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  • 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

    Check out this styry about a VW bus that was buried in the woods in Sweden,and was restored in one year in UK by a guy that definetely doesnt need a specialist to do bodywork.

    http://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35155







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    Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

    Link?
    Still plays with trucks....

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    • #3
      Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

      Originally posted by ford141
      Link?
      Fixed now ;).

      http://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35155

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        Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

        Cool stuff! Very brave man! :o
        Still plays with trucks....

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        • #5
          Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

          Originally posted by ford141
          Cool stuff! Very brave man! :o
          Yeah,and how about this story.The guy in England drove over 2000milesone way last summer to show the former owner in Sweden,how the bus had been restored.Just 8 months or so after he had started the restoration.

          The thread with the story is 60 pages now,but we jump.

          http://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtop...5155&start=780

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          • #6
            Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

            Well its good to know I am in good company, and not the only crazy guy out there who takes a rusted heap that isnt even worth parts and rebuilds it. I just wish a GTO was a simple as a VW bus. That and I am doing the body too, not just getting it drivable.

            Kinda makes me wonder why most people will only go for a rust free shell and just figure to scrap anything else that has slight rust nevermind something as extensive as this Brit and others have done. Sometimes it just isnt in the cards to start with a rust free piece.

            I like the patina, but part of me just wants to start getting serious with the sandblaster and DA on that thing.

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            • #7
              Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

              Originally posted by Thumpin455
              Well its good to know I am in good company, and not the only crazy guy out there who takes a rusted heap that isnt even worth parts and rebuilds it. I just wish a GTO was a simple as a VW bus. That and I am doing the body too, not just getting it drivable.

              Kinda makes me wonder why most people will only go for a rust free shell and just figure to scrap anything else that has slight rust nevermind something as extensive as this Brit and others have done. Sometimes it just isnt in the cards to start with a rust free piece.

              I like the patina, but part of me just wants to start getting serious with the sandblaster and DA on that thing.
              Im used to weld in new steel in my cars,so im surprised every time i see a car with some small rust issues gettin scrapped because of this.Why the bus still has the same paint,is because of its history as a service van for the company that bought it new.I think it rocks.

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              • #8
                Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                first thing I noticed in the dig photos is the dirt...
                we got the same type here in places... it is like an air tight clay..but not clay...
                those are the best places to get an old metal car from. Even the cold is good for density.

                I plucked a daily driver subaru at 20 years caked with this stuff...and drove it home.
                rare occasion no doubt. Even the bearings stayed good..absolutely bizarre.
                I even ground off stalactites of iron from the exhaust manifold..it was becoming a natural god made "cave"

                great story. Loved thre sight of nature growing and dangling.. downdraft engines can do this..and tohave it in the back..only increases odds.
                anyhting for a real boxer. ;D
                Previously boxer3main
                the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.

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                • #9
                  Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                  Originally posted by Blazerteam
                  Originally posted by Thumpin455
                  Well its good to know I am in good company, and not the only crazy guy out there who takes a rusted heap that isnt even worth parts and rebuilds it. I just wish a GTO was a simple as a VW bus. That and I am doing the body too, not just getting it drivable.

                  Kinda makes me wonder why most people will only go for a rust free shell and just figure to scrap anything else that has slight rust nevermind something as extensive as this Brit and others have done. Sometimes it just isnt in the cards to start with a rust free piece.

                  I like the patina, but part of me just wants to start getting serious with the sandblaster and DA on that thing.
                  Im used to weld in new steel in my cars,so im surprised every time i see a car with some small rust issues gettin scrapped because of this.Why the bus still has the same paint,is because of its history as a service van for the company that bought it new.I think it rocks.
                  Ya I would keep the patina with cool old lettering and stuff on it too.. But one part of me is screaming in the back of my mind about the rust. The little voice back there is howling "KILL IT WITH SAND!" and it does that every time I see a rusted old car, be it mine or someone's heap in the back yard... I guess that happens when you get into a heavily rusted vehicle and start eradicating oxidation. It becomes a part of you, or maybe its just me.

                  I think its a cool story, and those are incredibly easy to work on so it isnt a surprise to me he did it in 9 months. Thats what happens when someone just does what they have to do.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                    I saw this before somewhere before (maybe on your hometown forum) and the story is amazing. Of course, a 51 bus is definitely worth saving.
                    President, Wicked Rides Poland

                    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...eau-Club-Wagon

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                      I'd put a Hemi in it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                        holy crap that bus thread sucked me in, I think I spent about a hour checking it out, the wiring harness he made for it and then cotton wrapped, freakin amazing
                        Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1951 Vw bus buried alive in the sixties,and now on its wheels again.

                          Originally posted by BOOOGHAR
                          holy crap that bus thread sucked me in, I think I spent about a hour checking it out, the wiring harness he made for it and then cotton wrapped, freakin amazing
                          60 pages goes fast if its inteesting ;)

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