October 2014

I picked up a 1963 VW Bus / walk-through, panel.

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It’s a fairly rust free Bus and has most of the parts.

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It had been modified for some larger wheel with all the wheel openings having been cut-out.

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It’s still not a bad place to start considering it doesn’t have rust issues.

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It needs a little work to the engine lid hinge and a rear bumper.

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Stock exhaust and needs some work to the left rear corner that someone pulled out from previous impact.

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Someone side swiped the Bus at some point with a scar running down the side.

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The front A-pillar is the worst of the damage to the vehicle and the front driver door is in need of replacement. The Bus came with another door for the driver side.

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The interior still has original paint, as well as a bunch of splashed paint from the last person that was driving the Bus.

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I am just guessing, maybe a painter owned it before? lol

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It’s always nice to find a walk-through panel Bus. You can see the little wheel wells someone added for the larger diameter tires.

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Nice! Un-cut dash and there is an old “Randy’s stuff” magnet on the dash (not visible in this picture)

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I was told the engine came out of another Bus, but it runs like a champ and fire first try. It looks like someone did a little work to it with how clean it is. 009, Bosch blue coil, a new carburetor, and new Bus exhaust.


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Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am doing this to get things rolling with my present business in restoring vintage VW’s. I have told people about all the cars I have worked on, but never had somewhere I could send them on the internet to see my portfolio of work. This will let me share with you the process I go through in building a car from the ground up, start to finish. So, join along as I start with a few from the past and work into some of the present and on going projects.

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