If you're looking to get attention this little attention whore is for you. It is completely ridiculous. Would make a great rolling advertisement for a business. Make an interesting hotrod.
1960 Volkswagen Pro Street Short Bus - Sadly this was originally a Standard 11 window Mango Bus before meeting the butcher sometime back in the 1970's. No, I did not do this to it so you purist out there try not to feel the need to bash me. I bought it nearly three years ago trying to make something cool out of a tired old mini bus. Sadly this has sat neglected in the back of my garage for the last 1.5 years and I doubt I will get back to it anytime soon.
Since acquiring this bus the rear torsion housing was removed, basically it was so rusty where they attached the frame back together after the shortening surgery it was only held on by a few cable tubes and a prayer. I removed the entire rear torsion, parcel shelf etc. to give myself some room to work. I used 4" x 2" tubing 1/8" thick to give it a stout rear frame tying it into the salvageable part of the front half of the frame. Having the frame come straight out from the front beam mounting location actually raised the rear frame up into the body nearly 4" over a stock bus. I shortened a stock early bug rear torsion housing 5" per side. Had the long snout oval window bug spring plates lengthened to accommodate the new Sway-A-Way 27mm rear torsion bars. I used an empty transaxle shell with a differential mounted into in it so I could install the new Sway-A-Way 5" shortened drag axles and shortened axle tubes for mock up that is still bolted in to roll it around. Going straight axle also helped drop the rear of the bus an additional 3.5 inches. On top of that I also made my own 2.5" raised middle and rear transaxle mounts. The spring plates are turned up quite a bit but I also have purchased swing axle drop plates to get the spring plates back in a stock configuration for more travel, just haven't installed them yet.
The front end is riding on a new DubFab 5" narrowed / adjustable front beam w/ new shortened center pin and bushing as well as using 5" welded WagensWest dropped spindles. Front beam has dual mounting ability. One set of holes bolts it into the stock location while the others allow for raising the beam into the frame 1.5", which is how it is currently installed. New tie rods and drag link are included but not installed. Steering box has been raised as well.
The bus rolls on brand new 165 50 15 tires up front on stock slotted wide 5 bug rims. The rear has slotted wide 5 bug rims that have been widened to 12" wide, yes 12". Rolling brand new 355 50 15 tires.
The bus will need rust repair and metal fabrication. Both rear wheel well arches were hacked out of it before I got it. I bought new Auto Craft sheet metal to replace both sides. The passenger side I opted for the full panel that goes from the beltline down, from what would be the cargo door pillar to the seam where the corner meets. The driver side is the lower version. Also comes with a section for replacing a side of the front floor and a rear engine lid hanger. The sheet metal originally from the rear of the bus and the rear torsion housing are included. I also purchased a wheel tub kit for making the wheel tubs, still new in the box from Speedway Motors.
The bus comes with a good used engine. I saw the engine run briefly before buying it. I was told it is a 1915cc dual port with a single Weber 40 IDF 2 barrel carb. It is only bolted in the bus to keep it off the ground and set the ride height of the bus.
The bus comes with the rear window, two pop out side windows w/latches, and the vent wings. It was missing the windshields and door glass when I bought it, and still is. Bus comes with the original clear needle speedometer, thin lip parcel tray, gas tank, beat up engine lid (no rear apron). Also comes with the front and rear bumper blades and mounts. There are no seats; it had some old fiberglass buggy seats when I got it.
The list of parts included or on the bus:
- New Sway-A-Way 5" shortened drag axles
- New Sway-A-Way 27mm torsion bars
- New Auto Craft and Wolfsburg West sheet metal
- New tires front and rear
- New DubFab 5" Narrowed / Adjustable beam with shortened center pin
- '64-'67 Bus 3.5" Dropped spindles
- New tie rods and drag link
- New Pro-Street Wheel tubs, still in the box
- New DubFab rear swing axle drop plates
- 1915cc Motor with Single 2 barrel Weber 40 IDF
This bus is a PROJECT. It rolls and steers, NO brakes. There is no wiring in the bus. So it does not run.
The bus has a clean and clear Oregon title in my name. The bus has the M-Code plate as well as the rear factory VIN# stamped in the metal by the rear apron mount.
Make a great rolling advertisement for a business.
I have over 70 photos of the bus I can send to serious buyers.
$6500 or $5800 w/o engine
Located in Yachats, OR 97498 (Central Oregon Coast)
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers