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I've owned this bus for about 10 years now. It's one of my dream vehicles. It's a 1961 15 window deluxe walkthrough. ...
I've owned this bus for about 10 years now. It's one of my dream vehicles. It's a 1961 15 window deluxe walkthrough.

This bus was an imported from Portland, Oregon, but despite coming from a relatively wet state, it's not too bad as far as rust goes.

Unfortunately there's lots of trim missing and no interior, so there's lots of parts to find. At the moment it's gathering dust whilst I fine hone my skills on other projects.
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  •   DeeEmm reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    My 61 Deluxe has been created

    My 61 Deluxe

    I've owned this bus for about 10 years now. It's one of my dream vehicles. It's a 1961 15 window deluxe walkthrough.

    This bus was an imported from Portland, Oregon, but despite coming from a relatively wet state, it's not too bad as far as rust goes.

    Unfortunately there's lots of trim...
    I've owned this bus for about 10 years now. It's one of my dream vehicles. It's a 1961 15 window deluxe walkthrough.

    This bus was an imported from Portland, Oregon, but despite coming from a relatively wet state, it's not too bad as far as rust goes.

    Unfortunately there's lots of trim missing and no interior, so there's lots of parts to find. At the moment it's gathering dust whilst I fine hone my skills on other projects.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    Splitty Mcodes
    Whilst checking out VIN plate data for the new Type 34 Registry update, I ended up on a site with a rather nifty bay bus VIN decoder. http://www.alltheprettybuses.com Being completely sidetracked from my original task, I decided to see what VIn decod...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    Bus, Boat, Car
    Had a bit of a VW weekend this weekend. Managed to score some nice VW stuff from a fellow VW enthusiast (cheers razor ;) ). Picked up an original venetian for the Razor. It's an Aussie only part and appears to be a pretty rare thing. I have seen ve...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    That'll buff out ;)
    I spoke with a fellow bus enthusiast just prior to Xmas as he had some Belly pans for sale over on DSK, I need a set of these for when I get around to doing the splitty as I am planning to convert it to a double door. The reason for the belly pans is...
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  • Never knew that there was a Hazet stool, and a hole for it in the tool box - That'd be a damn cool addition for the garage.. Only thing I ever get to sit down on in the garage is the floor.

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  • sorry just couldn't leave that one alone.... tish boom

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  • Mick commented on the blog post, Exhaust and Bumpers
    Exhaust and Bumpers

    Just a quick update - the exhaust has arrived, but unfortunately I'm stuck interstate so won't get to have a look until next week.

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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    Exhaust and Bumpers
    Managed to source a pair of bumpers for the bus. Good bumpers don't seem to come up very often, every set I've ever seen sold over here seem to need a fair bit of work, and finding a pair of slash style before someone else snaps them up is more than ...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    New Engine
    Made a bit more progress towards getting the Vdubs back on the road this week, in fact it's been quite an eventfull few days. The garage has been manufactured and so I paid off the remainder of the cash owing - hopefully it will be delivered at the e...
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  • whatnow commented on the blog post, i just can't extract the digit.
    i just can't extract the digit.
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    •   Monday, 10 August 2009

    well i lasted a grand total of less than 15 minutes on my self imposed ban before i came back here and wrote another entry having a rant about my lovely wife. i think that one can stay as a private entry though... some things don't need to be aired in public even if it is good to write them down.

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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    Unique Fabrication
    I actually managed to do some stuff directly related to the splitty today. I took a trip down to visit Unique Fabrications workshop at Holden Hill to see what things were like there. After the recent phonecall from ian, the owner, about restoring the...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    Splitty Resto
    Last week something strange happened, the guy who i spoke with a few months back about restoring my splitty phones up out of the blue, I originally spoke to him back in February or March where we discussed him coming to look at the project. He said h...
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  • Mick commented on the blog post, Planning Application
    Planning Application
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    •   Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    I'm hoping the whole thing will be pretty straight forward - The design is an 'off the shelf' jobbie so I'm told that they will not need too much detail as they've probably already seen it a hundred times before.

    Thanks for the offer though.

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  • whatnow commented on the blog post, Planning Application
    Planning Application
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    •   Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    if you need a DA model and have a little time up your sleeve, send me a msg as i used to make architectural models for a living.

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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    New Floor
    Just noticed today that there are repop right hand drive front cab floors for sale on DSK. Have PM'd the seller - hopefully he has more for sale. The Right hand drive conversion is probably the first thing I need to sort out on the bus, so the floor ...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in My 61 Deluxe
    The Beginning
    Looking back it's hard to remember how I ended up looking for another splitty, I used to own one a few years back and always missed it after selling it. I think i was looking for something on ebay and stumbled across this bus by accident. After looki...
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