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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:38 am    Post subject: Do you have a very early bay ? (1967) Reply with quote

I am doing some research for a new website and trying to get details on any very early bays (1967 built) in the US.

Does anyone know of the oldest Bay window in the US ?

- can anyone help ?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:27 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Anyone ?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man thats a loaded topic,

1- I dont think anyone has ever even asked about this before.
2- With the thousands of Buses imported that year and the amount that are still on the road here, I would say this would be a very difficult thing to find out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:30 am    Post subject: early bay Reply with quote

My 1968 Westy (SO67 interior with tent) was built Sept 8 1967, (early production no firewall) if that is what you mean by 1967 bays Chassis # 8015757
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, the Plump Truck's serial is 8862!?! Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:01 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Yes sure I know its not an easy thing to find out as you say there having been many vans exported to the States ... just seeing if I can get an idea by responses on the forum - looking for the early's which I guess are really those built in the first couple of months of production (Aug./Sept. 67) - just seeing what people have got, if there are that many left ...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:04 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

Earliest Ive tracked so far is the 38th built, pickup (chassis no. 268000038 )...

http://www.earlybay.com/Features/tabid/56/Default.aspx
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 68 double cab doesnt have the vin on the dash, is that normal? or does that maybe make it real early?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'll have to check mine when I get home. I'll post in about 6 hours or so, if I remember.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

I didnt know they had the VIN on the dash ??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: . Reply with quote

MikeP wrote:
I didnt know they had the VIN on the dash ??

I don't think that came till a few years later.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, Ratwell? might know this one
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Ex-westy( soon to be westy again) vin# is 10188 but its not in the US anymore so maybe doesn't count?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing this post back from the dead, My friend just bought a 68 std kombi built sept 7 67. #8018274

Anyone know much about these early bays?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a few years back I aquired a bus from a samba member and local guy ([email protected]). it was a 1968 bus. i researched the build date and found that it was sometime in october of 1967. the date happened to match the test flight of a rocket that was integral to the Apollo space program.

as of now it is somewhere in Oregon or Washington.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was built Nov 23 1967 (Thanksgiving Day!)

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Vin plates on the dash started in the 1969 model year


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

november 34?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom62 wrote:
Mine was built Nov 23 1967 (Thanksgiving Day!)

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Vin plates on the dash started in the 1969 model year


Better? It was early Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My early Bay Campmobile was built in October '67. 43rd birthday coming up. It's in the middle of a great restoration and should be back up and running by Xmas.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1968 was made on September 11th, 1967:

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