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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Wild Westerner Club Reply with quote

Hello Vw Friends.. Want to start Wild Westerner Club.. We need to save these buses. Contact Bill Sullivan 843-240-3981 or [email protected]

Go to page 13 see Recap ....We need help identifying and locating all Wild Westerners !

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Updated list 9-7-2015
From Wild Bill..
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Junkies can wade through the details below, here's the summary:
Confirmed with VIN: 37
Scrapped 4
Spotted but no VIN: 23 (probably some duplicates, therefore an arbitrary -3 equals 20)
Unknowns found in M-Plate Query: 2
Current SWAG: 66

Updated list 21-August-2014
Changes made in the list below:
1.Added to confirmed: Holdenmyown's new WW with the whitish overpaint and upright motor

2.Added to spotted: DKNoel in Delaware, with stencil details on blue stripe, PM me your VIN please

3. Added to Confirmed: CraigTee provided VIN, but sold his WW to vwwestyman in Manhattan KS

4.Added to Confirmed: WW hightop in Vail CO

5. Updated status of Red Fau Veh's confirmed WW silvertop in Prescott, then Chino, now for sale again.

6.Added to spotted: 2Carbs in No Carolina, WW hightop for sale on Ebay. Send me your VIN!

7. Bursch -- you are in Netherlands, but the your photo said "somewhere in CA" do you have anymore info?

8. Updated: Benihanachef sold his WW to dumptruckface in the UK (not ukraine)

9. Added to spotted: Rixie'sride saw a WW resto waiting at "kyles rezewrecktions" I Did not add the one for sale in novatao, I think it is already in the confirmed list.

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CONFIRMED (= VIN)
2232 162 508........eholmes Northern California Owner
2232 184 851........no info..sold on ebay...July 2012
2232 185 820........bought by Sambaname "Holdenmyown", located in Alabama, overpaint and upright motor, first owner in Pacoima CA
2232 186 505........No info..Transformed into pickup or 2232 166 505 ??? Mcode plate fuzzypic Lake Elsinore, Ca Ca Salvage Yard
2232 186 727..5/73..Sunset Classics sold this WW, now rolling in Cedar Falls Iowa, owner unknown, camper conversion
2232 187 686..5/73..Rob R........... Park City, UT............................. UT Driveable
2232 187 705 ..........ttagan93, originally from CA, now in San Angelo TX, drivable
2232 188 454..5/73..Red Fau Veh (spotter) Formerly Grazing & not for sale, Prescott Az Waiting for rehab. Was listed for sale as a rolling chassis on Chino Craigslist. Bought. bodywork done painted, listed for sale again.
2232 188 587..........For sale Myrtle Beach SC, craiglist posting, exterior painted avocado green, originally from Cap Cod area? http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/cto/4211121862.html
2232 190 382..5/73..Bill Sullivan....Georgetown, SC ... Undergoing Facelift (no clock - Manual Trans) SC Work in Progress
2232 191 193............for sale on the Samba August 2013, Sold http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1515829, by Deluxe-aholic, CA?
2232 195 651.......vwwolfsburg owner Augsburg, Germany
2232 196 651........College Student..Full Roof Rack...(repainted diff color)For Sale $11,000, Goleta, CA Ca Driveable
2232 196 687........Tcash owner San Jose, CA
2232 196 745..5'73..Ann B....Sebastepol, CA ...................assumed CA Driveable
2232 196 784........ehgriffin Murrietta, Ca
2232 196 809..5/73..MT info supplied by Cdennisg........ MT Grazing
2232 197 719..5/73..Chazz79.........Ohio ...Restored... Rollin..Kickin Ass an taking names... Ohio Driveable
2232 198 437........reqsef....Sandpoint, ID..in storage...(auto tranny) ID Driveable
2232 199 641........listed for sale in Sonora CA by Benihana!chef! http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1584223, now owned by dumptruckface in the UK
2232 203 003........g man Fresno/Clovis Ca Production Date May 14, 1973 Port of Entry Portland
2232 203 157..5/73..Mr Tyler...Maui Hawaii..... Excellant Condition (brandt spotter) Hawaii Driveable
2232 203 230..5/73..Seth Sullivan...Georgetown, SC.......(Joey.Portland*Barneys Barn,,Sold) SC Work in Progress
2232 203 218..5/73..Onetype Customs.RoofDamage.Roller.(critical condition).(SambaAD) Puyallup,WA (no tele)$400.00 WA For Sale, now cut on for parts
2232 203 961... Supersweet hightop in Vail CO, also seen at 2014 Barker show in SanDiego
2232 204 281..5/73..Rixies Rides...No Ca ....................sold ... Ca work in progress
2232 204 895..5/73..Ricosworld....Dallas Oregon............. Or Drivable
2232 204 897........Ross VW........NH .......................... NH Driveable
2232 204 959........69Busboy..Beaver Pa. ...rolling chassis..auto tranny PA In storage
2232 205 005..5/73..Owner gooch22 San Angelo, Texas
2232 205 855..5/73. (Formerly Colin's in Edmonds, WA) sold to jmattso1 in Calgary, Canada, engine over haul completed, rolling
2232 205 972 ... CraigTee in OR sold to vwestyman in Manhattan, KS
2232 206 701........TexasBus....Collie Spotter..Lamans Race n Machine Tx Work in progress
2232 206 796........ jtauxe - Northern New Mexico
2232 206 855........Fresno, California...vwluvers owner Ca For Sale-last known owner (Nils88) them trader to neighbor ?
2232 207 639..5/73..Barbara, Novato, Ca, for sale asking $9,500.00 415-897-3797 Ca
2232 207 647........Sold to ? Wadesboro, NC Safari
2232 207 670........Owner Tito San Miguel Mexico
2232 207 761..5/73..Tippydean New Owner Purchased in Austin Tx. Now corraled in San Antonio TX Tant Sure TX
2232 208 019........Tim van Viersen..Captured and smuggled to the Netherlands in 2010... Netherlands Waiting for reconditioning
2232 208 804........Owner Charles,Tampa Fla.Outside repainted,diff color.$4,000 863-236-8899 Spotter Sullivan Fla For Sale
2232 211 427........Buscuss.....Central Coast..believed to be Ca Driveable
2232 214 417........Believed to be at Interstate Wrecking Elsinore, Ca roof caved in (Rust In Peace).. Ca Salvage Yard

SCRAPPED
We really would like to have the vin numbers off these if possible.
Saint76.........no info .... Utah....Scrap yard.......RUST IN Peace Gone butt not forgotten Ut Deceased
Kirk............no info......Washington..cut up and used for westy WA Deceased
2232 211 399........Anycoloryoulike....Captured and smuggled into Mexico, totalled 9/2013.
2232 211 455 .......HubCapT ....Passed Away in Spokane 09-12.... Rust in Peace You Poor Soul Wa Deceased

SPOTTED
2232 000 000........Wild Westerner, Picklewagon, Dad Sokal, Simi Valley Ca Driveable
2232 000 000........Covina, Ca for sale needs work Latino Family 831 809 3678 or 831 210 9242 asking $2,500 Ca For Sale
2232 000 000........Spokane ... Flat Black ... Wa no info
2232 000 000........Denver Colorado no info.....cyclemut-spotter Co no info
2232 000 000........Herlong, Ca...no info....norcalmike-spotter Ca no info
2232 000 000........Buckly Washington.no info..76 Westy (craigslist ad) Wa no info
2232 000 000........San Diego Surfer Bus (Red Fau Veh Spotter) Craigslist Ca For Sale
2232 000 000........Carlsbad Asking $5500.00, Exterior Repainted,DiffColor, 760-643-7130, Spotter Sullivan Ca For Sale
2232 000 000........Craigslist Teabaio Canyon, Red Fau Veh (Finder) For sale asking $5,500.00 (no tele) AZ For Sale
WW restoration waiting at "Kyle's rezewrections"
DKNoel in Delaware, send me your VIN on your WW with the stenciled blue stripe
2carbs in NorCarolina, rusty hightop in need of love, for sale on ebay
lA Ca...................no info Called and left message ... Driveable
Pasadena, Calif.........no info
Somewhere ..............no info Dan Inghram
Hamilton, MT, once posted by Hutch72, no info, but a running WW was spotted in Hamilton in early 2014
V.dubbin......................no info sold his to someone in Spokane a long time ago
Harmon Park Music Garden spotted in 2011 ???Where is this place ? Minneapolis Minnesota ..no info.................. Driveable
mike09871................Creswell, Oregon ................. Driveable
notchboy ..................no info....email sent...late bay forum
Jerome Jamboree ......no info..Red Fau Veh/Desertbusman Driveable
Red Fau Veh got called by a Kawasaki Green owener of a '73
Benihanachef! spotted and took a photo of another WW in Sonora CA

M-PLate Query revealed using code 736
2232 166 505...16 3...4-18-73 probably a mis-entry of pickup truck Wildest Westerner @ Interstate Wrecking (186 505)
2232 167 686 ...16 4...4-19-73 probably a mis-entry of Rob R. in Park City UT (187 686)
2232 204 892... 20 3...5-16-73 unknown


Update BILL with any mistakes or new info, and he will try to be a little more prompt next time...


edited 9-8-15
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Wild Westerner Club Reply with quote

Already started. See Safares....Where are they?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to intrude, but how does gathering up safares = saving Wild Westerner Editions?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just parted out a 73 WW this weekend, bus was rusted heavily in roof and lower body, no title etc, parts will be posted in the classifieds once I get the chance.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we should start tossing out our production number right here.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: wild westerner club Reply with quote

secretsub,
I believe the Wild Westerner designation was coined by a dealer, it isn't official VW. Doesn't matter what they are called, though I don't get the western connection from the paint job, do you?

Most buses bearing these colors have had a Safare Custom Campers conversion. How many non-campers do you know of with that paint job?

So, saving Safares is also saving Wild Westerners. I think it would make sense to make the Safares....Where are they? thread a combined thread, like, Safares/Wild Westerners...post here, please.

What do you and anyone else think about that?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: wild westerner club Reply with quote

Buscuss wrote:
secretsub,
I believe the Wild Westerner designation was coined by a dealer, it isn't official VW. Doesn't matter what they are called, though I don't get the western connection from the paint job, do you?

Most buses bearing these colors have had a Safare Custom Campers conversion. How many non-campers do you know of with that paint job
?

So, saving Safares is also saving Wild Westerners. I think it would make sense to make the Safares....Where are they? thread a combined thread, like, Safares/Wild Westerners...post here, please.

What do you and anyone else think about that?

cheers, Buscuss


I don't think I have ever seen one that WAS a camper, at least not in person. I have seen several Wild Westerner passenger buses, though.


I think it would be best kept all in this thread, below.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: wild westerner club Reply with quote

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I don't think I have ever seen one that WAS a camper, at least not in person. I have seen several Wild Westerner passenger buses, though.

I have to agree, aside from Buscuss' I think I recall one other on Ebay once, at least a couple dozen stationwagons though.

Maybe ask Ev to retitle the thread Eric linked although I see nothing wrong with it as is.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: wild westerner club Reply with quote

Buscuss wrote:
I don't get the western connection from the paint job, do you?

Yep, turquoise color. And turquoise is the valuable mineral and gem of the Southwest. And the Southwest is the Wildwest and the home of the last of the wild Westerners. We're talking Arizona, and portions of Nevada and New Mexico. 30 years ago Wall Street Journal billed Scottsdale AZ as the last town of the Wildwest. Our great Sheriff Joe and legislation legalizing carrying handguns in bars help maintain the tradition.
The color turquoise is common in the SW architecture as well as turquoise being most dominent in SW Native American Indian jewelry and art.
As far as AC buses, well they are kinda' a remnant of the wild past Laughing Totally different than whatever color would be associated with East Coast City Slickers Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: wild westerner club Reply with quote

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Buscuss wrote:
I don't get the western connection from the paint job, do you?

Yep, turquoise color. And turquoise is the valuable mineral and gem of the Southwest. And the Southwest is the Wildwest and the home of the last of the wild Westerners. We're talking Arizona, and portions of Nevada and New Mexico. 30 years ago Wall Street Journal billed Scottsdale AZ as the last town of the Wildwest. Our great Sheriff Joe and legislation legalizing carrying handguns in bars help maintain the tradition.
The color turquoise is common in the SW architecture as well as turquoise being most dominent in SW Native American Indian jewelry and art.
As far as AC buses, well they are kinda' a remnant of the wild past Laughing Totally different than whatever color would be associated with East Coast City Slickers Razz
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&a...KWTb1roIMU

Now maybe it's my aging eyes but I'm not seeing the turquoise Confused
I was under the impression the WW was some sort of dealer special order to coincide with or promote the worlds fair in Spokane WA, the greens (that's what I see) do sortof represent the agriculture of the area and since it's not east of the mississipi I guess it's the "wild west". Spokane still has rattlesnakes, hot summers and mean spiders and there may have been the odd outlaw pass through the area so it's plausible IMO Smile No doubt VW didn't play favorites and happily delivered buses with the special paint package to any dealer who ordered one.

Regardless I hate it when these threads get bumped as a WW is on my bucket list, the last decent one close by came up at a time of thinnner than normal wallet and I'm still kicking myself Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wild westerners started life as campers. Many sat in dealer lots due to the colors and were deeply discounted to get them sold. Even in the 70's the westerner was too abnormal to be a hot seller. Many were repainted before they left the lot, others were sold at deep discount to conversion companies and made into campers.

All wild westerners started out as black interior station wagons. Safare and asi only got ahold of some of these because the price was right.

They were officially labeled wild westerner by vw as a line item sales code upcharging 75.00 for the package.

You will not find history of this bus existing. There are no paint codes anywhere on bus, the space for it on the m-plate is blank. You'll find the colors used as 73-74 beetle codes apfel grun, and revenna grun.

The wild westerner is an enigmatic machine. I will continue to do what I can to amass knowledge and be an ambassador of wild westernery goodness.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The theory that the WW was a special order package for the World's Fair has been debunked, partially because the fair was a year after the package came out.
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Now maybe it's my aging eyes but I'm not seeing the turquoise Confused

You're probably right since I've never seen a Wild Westerner Bay in person.
This is the only thing I based my opinion and SWAG guess on.
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Looks somewhat close to me unless Buscuss's picture color is off. But I do see his has more green. Now if we're talking real turquoise frequently it is real greenish, sometimes very blueish.
As far as the Wild West, well there is the West and then there is the Wild West. I wouldn't want to disagree with the good old boys down in Tombstone. Laughing
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Nothing turquoise on this one.

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cdennisg wrote:
The theory that the WW was a special order package for the World's Fair has been debunked, partially because the fair was a year after the package came out.

Possibly, but I'm not fully convinced yet.
Having experienced both a worlds fair and Olympics here in Vancouver the lead up years to the event far exceed the actual event. After the initial media whining about displaced low income unfortunates and economic doom that it'll bring the mood turns to happy optomism in the last 18 months, a few well written letters to VW by a gung ho dealer with all the rah!, rah!, the world is coming!, blah, blah, golden opportunity, what a party!, we'll all be rich! bandwagon hype that everyone climbs onto could have swayed the color gurus to offer a SE. Not saying it's fact but my dad thought like the stereotypical car salesman (quite sucessfully too) and it's something I can imagine him doing in a heartbeat, jump on the hype while the jumping's good! And why was it seemingly only delivered "out west"?
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busdaddy wrote:
cdennisg wrote:
The theory that the WW was a special order package for the World's Fair has been debunked, partially because the fair was a year after the package came out.

Possibly, but I'm not fully convinced yet.
Having experienced both a worlds fair and Olympics here in Vancouver the lead up years to the event far exceed the actual event. After the initial media whining about displaced low income unfortunates and economic doom that it'll bring the mood turns to happy optomism in the last 18 months, a few well written letters to VW by a gung ho dealer with all the rah!, rah!, the world is coming!, blah, blah, golden opportunity, what a party!, we'll all be rich! bandwagon hype that everyone climbs onto could have swayed the color gurus to offer a SE. Not saying it's fact but my dad thought like the stereotypical car salesman (quite sucessfully too) and it's something I can imagine him doing in a heartbeat, jump on the hype while the jumping's good! And why was it seemingly only delivered "out west"?


Good points, but why wouldn't it then have been called the "Expo Edition" or something like that?

Plus, the colors don't really match with the Expo 74 color scheme. If the bus was meant to be an option directly related to the Expo, I would expect them to match the color scheme more closely.

http://expo74.brandx.net/
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Wild Westerner Club Reply with quote

Some folks here are just guessing at the true origin of the color scheme. Hopefully this will lead to the actual history. I have seen many transporters with this paint scheme and maybe 1 safari so i feel it is so that they maybe were repainted. Anyone having any knowledge of the serial numbers of the numbers and or a source to find the history of these buses please contact me. Currently i"m restoring one and feel these buses should be kept alive. Bill [email protected]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Wild Westerner Club Reply with quote

mannys your bus looks almost new compared to the one I'm restoring. So keep me informed as to the progress. As for myself I'm gonna make this a beach cruiser complete with a super long surfboard on top, Dead Head and other stickers. And if you decide to part with it let me know. Tks Bill
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I believe the Wild Westerner designation was coined by a dealer, it isn't official VW. Doesn't matter what they are called, though I don't get the western connection from the paint job, do you?



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