Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:39 am Post subject: VIDEO Split recovery in Italy - by ARCHEO VW
At the end of 80 years I saw in my city a self-confident T1 Split.
They were years in which little were seen some, but someone anchor to the job was!
I memorized the plate and as soon as returned to house I wrote it on a paper sheet.
It remained in a drawer, with many other notes VW, for approximately 8-10 years.
Then I have characterized the owner from the plate number and I went it to find.
He live in a small country near my city.
The owner was a baker and he said to me that the Split was by now firm, parked in campaign.
I greeted it and I promised to it that a day I would be returned in order to go to see the Split.
A day after the other and to pass to others 10-12 years!
I am a person who ago the things with calm!
To April 2011 I returned by now from the owner (today in pension) and we went to see the Split. It was a beautiful trip, in spite of the rain.
The first "green" photo that you see is relative own to this first “drawn closer encounter”.
We greeted ourselves with the promise that I would have returned; but this time I knew very well that I would be returned time little after.
To this point I am decided to share this my recovery with my friend Paolo.
I have known Paolo on an Italian forum of VW. Paolo lives in my same city.
The Split will be our first plan VW.
To the end of June I and Paolo went to see the Split and we decided to take it.
To July the Split was ours!
(Paolo on left, Stefano on Right)
The video that I have prepared, refers just to the recovery operations.
It has been an afternoon loaded with emotions, sweat ...and much satisfaction.
I hope that the video can succeed to transmit to you also some the emotional force of that intense afternoon.
Good vision… and a council: looked also the end credits.
…. I forgot! We have christened it with the name “Spiga” (Ear); looking the video you will understand because.
Bravissimo! _________________ Go Reds! Smash state!
My retirement plan:
1958 PG/SG Standard
1959 SO-23 Westfalia
1960 crusty double cab
1960 convertible bug
1962 So-22 Mosaic Westfalia
1963 356 B coupe runner
1963 356 B coupe in pieces
1965 standard sunroof bus
Joined: July 09, 2004 Posts: 1060 Location: St Charles, MO
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 am Post subject:
Fantastic! I really enjoyed your videos, and I look forward to more videos of your progress in the future! Great enthusiam, and Im impressed that you got that motor started! Keep up the restoration!
Bill Bowman _________________ I'm looking for these license plate frames for my fleet:
Bob Bowman, Santa Cruz (it's my last name!)
Mission VW, San Fernando
Thornton VW, Stockton
Quality Volkswagen, St. Louis
Thanks for any help!
Joined: August 25, 2004 Posts: 76 Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:35 pm Post subject:
For me at least, the first link has been shut down for copyright nonsense.
Me too sadly. However, the second part was awesome! I really enjoyed the quality video production AND the rescue. Loved the surprize ending when the motor started! I did NOT see that coming.........nice job. _________________ Looking for Westy Potty!
Looks like it's sporting some kind of full length suction cup strap on.
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