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PostSubject: 1962 11 window split   Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:27 pm

here are some pics. i was not looking for a bus, but this will be at the my house by end of month. it is a 1962 11 window standard small hatch. yes things will happen to it as time will show.


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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:09 pm

Very nice....congrats
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:34 pm


Love the small window and the patina on the OG turkis. Beautiful bus Lonny!
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:03 pm

I want one...sniff sniff
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:53 pm

Did you get you bus today??
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:55 pm

No. its paid for. See me tomorrow

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:33 pm

you bought a bus? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:29 pm

i did i did i did buy a bus......ssshhhhhh dont tell anyone

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:30 pm

I was gonna buy that beauty too but the funds got stalled out.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:26 pm


Hey Lonny, just some comments on stance since you were asking...

With RGB's and lowering, the concern/limitation is that as the swing axle tilts the angle of the wheels, the oil (1 quart in each) in the RGB's drain out and will run dry. Don't let this happen. You need to keep the wheels as close to vertical or tucked up as possible.

If you want to go lower, go with a bug box. If you don't like the squatty look like the cars have, go with an IRS.

Match the back stance up front with spindles and/or narrowed beam. The difference with a bus is the steering box is your lowest point up front and you will drag it if to low, rather than your body. So, you may have to look at raising the steering box. Also, the tires may rub the wells on bumps if you add a passenger that doesn't rub otherwise, so don't run them too close. Smaller tires or tubbing the wells may be needed depending on how low you go.

I have 185x15's (stock) all the way around. My tires rub on bumps with 3" flipped spindles. Not much of a drop, you've seen Velvet's stance.

You will feel the ride more in a bus because you sit right over the suspension, as opposed to being in a sling between the axles on cars. Ride in a lowered bus to see if it's okay for you.

Come to BusFest in Antioch tomorrow and look at 100 or so of them and compare stances and ask owners the variety of ways they did them. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:48 pm

It's a bus... Put some meaty tires on it and take it off road. That thing is a perfect Shasta bus!
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:51 pm

This bus will get dropped. I will build a rockcrawler

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:04 pm

So what's the word on it Lonny? When do you get to go pick it up?
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:10 pm

Its ready to p/u. Just going though some family stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:18 pm

You gonna build one of these? If so, you gotta go to Mike at J&M Offroad, friend of mine and next door to where I work in Grass Valley. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:39 pm

Go look at my facebook page

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:00 pm

I have a buddy that has an IRS set up if you want to trade for the RGBs in the bus now.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:40 am

my bus is home




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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:50 am

Reminds me of that Johnny cash song that he sings about piecing Jim's Cadillac together. Lol can't remember the namd. Either that or my hubbies old pieces and parts car, one of each color body part. Smile

Can't wait to see this one progress.
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:35 am

So hey Lonny, Tell us your plan for this new ride!! I know its gonna be lowered but what else? Transporter, camper, utility, color ect.....
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:59 am

Is it done yet?
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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:03 am

not going to slam it right away. something like velvet(dawns bus)
not sure on color of paint. it will come to me as i work on it (would love patina but need to weld some)
interior lounge style but can still sleep in
did i mention pop-outs and safari front and rear window.
its getting the DP motor that came extra from the ghia vert rebuilt
thinking porche 914 seats with center console

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:12 am

mike......i have done nothing with it. i really was not ready for my next project

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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:02 am

OK here are some updates

ive been getting parts.
`67 bug tranny(gotta stay wide 5)
bug smoothies all 5  (spare)
have 914 seats
175/55/15 front
195/60/15 rear
front bumper
rear bumper

here are some pics



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PostSubject: Re: 1962 11 window split   Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:04 am

my goal is to get it driving and bring it out the VW Invasion 2. It will be all patina

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