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Post by daltondragger73 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:20 am

Got the bus back to my place!!! wuhu, And im scared!!!! got it all cleaned out found a lil more floor rust, got underneath Neutral the left rear chassis leg that holds the torssion bar the frame has alot of rust, any thought of slamming this bus and drivin it just went right out the window, can the frame chassis leg be cut and welded, I would need to find this part to cut chop rebuild., this is off a 72 not sure if it will work on a 70 plus its in the uk http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1012198 but this is what i need!!! anybody up there got a 70 parts bus they want to cut up and send down???? please tell me i didnt screw up royaly and buy a bus thats dead on its feet,
remind you I cant weld And dont know where to start
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Re: Is it Fixable

Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:39 am

Hmmmm...difficult to say without some detailed pics. Everything is fixable, just depends how much $ and time you have. It'll be much easier to get what you need by cutting it off a local bus. You're taking a risk having a piece like that shipped and it being bent or not having the right cuts to graft it into your project.
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Post by daltondragger73 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:08 pm

yeah I found a thread on samba where the guy had the same problem as I and he fixed it http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=455598
SO insperation is all one needs Ill be going to the metal yard and getting some plates to cut and weld in (well have someone who knows how to weld) its gonna be a longer process than I wanted to take, but its a bus I have to save it!!! Twisted Evil
Ill get some really good pics of the bus this weekend a post


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:15 pm

Glad you are going to fix it! You will definitely enjoy it when done!

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Post by daltondragger73 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:01 am

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Glad you are going to fix it! You will definitely enjoy it when done!


Yeah!! I was A lil fustrated at my self for impulse buying without looking EVERYTHING over and over but after doing a lil research Im back on track... but I wont do anything untill I get this issue fixed! then Ill start doin the rest peice by peice
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Post by daltondragger73 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:33 pm

OK got pics now


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Re: Is it Fixable

Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:12 am

Shocked Whatever you do, don't drive it like that. That's going to need some serious work. That first pic is scary. That is probably one of the most important structural pieces of the bus. If you can find some good metal there, you may be able to fab something up to repair it. The easiest way would be to find a local donor. All kinds of forces push, pull and twist the torsion housing and that one looks like it's about to let go. You're going to need a pro to get that right.
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Re: Is it Fixable

Post by daltondragger73 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:02 pm

wellp!!! Sad regretfully I had a guy come look at my bus today he has 30+ yrs exp. with bay windows and he told me That I should RUN like I got the colonel after me!! the whole frame is just wasted in 2many spots, the crash bars up under the driver floors, I thought this stuff could be fixed! darn impulse buying!!! so now I have a a bus that nothing is going to be done with, just WAYYYY to much money to sink into this one where I could spend the same money and get something that is atleast drivable anybody selling a bus cheap???? HEY I GOT PARTS AND A MOTOR AND TRANS!!!
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Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:50 pm

Break it down and sell the parts. you might make some of your $ back.
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Re: Is it Fixable

Post by peregrine67 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:46 am

bumblebuggy wrote:Break it down and sell the parts. you might make some of your $ back.
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