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Dual Port
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'65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:17 pm

Photobucket screwed over 100 million people by starting to charge for links starting in June 2017. No promises but I'll try to rebuild my threads as time permits. They will never be as good as they were originally.




Unload, inventory, make mobile on wooden dollies.

Total, 1 hour.

:)
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Bruce Amacker
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by toolbox » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:51 pm

Looks a lot cleaner than your Delux did when first starting out. What are the plans- keep it low or stock height? Let the fun begin.

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Re: '65 Standard

Post by WideFive » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:45 pm

Please make this a "Preservation" not another "Amacker Restoration" :(
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Mike Kever Kombi » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:15 pm

Oh good. It's red and white :roll:

And partially a bay :o
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:24 pm

Probably a restoration, stock height, kind of a shame since it's got nice patina (if you're a patina guy). SWR/BeigeGray, just what LO needs, another frigging red/white split. Will probably lose the Porch disc brakes (seller says) but it looks Bay to me with BJs. Supposedly those are Porch wheels, too. Was on Samba in New Castle, PA, listed Thursday night, I was the first to call. A Texas bus with a Texas title, it still needs rockers and outer floors. Roof has surface rust but no rot. Missing lots of parts but still a very restorable bus, better than most and better than my '66 was. Super nice nose and inner/outer front valance are solid. Seller threw in an extra driver's door since that one is bent right by the handle, not an easy fix. Door appears to be early icepick and I don't think they interchange. Engine lid looks perfect. Mild sideswipe on the left side but not major, overall a very straight bus. Motor is supposedly original to the bus, an H case that's been sitting outside uncovered. :roll: Sounds like I'll be cutting more jugs and rods getting that one apart. Big nut has the input shaft loose falling out so it's probably junk, too.

Missing:
Rear torsion bars (found, I think)
Rear spring plates
Front axle assy(?)
All seats

I probably won't start on this until spring, I'm just finishing up a ton of work on a '64 Beetle. Then I have to build and install 2 motors, a stocker in the Ghia, get it sold, then a mild stroker in the '66 to push the too-tall 3.88 gear. It should go a lot quicker the second time around. :)
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Ken » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:17 am

Looks like a nice solid bus to start with. Can't wait to watch this build progress. :D
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by TRL » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:19 am

cool! Im interested in the extra door if you dont need it.
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Marla » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:34 am

This looks like a great find Bruce. Good Luck with it. I'm also looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Re: '65 Standard

Post by tferr » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:46 pm

That is a beauty Bruce...I bet it would buff up pretty nice...if you're a patina guy

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Re: '65 Standard

Post by Dual Port » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:23 am

This bus is on my “To Do” list with very little time this year dedicated to it. I’ve been hitting the swap meets pretty hard getting parts assembled for it, and have little to show for actual progress. I thought I’d post this up more to inspire me that show you:

Jack it up, pull the PO’s casters off, and start cleaning the rear undercarriage. The Texas baked on crud is the most durable material I’ve ever dealt with. It has taken an air chisel to get through some of, it’s been baked so hard and so long. The good news is once the crud is chiseled off much of the original paint is there and no rust.

Bought these last winter in FL:




Step 1 is to get the suspension on it so I can roll it outside and sandblast the bottom and weld areas. I’ll rent a commercial compressor to power my blasters.



Wide Five helped me out with the torsions, which were missing:



At this time I have changed my direction and intend to do a patina bus with a cheesy bed to sleep in for camping. If my luck is good it will be on the road in the spring.
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