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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: 54' 25A build thread. Reply with quote

After sitting stagnant for 2 years while I finished up other projects, The time has come to start on the sunroof Kombi.

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Some of the rust/damage highlights

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing her in the shop
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome project!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I look forward to updates.

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Is that the center seat? That looks totally weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the rear seat... It looks like someone took the upholstery off the original frame and remade the frame out of square tube and wire. The bus has some weird brackets in it, that seems like it would allow all of the seat frames to lay flat, even through the cut out bulk head.

Does anyone have any detailed pictures of a BD Kombi with the rear hard-board panels option? I think the ones in this bus are original, but they are not the same material as the door and kick panels.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You allready have done two outstanding restorations so I'm sure
you can handle this beast too!
Your latest 23 is beautifull!

I'm gonna be following this one for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome bus. Look forward to seeing it progress
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W T F Question Question Question
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What's the straw doing in there and why are there roof window openings in the inner panels ???

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's the straw doing in there and why are there roof window openings in the inner panels ???


i don't know about barndoor but later sunroof buses all have the inner pressings for skylight windows it's part of the sunroof stenthen supports
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inner panel is the reinforcement for the sunroof, the same panel as used on a deluxe.

The hay was a previous owners attempt at insulating the bus as part of a really sweet camper conversion. This conversion also included wrecking the rear seat frames, cutting out the bulkhead, and attaching all kinds of wooden strips inside the bus, holding in moisture and causing it to rust even more than a standard bus. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see this one when it's finished. Rosie and Heidi were both very good practise for this one!
Bring on the green panels! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

25A is a rare ass bus!!!! Only 4 left on the barndoor.dk reg!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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25A is a rare ass bus!!!! Only 4 left on the barndoor.dk reg!


6 right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I counted 4 as well, but that is only on the picture page... if you take the time to look through the registry, there does seem to be 6. I guess they are played out. Laughing
I imagine the cost of the sunroof option would have been huge in comparison to the base cost of the Kombi.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kenny, Nice to see you starting on this one. Keep all the pic's and updates coming!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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25A is a rare ass bus!!!! Only 4 left on the barndoor.dk reg!

This one being the 2nd oldest is pretty awesome too! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new pics, mostly just cutting out the rotted areas.



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There are two of these in the remaining bulkhead section.. what could they have been for?

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And these?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And these?
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The hole in the bottom center is stock. I think it was a hole for washing out the area behind the front seat. There is a metal "slide" which plugs it normally.

I don't recognize the other holes or the bracket.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn I want this bus. Treat her nice
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome bus! Cool no messing around with you boys is there!? Laughing

damn-another thread im gonna be glued to!
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