Building the Junkyard VW Bus 4x4

$3,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Created September 12, 2018
Junkyard Life
We hauled a 1961 Ford B-600 Bus out of the woods to create the ultimate "Remote Vehicle Recovery System" from what’s left of the rusty shell and bus chassis. Initial plan was to make a 4x4 party bus with a super towing package. Then things got interesting. The three-legged dog that is Junkyard Life, Keith, Ron & Jody, put their heads together to develop something wild. A hair-brained scheme of stupid proportions. The lightbulb went off after we recently hauled a very rusty 1965 VW Bus out of the woods. VWs are cool and everybody loves them. That got us thinking. What could command more attention than a mega-size 1965 VW Bus 4X4 with a Cummins turbo diesel and a 6-speed? Nothing!

We got excited and started gathering parts and hauling in donor vehicles to fund our super-low-budget VW bus. We snagged a F-350 4x4 chassis and 6-speed transmission at auction. The 5.9 Cummings is from a 1997 Dodge pickup. Now that the chassis is taking shape, we need your help. Do you have a name? Do you have some old VW parts to spare?

If, and only if, you have spare change to donate, we will put it towards our goal of building the ultimate 1965 VW Bus 4x4 for the 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour.

Money will be needed by the end of February. We’re planning on scaling up the exterior parts to make them proportional and true to the VW design. Lots of cutting and welding to do on this custom project. Money will fund materials like metal, interior, tires, and the tons of extras needed. We plan to take the bus on the entire HRPT road trip. Drag racing, auto crossing, and cooking red wienies on the grill for all who gather around at each stop along the way. We plan to have lots of fun with this build – turning a forgotten, old 1961 Ford B600 bus that was a storage shed into a 4-wheel-drive monster VW transport beast.

We are no stranger to rescue missions involving vehicles thrown in the trash pile, junkyard, or scrap heap. The entire Junkyard Life team will dig deep. We are average Joe hobbyist who love old cars. Thank you for any support!

Note: Please only donate if you have extra cash. If your kids need shoes or you’ve been putting off a trip to the dentist, by all means take care of your family. You can always follow along on Youtube. We’ll grill you a hot dog.

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$3,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Created September 12, 2018
Junkyard Life
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