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    1. Member simonize25's Avatar
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      02-05-2010 01:46 PM #1
      So here is my 1963 DC. I got the truck when I was 14 and it’s still not complete but I do drive and enjoy it as much as possible when the weather permits.
      Not much is left stock on it any more; I started with a complete Porsche 944 rear suspension and 944 disc brakes all around. IRS transmission with 4.12 R/P. I built a 2007cc engine with all the goodies that puts down around 130 hp. 2" narrowed and adjustable front beam. Interior is more or less stock, a little gutted. The dash has been molested a bit to except a complete set of Porsche 356 gauges.
      Hope u guys like it

      Befor, 2004









      After






      (This years new additions)

      Last edited by simonize25; 01-01-2011 at 11:24 AM.
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      63 Crew Cab Rat Rod Build
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    2. 02-06-2010 10:32 AM #2
      I like
      club Grim Water
      "When there's no more room in Hell"

    3. 02-07-2010 08:18 AM #3
      I really like that a lot. Thanks for sharing. More pictures when you get a chance please.

    4. Member simonize25's Avatar
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      02-12-2010 08:27 PM #4
      Just added some new pics up top, Enjoy
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      63 Crew Cab Rat Rod Build
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    5. 02-13-2010 08:57 PM #5
      WOW I dont know if i could get the gumshon to cut the entire fron off of a bus WOW!!

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      02-23-2010 07:06 PM #6
      that sir is a hella cut.. NICE DEAL!

      I like the rat.


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      02-23-2010 09:43 PM #7
      I love how the rusted bottom rear in the 'new' front cut still managed to match the adjoining rust out in the existing section.....only in a VW!!

      Great project.....great project.


    8. 02-25-2010 06:18 PM #8
      New pics
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      03-01-2010 11:43 PM #9

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      03-04-2010 11:50 PM #10
      Thanks Man
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      03-25-2010 12:37 PM #11
      I believe that Klassic Fab in Colombia is working on re-pop gates. That could be a good option for you. Check The Samba I guess for more info. It's amazing what Klassic Fab is popping out now to make bus resto viaable that even 5 years ago was totally unavailable. I wish now I still had my 59 single cab that really wasn't in THAT bad of shape - but when I sold it 17 years ago, the only option was to make your own replacement pieces.
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      03-26-2010 02:52 PM #12
      Holy schnikies!!!

      I've met COUNTLESS adults that can't do that kind of clean and competent work (myself included).

      Well, I guess you're an adult now... but to start that kind of project in your early teens??? Phenomenal.

      You should be exceptionally proud of what you've done. Your truck is truly hardcore. Looking forward to seeing what you might also build in the future


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      01-02-2011 12:05 AM #13
      My next step is to get the interior squared away, i don't think it will ever be finished though
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      01-02-2011 04:35 PM #14
      Excellent work! I love the B&W photo.

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      01-03-2011 02:15 AM #15
      Very cool, nice to see a teenager that actually has taste for a change........

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      01-05-2011 11:52 PM #16
      Awesome dude!

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      01-06-2011 12:33 AM #17
      Probably one of the best custom vans I've seen to this day. I would kill to have something like that one day!
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      08-20-2011 05:14 AM #18
      it's soooooo pretty!


      Real nice van man! awesome!

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      08-30-2011 12:12 PM #19
      wow this is awesome.. you make it look so easy...

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      08-30-2011 07:39 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by thatGTIguy View Post
      wow this is awesome.. you make it look so easy...
      Trust me, 3 years of work and still messing around on some stuff. It wasn't easy at all. I can honestly say i don't think i will try to tackle a project like that again any time soon.
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      10-17-2011 07:23 PM #21
      I know this is an old thread, but I had to post.

      Love what you've done with your bus. Quite a task cutting the whole face off a bus, but the end result is awesome. Im sure this thing is a real head turner

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      10-17-2011 07:32 PM #22
      Thanks, it is an attention getter.
      Not as much with the ladies as i had hoped but none the less i'm always getting a thumbs up or a peace sign lol
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      02-23-2012 05:43 PM #23
      Nice. I love to see someone cutting on a dub.

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      05-02-2012 07:55 AM #24
      woooooooooooo get this beast back out again man!
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      05-04-2012 07:04 PM #25
      U have no idea how badly i want to. Too much going on to even go get it
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      05-05-2012 10:03 AM #26
      Someday soon hopefully man. After wagon is dragging ass all over!
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      05-06-2012 08:51 AM #27
      That is so sick, especially when you added the wood...
      German auto freak!!

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      05-06-2012 08:33 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Westylifestyle View Post
      That is so sick, especially when you added the wood...
      Thank You
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