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nezz Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:54 am

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made a research and didnīt find any thread concerning the '72 model only. so here it goes

if that already exists, please remove this one

mine is an european model, came from Netherlands in 1983. Iīm the third owner here in Portugal

as I bought it (October 2003)



and now







so be free to put your '72 model photos :D

babysnakes Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:19 pm



That was her a year ago."RDNZL"

grimace007 Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:54 pm

here is my 72 when i got her


and here she is after a bit of buffing


and here is another of her in Galveston, TX


right now im getting ready to strip it down and get the body work done then re-paint it sierra yellow.. after the paint on to interior!

busmania Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:16 pm

Heres a thread I started that got moved to the readers ride section. In my opinion, because sierra yellow is mainly a bus color, and the only pictures on the thread are baywindow buses, it should have stayed in this forum so people would actually see it. My point was to make a sierra yellow bus thread. Now it has gotten no love in its current spot. :( Lots of 72s in here!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401170&highlight=

busmania Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:18 pm

and my old 72. Greatest year of the bay window bus IMO. Excellent body lines and bumpers AND the TYPE IV engine. For those of you about to say "yeah, but it has no engine hatch", I never found that to be a problem, just an annoyance!


rustbus Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:37 pm

Oh Im in on this!

Good call on the thread. I dont know of any other threads so hopefully this one sticks. (course I havent searched)







and heres my thread on the old girl. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4071250#4071250 May of '72 was originally sierra, my bad for changing the color. it was pretty beat, so, yeah. that was a long time ago, before these things started getting harder to find, I had no idea what I had, all i knew is that it looked cool, and simple enough I was able to get it running with no instructions at all.

mattyd Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:17 pm

My ex Yreka CA '72




khh48 Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:19 pm

Here is my 72 westy
when i found her.




After 5 months of work. The car wasnt finished and had only driven it 50 km before we packed it up for holiday and took it for a 2000 km testrun. It was my wife, our ten months old son, 6 year old nephev, our dog and me.




CvdH Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:34 pm

Heres some pics of my bus :

as she is:






What i want to turn her into:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=650742



I'm waiting on a fuel pump rebuild kit hopefully it will come in next week so i can get her running :D

germansupplyscott Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:34 pm

khh48 wrote:

ronals!

[email protected] Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:48 pm

Hell yeah I'm in on this!

When i first bought her:



After buffing and new tires:


(I use this pic a lot, i know)

busdaddy Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:54 pm


nezz Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:58 pm

busmania24 wrote: Heres a thread I started that got moved to the readers ride section. In my opinion, because sierra yellow is mainly a bus color, and the only pictures on the thread are baywindow buses, it should have stayed in this forum so people would actually see it. My point was to make a sierra yellow bus thread. Now it has gotten no love in its current spot. :( Lots of 72s in here!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401170&highlight=
actually only the last post has no '72. thatīs a good thread as well!

1977_L63H_P27 Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:21 pm

Here's my old '72 on it's way to it's new owner.

I still like the one year only stuff about that bus. Peace!

nezz Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:34 pm

even in this one year only model still remain diferences

august-december '71



january-july '72


grimace007 Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:37 pm

absolutley right nezz, my bus is a sept 72 ;)

i love the earlier style bumpers but woulda taken any 72 as solid as the tintop i ended up with

Krautski Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:38 pm

Then



Now



Some less than obvious items in there was a new motor and carbs, new front seat upholstery, door and kick panels, wood floor, house battery and lighting, new canvas on the upper fold out cot and pop top tent, 2nd jalousie window, new curtains, icebox, repainted pop top, new wheel cylinders
...etc etc.
:roll:

Original delivery was in Madrid, spent its time between Acapulco, Texas, Arizona, and Eastern Oregon.

chimneyfish Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:38 pm



My 1972 Devon, I owned her 11 years and we had been all over Europe together, picture taken in 2005 just before she left forever with her new owner.......... :cry:

1977_L63H_P27 Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:21 pm

nezz wrote: even in this one year only model still remain diferences

august-december '71



january-july '72



I'm blind I guess. I don't see it :(

grimace007 Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:30 pm

1977_L63H_P27 wrote: nezz wrote: even in this one year only model still remain diferences
pics snipped for space

I'm blind I guess. I don't see it :(

look at the bumpers ;)



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