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Pictures of the Bus at MotorWorks Restorations

Jeremy from MotorWorks restorations sent me an e-mail this morning to let me know there's pictures of my bus available on their site. Apparently, they're quite a bit further along than these pictures show. When I talked to Jeremy last week, the bus was at the sandblasters.

Disassembly

This Thursday, I'll be traveling down to The Springs to checkout the bus, as well as speak at The Colorado Springs Open Source Meetup. Should be a fun evening.

Posted in The Bus at Sep 15 2008, 08:39:14 PM MDT 4 Comments
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Here's a crazy thought: have you considered converting the combi to a full electric-only vehicle? Seems to be plenty of space where you'd put the rear seating to house some large batteries..

Posted by Tor on September 15, 2008 at 09:37 PM MDT #

Don't convert this awesome vehicle to electric. 6 cylinder porsche engine maybe. This is not a daily driver and converting to electric doesn't even make sense. If you want an electric vehicle by the chevy volt. Jeremy does great work. This will be an awesome project. He restored my 65 ghia and is working on my 63. Great choice of shop

Posted by Helmuth Billy on October 30, 2008 at 02:21 PM MDT #

Thanks for the advice Helmuth. Here's Jeremy's latest advice:

The Porsche 911 engine conversion, while a great idea, is a bit cost prohibitive after further research. We can build you a turbo T1, or (my preference) a T4 Bus engine with a 911 fan shroud conversion. These engines can be bored to 2700cc! With fuel injection and a nice exhaust, you've got 150 hp easily, which is the same as a 911 engine up here.

Posted by Matt Raible on November 01, 2008 at 06:35 PM MDT #

It will be interesting to see how the engine upgrade turns out. The bus is coming along great. Amazing how much work there is to do these vehicles the right way.

Posted by Helmuth Billy on January 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM MST #

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