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Post by Cambur on Thu May 27, 2010 9:55 pm

most of you know i have the rabbit for sale, and my email has been wild since i posted it...

i have a trade offer, guy really wants to trade a 56 standard bus...(i know right?)
but there is a catch, (of course) its rusty and i mean rusty one of the rear corners has completely fell off, needs rocker, doors are pretty ate up...nose is slightly pushed in floors look really solid though, comes with 36hp, flipped spindles. has one back seat, no front seat, has new tailights,new bullets. i love busses, especially earlies, but i dont know bout this one...your thoughts?
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Thu May 27, 2010 10:02 pm

Like a fart..............pass it.
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Post by tito on Thu May 27, 2010 10:03 pm

no.
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Post by fluxcap on Thu May 27, 2010 10:08 pm

Yeah, you sound like you really want a thing. I'd probably hold out for some cash or a trade offer on a thing. Of course I haven't seen the bus. I imagine a 56 bus even rusty to hell has some value to some people. But lets say you got the bus and then decided you didn't want it. I think you'd have a much harder time flipping a bus as rusty as you described then you will have selling your clean rabbit.

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Post by Cambur on Thu May 27, 2010 10:10 pm

thanks guys, i love busses, but it is very ruff, keep talking me out of it!!!!

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Post by DiggerD on Thu May 27, 2010 10:27 pm

Would he sell the bus outright Question
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Post by Cambur on Thu May 27, 2010 10:32 pm

DiggerD wrote:Would he sell the bus outright Question

i dont know he just offered it for my rabbit...
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Post by vwgirl on Thu May 27, 2010 10:54 pm

I think you would have a better chance of trading the rabbit for a thing than that bus... Your rabbit is fairly priced... I know you put a lot of work in to it, but didn't it start out in similar shape to that bus? Anyhow, your rabbit isn't finished and it's modified, which can make it less desirable to most (not because it is modified, but it is unfinished modified... I for one have done a cabriolet dash swap to a rabbit, and unless it is a European golf they don't just bolt in). To get a Thing you will likely either have to get one that is rough for a trade or offer up your rabbit plus cash. I think *IF* you wanted that bus that you should ask for trade plus cash, otherwise I think you are getting the bad end of the deal and it still isn't what you want.

The convertible top, frame and glass on my Thing was somewhere around $2500, on sale, by itself. Things aren't cheap!

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Post by zabo on Thu May 27, 2010 11:15 pm

ya gotta love those early buses tho- Twisted Evil
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Post by Grifspop on Thu May 27, 2010 11:16 pm

The Bus would take SOOOOO much work to be driveable, it might never be back on the street, and the Rabbit is sooo close....

I'm just sayin'
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Post by Cambur on Thu May 27, 2010 11:34 pm

^^^^so true!

zabo- earlies are sick!

vwgirl- all this is true aswell, i should probably just finish the rabbit, i think i'll hold out for a thing though, i would love a bus but i dont really need that extreme of a project
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Post by DiggerD on Fri May 28, 2010 12:25 am

If the bus could be obtained at a fair price, (probably less than half of what you wanted to get for your car), it would be a good project, albiet, a challenging project. Press bumper busses are getting harder to find these days, as is any split window bus. If the guy won't be reasonable on the price or you don't want a potental long-term, and expensive project, I would pass on it. (If he does set a decent price and you are not up for the project, pass it on to someone who is). Wink
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Post by Cambur on Fri May 28, 2010 12:31 am

DiggerD wrote:If the bus could be obtained at a fair price, (probably less than half of what you wanted to get for your car), it would be a good project, albiet, a challenging project. Press bumper busses are getting harder to find these days, as is any split window bus. If the guy won't be reasonable on the price or you don't want a potental long-term, and expensive project, I would pass on it. (If he does set a decent price and you are not up for the project, pass it on to someone who is). Wink

DiggerD- you wouldn't happen to be interested in the bus would you? Suspect Laughing

i'll ask him if he is interested in selling it, if i decide to definitely pass it up.
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Post by DiggerD on Fri May 28, 2010 12:35 am

Depending on a closer inspection, and the right price, I might be interested. If not, I know of several people that may be interested in a project like that. I just say, pass it on to others in the VW community if you don't want it, it would be a shame for it to get sent to the crusher for scrap.
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Post by bakertim2 on Fri May 28, 2010 9:00 am

If that is the same bus in the pic above, I would deffinately be interested. Find out what he would take for it, please.
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Post by drewBAKER on Fri May 28, 2010 4:52 pm

i wouldn't touch the bus cosmetically just slam the crap out of it and drive the thing.

but that's just me.
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Post by Stockornaut Restorations on Sat May 29, 2010 11:07 am

That bus was for sale on the samba a while back for 2000-3000 dollars, cant remeber for sure. Came out of a chicken house in NC I believe. There were a few buses in that coop that have all sold. I meet a guy at CTS that bought one, a 1960 panel.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon May 31, 2010 8:27 pm


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Post by Cambur on Mon May 31, 2010 9:06 pm


he just told me how much he wanted, was gunna pm digger and tim soon as I got to a computer( on my iPhone)

I think it only right digger and tim get first and second dibs! Good luck guys!
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Post by fluxcap on Mon May 31, 2010 9:20 pm

I think he edited it recently. When I saw it this morning around 9am, I could of sworn it was $2500???

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Post by DiggerD on Mon May 31, 2010 9:36 pm

It will need to get alot cheaper than that for me to be interested.......that roof will take some major $$ and skillz to get right. I thought it was a local bus, but it appears to be in Fla?
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon May 31, 2010 10:09 pm

I concur with digger.
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