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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Baywindow prototype Reply with quote

I love all the threads of the prototype VW's, VW30, VW38 and barndoors but it got me thinking... I don't recall seeing any photos of early Baywindow prototypes?

If you have any odd ball prototype VW Bay window shots post them up!
The way I see it the split bus was just a prototype until VW made it perfect in 1968 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a VW - but it looks like - a "Palten Diesel"
1958 - no split window, but not realy a T2 baywindow

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: neither split nor bay Reply with quote

great to see this!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some prototypes I found in the gallery.

EDIT: FOUND IT!!! 1967!!

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1978 Westaflia SYNCRO!!! Imagine if they mass produced this? Drool Drool Drool
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Side loader. This would of been cool:
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The Electric Bus prototype. 1972?
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Come to think of it... I don't think I've ever seen the bay window prototype Think
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks scary like the scene in the film Jacob's Ladder when the car drives by with all those faces in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prototype with gas turbine engine rom the VW museum in Wolfburg/Germany:

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(don't ask me about the sign 1972 in front and 1970 at the rear...???)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what an ugly thing Shocked Shocked

Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cabriolette prototype Laughing from the VW museum in Wolfburg/Germany:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 1967 Kombi prototype should have painted hubcaps but their chrome:

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Sweet ride though. That syncro Westy would have been cool as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thewalrus wrote:
Some prototypes I found in the gallery.

EDIT: FOUND IT!!! 1967!!

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1978 Westaflia SYNCRO!!! Imagine if they mass produced this? Drool Drool Drool
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Side loader. This would of been cool:
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The Electric Bus prototype. 1972?
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Come to think of it... I don't think I've ever seen the bay window prototype Think




Yes that 67 is a early production for the 68 year but not really a prototype as they would have been a few years earlier..... lets keep this thread going. Any others?!?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost all of these may be found in the book VW Transporter & Microbus: Specification Guide 1967-1979. Plus there is stuff written about them and more photos:

http://www.amazon.com/VW-Transporter-Microbus-Specification-1967-1979/dp/1861267657/ref=pd_sim_b_16
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's the M-code for that extended bumper/spare tire mount? I've only seen one other than this one. Odd looking Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1977_L63H_P27 wrote:
What's the M-code for that extended bumper/spare tire mount? I've only seen one other than this one. Odd looking Razz

It's a European only thing. I believe it's a Westfalia accessory.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a club newsletter with a photo of the engine bay in the electric prototype. It was destroyed with most of my '80s vw mags when I foolishly kept them in my broken bay. Water damage Sad

I also lost the newsletter with the fwd morris prototype built from kdf / kubel etc. parts. Swastickas everywhere. Kind of amused me to see on a british car.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously WANT that sycro bay. That thing is overflowing with WIN!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are those rear side windows the elusive 2 ply plexi ones???
also that DOKA synchro is so sweet!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that DOKA synchro is so sweet!


Agreed, Indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

78Kombi wrote:
are those rear side windows the elusive 2 ply plexi ones???


Looks like.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Baywindow prototype Reply with quote

GeoffP wrote:
I love all the threads of the prototype VW's, VW30, VW38 and barndoors but it got me thinking... I don't recall seeing any photos of early Baywindow prototypes?

If you have any odd ball prototype VW Bay window shots post them up!
The way I see it the split bus was just a prototype until VW made it perfect in 1968 Very Happy


I believe you answered your own question. But I guess we're a bit biased. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Baywindow prototype Reply with quote

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GeoffP wrote:
I love all the threads of the prototype VW's, VW30, VW38 and barndoors but it got me thinking... I don't recall seeing any photos of early Baywindow prototypes?

If you have any odd ball prototype VW Bay window shots post them up!
The way I see it the split bus was just a prototype until VW made it perfect in 1968 Very Happy


I believe you answered your own question. But I guess we're a bit biased. Cool

hmm in the rear window too..so was this provided by Westfalia or VW?
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