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Anyone have a vw bus?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by IDtrucks, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks [OP] Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    After going with my friend to a vw show today to show his 72 baywindow (now lowered) I got a strong urge to buy a POS bus and just completly dump it and restore it as a project car. I was wondering if anyone on here has any experience with busses and lowering them?? Its probably a long shot but oh well.

    I would want to build somthing like this. The in the grass, 2-3" of ground clearence, weathered look.

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  2. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Well-Known Member

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    I love the VW buses, I would rock one dragging ass all day everyday. I'll have one someday. Theres a few different lowered ones running around my town...they look so damn cool.
     
  3. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks [OP] Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    oh ya. I want one BAAAD now. After looking through 20 pages of this http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=299939&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
    :drool:

    I just have to start saving enough up to buy it and lower it and fix any major imperfections. And since it wouldnt be my DD, i dont give two shits how low and impractical it is:D
     
  4. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Well-Known Member

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    Well get one then man!

    And gee, thanks for the link...now I'm not going to sleep tonight...lol
     
  5. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks [OP] Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    ok let me pull 2gs out of my ass, there we gooooo! Mabye ill have to start playing some scratch lottos, it will be my "bus fund"

    and me neither, ill probably look through the whole thread drooling...
     
  6. YFZ_TRD

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    I don't. But I too think they are a very cool project. Sub'd in hopes that some TW members have a bus hiding in their garage
     
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    That would be a fun restoration. Who needs aerodynamics:D
     
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    I drive an FJ :spy: I know nothing of this aerodynamics word you speak of :laughing:
     
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Did anyone see the one that sold at barrett jackson in la this weekend 200k for a fuc&ing vw bus it was nice but i never saw that coming
     
  10. paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    They are big money for rotted out junk.the newer years are just fugly. I love the pick up buses with drop down sides and crew cab pick ups.the dude mike from American pickers has a cool bus
     
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    A guy who owns the warehouse across the way from ours at work, restores these things and has at least 10 of these things in various stages of resto in there.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    VW Buses ROCK! That's on my list.
     
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    derekp giddy up!

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    That was a 21-window that sold for $198k! :eek:

    I'd drive one! I like the westy also, with the full screen house add-on! :cool:
     
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    and if you pull out some more money and want to go fast i belive some older porshe engine have the same mounts and will bolt up with minor issues i belive.
     
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    dude that is pretty dam sweet!
     
  16. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks [OP] Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    What the bus? Or the bus with the porshe engine? Because the bus is still as aerodynamic as a brick and weighs as much as a small church lol, I doubt it would go very fast, even with a good engine hahaha.
     
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    Very cool....all those old buses are selling for top dollar, if you can find one.
     
  18. YFZ_TRD

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    Not true. Search Craigslist in Oregon. You can find decent ones with minimal rust for $2K or less. I don't call that top dollar for a running classic vehicle.
     
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    Goober Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    That's cuz all the hippies moved there from Ca. :D
     
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    God dammit. Fuck the hippies :frusty::rant::annoyed::facepalm:

    And unfortunately, you are 100% correct
     
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