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  Topic: '63 Panel Camper to Deluxe conversion project
Almanor23

Replies: 580
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:10 am   Subject: Re: '63 Panel Camper to Deluxe conversion project
Dove blue is a great choice, especially considering the bus history, but my vote is two-tone, something like this:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2206697.jpg
  Topic: '63 Panel Camper to Deluxe conversion project
Almanor23

Replies: 580
Views: 87912

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:16 am   Subject: Re: '63 Panel Camper to Deluxe conversion project
What color is it gonna be?
  Topic: New purchase to me, 1965 21 deluxe, semi-build thread
Almanor23

Replies: 92
Views: 9955

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: New purchase to me, 1965 21 deluxe, semi-build thread
Looks good!

I would like to hear what you are running for tranny, spindles, brakes, etc. How does it ride?
  Topic: Original Paint.... Let's Talk Patina.
Almanor23

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: Original Paint.... Let's Talk Patina.
Italian delivered Deluxe mcoded for North America (376) and has no locking ignition.

95% OG Paint

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2194017.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix ...
  Topic: Original Paint.... Let's Talk Patina.
Almanor23

Replies: 1629
Views: 324629

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:24 pm   Subject: Re: Original Paint.... Let's Talk Patina.
Your bus looks awesome, just the perfect patina, and cool options, especially the euro bumpers. Can you comment on the M96 code on the build?

Also, pls share some photos from the side so we can get ...
  Topic: "Collector" insurance
Almanor23

Replies: 20
Views: 583

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: "Collector" insurance
I just got a new policy for my Bus and a muscle car I own.

Bus is insured for $65K and the car for $125K, costs me about $1100/year for both vehicles. I had to take pictures of both cars to prov ...
  Topic: M-code plate, is it an original 21-Window?
Almanor23

Replies: 10
Views: 492

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:16 am   Subject: Re: M-code plate, is it an original 21-Window?
I have one: 20 8
427 027 081 114 530 195
Drop some pictures, check the skylights for codes, and of course if you have Belly Pans . Nothing is 100% certain, but you can observe factory install a ...
  Topic: 56 Wolfsburg Deluxe drivetrain rebuild
Almanor23

Replies: 37
Views: 2448

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: 56 Wolfsburg Deluxe drivetrain rebuild
Looking like some real good progress on your bus, well done. I wish that front beam was sitting under my bus.

Keep the pics and updates coming!
  Topic: Attaching Vin Plate
Almanor23

Replies: 7
Views: 424

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:30 pm   Subject: Re: Attaching Vin Plate
and where does one get the 'correct' screws to reattach
  Topic: 56 Wolfsburg Deluxe drivetrain rebuild
Almanor23

Replies: 37
Views: 2448

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: 56 Wolfsburg Deluxe drivetrain rebuild
This one should be fun to watch, and your story is very similar to my own.

I bought my '61 23 Window in summer of 88, and spent about two years to get it 'done' or what I considered to be done fo ...
  Topic: Chrome Polishing -belt line deluxe trim-
Almanor23

Replies: 27
Views: 3441

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Chrome Polishing -belt line deluxe trim-
The trim is aluminum. Deep scratches can be removed with wet 400 grit or perhaps a more aggressive wet grit for deep scratches. Major dings will be almost impossible to remove . Buffing wheel is the o ...
  Topic: Turn signal switch?
Almanor23

Replies: 6
Views: 308

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:55 pm   Subject: Re: Turn signal switch?
What color is the 'extra' wire? If it's the blue wire, it goes to the turn signal indicator on your speedo. The brown wire is for the head light flash feature. All the other colors probably found m ...
  Topic: Keddie Resort L345 double cab
Almanor23

Replies: 5
Views: 577

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:57 am   Subject: Re: Keddie Resort L345 double cab
A quadruple homicide happened at the Keddie Resort back in the 80's. This bus might have been near the scene of the crime back in the day.
  Topic: Poptop Scissor Lift Mechanism Color
Almanor23

Replies: 4
Views: 240

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:14 am   Subject: Re: Poptop Scissor Lift Mechanism Color
Eastwood makes a lot different spray can paints to mimic the color of metal.

Here is one option:

https://www.eastwood.com/por-15-detail-aerosol-paint-stainless-41818.html

If you check their w ...
  Topic: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
Almanor23

Replies: 5
Views: 317

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
Yeah, they do seemed to be cut back quite a bit.

I think I will swap the 195's for some 185's, and I should get by with just a sliver of space. At some point, I will probably go back to steel whee ...
  Topic: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
Almanor23

Replies: 5
Views: 317

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Re: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
I found these from a seller in the UK, pricey though:

https://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=13049&xSec=3232

These would allow the rim to bolt up, but you raise a valid point with regard ...
  Topic: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
Almanor23

Replies: 5
Views: 317

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:44 pm   Subject: Bus rear drum with 5x130 pattern for reduction box tranny
Hey guys,

I have a 1961 bus, with a big nut, reduction box tranny and 14" Porsche, Fuch wheels. In the rear, I have an alum conversion plate to adapt from the wide 5 to the 5x130 Porsche patt ...
  Topic: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
Almanor23

Replies: 7
Views: 358

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
Thanks for the confirmation on the color scheme, I guess the '61's are kinda unique in more ways than I thought. My bus is not a walk thru, just a std front seat.

It's been years since I drove it, ...
  Topic: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
Almanor23

Replies: 7
Views: 358

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
A couple pics of the bus.

I know, the tires are flat and she looks a little sad, but she always had a nice rear end!
  Topic: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
Almanor23

Replies: 7
Views: 358

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Correct dash color, 1961 23 deluxe
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1972138.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1972139.jpg
 
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