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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:49 am    Post subject: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

On July 2nd 1976 My Bus was "born" so for it's 40th birthday I figured a Cruise was in store (couldn't go camping too busy of a weekend to find a spot). We started out in the woods of Northwest Florida drove down to the Gulf Coast for a bit and ended the evening at the Oldest European City in America to watch a baseball game. The Yellow Bus is mine, the Green my brothers and the Black Hightop is a friend

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Happy Birthday to your bus! That's the best way to show her you love her.

Which "born" date did you use?

My beloved '68 has her 50th coming up next year, so we're planning a similar way to celebrate. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

"M" Plate
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

thanks Smile

That's the date we're going to use also. I was wondering about when she rolled off the line, or when she was sent to the dealer. I know when she was sold new, but she was "born" before that. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Yeah my bus rolled off on July 2nd and my brothers rolled off sometime in April of the same year. Just a few thousand between probably Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

hmmm I looked up my codes and I thought the date I had was the day the PO or invoice was created. I think the day she rolled off the factory floor is when she was "born". I wasn't sure I could find that date.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Hikelite wrote:
hmmm I looked up my codes and I thought the date I had was the day the PO or invoice was created. I think the day she rolled off the factory floor is when she was "born". I wasn't sure I could find that date.


Planned production date November 06 ,1967
http://www.vw-mplate.com/mplate-12595.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

'Dan's Bus' rolled off the Hannover production line on the 1st July 1976.

I purchased her in Lagos, Nigeria on the 24th October 1976 and she has been part of our family ever since!

I too, took her for a little birthday run on Friday, up to the local airfield for some R/C model plane flying.

@kerian159...............What is your chassis #, we must be very close as our bus's are only one day apart?

For your info., Dan's Bus chassis # 236 2 153 325

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Happy Busday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Which # is the chassis #? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

kerian159 wrote:
Which # is the chassis #? Very Happy


VIN, Chassis, Engine number locations
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

236 2 164 549

So 11,224 apart
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Decode Results:
Production Date: July 2, 1976
Exported To: USA, Grand Rapids
Designation: VW Campmobile
Engine KW (BHP): 51 (70)
Transmission Type: automatic
Engine: *
Transmission Code: 249
Extras Code: 609
Paint / Interior
Paint Scheme: Chrome Yellow
Paint Codes: L20A
Paint Notes: Code only used on Westfalia campmobiles
Interior Scheme: indian red
Interior Material: leatherette
Interior Notes: -1968
Options
246: Windshield free from import-duty for USA
D53: Code Group: 032,074,089,094,103,181,206,220,507,511 (1970) / Specifications for the USA (1976)
P22: Westfalia interrior type P22
073: Pop-up roof campmobile
227: Detachable headrest in cab
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Haven't seen wild bills bus in a while....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Chassis # is the British way of referring to VIN #'s...........with a little more class I think!

That's all very interesting, not even VW could build 11,000 new bus's in one day,
they must have been running at least two sets of VIN #'s concurrently.

Could be that my Bus was built as a standard Kombi, and yours was destined to go to Westfalia for completion as a camper.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: 40th Birthday Cruise for my Bus (Pic Heavy) Reply with quote

Not sure how many they built in a day I'm sure somebody on here knows the figures Smile
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