the cargo floor near the cargo doors, but also right in the center. Of course because there was all this I had to replace a lot more than just the floors. Cut everything out and I think it lost 20lbs worth of dirt that was hiding everywhere. Spent my week-long spring break fitting and welding in replacement metal. All WW and KF.
John JonesKeymasterAugust 17, 2017 at 4:40 pmPost count: 6339
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by Willy.
cool bus… been sitting doing not a damn thing for months though…WillyModeratorAugust 17, 2017 at 5:59 pmPost count: 1026
Have I been gone long enough to be allowed to come back again??? Its dying for some attention….Summer ends this weekend, then I’ll be back chipping away at this thing on weekends bugging you!!!Pat KKeymasterAugust 17, 2017 at 6:27 pmPost count: 1271
No progress for months. I say he needs a penalty.
We will build it if it comes.FranzKeymasterAugust 18, 2017 at 8:13 amPost count: 3372
He was supposed to have this thing all restored by now….some photo shoot this fall or something. Right, Will?ibbrown1ParticipantAugust 18, 2017 at 9:53 pmPost count: 94
Better hurry up and get it fixed up. Your girl won’t want to sleep in it at the Moab campout in NovemberJohn JonesKeymasterAugust 21, 2017 at 2:40 pmPost count: 6339
aren’t you supposed to be at school today young man??? he brought her with him to try and trow us off; 😎 He’s pretty Gay….. 😎 Happy.. ya know..WillyModeratorNovember 7, 2017 at 11:19 amPost count: 1026Speshel kParticipantNovember 7, 2017 at 6:52 pmPost count: 108
They pop up on the samba but every once in a whileJohn JonesKeymasterNovember 8, 2017 at 7:19 amPost count: 6339
spare tire and a tie down…
I heard this knuckle head is going to be here over thanksgiving break… Lucky us… 😀 😀WillyModeratorNovember 8, 2017 at 10:43 amPost count: 1026
spare tire and a tie down… I heard this knuckle head is going to be here over thanksgiving break… Lucky us… ? ?
Yeah haha the spare tire worked sooo well last time… ??♂️
Not going to have something like that happen again. Hopefully my days of “eventful” KCW arrivals are behind us!
Thats right though! Gonna be bothering JJ for a week, then he gets 3 weeks of s break and then I’m back to being an inconvenience and all up in his way!!! ??WillyModeratorNovember 20, 2017 at 9:41 amPost count: 1026
Got the roof stripped, filled some holes in the gutters , and took the old battery tray outWillyModeratorNovember 20, 2017 at 8:10 pmPost count: 1026
Got sidetracked and decided to pop my door off and patch it better than the ugly one that was in there before…RustabusParticipantNovember 20, 2017 at 8:34 pmPost count: 1845John JonesKeymasterNovember 21, 2017 at 8:07 amPost count: 6339
Will is workign hard.. and all up in my way… 🙂John JonesKeymasterNovember 21, 2017 at 8:26 amPost count: 6339
he got his oval fender repaired.. we need to put a little primer on it and paint it…WillyModeratorNovember 21, 2017 at 9:52 amPost count: 1026
I haven’t been sleeping ALL morning, just enjoy cuddling up in front of the fire every once in a while. ?
Apart from getting cozy I’m gonna finish welding in the new battery tray I got in last night and find something else to get sidetracked by. Last night I also worked the door bottoms some more, pulled the passenger door off to get started on it, and then stripped out all the silicone that was in all the body seams.
Someone was also nice enough in the past to thoroughly weld these plates on to the frame so they could raise the bumper and clear the high performance beetle exhaust, but I can’t afford parts like that so they had to go… Hopefully I’ll gain some weight savings without them. ?? ???
Pulled the door rubber too and it looks like this bus might have some racing history provenance because I found some holes drilled that keep the bus lightweight and probably add some serious performance on the track. Gonna fill them in though since this bus is going to be more prerunner style and won’t see as much track time as it used to. ???
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