'66 Deluxe

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'66 Deluxe

Post by Dual Port » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:51 pm

I took the plunge and bought this bus today:



It's originally Titian Red and White, and it will go back bone stock looking like this when it's done:



I'll keep you posted on details........

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Bruce Amacker
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by WideFive » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:34 pm

Jinx! Never spill the beans until it's in your driveway. Rookie :lol:
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by slayer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:31 pm

Looking forward to seeing this bus in all it's glory!
It's only going to get better from here on!
Can't wait to see more pics!! Contrats!
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by Ken » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:01 am

Nice score Dual Port. :D Where did you find that bad boy?
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by blue71 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:37 am

It's good to see that one went to a good home. It was in the Akron//Canton area right?
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by Kirk » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:42 am

Thank You The Samba Whines :lol:

Bruce, glad someone local got it who will do it right.
I'm going to have my 67 deluxe on the road soon, but it wont be as nice as yours or red,

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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by framingsilly » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:44 am

Good luck with your restoration Bruce. That bus is in good hands.
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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by Dual Port » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:41 pm

Yes, it's the one listed on Samba in Alliance, it needs rockers and outriggers but it's cleaner than many others I've seen for sale. It will be my winter project while my work is slow. I sold my big mig 10 years ago with the shop, so I'll need to get a small mig to do sheet metal work, as now all I have is a DC stick welder. Some of the patch panels came with it but I'm sure there will be a laundry list of "needs". It will go back to stock colors and stay stock height. It has no motor but I have several spares including a good fully dressed 1600 DP from my Ghia that will probably be its powerplant for a while. That's a long way off as it will be a full gut job and paint before anything mechanical is addressed.

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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by vw7266 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:36 pm

Im glad you bought it so I wont have to see it posted forsale everywhere... :D

you should change your screen name to deluxe66

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Re: '66 Deluxe

Post by WideFive » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:41 pm

vw7266 wrote:you should change your screen name to deluxe66
Yeah, but then he'll sell it and be stuck with a dumbass username, like some people... :?

Although he was talking about building a single port stroker and we all know you can't ever get those things to run right :lol:
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