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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: 1972: Our first Bay Window Bus - "Homey" Reply with quote

Our first Bay Window Bus! (an addition to our current vee-dubs)

We just bought a Bay window. It is basically in soun condition with OG A/C unit. Though the A/C unit needs to be checked for it to function properly.

We are really excited to drive her on a daily basis, especiall during long trips to the province.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome bus! That is in great shape!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White99z wrote:
Awesome bus! That is in great shape!!!


Thanks, buddy! It is in good shape still. The PO kept it for two years in that same spot where I took the pictures! And the bus was spared from bad external elemets that may ruin the body and paint!

Though it need to be polished.

I'll post some better photos as soon as I have waxed and cleaned it!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice Cool ..like the chrome bumpers!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Your going to enjoy the bus and it just might become your favorite vehicle to drive. They are fun to drive and get lots of peace signs from the younger generation these days. The youth seem to have a fondness for the busses.

There is so much room in them, it’s incredible. When we went camping with the bus this summer I was sparingly sorting through the gear before packing and then realized “Heck, I can just toss it all in the bus, leave nothing behind, not even the dogs!” Off we went with plenty of room to spare.

So, enjoy your bus and all the daily drives and adventures you will have.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do late buses come with type one engines in the philippines?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! What a jewel. Man, that Bus is clean. Congratulations!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a sunroof? I looks like there is a little flap of some sort in one of the photos.

Love the bumpers too, never seen wrap-arounds like that before.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

norcalvw wrote:
do late buses come with type one engines in the philippines?


Looks like a '72 to me, not really what I would consider a late Bay, but to answer your question--
Late Bays came with a Type 1 engine all over the world, except in the US where the T4 became standard in 1972.

baywndwjunkie wrote:
very nice Cool ..like the chrome bumpers!


Looks like silver spray paint to me, not chrome.

Very clean, great looking Bus though!! [/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a beauty! I agree about the spray paint, looks like the front grille, logo and bumper were done.

I don't see a sunroof, looks like a piece of cardboard sitting in the gutter.

Also, in the first pic it looks like there is a step there. Haven't seen that style before. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

I'd be tempted to disconnect the air conditioning for a little extra power. Just use that hanging fan under the dash. Then again, I have no idea how humid and nasty it gets there.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!!!
I love my Westy, although I seem to carry too much stuff around.-you know "just-in-case!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for all those good comments, guys. Driving our KG 'vert is awesome, cruizing with our Type 3 (Sharky 3) is another experience and driving our 1302s bug is a true vw experience, but driving the bus is a different blissfulness altogether.

For sure, our bus will see more roads and go places now than with the other vee-dubs we have.

norcalvw wrote:
do late buses come with type one engines in the philippines?


I was really checking on that issue, buddy. I am not really sure what exact year did Volkswagen use the Type 4 engine on the bus in the 70's. Though I have seen so manny late buses with Type 4 engine.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c4l3b wrote:
that's a beauty! I agree about the spray paint, looks like the front grille, logo and bumper were done.

I don't see a sunroof, looks like a piece of cardboard sitting in the gutter.

Also, in the first pic it looks like there is a step there. Haven't seen that style before. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

I'd be tempted to disconnect the air conditioning for a little extra power. Just use that hanging fan under the dash. Then again, I have no idea how humid and nasty it gets there.


It is too humid there in the Philippines. That is why we really need A/C unit on the road. But, this season it a bit cool. During summer time, the heat is really to the bone.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was really the bus weekend special at home. I cleaned the bus in and out, then rubbed the paint. The paint looked like new thereafter. My wife and I drove the bus with our kids around. It was really fun. Our two kids liked to play and stay inside the bus.

I am planning of driving the bus this week tothe office.

Great Vee-dub!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New pictures I took after the Major clean-up!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that is just beautiful. You are very very lucky to have found that gem. Take good care of it (I'm sure you will)!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtauxe wrote:
Man, that is just beautiful. You are very very lucky to have found that gem. Take good care of it (I'm sure you will)!


Thanks a lot, mate! And our bus will stay with us for a long time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, what a beautiful bus! Thanks for taking the time to post the photos. You have inspired me to figure out how to embed photos in the posts.

I have discovered that a VW bus is more than transportation, it's:
- An adventure
- A passion
- An experience
- A knuckle buster (sometimes) Smile
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- Just a whole bunch of things I have never had with any other vehicle.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, buddy!

By the way, that is a nice bus! Cool color too!
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