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WAF-VW 53 Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:08 pm

How many Barndoors are out there with a second rear hatch?
15 years ago i cut a 53 East German Bus( :oops: ) with a second rear hatch
and i know 4 of these in Europe.
America open your Barns and post some pictures!
Thanks Arne

banana split Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:31 pm

Damn! I did the same thing years ago before Barndoors were worth big bucks. This was a '53 Kombi. It was pretty rough but I bet someone would be restoring it if it were discovered today. Roof completely caved in and rusted through. Someone had also torched out the rear torsion bar housing from the frame. probably for a dune buggy or something. Please don't email me about the clip - I sold it years ago.




WAF-VW 53 Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:54 pm

Nice photos! I keep my hatch and frame untill i find a Barndoor shell
where i can weld it in!
My 53 is not bad enough to cut it!

ambu55 Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:23 pm

WAF-VW 53 wrote: Nice photos! I keep my hatch and frame untill i find a Barndoor shell
where i can weld it in!
My 53 is not bad enough to cut it!

Waf-VW53 is MUCH too good to cut and weld other parts in :D Hallo and welcome here Arne!!! Greetings, GŁnther - Belgium

WAF-VW 53 Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:36 pm

Hello GŁnther,nice to hear from you again!
Whaz about your Barndoor Project?

ambu55 Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:42 pm

WAF-VW 53 wrote: Hello GŁnther,nice to hear from you again!
Whaz about your Barndoor Project?


Arne... it's still in the garage, like I left it there 4 or 5 years ago... :(

see you later!! (1000x thanks again for that great part you sold me in Peppercorn!)

djfordmanjack Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:55 pm

banana split wrote:


TOO ROUGH ????? :shock: :shock: :shock: :?

In todays BD terminology this is close to mint... :lol: :wink:

damnit, I also remember the days in the early nineties not buying any old split bus because of Dimesized holes in the doglegs or because it was only a Kombi or a highroof....JEEEEEZAS !!!

djfordmanjack Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:16 pm

This bus was at the Classic Expo in Salzburg/Austria this Oct.
Not much known about the car but upon examination it should be a 53 or 54 (Speedo, later style hindged front vent windows aso). Had DLX trim on it but probably added later, no trim on engine bay louvers and also had cardboard trim inside of what was left from the interior, no back seat.
chassis# unknown. Obviously factory rear hatch opening w/ recess for the rubber and latch, no upper door.

UZI Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:42 pm







Buba Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:38 pm

My friend's BD







Regards
Marcos

Ian Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:11 pm

holy picture load batman

ambu55 Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:02 pm

this is another Portugese '54, now in Belgium...



...it's a panelvan with OG safari's too!

WAF-VW 53 Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:45 am

Great photos Uzi! Do you still have the bus?
Looks like a Portugese Barndoor!

UZI Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:12 am

panel is sold. it went to switzerland. i dropped it off at the port and picked up my old tempo matador. what a day!

yes, it was a portugal bus puchased from graham clarke/FBIVW

WAF-VW 53 Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:41 pm

No more Barndoors around with a second rear hatch?
On some photos in the gallery i have seen a green one from Switzerland!
Does it still run in the USA?

ambu55 Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:30 am

WAF-VW 53 wrote: No more Barndoors around with a second rear hatch?
On some photos in the gallery i have seen a green one from Switzerland!
Does it still run in the USA?

Arne, there are still several BD's with the rear hatch, if you got enough time, check the picture gallery on Tonny's site, barndoor.dk ... here's one that I saw on an old Belgian postcard... I think it's from a bakery, a delivery bus for bread: look on the inside, behind the rear hatch: that's bread, no??


silkyimpala Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:14 pm

WAF-VW 53 wrote: No more Barndoors around with a second rear hatch?
On some photos in the gallery i have seen a green one from Switzerland!
Does it still run in the USA?


Its on its way here.

Kasten68 Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:11 am

UZI wrote: panel is sold. it went to switzerland. i dropped it off at the port and picked up my old tempo matador. what a day!

yes, it was a portugal bus puchased from graham clarke/FBIVW

Really? 8) 8) with og safari's too

I've take conatct with the original Portugese owner

The green DD one is in US long time ago

originalo Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:28 am

WAF-VW 53 wrote: No more Barndoors around with a second rear hatch?



Hi Arne,

here is one more Portuguese, a 1952 panel:

The lower edge of the hatch looks as it had been modified as it is going into buses beltline.






WAF-VW 53 Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:45 am

Thank you for all these pics of these interesting Barndoors!
I"m trying to find one for myself but it"s not easy! :cry:



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