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1966 Vw Split Window Bus on 2040-cars

US $18,000.00
Year:1966 Mileage:135000

Kuna, Idaho, United States

Kuna, Idaho, United States

If you have been looking for a solid, 99% rust free Bus, this is the one. No, it's not perfect, few of them are. But if you want a daily driver or want to hop in and drive 1,000 miles on a trip, no problem. This is a 1966 "Walk through" with 11 windows. The original paint was Dove Blue but someone painted it Mouse Gray with white on top. Almost no rust. One rust area exists behind drivers door and the nose was backed into before I bought.  Both should an easy repair. I have owned the Bus since July 2012 and have done or had a lot of work done to it. The following is a list of maintenance actions or upgrades since July 2012. 

Brakes - Wheel cylinders replaced as necessary, bearings greased, new brake shoes all 4 wheels. 
Steering- Idler arm and connecting rods replaced. Wheels aligned. 
Tires - New Hankook RA-8 tires installed last summer. Less than 4000 miles use. 
Heating system - Main tubing under bus replaced and insulated. New bell cranks and heater cable. 
Wing windows replaced with new ones. 
Antenna installed in factory correct position on front right. 
Interior completely insulated with plywood floor installed in main area of bus. "Rock n roll" style bed/bench installed with custom cushions and pillows for bench and in rear. Folds down for a bed appr 71" x 46 with storage under bench. 
Digital gauges installed in overhead console - Oil pressure, oil temp, & volt meter. Digital tach installed in dashboard. 
Clutch adjusted. 
Shift linkage adjusted and shimmed but still has some slop. All gears shift easily. 
Electronic ignition installed. 
Plugs, wires, distributor cap replaced. 
Deep cycle battery installed with 1000 watt inverter. The inverter will run a small fridge for 15 hrs on the deep cycle battery. Both batteries will charge from alternator, primary battery will NOT discharge if deep cycle drains down. 
Alternator replaced 9 /12 
Starter replaced 8/13 
Original oil bath air cleaner installed. 
New sun visors installed. 
Hub cap clips replaced on wheels. 
New fan belt 8/13. 
Seat belts with shoulder harness installed. 

Mileage is unknown since non standard height tires were installed at one time.
While on a vacation to Las Vegas last fall I went to the Auto Museum at The Quad and lucked in to purchasing an awning for the Bus from them. I do not have poles but was told by the Curator I spoke with that the awning is a reproduction made from an original. I have not opened the awning to look at it but it will come with the purchase. I also have an unused headliner, and also a full cover for the Bus for storage. 

This is a great Bus that gets 18-21 mpg. We have had it from Boise to N Montana to camp the last two summers, and over to the coast at Seattle last summer also. I also made several trips commuting to work in Nevada from Boise with it. If you are looking for a 99% RUST FREE Bus, this is it. 

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Zimmerman Auto Body ★★★★★

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Address: 1775 W Pine Ave, Kuna
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