Vegas Bus

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Six Volt
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Six Volt » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:32 am

Nice job Ken. Love that engine stand.
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Dual Port » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Really nice, Ken, keep the pics coming as it inspires me to work on mine. My work's been super busy recently, but things are slowing down a bit so I can be full time doing important stuff again like the BUS! Yours looks really nice and I'd like to see it in person so I can ask lotsa questions......
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by blue71 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:04 pm

This looks amazing! I can't wait to figure out when I can come back east for a few days.
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by CraigOnTheBoat » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:27 pm

Rock the Single Port
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Ken
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:39 pm

CraigOnTheBoat wrote:Rock the Single Port
That is my intention. I ran it on the stand and it seemd to run as good as it did when I last drove it about 3 years ago. It's always been a good runner. :D
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:47 pm

I put the gas tank and engine in yesterday. It's almost ready to take for a spin. Need to rewire the instrument panel and lighting, but I can start it remotely from the engine compartment.
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1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by tferr » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:24 am

Looks super clean Ken. Will it be done for the Columbus show?

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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:24 pm

Tom,
Thanks, I may be ready by that time, but I probably won't make it to Columbus this year. We have family vacation plans.
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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 parker beene » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:33 pm

that bus is amazing haha nice!
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Re: Vegas Bus

Post by Ken » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:13 am

I installed the rear apron and bumper last week and took it for a short drive. Seemed run very well and the brakes even worked (which is even more important). Now I have to tackle the under dash wiring which is going to be a real pain. The first thing you need is a good wiring diagram. I found this original factory shop manual at a swap meet some years ago with a full color wiring diagram, it's priceless.
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Now the fun begins.
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1964 Bowman & Sons Camper (Vegas Bus)
1966 Westy S0-42 Hardtop
1967 Westy SO-42 Pop Top
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