Mini Gus

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I found this Matchbox bus on Amazon the other day. I’ve rarely seen Bay Window toy cars, and had never seen an orange one, so I had to get it! Plus the roof even kind of looks like a Sportsmobile …

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Door Panel Refresh

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Gus’s door panels are wavy like Ruffles potato chips. Wavy is good in a potato chip, but not in a door panel. They sustained some water damage at some point, and part of the back of one of them is …

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American Pickers visit

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This past summer we made our yearly trip back home to the midwest. I grew up in the Quad Cities, which are in Iowa and Illinois. Home of the John Deere headquarters, and not much else…until the show American Pickers …

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New engine

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Gus doesn’t (as far as I know) really need a new engine, but I found a great deal on craigslist that I couldn’t pass up. VW bus motor two liter FI – $125 Motor ran fine when removed except for …

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One shot

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Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never …

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Keep Calm And Carry On

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On Sunday I decided to start Gus up and back him out in the driveway for a few pics with the newly painted nose and front windshield. He started up a little rough (mainly because I used a battery that …

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Windshield Install Part Deux

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I should have called this post “windsheild” install, because no matter how many times I type it, I always type it that way first. Anyway…I got the windshield finally installed into Gus. It was a pain to get lined up …

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The stickers on (or will be on someday) the bus.

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Inspired by The Aircooled Pig and Ludwig & Gertie’s Adventures, I decided to do a post about the stickers on Gus. Except that most of the bumper stickers I have for Gus aren’t on there yet. I’ve got to repaint …

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It’s More Fun To Take The Bus

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I bought this awhile ago on eBay – mainly because it’s the same color as Gus, it’s a 1978 ad and Gus is a 1978, and I like to spend money on things I don’t really need.

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Windshield install Part I

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(not really installed yet – just sitting there) So now after the front end is painted and the windshield lip rust has been fixed, it’s time to reinstall Gus’s windshield. The original windshield was cracked in a few places, so …

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