Monday, October 28, 2013

µ² Bus

That's micro micro Bus.  This one's missing 4-1/2 feet from its midsection.

The cheese sampling chick told me it's a 1966 model, standard shift, and it's street legal - although it's trailered from town to town.

In 1983, I bought a normally sized 1975 VW microbus, with auto transmission - same orange color, sans cheese graphics. Three weeks later, the sucker threw a rod through the right crankcase half on 114 near the present-day Solana complex. After jacking around with a shyster mechanic - who promised to find a replacement engine - for about 3 weeks, I bought a used fuel-injected 1800cc powerplant from a 411 Fastback at a junkyard on Elliot-Reeder Road for about $350, and painstakingly transferred all the sheetmetal baffles to the 'new' motor.  It saw infrequent use until I sold it, in 1986, I think.

If I'm not mistaken, I believe Todd the Blogger told me that 
the Dew had just such a ride to school, back in the day.

It's still my contention that driving a VW Microbus is a uniquely fun experience, being fore of the front wheels.

Until, of course, you find yourself in a situation where you personally comprise the 'crumple zone'.



5 comments:

el chupacabra said...

The coolest car ride ever for me was when a neighbor took me and my sister to VBS in a microbus.
I rode in the front passenger seat- it felt like I was flying.

Dewey Taliaferro said...

What he said was I had so many cheerleaders trying to get a ride that I should have driven a school bus.

The Donald said...

Umm, no, I don't think that's what he said...

Christ Fellowship Church said...

I doubt if Dew had much to do with cheerleaders but I don't remember since I am trying to forget those horrible memories of going to school with him.

The Donald said...

Well, the dead giveaway that his story is a canard is that, clearly, in those days there were no male cheerleaders...