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Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  Slow Steve on Thu 11 Mar - 19:42

I started a thread on KCW, but thought I would start a new thread here. If you are want to see what I have done to it, check it:
http://kustomcoachwerks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4477

Here is what I have done in the last couple of days:

I originall didn't think I needed to replace the inner rocker.... I was wrong... her you go:












Stuff is tacked ready for final fit:


I didn't like the way the dogleg on the drivers side fit, so it was an easy decision to remove it to do the B-pillar. I also don't like some other stuff done, so that will be coming off and redone... Hey it's my first bus lol! Let me know what you think.

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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  jeremyrockjock on Fri 12 Mar - 10:38

Very nice.

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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  Slow Steve on Fri 12 Mar - 20:01

jeremyrockjock wrote:Very nice.



hahaha VeRRy NISE! HI FIVE! here a few more from today. It was raining, but not cold, so I got a few things done on the inside that have been buging me.
There was mounds of brass....




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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  Slow Steve on Mon 15 Mar - 19:46

A little motivational mock up.

I feel like I'm getting close!



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Post  roy63 on Mon 15 Mar - 21:40

Slow Steve wrote:A little motivational mock up.

I feel like I'm getting close!

It is looking good... But you should have not filled in the rear wheel wells, Glen needs some one else to rock the Jersey look with him.... afro
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Post  jeremyrockjock on Mon 15 Mar - 22:55

Jersey Look is I will be making Glenns fender wheels soon.
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Post  Slow Steve on Tue 16 Mar - 1:56

jeremyrockjock wrote:Jersey Look is I will be making Glenns fender wheels soon.

I never did like the look, and it was on the top of the list to correct. I just need to finish welding, grinding, and spreading some mud on them...... and on almost all of the metal I have replaced.... ok all of the metal Laughing I just need to do one area at a time, probably get more done that way... naaaaaah lol!

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Post  Jerry Hundley on Tue 16 Mar - 7:37

jeremyrockjock wrote:Jersey Look is I will be making Glenns fender wheels soon.


I couldnt agree more. Why in the world did people do that crap No
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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  roy63 on Tue 16 Mar - 10:00

whats wrong with mullets and musle shirts????? affraid
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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  jeremyrockjock on Tue 16 Mar - 11:23

don't make me kick your booty you pussy.

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Post  roy63 on Tue 16 Mar - 11:44

jeremyrockjock wrote:don't make me kick your booty you pussy.

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Post  Slow Steve on Tue 16 Mar - 12:33

Business in the front, party in the back


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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  Slow Steve on Tue 15 Feb - 19:55

Got a little done on this pig. I replaced the lower cargo doors inners/outers. This is my first build so the work is pretty crappy. Battery died on the camera so I only snapped one pic. Anyways here goes.

before: b-pillar is completely gone, I ended up replacing both a/b and c-pillar




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Post  roy63 on Wed 16 Mar - 17:34

any updates?
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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 16 Mar - 20:40

roy63 wrote:any updates?

Nothing done to the body. I've been so busy with school that is kicking my @$$. After the last update it has been at a stand still. The only thing I have done is I picked up a rear and middle seat from a gay window. Oh, and I have some steel 15's on the way, possibly a rear bumper. Once I get some time I'm going to finish up the little welding and grind all those fugly welds down and start the body work. I'm thinking gray cargo and under carriage, and possibly dove blue exterior and cab area. I might put it up for sale after that to get an older bus... fat lip, round tail lights, pressed bumpers.. ahh yeah you all know what I'm talking about! It's the fastest who gets paid, and its the fastest who gets laid (Reese Bobby)!

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Post  JL on Fri 25 Mar - 22:33

looking good steve!! looks like she's in good hands!
sometimes I miss my split....
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Post  Slow Steve on Sat 26 Mar - 22:40

Thanks! I had a chance to get some time on it today. I cut out the last two little spots and welded in new stuff on the cargo floor and started to get the cargo area ready for some paint. Two little spots on the doors, one little spot by the rear cargo door and a little spot on he battery tray and the metal work is done! Whoo! I want to get the metal part done tomorrow, but it might snow so it will depend on the weather.

I know what you mean, I sold my first bug and totally regreted it... I bought a 63 (summer body off project). The plan is to sell the split once I get it painted so I can get an older bus. I'm looking for a 61 and older. I want round tail light, fat lip doglegs, skinny hatch...possibly some pressed bumpers. This bus runs very nice. I rebuilt the engine, brakes, and sorted the electrical..... I might regret selling this one too! lol!

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Post  Slow Steve on Thu 12 May - 22:22

So the looooongest semester is finally over and while I wait for some stuff for Kelly's fasty I thought I would get cranking on the bus. It was a pretty productive day and pretty happy with the way it's going.

I finally got around to painting up the cargo area and get to some of little metal areas that need some loving. I look back at the pics and can't believe how far it has come. Next time I start to think about a project that needs this much, somebody kick me in the @$$! Laughing

Here's the cargo floor, it still needs some more done but progress is always good!








Passenger door:







Just some paint, should be ok when I get to the body work.



Driver door:







I didn't get a finished pic, but it looks like the drivers side.

Started on the radio area:

Before:



Straightening out the hack



And that's where I stopped today. Pretty happy with progress. More when I get more doen... prolly tomorrow Cool

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Post  Copper1982 on Sun 15 May - 3:43

Ouch, def. The worst way to abuse a splitty. My dash is cut but u cant tell with my after market cd player. U gonna bring the bus to the club show?? Id love to check it out.
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Post  Slow Steve on Mon 16 May - 10:27

Copper1982 wrote:Ouch, def. The worst way to abuse a splitty. My dash is cut but u cant tell with my after market cd player. U gonna bring the bus to the club show?? Id love to check it out.

Thanks! Yeah I guess they were smoking or something when they decided to butcher a dash, but she's starting to really come together and might be painted soon. I will be going to the show, not sure if I'm going to bring the bus though... I want to have my oval running by then..... probably won't happen.

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Passenger walk through seat hackery

Post  Slow Steve on Sat 25 Jun - 8:17

**Just remembered I had a thread of the bus already**

Ok I got tired of looking for a passenger seat for my bus and didn't want to pay an arm and a leg + shipping, so I thought I would try to cut up a bug seat and see what I come up with. I ended up picking a seat from Skip. I think it turned out pretty cool and certainly better than I thought it would.

So here it is getting the initial fitting:


A few minutes with the cutting wheel fitting... better.


I cut off the lower legs, measured and welded it to the left side due to the uneveness of the wheel well:



Tacked in:


Checking level and fit.. looks good..



Ok I was wondering how I was going to attach the back part of it.... So I repostioned the brackets that were there before... BAM! It worked and it even tilts forward so.. Check it:




All I need to do now is weld some tubing to the sides so it can mount to the stock locations.. What do you guys think?

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Post  Copper1982 on Mon 27 Jun - 21:13

dang you got a passenger ejection seat.... pretty cool, it looks like the same size at the drivers. looks good.
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Re: Slow Steve's 67 bus build

Post  Slow Steve on Mon 28 May - 17:44

Ok, so it's been a while since I updated this thread so here goes. I will post some of the most recent pics and if you guys want to check out all the progress, here's the link:

I'm in the May build off thread so if I make the finals voting for me would be greatly appreciated Very Happy :

http://kustomcoachwerks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4477




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Wow!!!

Post  64scbaron on Tue 29 May - 9:57

Looking really good!Hope to see on road soon.
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Post  Slow Steve on Wed 30 May - 23:53

64scbaron wrote:Looking really good!Hope to see on road soon.

Thanks! It has been a while since I took it for a cruise. Maybe see everybody out mext cruise.

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