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  Topic: Bus trans ID numbers

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: Bus trans ID numbers
I found this to be a link I have used often for this purpose.

Engine Case (and other parts) Casting Date Codes


I believe that early sp ...
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:58 am   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
Early March/April 55 too. Semaphore bus. Had a couple more as well.


  Topic: 61 standard details - sun visors, handles, etc

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:47 am   Subject: Re: 61 standard details - sun visors, handles, etc
My previous nov 9 60 mango had a black support bracket. Rubber knee bumper was missing. Had a single light coloured visor. I wouldnít say white, but not commercial grey.
  Topic: 55 standard parts recovery

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: Re: 55 standard parts recovery

Looks like mid January 56. Check the numbers on the front axle and transaxle as well.
  Topic: Factory interior options

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Factory interior options
Kombi: Only hardboard interior panels on the front doors and front cab roof.


Station Wagen/Standard Microbus: Vinyl overlaid int ...
  Topic: Split bus taillight changes and VIN numbers (round to oval)

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: Split bus taillight changes and VIN numbers (round to oval)

Then again, sometimes 'late '61' means low hinge cargo doors, which started late October 1960

Donít want to upend your statement Clara, because it is well written, but just for future correct ref ...
  Topic: Post Barndoor, Wolfsburg Bus Features And Changes

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Post Barndoor, Wolfsburg Bus Features And Changes
I have two 1/55 rims that came from a first week of April 55 singlecab made into a dune buggy and three silver white 4/54 rims from my first week of March 55 kombi.

Posted a couple of 4/54 pics in ...
  Topic: 15" bus rim discussion thread

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: 15" bus rim discussion thread
Might be worth updating the list at the front of this thread to include the 4/54 dated smooth face Lemmerz rims with 3/54 barrels. We now have evidence of 4 in existance(3 silver white, and 1 pgsg)
  Topic: vw steering wheel 211 415 651 B

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 am   Subject: Re: vw steering wheel 211 415 651 B
The 3/55 and 4/55 semaphore buses I have both have that steering wheel.

Same thing with no cancel ring at all?

Yes. Both with no cancel ring, and no screw holes to mount them. Also, no cancel ...
  Topic: vw steering wheel 211 415 651 B

Replies: 10
Views: 488

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:13 am   Subject: Re: vw steering wheel 211 415 651 B
The 3/55 and 4/55 semaphore buses I have both have that steering wheel.
  Topic: 1955 Single Cab Resto

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1955 Single Cab Resto


http://oacdp.org/5867part/597.png #31
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...
Funny, I thought of you Keith when I first saw Trevor post this one.

Picked up this Sept 58 kombi on the weekend. Pretty happy with the prairie sunburn on the og dove blue.

https://www.thesam ...
  Topic: Must have alternator mods for adventure busses....

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: Must have alternator mods for adventure busses....
Got a mfg. name and part number for that brush holder / regulator?

Looks like:

  Topic: 36hp Engine Number Identification

Replies: 6
Views: 453

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:28 am   Subject: Re: 36hp Engine Number Identification
Hey Wayne,

Engine numbers were marked the same for beetle and bus at that time. This is what you can glean from Progressive Refinements:

12/08/1958 engine ...
  Topic: My 57 Kombi

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Views: 1161

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: My 57 Kombi
Might as well get a list going. Iím in for a sticker for my 55!

Beautiful bus!
  Topic: 181 gearbox into splitbus

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Views: 1104

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:00 pm   Subject: Re: 181 gearbox into splitbus

How do you define "tall" tires? 6.40? 195r-15?
Also, on a similar subject, did the gearing change at all between 36 and 40 hp buses? 1959-60? I know it did with the introduction of the 1 ...
  Topic: transmission identification

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: transmission identification

Should be a tunnel case. The unit numbers below donít show the H, as the base number appear to encompasses all models that use the transaxle case, Types 1,2,&3.

http://oacdp.org/ ...
  Topic: Speedometer reads fast

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Views: 541

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Speedometer reads fast

Stock tire height was approx 26.8" - 27.0", regardless of year. I found that with 205/75R15 tires (27.1") my speed ...
  Topic: Rear script on a 64?

Replies: 5
Views: 275

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: Rear script on a 64?
My old Feb 64 standard microbus had it on the hatch.
  Topic: Need help to determine bus engine number-

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: Re: Need help to determine bus engine number-
Engine number appears to be for a 40hp engine from December 1960. Your engine number would typically start with an H.

Your VIN indicates Near end of June 1967.

Engine number would likely be aro ...
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