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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Isnít the birthday the day it leaves the factory,not the day it is completed?

No, Iím not just being pedantic-Dick.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

I used an "age calculator" found at: https://www.calculator.net/age-calculator.html and found out that at 9:34 am central time this morning my 1967 Bus produced on Jan 20th, 1967 is...

Age:
51 years 11 months 10 days
or 623 months 10 days
or 2710 weeks 2 days
or 18,972 days
or 455,328 hours
or 27,319,680 minutes
or 1,639,180,800 seconds

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Fun, you ought to try it!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Isnít the birthday the day it leaves the factory,not the day it is completed?

No, Iím not just being pedantic-Dick.


I thought I was being pedantic Embarassed

No body really knows when their bus/van really left the factory. On buses first registered in Germany it must have been between the date stamped on the title and the the date of the first registration. These dates are another nine days apart on mine.

Unfortunately the vast majority of VW owners don't have this information because nobody kept track of it (for buses/vans not first registered in Germany) or the data simply got lost because the original title was replaced by a new document. I am just lucky to have a copy of the original document.

The date of conception (start of production) is as close as most people here will get.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Mines in a week or so.
January 6 1960



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Okie-dokie!

As of 11:56 central time today, my April 30th, 1959 produced Double-Cab was:

Age:
59 years 8 months 0 days
or 716 months 0 days
or 3113 weeks 3 days
or 21,794 days
or 523,056 hours
or 31,383,360 minutes
or 1,883,001,600 seconds

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

BulliBill wrote:
As of ... my April 30th, 1959 produced Double-Cab was:

Now make it move the time so when viewed it's current.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

I don't know what the hour was but my Westy was born today April 17,1967 Cool
Happy Birthday.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

My panel is December 27 1960
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Mines May 1965 - 255160458

No exact date as m code plate missing and microfiche at vw unreadable. Be interested to know if anyone has a close vin and has been able to get birth certificate. Pete
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Build date May 15, 1963. Same day as NASA launched the last mission of the Mercury program. I just thought that was interesting.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

April 23, 1965 - in a few days it will be 55 years. Originally 12V, built on a Friday & proudly standard. Lives in a little cedar sided sea blue garage.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

My double cab is 58 years old today and counting...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

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As of this morning my original paint Sealing Wax Red 1959 Double-Door Panel Bus is:

60 years 9 months 28 days
or 729 months 28 days
or 3173 weeks 6 days
or 22,217 days
or 533,208 hours
or 31,992,480 minutes
or 1,919,548,800 seconds

She was produced on June 23rd, 1959

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Thornton VW - Stockton

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

My 60' bus turns 60 this Wednesday

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Wow! Happy birthday to your '60 Bus! Are you planning anything special for such a momentous b-day? I wish I had, two of my '59s passed that landmark recently. But I'll cook something up for my '67 Camper on it's 60th...

Take pictures!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

velvetgreen wrote:
My 60' bus turns 60 this Wednesday

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Happy birthday to one of my favorite buses
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Bus has been having winter nap and it is still cold up here but perhaps will put on a warm coat and go out for a spin and shake off some of the winter cobwebs. Makes me wonder if the workers that built these buses more than half a century ago ever expected them to last this long!

Happy birthday to all of your buses (and you too should you be celebrating one)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

my double door panel is January 23, 1961
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

Happy Birthday to my 1959 Double-Cab Pick-up, produced at the VW Hanover Transporter factory sixty one years ago today!

before her restoration was finished in 2015
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May we share many more happy Birthdays together!

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: Split Birthday Reply with quote

My '6613 window was built on this day back in '66....5-16-66 originally delivered to Griffith VW in Clarksburg,WV..I'm the 3rd owner. I bought in March of '94 out of the local trading paper in Montgomery,AL where I grew up
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