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RockStock Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:59 pm

Originally scanned in for the Split Bus Forum 'Assembly Line' thread, but thought it'd be good to start a BD specific one

Both of these are from the German book 'Der Lastesel Des Wirtschaftswunders' (Schneider)

Got any to share?

Lind Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:32 pm

RockStock Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:11 am

Cool pic. Complete chassis, & complete shortside sections, right? two or three 23w. RHS looks a bit chaotic

Nordhoff, 09 Oct 1954. I'll take that Standard

I think the next 3 are 1953. Lots of Panels and Single Cabs, couple of Kombis, no 23w

Trolley detail. I like the managerial slacker on the left - just spotted the camera & trying to make himself look useful

Smoothgate SC

hazetguy Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:46 am

i hope that if you post pics in this thread, you post them in the other thread too.
not everyone goes to the barndoor forum.

Barndoor Mafia Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:07 pm

Mate (Linda) these are some bad ass pics!!
Yours too Lind-O.

hazetguy Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:14 pm


nize Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:56 pm

If you have not seen them... Check this link out. It is a bunch of pictures from the factory and more. Not strictly barndoor assembly line but nice anyway.

Mike1973 Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:11 am

Scanned from a 1998 issue of Split Screen Scene.

Tonny_Larsen Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:57 am

mightymouse Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:38 am

Tonny_Larsen wrote:

this pic just interests me to death. ive probably spent 30 mins staring at it.

which busses, in this pic, are the dove blue ones?
say for instance, starting in the right bottom corner, we have a singlecab...what color is that? at first, i would have said dove, the more i look at it, its WAY too dark for dove, id say the 3 busses just behind it, are all dove blue.
then compare that to the left side.....what color are the first 2 busses closest to us? they are damn dark. then the 3rd one in, seems to be a dove blue bus, then 2 more dark ass shiny busses, and a brown beige standard.
then look behing that bb std, are those busses being painted still, or is that a white panel? :shock:
take a close look at the 3 racks of pressed bumpers down there in the middle too. =P~
i could go on, but thats enough. i want to see what you guys think of this first. :)

best i can tell, those have to be chestnut brown, those dark busses. but, a chestnut singlecab, and panel?...thats bad ass. depends on what year this is too i guess.

ScrapJunkie Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:49 am

Firebuses? Were they even around back then?

EverettB Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:27 am

In my opinion it's all lighting and shading from the overhead glass panes and everything Commercial is Dove Blue.

Tonny_Larsen Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:43 am

I have scanned it in a higher resolution.
Click on the picture.


EverettB Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 am

I think the first Panelvan in on the left, in the rows of Buses that are raised up, is in Primer.
Single Cab in Blue
Kombi in Blue
Panelvan in Primer
Single Cab in Blue

mightymouse Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:41 am

EverettB wrote: I think the first Panelvan in on the left, in the rows of Buses that are raised up, is in Primer.
Single Cab in Blue
Kombi in Blue
Panelvan in Primer
Single Cab in Blue

IF..thats the case. then explain the row on the right, of busses on their wheels.
if this first singlecab is dove blue... then what are the rest of those behind it?
by color options available at that time, almost that entire row would have to be a grey shade.
Reason i originally said i think those dark busses are brown, is.... take a close look at that BB standard in the raised row, now compare its top half...brownbeige, with the other raised busses.... dove blue isnt even close to as dark as brownbeige.
I did also contemplate that panel being in primer, its not shiny at all.
Other odd thing, look at this singlecab down here in front of us, it is fricken dark, dove isnt that dark, look at how the white on the bumper contrasts with the other color on the bumper and body.... dove and white look so smooth, that is a stark ass contrast.
....see what im seein now.

mightymouse Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:46 am

Tonny_Larsen wrote: I have scanned it in a higher resolution.
Click on the picture.


OH man!!!!
now i see much clearer. thanks for the rescan. check this shiz.

look at the right row. that first single IS some dark ass color. check this lineup, first single has to be a brown, then behind it a grey kombi, then behind that,, a dove blue singlecab, behind that, another grey kombi, THEN, a 23 window.
see..more chestnut brown closer to this line. your thoughts please....

10th bus back right row is a sunroof std. :shock:

zoomed it way in, look at the steering wheel on the dark singlecab right in front of us, compare it to the bus behind it... white steering wheel in a singlecab? it has to be brown. bus behind it, black wheel in a blue bus..
no, shade in a pic doesnt change the color that much.

crusty67t2 Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:50 am

could some of them still be in primer ? I thought you could order a bus in primer. the third bus to the left on the hoist appears to be in primer its dull and the bumpers aren't detailed some of these are pretty shiny....I'm confused also the single cab is really dark.... :?

EverettB Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:55 am

The Single Cab is Dove Blue in my opinion. It's just in the shade. The white on the bumper is darker too. The Kombis behind it are in the light and Dove Blue too.

crusty67t2 Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:57 am

sorry Everett I didn't see your primer post :oops:

mightymouse Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:59 am

ooohh the 3rd bus back, right side, is a RHD singlecab, look at the mirrors, mounted on all those busses, and folded in, then look at that single, mirror and steering wheel on opposite side. :) noice!

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