mtnbusParticipantApril 3, 2023 at 8:43 pmPost count: 2365ryans65ParticipantApril 4, 2023 at 7:43 amPost count: 261
I forgot how hammered this thing is, 6 inch beam and two notches in the rear, no fun getting on a trailer! Maybe I’ll raise this one up with skinny knobbies.John JonesModeratorApril 4, 2023 at 8:16 amPost count: 13376ryans65ParticipantApril 4, 2023 at 7:25 pmPost count: 261
alright we have one vote for raising it and one don’t raise it 😅
can’t wait to tear these porta walls offalykatParticipantApril 5, 2023 at 5:47 amPost count: 969
I vote to raise it up a bit to be able to drive without worry about what it is going to drag on or high center on.latorParticipantApril 5, 2023 at 10:07 amPost count: 13
My first Beetle: 1970 with Hydraulics (mid 90’s before airbags were a thing). I used to have a build thread for this car before the forums were updated. Not much has changed… After a fire in the late 90’s, I took this car apart, got overwhelmed, then bought a bus
My first Bus: 1966 Westy that I got in 2019. When I got the bus, it didn’t run, stop, and the front floor were rotten. Since then I rewired the whole rig, replaced all the brake components, swapped the engine (from beetle above), and replaced the front floors. Now it is a driver. I can say that everything I learned on these forums was a huge contributor to bringing this bus back to life.
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when we sold the 65 to get married shortly after we bought a total project early 55 to do sat in storage for the longest time)
this is the only picture i have of it, other then build pics
took a few years but got it finishedFIDYSEAParticipantApril 5, 2023 at 9:22 pmPost count: 7
This was my first VW driver.
1979 convertible in 1989.russParticipantApril 6, 2023 at 8:10 amPost count: 147
love early photo’s, faded and grainyDouglas E FreshParticipantApril 6, 2023 at 10:47 amPost count: 343
Damn that was a great day. Never in my wildest dreams thought I’d stumble onto a bus like this….ryans65ParticipantApril 6, 2023 at 11:31 amPost count: 261
that’s the stuff of bus dreams!!!alykatParticipantApril 10, 2023 at 5:19 amPost count: 969
Couldn’t find any pics of the first few, but the two on the right were numbers 4 & 5. The red one on the left belonged to my boss, and the place is the two man VW repair shop which was my first job after getting out of the service in 1970.
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