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Macca_nzl
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: My 59 Kombi - Project status. Reply with quote

Finaly got one, After lots of guidence from NZ Vw gurus - I found one that isnt a complete bastket case.

Been working on it today, cleaning years of crap out of it, Finding out where problem areas are.

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Missing a few parts, if you have anything that is missing, pm me

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The underneath.............

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After the mad cleanout

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Inside the Beast

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One windscreen just isn't enough!

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Stay tuned, Hitting the roads near you shortly - Or in a couple of years!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and greetings from damn cold Finland. Just wanted to wish you best of luck with your project. My 59 kleinbus is under major restore operation, glad to know that Im not the only one. In Finland theres only couple of 59 busses still running.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man,

Same over here, The cool thing is that i have the complete ownership history all the way back - including the original front licence plate.

It's gonna be a huge project but i reckon that i can do it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Background shapes Reply with quote

Is that a Barndoor in the background?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive also tried to get some information of previous owners. My bus came straight to Finland and was used by army. Funny thing is that they dont tell anything even if Id send them couple of requests conserning this bus. Now Im trying to get hold of this former transportation officer who doesnt serve anymore. Dont know if hed be able to give me some info. Have you sent your codes to Wolfsburg museum, I heard that for some small fee theyll send you all the info they have. Well, anyway it takes time but I think its worth it. If you need some technical info I have this 1144 pages of 1950-1962 Transporter workshop manual, I can scan you some pages and send them via e-mail if needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NZ's Good like that, I rang some place - gave them my vin number and they told me everthing, From the first registered owner right through to how many times the odo has gone round the clock (1)

The History is starting to come out of the woodwork now.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good start.

That does look like a Barndoor-era Bus in the background. Hmmmm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the look of non-barndoor semiphore busses. They look taller and narrower and not so cluttered up front.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a sweet Bus.
RHD semaphore Buses rock!
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Background shapes Reply with quote

2110cc wrote:
Is that a Barndoor in the background?


Like you don't know "2110"

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn nice bus! get it rollin!
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, that other bus does look like a barndoor. if you zoom in on it, look at the roof. it looks like it has the crease thingie in it from where it comes to a point.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to drag up an old topic,

I just found out that the original owner of my bus is still alive,

Thomas Park 'n Co

Thomas park is still alive - in his 80's.

The 59 was owned by a florists from new then sold to Thomas's daughter and her new husband in 1963 - I'm organizing to meet him soon!!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was on the other end of the rope?

btw, sweet bus!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bongo wrote:
What was on the other end of the rope?

btw, sweet bus!


A super holding the door open for me......

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:16 am    Post subject: My '59 Kombi - project status Reply with quote

That is one cool bus....love it....RHD and the semaphores. I owned an imported bug tons of years ago with working semaphores. Back then it was a daily driver...I was a dumb kid and sold it. Where do you find a bus this clean?
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