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Lovingly Restored VW Camper by Marc Morris

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It’s been a few weeks since we purchased El Tortuga, our new ‘77 VW Bus, and we have been busy making plans for the restoration! One of my favorite things is rescuing these old souls and bringing them back to their former glory.

We’ve ordered a handful of parts, fixed a few brake/clutch issues, and given it a healthy 3 coats of wax while we wait for a slot to open up for a new coat of paint.

All in all, this bus is in great shape! Little to no rust (just surface rust in a few places that needs to be sanded before it becomes deep cancer), and a decent interior (all the camping parts work great). Engine seems to be running great after a few adjustments. 

We’re excited to start on this journey with this newer bus! We learned so much from the restore on our ‘67, and can’t wait to start all over again. 

After 1,5 years of restoration and 5 months standing still the old van finally starts a new chapter in his life.
That night, starting the engine at 2 am, I could feel his reawoken energy.

🥂Reblog to celebrate! 🥂

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Magic Bus: VW Restoration Project reveals Hidden Surprise

Back in the 60s and 70s, the VW Micro-bus was synonymous with the hippie culture, with flower power and homegrown pharmaceuticals being part of the mystique that helped make the real original minivan a 1960s icon.

For the owner of a 1958 double panel restoration project, history became very real. When checking out the undercarriage of his new purchase, he found 14 LBS of marijuana stashed away. I can’t estimate the exact street value of such a find from the pictures, (if you can, let me know in the comments) I would assume that it’s a hell of a lot more than the value of this rusted out van.

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My dads VW van he is restoring!
He has done pretty well everything to it! painted it himself, re did the engine/mechanics and gutted the interior and made cabinets.

My mom hand made the cushions!
Its not finished yet but it is getting there! My brother also has a VW bus he is working on.

Working on and restoring cars is my dads passion and hobby. He is so incredibly talented, it blows my mind.

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