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Offline billybob57

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July 1955
« on: August 09, 2010, 10:52:21 PM »
Just picked up my 1955 Panel this weekend, has a few rust issues but has some great potential it will take me a few years to get her Road worthy and i am having trouble getting regi but working on it and also working on the patina...enjoy!!! :D










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Re: July 1955
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 08:08:04 AM »
Nice find Billy!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 08:01:12 PM »
Cool. That's an early bus.
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 02:22:21 PM »
Nice One Bill! Looks really good PDT_Armataz_01_37

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 06:58:38 PM »
Couple of NEW Pictures...... :o

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Today... ;D   Mmmmm Patina

 
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 07:14:00 PM »
Looking awsome Billy!!!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 11:08:39 PM »
Looking forward to seeing all the white paint off!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 06:05:21 AM »
Looks great, Bill. I have one oif those random orbit buffers if you need it.
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 04:08:19 PM »
I hope the rest comes out that good!! Awsome find dude!!
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 10:07:48 PM »
Well finished with Paint Removal i think it turned out pretty good...luvin the Bus..




this ones my favorite....


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Re: July 1955
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2010, 10:29:16 PM »
Gorgeous!  And officially jealous!  Now come over and do my roof haha!  :)

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 10:55:52 PM »
rad !!!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 09:37:56 AM »
Came across a nice Rust free Door and Dove Blue as well(thanks Richard!)



It would have been wise to bring along a magnet but it still has more Dove Blue than my other Door and NO rust  :D


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Re: July 1955
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 02:31:43 PM »
Awsome! looks fantastic!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 02:39:54 PM »
can't wait to see it a the next gcvw !!! PDT_Armataz_01_37

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2010, 01:58:36 PM »
Well got my Regi done today didnt take very long once i was pointed in the right direction  ;)
all you need is a : Bill of Sale
                      : a Statutory Declaration signed by a Notary
                      : an ICBC search request
                      : transfer papers
                      : and some cash
Ready for insurance just have to get it running...LOL

Found inside my Bus was a record of transfer case oil change dated April 13, 1968 the milege was at 92787
The odometer reads 94374...so it looks like its been off the road and uninsured since summer of 68....looking to
get another Bus back on the road one day soon.
If any one needs help getting Registration let me know it was not that hard and Ill point you in the right
direction.... :O0:

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 10:02:47 PM »
Have been just puttering along as it is a project, underside done and Beetle tranny installed with a SA conversion, also spindles sent to Wagenswest should be a month maybe. Gonna start on the Brakes soon.....but first some pics ;)





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Re: July 1955
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 10:42:19 PM »
Wow, that is impossibly clean and tidy. You should see mine, I think you'd throwup!

Good work, Bill. I look forward to cruising with you.

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2011, 08:51:41 AM »
Looking great Billy!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2011, 12:42:48 PM »
wow .. its looking good. keep up the good work
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2011, 08:42:18 PM »
badass!! it's looking good billy...keep up the great work!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 03:12:35 AM »
i would love a panel, can't wait to see this finished

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 05:13:36 AM »
i would love a panel, can't wait to see this finished

might do some sign writing...thats what the Panels are great for...;)

and Thanks for you Comments!!!!!!!! :)

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2011, 11:23:49 AM »
Looks great, Bill. I'm jealous.

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2011, 01:00:06 PM »
Looks great, Bill. I'm jealous.
Its about time...Nice 1st Post!!!!!!!Thanks..;)    :1rij: :1rij:

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2011, 08:37:51 AM »
Looking good Bill
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2011, 11:03:55 PM »
Ahhhaha, thanks.

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 10:28:39 AM »
Word on the street is its almost a roller?!? More pics please!

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Re: July 1955
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 11:04:23 AM »
Nice to to be back on the ground again Bill? ;)
Good work!
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Re: July 1955
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2011, 09:48:18 AM »
Did some more work to get the ass on the ground as Geoff said almost rollin......

super beetle Wheel cylinders added and e-brake cables cut down 1 inch..

Thing Drums added for more clearance so the 55 Bus Rims wont rub on the spring plate, but then the tires dont fit in
so the Old Speed adapters have to be unbolted and the tires shoved into the wheel wells...


Rear on the ground waiting for dropped spindles from Nate then she will be rolling again...:)


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