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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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took the bus up to Northern Michigan from Detroit, some great backroads to rumble around there!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those beautiful shots look like original dealer posters.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

x2, great shots. Odd resolution though, did you shoot them in that format on purpose?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

portrait seems a perfectly good choice for a portrait, compared to using landscape for a landscape?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, was great scenery, so the shots nearly made themselves!

Not sure what you mean, srfndoc. It's a 'full framed' digital SLR with a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as a 35mm analog camera.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a total photo noob, was just curious why they were tall/skinny as most pics I see are the opposite. The pics are awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My velvet green 66 tin top westy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice bus roobus, mine is exactly same as your bus only walkthrough build november after yours. Wish mine was in that shape. Will post a pic soon!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There must have been a large batch of the Samtgruen/Blauweiss '65 standards imported to the states.

I bought mine in Albuquerque in '93, at that time after days of cleaning and rebuilding the normal things like brakes and wheelbearings, it was in extremely good condition, and i drove it home to Detroit with my Dad and older brother as i was just 14 at the time. You can see it's been 21 years in Michigan now, both rockers are showing signs they'll need to be replaced soon. but the Majority of the original paint is in pretty great condition still, all things considered.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Velvet green mafia
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a specific brand of paint that is an excellent match to the original velvet green? We will be getting some touch up done on my westy and would like it to match as best as possible.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: VG Thread Reply with quote

'65 Kombi US Destination - S.F., CA Kamper Kit added Campbell, CA

Original Velvet Green Repainted Two Tone ??

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread! Just received a low-mileage Velvet Green 1967 SO-42A here in San Diego. Planning to clean it up, replace some missing/incorrect parts, get it color-sanded & polished, and simply enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, nice find Lee. Love an all Velvet Green bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh. Where'd you find that? Even has the front heater.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked What a beauty!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great looking bus although i could be a bit biased- the plumbing of that fuel line looks a bit odd?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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- the plumbing of that fuel line looks a bit odd?

It feeds the burner on the heater up front.

If you ever get a chance could you post pics of how the pre-heat air tube is plumbed through the firewall, what the coupler is for, and if the right heaterbox pre-heat outlet is smaller than the paper tube?

That is if you ever get done slobbering over everything else. That rivals, who was it...Mark Merrill's, two velvet Westys.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

I will contribute!

My 67 Tin Top Westy L512 Velvet Green Smile

When I first got it...
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Now Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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