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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

I was looking at the little tag on the base on the rear bed/seat of an early 67 SO-42 westy today, then compared it to the tag I pulled off the squashed green late '67 SO-42 westy. There was a little over 3,000 difference between the two Fabrik-Nrs. Pretty neat.

here's a tag on my '65:
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here's a tag on a piece in the classifieds:
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Someone may already have more info than me, but I am guessing that the SO-42 Fabrik-Numbers are just for SO-42s (not SO-44s etc) and they started at the beginning of SO-42 production.

Then I looked at a tag I have pulled off a dead SO-67 (early Bay) Westy bed, and it was ~13,800....about 2,000 higher than the late 67 tag... so are those sequential with the SO-42s, or did they just make SO MANY early bay westys? I dunno, just thought the whole thing was interesting.
Does anyone have an SO-42 registry?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the SO42 numbers run up thru the production year and then restart with the next year...... Doesn't Michael Steinke have a registry?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My June of '66 SO-42 is 6022:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a french bus now (the 31 may 1967) Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat tags Reply with quote

Clara wrote:

Someone may already have more info than me, but I am guessing that the SO-42 Fabrik-Numbers are just for SO-42s (not SO-44s etc) and they started at the beginning of SO-42 production.


I think this is correct Clara. SO-44s have their own tags, and apparently don't go any higher than 500 or so, according to this post:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=211115&highlight=dormobile
Here is my SO-44 tag:
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Clara wrote:

Does anyone have an SO-42 registry?


This same question was asked about SO-44s in the above link and Claus started an impromptu registry on his cool site here:
http://www.karmann1952gb.karmann1952.de/html/so-44_dormys.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the two tags that got me thinking:

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^^^ 3rd January 1967 buildt SO-42 VIN 237 079 xxx

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^^^ 26th May bus VIN 237 130 679

which means 3061 SO-42s buildt between the beginning of january and end of May (~5 months)

3061 SO-42s /50,000 buses = 6% of buses were SO-42s! ???!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clara wrote:
These are the two tags that got me thinking:
^^^ 3rd January 1967 buildt SO-42 VIN 237 079 xxx

^^^ 26th May bus VIN 237 130 679

which means 3061 SO-42s buildt between the beginning of january and end of May (~5 months)

3061 SO-42s /50,000 buses = 6% of buses were SO-42s! ???!!!


Seems to follow.

6/3/66: 6022
1/3/67: 8877

So that's 2855 Westies in 7 months, minus some down time between the '66 and '67 model years.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

My 65 SO42 is #1129, and built in may for France.

Photo coming soon if you want...But my question is, of what month would be the first one so42??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps, my SO-42 has production date 06 April 1967 and the Westfalia Fabrik Nr is 10,100.

I can't post up pictures at the moment, but will e-mail to someone to post up if you like!!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

Wow! No posts since 2007.

Is there a better source out there nowadays than this thread for Westfalia SO-42 fabrik number tags and the month/year they were produced? You'd think there might be a "registry".

I have four Westfalia SO-42 fabrik tags minus their interiors here (#4958, #10031, #10147 and #12770) and I'm kinda curious to nail down the month/year that the tag and it's interior was produced. I have a Jan 20, 1967 Bus (originally a Sundial Camper conversion when new), and I guess that if it would have been a Westy SO-42 Campmobile that it should have like a #9000-ish fabrik number plate.

Perhaps more of you out there might comment here with your known vehicle production date and SO-42 fabrik number to add to the data. We love photos too!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

This thread probably has the most information about this stuff:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=579032&highlight=westy+production

Would be tough to pin down the month based on the Fabrik-Nr. as I've seen them throw older kits in newer buses (probably because they built them ahead of time). Xavi had an SO42 registry up for a while but its not really updated.

That 12770 tag is pretty late, probably close to the end of production. Post a pic of that tag as that's one of the latest I've seen.

From the thread mentioned above:

Based on those you could probably say SO-42 production was roughly (figures edited based on additional detail from Clara):

1965: Fabrik Nr. 1-2200 (about 2200 produced)
1966: Fabrik Nr. 2200-6900 (about 4700 produced)
1967: Fabrik Nr. 6900-12700 (about 5800 produced)

SO-42 total production of around 12,700.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

My 4/65 SO42 is fabric number 967
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

I have these loose tags 0894 - 1965, 12534 - 1967, and the 67 Westy in my garage is # 118091.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

turkis-deluxe wrote:
I have these loose tags 0894 - 1965, 12534 - 1967, and the 67 Westy in my garage is # 118091.


Is the number really #118091 ? Is it five or six digits? And out of curiosity and for more data points, could you tell us the production date of your 1967 SO-42 with whatever fabrik # it is?

"srfndoc" - I'll take and post up photos of my tags tommorrow if I don't get sent out on a flight assignment.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

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turkis-deluxe wrote:
I have these loose tags 0894 - 1965, 12534 - 1967, and the 67 Westy in my garage is # 118091.


Is the number really #118091 ? Is it five or six digits? And out of curiosity and for more data points, could you tell us the production date of your 1967 SO-42 with whatever fabrik # it is?

"srfndoc" - I'll take and post up photos of my tags tommorrow if I don't get sent out on a flight assignment.

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I stand corrected.....aging 46yo eyes and i had to get a magnifying glass and a flashlight.

Mine is 11509 SO42 and May 1967 production.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

BulliBill wrote:
Wow! No posts since 2007.
I have a Jan 20, 1967 Bus (originally a Sundial Camper conversion when new), and I guess that if it would have been a Westy SO-42 Campmobile that it should have like a #9000-ish fabrik number plate.

Perhaps more of you out there might comment here with your known vehicle production date and SO-42 fabrik number to add to the data. We love photos too!

Bill


To help narrow it down for you my 1/3/67 production SO42 has Fabrik-Nr. 8872 so your 9000-ish guess sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

early Jan 65' SO42

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

and another

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia bed/seat Fabrik- Nr. tags Reply with quote

My March 1 1965 bus is SO-42 number 0423.
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