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Offline Mark Evans

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Found! Free Bus-Score?
« on: July 09, 2016, 06:31:04 AM »
A co-worker of mine told me her husband had a couple "old busses" parked on their property. One is NOT for sale. The other, her husband said I could HAVE! It's a '69, he parked in the same spot back in 1975. It'll probably take some work to get it out. Still has a trans. Hard to tell the rest until I get it home. It is surrounded by stinging nettles!
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 06:36:16 AM »
This is the other bus they had. He was clear that this one is NOT for sale. "They're going to restore it someday"! It is a '62, 15 window...but sitting in the Oregon coast range for 30+ years with NO windows has taken it's toll. The metal is so thin. Such a waste.
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 12:02:27 PM »
Roll with the moss! LOL
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 03:29:43 PM »
I dig early Bays!!
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 06:09:45 AM »
More pics to come...Digging it out this Saturday!
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 12:46:33 PM »
cool find
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 06:39:57 AM »
Well, maybe next year. Now that the rains are here, the bus is down a slippery slope. Saturday was a rough day, wheels are not turning.
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 05:04:44 AM »
It took a while...but got it out! Pretty rough, but that shit will buff out!!
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 07:27:46 PM »
I thought it would have been much worse then it looks.  It still has enough structural integrity to get pulled out of weeds onto a trailer.  Is there much left on it usable?

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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 04:43:23 AM »
Not much. Trans, a few trim pieces, fuel tank/divider, some glass, rear view mirror. The orange round, side reflectors were in good shape. Beam, steering box. It's funny, there was a deluxe just listed on the Samba that matches what this WAS exactly. Savannah beige with a white top. Same interior. I think the interior panels are savable, just need new boards. Note the trim around the front vent and windshield.
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 09:47:47 AM »
Love the moss!
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Re: Found! Free Bus-Score?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 04:49:44 AM »
Finally got down to metal inside, or what's left...The dash is uncracked!
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