Boxdin
Vanning.com logo
We host with and recommend Your-Site.Com - This site works best with FireFox - this site is powered by UBBCentral



Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
Another addition to the fleet
by jules73
04:41 AM
We got another van!
by jules73
04:37 AM
AUTO TRANSPORT....WTF
by jules73
04:32 AM
Well it doesn't look like a prisoner transport van as much
by Reed
02:38 AM
extra dash plaque?
by BudVanBeer1
01:09 AM
1974 Dodge. My first van.
by 86ed
12:18 AM
Chronicles of a 79 Dodge
by my73ss454
11:57 PM
GALAXY CRUISER
by Galaxy
10:40 PM
Radical Rickshaw
by Kooba
10:19 PM
GM HEI for Ford 302
by maples01
09:14 PM
Featured Links


-->
Cluster Map
Locations of visitors to this page
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#521203 - December 16th 2011 12:36 am VW limo project takes a ride
Boot Offline

Captain Overkill



Registered: November 16th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 3116
Loc: Myrtle Beach, SC
Anyone remember this project? It's been on the back burner for a long time. Today she took to the road (with some help). It's off to the body shop where it'll get smoothed and painted. I'll keep you guys (and gals) posted on it's progress.











Here's the rest of the pics, for those who haven't seen it before:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Tattooingsc/vw/
_________________________






Top
AdSense
#521204 - December 16th 2011 12:38 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
Lordmodelbuilder Offline

LOST SOUL


Registered: February 24th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 3051
Loc: Insane Asylum
I was just thinking about that bus the other day. Good to see it again. Keep us posted. Brad

Top
#521205 - December 16th 2011 12:38 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8447
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Sweet! Did you keep the original VW motor? If it were me, I would put a turbo 2.2 Dodge motor in that thing.
_________________________
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

Top
#521207 - December 16th 2011 12:51 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
Boot Offline

Captain Overkill



Registered: November 16th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 3116
Loc: Myrtle Beach, SC
Reed,

I'm not sure if the motor's original or not, but it does look to me like a vw motor. I haven't gotten into the mechanics of it other than running rear brake lines and extending the shifter linkage and wiring. I did drive it, and was amazed how peppy this thing is for the amount of weight that was added to it. It's 3 vans, exactly 26' 2-1/2" from bumper to bumper.

The welding that was done was incredible. I did the work underneath with the van on a 2 post lift and it didn't flex at all.
_________________________






Top
#521215 - December 16th 2011 1:30 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
draggnastro Offline
pooh-bah

Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
Boot, if anyone can make one of these fugly VW busses look good its you. Good luck, and dont they make a porsche motor that will bolt in there?
_________________________
2003 Grand Caravan

Member Vanatics Van Club-Spfld, IL
Member Florida Van Council
Member Central Florida Vans,-Orlando, FL




Top
#521216 - December 16th 2011 1:36 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
tide Offline
old hand

Registered: August 11th 2011 9:24 pm
Posts: 733
Loc: charlotte n.c
LOVE IT
_________________________


Top
#521224 - December 16th 2011 2:52 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8447
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Awesome. If the body doesn't flex then you are in good shape. That is always the complaint i hear about stretched vehicles- they flex and then break. If that body stood up to being towed like that, then it should be OK.

A few years back I was toying with the idea of getting a vintage type II VW bus, but all the stories I read about fires, bad heat, poor electrical systems, and the difficulty of working on them made me decide against it. Before I abandoned the idea altogether I did some research and found companies that sell adapter plates to let you mount quite a wide variety of motors to the VW axle. I like the Chrysler 2.2 motor because it is a good durable motor and was factory built with a turbo. If you found a junked mid 80s turbo lebaron or new yorker you could even incorporate the digital dash. That would be sweet.

26' 2 1/2". Hmm, my sister used to have a 65 Cadillac that was 21 or 22 feet long, and I think my standard length 89 Ford comes in right around 20 feet. It would be very odd driving a cab forward vehicle that was that long.


Edited by Reed (December 16th 2011 2:54 am)
_________________________
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

Top
#521228 - December 16th 2011 6:02 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
newkirkinc1 Offline
Old Timer

Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20613
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Great to see it again!
_________________________
Jim & Lucy Newkirk
Three river vans
1981 Chevy-the Love Shack
1999 Chevy Van
2012 Chevy Van
vanninvanner@comcast.net



Top
#521238 - December 16th 2011 6:22 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
NateNCBV Offline

Administrator

Registered: August 23rd 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 20415
Loc: Brooklyn Park, Maryland, USA
I stumbled upon a website a few years back where a fellow over in Europe had a VW bus that he installed a Toyota 22R engine in. Those engines were used back in the 80's in RWD Celicas and the pickups. Not sure what else. But anyhow those 22R engines are VERY reliable and had lots of pep.
_________________________
Nate Breece
2%
North Chesapeake Bay Vans
--------------
1994 Dodge B250 Elk Conversion (5.2L/A518)
2008 Dodge Caravan (3.8L)

Top
#521239 - December 16th 2011 6:22 am Re: VW limo project takes a ride [Re: Boot]
Wizard78 Offline
Supreme Master

Registered: August 20th 2008 10:14 pm
Posts: 17160
Loc: Virginia
Sweet
_________________________
Everyday above ground is a Good Day!!!
Never Stop Vannin'


Owner & Creator of Wizard's Van-In Videos
Member of Riding High Truckers from 1982 to 1996
2nd Member of The Toopa Sinner Tribe
Member of Free Bird Vanners 1996 to Present
Member of Cape Atlantic Truckers South Jersey
Host Club of Freeze Out
Certified Nats Judge
Member of Shenandoah Valley Vans

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Lil_Ed, nautic1 
Upcoming Events
AdSense
Instagram Feed
Who's Online
0 registered (), 0 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Dug, Bblintpicker, Phatfinder, jsing73, Imwastefull
7911 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
lukester 113
jules73 84
Reed 83
newkirkinc1 81
HighwayStar 81
Uncle_Fester 73
kawrider 70
Captain_E 58
frscke1 52
Rusty_Pancelode 50
Forum Stats
7911 Members
70 Forums
30939 Topics
469390 Posts

Max Online: 177 @ May 08th 2013 5:58 am

This site works best with
Download Firefox