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Title: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 14, 2019, 04:46:48 PM
I have a '58 Kombi that I need to move from Langley to Abbotsford (or somewhere else in Langley perhaps) depending on finding storage.

Here is where the adventure comes in: I need to move it before the end of April and the kombi is a shell only.. so I need to either lift it or drag it onto a trailer or perhaps a uhaul moving truck. I am looking for a few guys to help me move it. I'll rent a truck and trailer, I'll buy the beer or dinner or whatever.

Let me know!

Thanks
Trevor

604-374-2659

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Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: bwaz on April 14, 2019, 06:13:48 PM
I’d make a frame out of 2x4’s with any type of wheels to make it roll easier. Trailer probably the easiest. Not sure how you’d get it out of a truck once you hit it in there? If you did it Saturday before or after dubs in the barn might get more help. I can’t lift right now but could push!
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 14, 2019, 06:16:51 PM
Thanks Brian.

Thinking about seeing if a tow company with a flat deck will do it? Just need to get it up, perhaps with the sawhorses it will be enough of a start?

I've got an old man back too

Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: 70's Looker on April 14, 2019, 07:08:37 PM
I can lend a hand if it’s a weekend morning, you got my number!
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 14, 2019, 07:20:48 PM
Thanks Kevin!! Keep you posted!
Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: kinggeorge13 on April 14, 2019, 09:10:39 PM
I can help lift at both Langley and Abbotsford if that helps.  I already drive from Langley to Abbotsford for the craziest little reasons so doing it for a good VW bus salvage cause seems reasonable to me.   I'd suggest trailer just cuz getting guys and your shell into and out of a closed U-Haul truck seems tight.   What heavy things have been removed?

-George Otty
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 15, 2019, 07:52:09 AM
Thanks George. Appreciate the support.

There is nothing heavy left. No motor, no trans, no beam and zero interior. It does have a couple doors, but otherwise this is a bare shell.

Keep you posted.

Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 15, 2019, 04:11:09 PM
.. still looking for secure storage in case anybody in Langley has any leads.

Thanks
Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 16, 2019, 09:09:24 PM
Looks like I have found storage in Langley. So potentially all happening within Langley/S Langley. Trying to do a flat deck pick up Saturday AM. Any preference on times? What time is the VW swap?

Thanks guys

Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: kinggeorge13 on April 16, 2019, 09:31:17 PM
That would be my only concern:  As long as we don't run into the Dubs in the Barn event.   
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 16, 2019, 09:32:34 PM
no problem.. What is your time frame? I suspect the pick up will be quick
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: bwaz on April 17, 2019, 10:04:12 AM
show starts at 10 am Saturday
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: kinggeorge13 on April 18, 2019, 07:42:45 AM
Personally, I'm a very early morning person and I'd like to balance this with getting to the show when it opens so I'm wondering about maybe 8am?   Is that too early?   How many does it take to lift it?   
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: bwaz on April 18, 2019, 07:57:04 AM
I can be there at 8
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Alp on April 18, 2019, 09:37:31 PM
I have a truck and trailer you can borrow.
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: bwaz on April 19, 2019, 01:00:19 PM
Making plans for the morning... are you still going to try this?
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 19, 2019, 06:50:02 PM
Thanks Alp, Brian. Really appreciate your offers.

Looks like this will happen on May 4th now. A lot of moving parts.

On that note.. where is the swap tomorrow? Cloverdale?

Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: bwaz on April 19, 2019, 08:38:09 PM
Abbotsford exhibition park
32470 Haida Drive
Abby V2T5A6
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Alp on April 20, 2019, 08:21:48 PM
if you need the truck and trailer just let me know
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on April 24, 2019, 07:32:48 PM
Thanks Alp. I'll let you know,Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: silas on April 26, 2019, 08:14:44 PM
...Looks like this will happen on May 4th now. A lot of moving parts...

may the 4th be with you!  :P :cool:

looks like a good score and a cool project trevor! gotta love those pressed bumper busses from the 50's!

i work saturdays, but if your plans change and you need help on a sunday, shoot me a pm and i'll come lend a hand!
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: Herrlowlight on May 26, 2019, 08:54:39 AM
Thanks Silas. Appreciate it.

Hey, what's new with your bus??

Trevor
Title: Re: OLD VW Adventure anybody?
Post by: silas on June 17, 2019, 11:09:52 PM
Thanks Silas. Appreciate it.

Hey, what's new with your bus??

Trevor

slowly but surely, bit by bit, one step forward & two steps back, family/home/life/work/project balance...you know how it is  :cool: