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I found this bus in the background of a craigslist ad for a 1959 Impala. I called the guy and the bus was already sold to a different local guy. The new guy referred to it as the "holy grail of vans" and told me to make an offer. I made an offer and it was accepted. I immediately left work and headed that way. When we were loading it up there was lots of chatter about "that pickers show."

The bus was used for many many years as a chicken coop after the torsion was chopped out. Picked up a torsion from the Ted fellow in the woods of wild

Here she is all loaded up on the way home.
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Back in the day the bus was a company vehicle for Best Exterminators
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Cargo floor from under the bus
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Before and after removal of the various types of poop from the cargo area
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Before and after of the front cabin
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Fitting and welding on the torsion while still on the trailer
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Cargo doors lined up great after welding the torsion in
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Tucked safely in the garage
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While the bus was spending time as a chicken coop it had sheets of corrugated metal over the ragtop which was surprisingly intact and in decent shape
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I heard mouse making some noise in the bus so I set a glue trap. Came back to a mostly empty trap.
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Seems he got away... And that is a rat in an exterminator van.


Decided to clean out the belly pan area by starting the cargo floor removal.
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Cleaned out the ole garage to make some working room. Means the 21 got to see some sunlight.

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My first order of metal came in as well. This order was all Wolfsburg west stuff. I figured I would start right dab in the middle of the bus.

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Spent the day removing the rest of the floor
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Started actually putting metal back in. I have just been cutting so long that this feels so very right.

New cross members in the rear and started fitting the front.
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Fun stuff, what is your plan for this one? Clean up and flip, resto and sell to pay off your house, or actually use it?


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Willeye wrote:
Fun stuff, what is your plan for this one? Clean up and flip, resto and sell to pay off your house, or actually use it?


Resto and sell. I don't think there is any way, financially, that I could talk myself into keeping it. Which is fine I am emotionally attached to the 21 window anyways. After I save this bus I don't think there is a bus bad enough to not save.


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That's alot of windows.

You making good progress man


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Played hooky from work and got some stuff done on the bus. Six new outriggers, front crossmember, and fit the heater tube

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Inner rockers welded in place along with two drivers side uprights. Started fitting the drivers b pillar as well
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Welded in the new klassicfab lower bulkhead
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The drivers b-pillar is in. I underestimated the rust in the passenger pillar so I have to order a taller one
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In other great news... Work has begun on my shop. Soon I won't have to work out of the attached two car garage.

Here is a shot from the side of my house showing the field that will get the building. Very overgrown but we just got it added to our plot of land with the house on it.
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My Buddy starting on the land
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From the highway entry. My house is the white and brick home.
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Before and after a few hours. Not where it needs to be but way better than it was.
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Wow! Congratulations on the new "man-cave-to-be". How large will it be? Better make it larger than you think you need. You'll fill it up!

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Building as big as I can afford :shock:

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That will be a nice size shop...jealous


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