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Post by rpm750 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:14 pm

'71 Bay, very nice project, rust is so bad.

Really if it were painted and the brakes gone thru I could put an engine in it and drive it. The only thing missing is a stock rear bumper. I'll pick one up at my next swap meet. I can't wait to get it home and start on it. I have searched about a year and a half and the search is over.

Soon..... Z Bed and a few light weight cabinets to camp in, maybe by BAP?
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Post by buggin70 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:19 pm

BAYPRIDE
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:14 pm

congrats!
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Post by DiggerD on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:16 pm

Nice!!

I like it! Cool
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Post by bakertim2 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:27 pm

Well finally. It looks like a good project.
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Post by Grifspop on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:31 pm

Looks like a Bay Pride Rally is in order!
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Post by vwtattooed on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:47 am

welcome to Bayside High!
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:49 am

i do think we need some bay pride stickers made who would were it on there bus i will an bob great job on your find now its time to slam it i would look for a bed thats the full size in the bus or my next bus im going ti modify a futon affraid
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Post by shaky on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:12 am

Congrats Bob, Looks like a pretty rust free body. Just tell yourself this- 63 mph is plenty fast enough!
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Post by rpm750 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:41 am

Thanks guys, you all know that I've been looking for a while. I really hated missing yesterday but I was afraid of going up Sunday and finding out that it had been bought out from under me. That crap has happened before, day late hundred dollars short. Story of my life, not really I'm a blessed individual!


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Post by rpm750 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:01 am

My plan is to fix the bad spots straighten the body, paint, assemble. Access the mechanical/engine/braking needs and go from there, should be easy quick turn around. Savannah Beige is my choice of color with a white/off white roof. I do want to install a Z Bed and some simple cabinets for Camping. Lowering and wheels will be at a later date. The interior is all there it even has the middle seat. I'll have to find myself a rear bumper, it has a make shift ball hitch one. Must of pulled a small trailer with it.

Most of the rust repair is flat panels, the only piece I'm concerned about is under the windscreen. Usual rust thru there. about 4 spots, 2" wide being the largest spot. The windscreen is still in it so could not see under the rubber looked like the rust may of extended into the dash area but no rust thru that I could see. Front floor was the other rough area around the pedals, Dog legs are solid and the door bottoms were perfect. I'm stoked about it I've waited for this day a good while. For the price I paid and it's condition it is a score no doubt!

Also I found this site VW-MPlate.com I was so excited about the condition of this guy that I didn't write the m code plate info down or take any pics of the Bus either. Duh....

Any Bay part sites that you guys know of would be helpful.


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Post by 63buggin on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:11 am

great score Bob I'm sure you will do it right and will it look great. I see where you got pat for sale but did not found a link to it.
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Post by Cambur on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:43 am

Nice Bob! Now Slam It! Laughing
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Post by Johnny on Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:16 pm



Sweeet...Looks alot better than mine did when i got it.
And i'm willing to bet you have it on the road faster than me..... Laughing


Congrats on the new ride.
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Post by zabo on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:15 pm

rpm750 wrote:
Any Bay part sites that you guys know of would be helpful.

not bay parts but i would def register over at http://www.itinerant-air-cooled.com .
Largely Bay focused forum.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:48 pm

rpm750 wrote:
Any Bay part sites that you guys know of would be helpful.

http://www.busdepot.com/

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Post by zabo on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:00 pm

and i think you need to go for the full length rack Very Happy

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Post by vwtattooed on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:34 pm

check out KCW, WIDEFIVE.NET and BUSTORATION.COM
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Post by panic_fan on Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:51 pm

Congrats Bob.

Since you got an early bay, try this site. Not really for parts, but focused on the 68-72 model busses. Most members are "across the pond" but still useful.
See ya around.

http://forum.earlybay.com/index.php

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Post by rpm750 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:07 pm

Took many pics of the Bus today....
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Post by DiggerD on Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:45 pm

Alot of work, but atleast you will know whats hiding under there so you don't get any suprises later!
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Post by shaky on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am

I have a set of light gray 71 front seats with no rips out of the snake bus. Let me know if interested.
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Post by rpm750 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:35 pm

Been Cutting on this Bus.....
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What a pain laying on your back and trying to not set your hair on fire with a cut disk on a 4" grinder. It's gettin there.......slowly. These things are nothing but cross members and gussets. Each section is welded to the next and so on! Really hard to cut sections out and leave enough to reuse them.

In another post I mentioned the run away Bus. Here are pics Shaky sent me....

The S hook straightened out and off the trailer it went, off the driveway and into the tree you see in front.
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Just after this pic the bolt broke holding the winch and it hit the same tree, again!
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I think I've come up with a cool awning for my Shop. Suspect

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Post by 63buggin on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:16 pm

Hey Bob you ever thought about opening you a transport company...LOL Laughing man i hate you had all those problems
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Post by vwtattooed on Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:37 pm

that roof will make a cool work canopy!!!
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