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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no vent window??? pics? please??? rare!


im wondering why the early bumpers, and the late style turn signals. what year is the nose?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Um that turned out pretty fricken sweet!



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
no vent window??? pics? please??? rare!


im wondering why the early bumpers, and the late style turn signals. what year is the nose?


Unless it has had a nose replacement at some time, I have seen pics of other late crossovers with early bumpers but high blinkers, but by late we're talking July & August '72 manufacture.

Borrowing a pic from latebay.com, this one has a manufacture date of 13 July 1972:

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The bodyshop that did a load of work on the front end reckoned that the nose was all-original anyway, according to the owner.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that has got to be one of the most badass baywindows ive ever seen. freakin awesome, lucky you, excellent work, enjoy the daylights out of it!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuartzickefoose wrote:
no vent window??? pics? please??? rare!


im wondering why the early bumpers, and the late style turn signals. what year is the nose?

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If you look close at the bus in the wrecking yard, if you look close you'll see no vent window when you zoom in. The other pic is when I was going to try and find rubber for a non-vent window. I couldn't so I had to convert it to a vent window. Also the mirrors were plastic with glass.[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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im wondering why the early bumpers, and the late style turn signals. what year is the nose?
Unless it has had a nose replacement at some time, I have seen pics of other late crossovers with early bumpers but high blinkers, but by late we're talking July & August '72 manufacture.[/quote]

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From my research, this was a government commission (post office) so Volkswagen would use whatever parts they had around & available to keep costs down. This picture is from the body shop, it's bare metal, and you can see the nose is factory. You can see the yellow paint when you zoom in. The bus was built in June of '71.
How's your tire mount coming? Did you get the measurements?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that has got to be one of the most badass baywindows ive ever seen. freakin awesome, lucky you, excellent work, enjoy the daylights out of it!


thanks!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am super enthused now. I just talked my nephew into the restoring the 69 Sundial with the Adventurewagen top in trade for some work/help I need. I am stoked as is he.
That reminds me I need to take it off of the Classified. Going to keep all of these photos for reference, if you don't mind?

Rick, great work on the other end of the bus! Very impressive!

BTW, my best friend's Dad has a 68 Westy that also has the solid vent windows on the front door. He has owned since new.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a very early 68 westy tin top with a high top conversion on it it also has no vent wings.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are rare then? i just want to make sure. ill bet they suck on a hot day, but a cool show item for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know but I actually have 2 the 68 and a european 70. The 70 is in bad shape but I have been thinking of fixing it because its a odd one its a non walk through with the different style westy interior.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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they are rare then? i just want to make sure. ill bet they suck on a hot day, but a cool show item for sure!



Rare in the respect that you live in a market where all buses had vent windows. Every where else had versions of economy that sometimes included no vent windows.

There is a 69 bus out in San Antonio, 9 passenger no vent windows, no destination on the ID plate. Some one brought this over from der fatherland. Cool

I want that bus.


The bus on the right - blue one. This one in the center here is a red interior 68 - 8 pass. Me likey too!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How's your tire mount coming? Did you get the measurements?


I did get them, thanks (I forgot to reply, sorry!) It's on the back-burner for a little while as we're off to Hong Kong in a couple weeks for our delayed honeymoon, so focus has changed for a time Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: 1971 RHD Swiss Postal Van Reply with quote

Here's an update, just added a stainless steel exhaust pipe from Just Kampers in the UK. This bus is so weird I've had to order from them a lot. Their stuff is awesome quality and they're nice folks too (not a shameless plug Laughing )

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how does it sound?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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how does it sound?


It sounds on the stock side but a little throatier
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a very early 68 westy tin top with a high top conversion on it it also has no vent wings.


I found the M code for the wing windows. All the buses with wing windows have M code M507 - Ventilation windows in cabin doors.

Buses without wing windows simply do not have this M code.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my wings but this 68 high top Iam fixing I will leave without just because its different.
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