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Magic Bus

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Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:04 pm

Ok Guys I never did a build thread, bits and pieces along the way, a question here a comment there...its been 4 years to the month since I got this thing, it was from the Virginia Beach Virginia and had been around the block a few times. Literally most systems had to be rebuilt or replaced. I paid $800 for it and the guy delivered it to me for free on his way to Kansas. He was gonna cut it up for parts, maybe he should have?

Just for the basics, 1967 200ci six cylinder, 3 speed manual, 9 inch rear end

The body had already been worked on some, but not nearly enough, and it was originally school bus yellow under all those coats of primer and white and red and black and blue paint..

I got to drive it today, first time in almost 2 years cuz its been down for body work, which I decided to do myself but didn't have a clue how...its been a long strange trip..

The name Magic Bus was born out of hearing the song by the Who... " I dont care how much I pay, I want it I want it" , Too much Magic Bus..

Any way I just want to thank all the regulars, the posters, the lurkers, the old timers and the newbies, this is a great place and where I spend most of my internet browsing..This place has made this van what it is today...

I picked the colors...Ford code PL medium calypso green, Ford UX ingot silver metallic, and my wife created the striping/decal scheme, is she good or what?

Here are some shots, the mirrors, the door locks, front windows, wipers, rear license plate bracket and econoline emblems are not on yet but if I have to say so myself it turned out pretty nice.

No interior shots yet, not quite ready.

When I first bought it. Check out that brush guard, its a van but its not 4 wheel drive!



Im going econocrazy!


In the booth:


the other side


Nearly together, but on the road for the first time since January 2012



the other side


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Vanish
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Vanish on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:15 pm

W O W !!!!! That Looks awesome !!!!!!!!!!


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Magic Bus

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:20 pm







econo crazy 4 years later, same shirt, same hat, same doofus, same van, new paint
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Magic Bus

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:24 pm









I look like a giant next to a toy van Laughing



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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:27 pm

I can't believe you've never done paint before! That is a Super Job Magic!!! Well worth all the teasing and waiting. I especially LOVE the Magic Bus in the striping. Your wife came up with an Awesome scheme. Hang on to this one man...It's definitely a Keeper!!! I have just one question for you...Can I ride your Magic Bus? Shotgun! (I called it First)

That smile on your face says it all...YeeeeeHaaaa!


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Digz

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Digz on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:36 pm

That's freakin' beautiful man !! ^5s on an awsome job!
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EconoCarl

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by EconoCarl on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 pm

Great job Terry!
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Magic Bus

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 pm













Am I stoked or what? Very Happycheers
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61econoline

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by 61econoline on Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:46 pm

awesome nuff said
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millwright71

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by millwright71 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:53 pm

Beautiful job man! Definitely a very good reason to be proud!!!!

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neondv8

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by neondv8 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:20 pm

your van looks so sweet man!!!
nice job.
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Seth G on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:50 pm

Holy crap!!! Awesome job!
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Joe Van
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Joe Van on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:23 am

MAN that's one SHARP looking Econo the paint and body came out SUPER nice.!!!!.cheers. You should be proud of that one it does not look like the same Van you started with.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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G-Man
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:44 am

All I can say is WQW!!!!

Scotts_A100

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Scotts_A100 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:33 am

Your van looks awesome and something to be proud of. I'm been doing my own body work (A100) and am still a year away from paint (due to Fall/Winter/Spring getting in the way) but can only hope that mine looks anywhere near as nice as yours turned out. Great job. Scott...
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A100 Wrench

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by A100 Wrench on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:43 am

Beautiful!!!
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Vannin Ken

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Vannin Ken on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:40 am

WOW!! That looks sweet! I love the color combo and especially the Ansens. Great job. Ken
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G-Man
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:25 am

this is for all guys with projects out there, keep plugging along and someday you'll have something as cool as the Magic Bus
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mnghost

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by mnghost on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Very nice job on paint selection those colors really work. Nice van
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by econopoor on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:16 pm

Sweet!!!!
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Big W

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Big W on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:35 pm

Awesome job. Paint looks great, and the magic bus on the side is the icing on the cake. Congrats on a job well done.
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Space Truckin

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by Space Truckin on Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:40 pm

Excuse the drool on my keyboard, but your work is beautiful. GREAT JOB cheerscheerscheers
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by m1dadio on Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:40 pm

very nice

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jimthefred

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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by jimthefred on Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:14 am

Very sharp! Its such a clean looking rig! Just PERFECT!!!!!cheers
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Re: Magic Bus Resurrection

Post by dodge man on Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:11 am

BEAUTIFUL !! LOVE IT

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