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  Topic: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
mandraks

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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos

Is that a sunroof on the Barndoor?

looks like a roof rack to me?
  Topic: Cool vintage photos...
mandraks

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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:16 am   Subject: Re: Cool vintage photos...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2186908.jpg

yay, another period example of two tone paint to the body line rather to the trim line. That is how i did my 59, looks way better in my mind.
  Topic: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
mandraks

Replies: 4367
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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
From another thread:
a still from die drei von der tankstelle film 1955

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2187086.png

the oval on the left looks like it could have been mine in the day? m ...
  Topic: New to Me 63 Double Cab - Advise to finish!;)
mandraks

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:04 am   Subject: Re: New to Me 63 Double Cab - Advise to finish!;)
Put a sunroof and skylights in!

Ditto a 4th,left-hand door! Maybe walkthrough seats.

E.g.:



i like your sense of humor Smile

walkthrough is fine but really not necessary, especially if yo ...
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses
mandraks

Replies: 4997
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2186977.jpg

apparently the Berliner Zeitung BZ had a 1961 or so series called Die Angst hat viele Gesichter. Translates to "Fear has many faces". P ...
  Topic: Road trip
mandraks

Replies: 16
Views: 684

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:04 am   Subject: Re: Road trip
if the area still looks like it did in 1991 when i drove from Yosemite to Monterrey to Santa Barbara, then Highway 1 is the way to go.
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses
mandraks

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2186475.jpg

foam truck
  Topic: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
mandraks

Replies: 522
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
i bet it is also quiet as a mouse with that interior. My 66 westy certainly was quiet.

Very quiet. Basically just hear the reductions whine. Most noise come though the cab floor. Going to put some ...
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
mandraks

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos
a popular baja truck. good that it is still around
  Topic: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
mandraks

Replies: 4367
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PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
theoretically there is a split beetle in the picture, too
  Topic: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
mandraks

Replies: 522
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
i bet it is also quiet as a mouse with that interior. My 66 westy certainly was quiet.
  Topic: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
mandraks

Replies: 4367
Views: 848552

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Barndoor Junkie - Vintage photos
A Ferrari Volkswagen Shocked

engine swap? nice little mid engine V12?
  Topic: My texas '64 kombi - "Dee-Dee"
mandraks

Replies: 40
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: My texas '64 kombi - "Dee-Dee"


Now we are into spring, I have been doing a bit of open safari driving....

It's good fun, but I don't really like going above about 35mph with them open (had the tailgate fly open when I tried ...
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses
mandraks

Replies: 4997
Views: 808764

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1251585.jpg

we can rest assured knowing that guy was never cold! Smile
  Topic: 64 microbus body restoration
mandraks

Replies: 383
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:22 pm   Subject: Re: 64 microbus body restoration
Do not know where the problem lies
Canít seem to paint without the orange peel Ö


Some professional painters will make the final coal very thin so it flows out more evenly and settle flatter.

...
  Topic: Signwriting/logoed buses
mandraks

Replies: 4997
Views: 808764

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:31 pm   Subject: Re: Signwriting/logoed buses
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2184982.jpg

Brauerei Blank exists to this day. Still selling beer by the case 20 half liter bottles.

cool Borgward Isabella in the reflection.
  Topic: Vin number
mandraks

Replies: 3
Views: 121

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Vin number
the number in the cab behind the seat is just the body number, they never match the vin number. Pre m-code buses do not have the VIN in the cab.
  Topic: Vintage Splitty Photos
mandraks

Replies: 5778
Views: 490959

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Splitty Photos

Is it right hand drive or simply has the passenger door open?

nah, i can see the top of the steering wheel. LHD.
  Topic: Wooden panel ceiling center fixation/structure?
mandraks

Replies: 8
Views: 279

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:46 pm   Subject: Re: Wooden panel ceiling center fixation/structure?
yes, do post pictures.

on non-westy campers they often had a left and right roof panel and something in the middle where they meet up.

the westy ones were one piece all the way across. One in th ...
  Topic: For your enjoyment: Early Single/Double Cab Sales brochure
mandraks

Replies: 7
Views: 350

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: For your enjoyment: Early Single/Double Cab Sales brochure
We had six passengers in a double cab once. Once.

we used to be skinny, not a problem at all
 
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