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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:18 pm

The story on how I got the bus goes like this. My buddy Duck, another story in it self, knew about two buses on a farm in Barnesville and he said that he was going to get them. He kept saying that same story for over a year. I never seen the buses and just thought it was another tale. I did tell him that I was interested in one of them and the day that he got them to let me know I would probably buy one. One day I went over to his "junk" yard and he told me that he was going to get them tomorrow so I said ok and that I would check back tomorrow. The next came and I went by, he was not there but the two buses were. I left him a note saying that I was interested and to call me when he got back.

Later that day he called and said he was at the shop/yard and I could come over. So I went over there and we struck a deal on the red and white bus for some old rims I had and $200. The red bus at the time had both front and rear bumpers and all the deluxe trim.

Well a few weeks went by and I kept nagging him about the green bus as I really wanted it more than the 15 window as it was in much better shape. Finally I made a deal that he couldn't refuse. The offer for him was my 71 super beetle that was blown apart paid $125, the red and white 15 window, another 13 window bus that I picked up for $200, a rail buggy that I gave $50 for and a beach buggy body that I gave $50 for and I was to receive a 66 beetle he had pulled in and the 66 green kombi. He accepted after just a few minutes of thinking. So I had 125+200+200+50+50=625 is what I paid for a 66 beetle and 66 Bus and the rear bumper to the red and white bus. I ended up selling the beetle for $600. Was it a good deal on the bus?

This was where I found the bus but it was found earlier that day on a farm outside Barnesville.
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After putting on a couple tires and getting it on the trailer. I finally got it home and gave it a quick bath and took the trailer lights off the back.
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I lowered the rear one click with the reduction gears.
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Flipped my own spindles to lower the front.
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Got some 15" wheels from Glenn "bumblebuggy" and slapped them on.
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Looking good now.
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Well after taking it on its first ride on the road since 1985 I found the reason it was parked. Fourth gear was gone! So on to the new plan 68 beetle tranny and offset springplates. Here is a pic when I was prepping the 68 tranny to go in.
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Got the tranny in now and back on the ground but no motor.
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Here is my new tag found here on this site. Thanks Pete!
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More pics will come after the 13th!


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1967 Black Friday Bus

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Post by Cambur on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:36 pm

Sweet ride! i can't wait to see the new rims!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:41 pm

I just wish the front rims tucked as good as the stock rims do on it. I guess they will though when i find me a beam to build for it.

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Post by petervalle on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:54 pm

That tag is good for a little project, jajaja
Man!!! I am never lucky with deals like that.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:57 pm

petervalle wrote:That tag is good for a little project, jajaja
Nah, just going to rub a little linseed oil on it and call it done.


petervalle wrote:Man!!! I am never lucky with deals like that.
They are out there. Just keep looking!

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Post by zabo on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:11 am

nice job man- cant wait to see tht one around.. floors and rockers ok in tht?
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Post by Damn-it Don on Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:37 am

Whats the story about that tag?- I never seen one like that.
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Post by 57RTOval on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:18 am

I found it in at the Charlotte AutoFair a few years ago, in a box with other GA vintage tags. The seller didn't have any background info on it. It's now in the mail somewhere between Ball Ground and Griffin. Bryce should have it soon!

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Post by 69panel on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:02 am

What a great bunch of horse tradin'...

I love stories like yours. I think you got the deal of the year.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:44 am

zabo wrote:nice job man- cant wait to see tht one around.. floors and rockers ok in tht?

Front floor outer are gone. I am just going to do some patching for right now until I save some pennies for the whole front floor from Wolfsburg West. The rockers are presentable for now. The doglegs need the bottom hafl replaced going with gersons stuff to replace these. Also have some patching to do in the cargo floor and I have to replace the metal above the engine....stupid shag carpet! Pics will come as I accomplish things.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:30 pm

Got my tag in the mail today. Looks awesome! Figured I would test fit it on and then I saw the 20 plus year old rusted tag bolts. I figured well I will give it a shot anyway. Sprayed a little wd on it and they turned off like butter. Here is the tag.
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Post by fried_chicken on Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:18 pm

sweeeet......... maybe one day i keep telling my self that.
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Post by zabo on Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:27 pm

tag looks right at home Very Happy wonder if they will let you register tht one since its a govt issue "Georgia Public Service Commission"
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:41 pm

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Post by fried_chicken on Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:50 pm

that second pic is awesome dude. looking good.
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Post by sploval53 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:41 pm

whats with the bmw wheels
looks cool
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:00 pm

sploval53 wrote:whats with the bmw wheels
looks cool

Saw them at my buddies thought they might look good. I like them but they are a different taste. At least they are German.

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Post by Cambur on Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:23 am

Sweet! i love those Wheels!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:00 pm

Did some work on the bus today. Cleaned up the dash and pulled the front two windows out to check for rust damage.
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I also finally scrubbed the roof for the first time since I have owned it.
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Post by zabo on Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:37 pm

dash looks nice
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Post by Barb E. Dahl on Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:21 pm

The bus is looking good. The roof cleaned up real nice.

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Post by splitties on Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:15 pm

Looks good Bryce!! I hope you drive it to Charlotte/CTS in May.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:25 pm

Got my radio delete in today from Peter. THANKS AGAIN!!!
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Post by petervalle on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:42 pm

Glad you liked it Bryce, glad to help on anything for you guys.
It is amazing to see how small and simple it is and how hard they are too find.
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Post by jshmnghm on Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:46 am

I have helped Bryce hack apart buses to get to the goodies, the man is a maniac!
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