Vegas Bus

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Ken
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Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:18 am

Here's a little update on the Vegas Bus: The cargo floors, cab floors, rockers, dog legs. cargo doors, passenger doors are repaired. The next step is the main body sanding and detailing to get ready for paint.

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1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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Ken
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Re: Ken.....Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:24 pm

Bob,
No it's not the same guy who did the SC. I found another guy who is retired and works on it in his spare time and so do I. Since I don't have a time line on the project, it works out for both of us.
1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:25 pm

The Vegas Bus is back in the body shop getting ready for paint. Pabo, the guy that did the rust repair and body work retired due to health reasons after 35 years. Fortunately, his son-in-law Carlos Moldonado, who worked for him, took over the business. Carlos is also a big fan of Volkswagens and has done quite a few including some real nice Beetles. His business is: Extreme Body Experts. Here's a few pics.
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Carlos must seen this dash trick at Sean and Kirk's CKWA
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1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Kirk » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:34 pm

I'm diggin it Ken ;)

I can't believe all these great VW's getting great restos here in the last two years!

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Six Volt » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:56 pm

Great job Ken! I love the Vegas bus story. This will make up for all the time you've had to spend in PA! Driving that will be great. :D

Soon you'll be working on the '68 single! :D
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:30 pm

Thanks Sean. Hopefully the 68 SC wil be the next.
1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by WestsideDan » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:32 pm

hey ken, sure is looking realy nice and guess who will be there when it ready for paint. :lol:

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:49 pm

Dans64vwbus wrote:hey ken, sure is looking realy nice and guess who will be there when it ready for paint. :lol:
Dan,

I would like to be there too. Won't be coming home the weekend so I'll probably give Carlos a call and see how things are going. He seems to be moving right along.
1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by WestsideDan » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:20 am

well that easy to do. watch what i can do to make it happin :mrgreen: . trust me you,ll be there

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:39 pm

After a few weeks break, Carlos continues to "Massage" the body. Soon it will be ready for primer.
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1963 Single Cab
1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
1968 Single Cab

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