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Post by vwovalchild Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:04 pm

Some friends of mine informed me that her dad had an old bus just sitting at there lake house. Many many years ago he was a mechanic at one of the metro VW dealers and had parked an old bus at his property. She knew nothing about it. She brought me a photo of it from behind. She did state that he had put a ton of parts inside the bus. Dont know much more. In the picture it shows a small rear hatch and little round tail lights. I do see a transaxle with wheels and tires sitting to the right of it. I will post a picture tomorrow of the photograph I have. It looks a little rusty but I will go get it anyway.
I think I have spotted another early bus in the woods near my house as well. I might be in the bus business soon!!!!


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Post by petervalle Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:12 pm

I love to go looking for abandoned VW vehicles, or even muscle cars. I love the concept CARS IN BARNS. It gives you a feeling of a treasure hunter. I just wish I had the money and space to recover some of this barn finds I have seen in the last year. Can't wait to see your find. Good luck!
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:03 pm

X2. lets see some pics. Cool
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Post by racecar67 Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:25 am

I'd be willing to give you a hand. Where is it located?
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Post by buggin70 Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:00 pm

yea since i live close to u i could prob help u too
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Post by bakertim2 Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:51 pm

Looks like your gonig to have a full truck with all this help offerings. Don't forget to call me when you decide to go after it.
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Post by vwovalchild Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:36 pm

Looks like I might try to go either Monday afternoon or Wed. afternoon. is anybody game to go with me. I will need help. I have no idea what kind of shape its in. It could just pull apart. Who knows????? just let me know.
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Post by buggin70 Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:56 am

im game but ill be at school
what time did u wanna go?
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Post by racecar67 Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:49 pm

Eric I can go Mon afternon I am usually home by 1530 call me 4043755852
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Post by vwovalchild Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:55 pm

Well it wont be tomorrow. I have to keep the kids tomorrow night. I will update with when Im looking to go
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Post by buggin70 Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:58 pm

ok cool
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Post by vwovalchild Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:03 pm

If its a little rainy on Tuesday I might venture out to get the bus if anyone wants to go. Just let me know
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Post by buggin70 Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:31 pm

ill go if i can and i saw u today at walmart
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Post by vwovalchild Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:26 pm

Yep I saw
too
It felt so good to get the bug out again
Not complete but the dash is well on its way back to being normal
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Post by buggin70 Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:12 pm

i love my car. like all vdub owners lol

i did see some one and i did the peace and they didnt do it back
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Post by vwovalchild Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:37 pm

OK Wed is the day this week. If it is raining on Wed. like it is suppose to be doing I'm going after the bus. I will have my truck, straps and a come-a-long.
I have a 6 1/2' X 16' trailer with gate and a landscape basket on the front so usable floor space is only 14' will the bus fit? Anybody know.
Also if anybody has nothing to do on Wed. and wants to go with me call me and come on I can take 3 people.

Also this bus has been sitting for many many years, what else do you feel I might need to get this thing on the trailer. I am used to getting beetles on the trailer not the bus.

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Post by buggin70 Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:55 pm

do u have a crank winch or anything like that?
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Post by vwovalchild Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:58 pm

I have a come-a-long
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Post by buggin70 Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:33 pm

wats that?
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Post by racecar67 Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:57 am

What time are you planning to leave?
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Post by vwovalchild Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:52 am

Some time in the morning
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:59 am

buggin70 wrote:wats that?

a come along is like a tie down ratchet strap, but a lot bigger. usually has a steel wire instead of a strap. Like this:

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Think of it as a hand operated winch. i've pulled many cars out of tight spaces with it. infact, people who cut down trees commonly use them to tie two trees together, and tighten them, so the tree will lean in the direction they want it to.

anyhoo, i've moved vehicles that are much heavier then a bus, with a come a long, so i'm sure a bus will be just fine. just make sure your trailer can hold the weight of a bus safely. a bug is a lot lighter then a bus, lol.
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Post by vwovalchild Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:36 pm

Trailer is tandem axle 7000 lbs it should hold
and yes thanks for the picture of the come-a-long
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Post by rpm750 Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:15 pm

Would you please post a picture already!!!

LOL
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:16 pm

rpm750 wrote:Would you please post a picture already!!!

LOL

X2, hahaha. lets see this famous free bus already Laughing
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