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Lazaa Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:42 am

Hi there,

Last month i've been lucky enough to find and rescue this 1955 panelvan :

If you want to know how we rescued it, you may have a look at this video !

Otherwise here are a few pictures, as found.

I'll update the thread later with more pictures ! ;)

Best regards

ghiafreek Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:10 pm

Great video and awesome to go along with you on the journey!
Really enjoyed it.

flyingfafa Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:12 pm

Just a fantastic moment, congratulations!

srfndoc Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Awesome story/recovery/video. Thanks for documenting and sharing the whole thing.

campingbox Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:17 pm

Very cool. Nice job on the video Florian!

tasb Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:55 pm

Awesome story thanks for sharing!

velvetgreen Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:22 pm

the stuff that dreams are made of- kudos to you for making it happen.

hope you put out the campfire before you left :)

tyzel Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:34 pm

Very awesome Florian!! Kombisutra would be proud!

Riff Raff Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:31 pm

European drive out!
Full marks Florian, great job, great save!!

EverettB Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:02 pm

Wow, great video!

How far could you drive the white Panel into the forest and how far did you have to haul some parts and tools from that Panel to the 1955 Bus?

I love that image of the 2 guys carrying the engine on their shoulders.

palmgreen57 Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:32 pm

Hi Everett,
It was 500-600m far from where the white brand new T6 has stopped :)
the track was sloping and muddy !! not easy to carry all the stuffs by foot here, it was raining and the 4x4 failed to climb :)

Lazaa Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:36 pm

EverettB wrote:
I love that image of the 2 guys carrying the engine on their shoulders.

We carried it that way 500 meters through the forest and our shoulder still remember it :lol:

palmgreen57 Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:03 pm

hey Flo !
yes, and not only our shoulders :) our legs too :D

zehbeh Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:16 pm

Great rescue and absolutely great video. Congrats.

Malokin Martin Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:19 am

A-mazing. People should do more of this kind of thing. Such an epic video. I miss the Kombisutra drive-outs.

Clara Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:22 am

=D> =D>

surfr4evr Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:41 am

:D Wow! Great find and rescue! This video just made my day, and we should all be so lucky. What are your plans now for the bus?

obus Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:45 am

great video! Way to save a bus from totally rotting out into earth. Good work!

Pacmanfever Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:09 am

Being so deep in the forest I wondered how you were going to get it out, then when you said you "had an idea", I thought, oh my God, they're going to drive it out!

And you did!

Amazing work and the cinematography was outstanding.

rennie Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:20 am

Cripes - made my eyes water! Superb find, effort, video, music - doesn't get any better. All congratulations to you, fellow bus lover.

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