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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I love these ones. They remind me of the brush bars the Australian Army had on their Series III Land Rovers......

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Is the bumper on the Red bus a VWoA bumper? What is that style called? It is sick...luv it. It looks like a Bice bumper on the bottom, the vertical bars are nice...

Anyone? Is this straight custom or was it a manufactured piece?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that bumper too.
I don't think it's a Bice, just a custom.
I'd like something like that for my '62.
That way I wouldn't stress about driving at night on dirt roads in the bush.
I might get something like that made up.
Should be cheap enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Australian Roo Bars Reply with quote

Someone asked me for some reference photos of my Aussie roo bars, and I finally found time this afternoon while I was giving the Kombi a little TLC.

I'm not sure when they were introduced, I thought near the end of production of Splits. I guess an aftermarket part but I don't know the manufacturer. If anyone has any info on them I'd be interested.


Back of the bars mounted to one of the beam bolts

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Front fits onto the bumper bolts

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You can see the bars mounted to the bus are bigger, the top part drops into these and is held in place with a pin. Mine have been welded up in the past

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...who has a stash of VWoA bumpers laying around...and...will entertain thoughts of letting one go?

or...???

ANY INDUSTRIAL FRONT OR REAR BUMPER?...CUSTOM?

Been eyeing the classifieds and nothin there...not for a while...there is a set of Bices, but I'm not looking for a Hurst or Bice...lil sumthin different. I figure I'd check with this thread, since the Industrial Lovers frequent it...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I'd suggest would be to look at the sort you like and then get busy with a welder.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All I'd suggest would be to look at the sort you like and then get busy with a welder.


yeah...i've heard that a few times already. I don't have a problem trying some minor welding fitment issues. But I don't have a tig (I have a small mig) nor the ability to make bends....(well nice looking bends anyway)...so i thought i'd try b4 i went that avenue....I figure someone is sitting on 1,2 or 10 of them...

But yeah, making my own will be a last option...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All I'd suggest would be to look at the sort you like and then get busy with a welder.


yeah...i've heard that a few times already. I don't have a problem trying some minor welding fitment issues. But I don't have a tig (I have a small mig) nor the ability to make bends....(well nice looking bends anyway)...so i thought i'd try b4 i went that avenue....I figure someone is sitting on 1,2 or 10 of them...

But yeah, making my own will be a last option...


tack it and bring to my house. i have a miller 200 that will get penetration. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All I'd suggest would be to look at the sort you like and then get busy with a welder.


yeah...i've heard that a few times already. I don't have a problem trying some minor welding fitment issues. But I don't have a tig (I have a small mig) nor the ability to make bends....(well nice looking bends anyway)...so i thought i'd try b4 i went that avenue....I figure someone is sitting on 1,2 or 10 of them...

But yeah, making my own will be a last option...


tack it and bring to my house. i have a miller 200 that will get penetration. Laughing


Cool...thanks Bill for the offer. I will definitely take that into consideration...

What size stock do you think I should as a minimum for heightened safety factor?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw7266 wrote:
another of the one on my single
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Who has the vintage picture of these?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ok...who has a stash of VWoA bumpers laying around...and...will entertain thoughts of letting one go?

or...???

ANY INDUSTRIAL FRONT OR REAR BUMPER?...CUSTOM?

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i can't remember which ones i still have but i know i have a front and a rear.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a set in new jersey for 2000 seems alittle pricey to me, but i like a nice hurst bumper anyday. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:42 am    Post subject: got to ask Reply with quote

Ok so who makes a great repop of hurst bumpers...is there anybody out there that used a nos set to make up a jig...Im looking for as close as OG as I can get.....

Thanks for your time
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: More info on Australian Roo Bars Reply with quote

Just found some excellent photographic evidence showing Aussie roo bars being used far earlier than I originally thought. ( I wasn't even sure if they were Split era production tbh)

"And in the late 1950s, Kombi van travellers took the road from Melbourne to Alice Springs."
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/hindsight/red-dust-travellers/2962990

Alice the Kombi, ready for her road trip to Central Australia, 1957
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tnc19 wrote:
Andy P wrote:
All I'd suggest would be to look at the sort you like and then get busy with a welder.


yeah...i've heard that a few times already. I don't have a problem trying some minor welding fitment issues. But I don't have a tig (I have a small mig) nor the ability to make bends....(well nice looking bends anyway)...so i thought i'd try b4 i went that avenue....I figure someone is sitting on 1,2 or 10 of them...

But yeah, making my own will be a last option...


making it your self(bice e.a) will be a pretty big job welding/grinding

and the bends of a bug bumper fit

hope this isn't abortion thread material Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got an original hurst front bumper and I'm looking for the brackets to bolt the bumper up. Anyone know who sells these?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "industrial" type front bumpers Reply with quote

I got these from a friend. Don’t know who made them, and didn’t really know if I’d like them, but I do now that they are on.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: "industrial" type front bumpers Reply with quote

These came with my 1964 Single Cab out of Oklahoma.

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