Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
1976 Canadian Delivery Commercial Panel Bus
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: 1976 Canadian Delivery Commercial Panel Bus Reply with quote

When I first moved back to Seattle in Aug of 11 - I bought a 68 bombed out panel. After two days of looking over the carcass I bought - I immediately sold it and got my $ back. I was bummed but knew I should wait for the right one.

I did - this 76 Canadian Cool

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drove up to Burlington to meet the last owner - younger fellow that said this was his first bus. After driving - I could tell it was well kept in the mechanical department and was more than happy to overlook the flaws. He said the last guy owned a Toy Store and painted the "Run to my bus - kids" theme. Confused Ok if you plan on bringing balloons to the Childrens hospital or use it for display for an actual Toy Store - but since I want it back to OG the present look will be going.

This is going to be a fun work hack Ill enjoy cleaning, diving and learning about.

Any ideas on what it should look like? I had a few.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



Link

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
babysnakes
Samba Member


Joined: August 19, 2008
Posts: 6534

babysnakes is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome find looks to be in good order. DO NOT remove or eliminate the paint job!!! Bear powered buses are very hard to find. Congratulations on the $400 hard to find unobtanium ( unless it's in the Samba classifieds) middle seat. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

babysnakes wrote:
Awesome find looks to be in good order. DO NOT remove or eliminate the paint job!!! Bear powered buses are very hard to find. Congratulations on the $400 hard to find unobtanium ( unless it's in the Samba classifieds) middle seat. Very Happy



Did you see the vid? I calculated its a 20k seat Cool


Laughing
_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
babysnakes
Samba Member


Joined: August 19, 2008
Posts: 6534

babysnakes is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched the vid. I did not earlier, I have a short attention span. You need to find a new narrator. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
curtis4085
Samba Member


Joined: July 22, 2011
Posts: 4801
Location: Colorado
curtis4085 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in love!! Truly a rare find. I have a 75 pa el I can't wait to get back in the road. Type4 in the panel spells faster than well a panel with a stock type1 WinkI

Congratulations.
_________________
Special Thanks to:
Headflow Masters - Vista, CA
www.headflowmasters.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compared to the Westfalia this thing drives like a sports car.
_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
[email protected]
Samba Peckerhead


Joined: January 01, 2007
Posts: 12715
Location: sticksville, ct.
skills@eurocarsplus is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dam...that thing is pretty clean. nice score!
_________________
gprudenciop wrote:

my reason for switching to subaru is my german car was turning chinese so i said fuck it and went japanese.......
[email protected] wrote:
most VW enthusiasts are stuck in 80's price land.

Jake Raby wrote:
Thanks for the correction. I used to be a nice guy, then I ruined it by exposing myself to the public.

Brian wrote:
Also the fact that people are agreeing with Skills, it's a turn of events for samba history
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First noticed detail.

In these pics we can see the original jack with its uber rare rubber band attached Cool Anyone have a PN for that Laughing

If you notice the jack goes into a plastic bag and not one made of headliner material like for my 74?

Can anyone confirm its originality?

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
streamr
Samba Member


Joined: February 26, 2007
Posts: 455
Location: Southwest FL
streamr is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:


If you notice the jack goes into a plastic bag and not one made of headliner material like for my 74?

Can anyone confirm its originality?



My '78 had that same white plastic bag. I don't remember the green dot on the jack, however.
_________________
'02 Weekender
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Busdriver79
Samba Member


Joined: July 22, 2011
Posts: 1655
Location: The Peoples' Republic of "No" Jersey
Busdriver79 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find...after seeing your videos, I'm certain that you will work your magic on the old girl...she fell into good hands. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Waves2day
Samba Member


Joined: October 15, 2008
Posts: 408
Location: Bay Area, CA
Waves2day is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did very good... she is pretty. Excited to see this unfold.
_________________
Sam
1976 Westfalia Camper Pop-top
1972 Westfalia Hardtop (sold)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Busdriver79 wrote:
Great find...after seeing your videos, I'm certain that you will work your magic on the old girl...she fell into good hands. Cool



I hope so Laughing

This bus isnt all beat to crap. For a work hack Is say thats rare. Its been in this paint since 86 - atleast thats when the artist signed it - so I dont think advertising a toy store was rough on her. THe fella I bought from has had it for seven years and bought from the Toy guy.

Today I took her out on a scavenger hunt. Free Vanagon rims and tyres in Lynnwood and a $30 Bra near Seward Park. While in Lynnwood I paid Stuart a visit and showed the girl off.

Oh those are the Vanagon tyres on there now. I traded old C rated for worn D rated. Drives stiffer for sure. So Ill deal with the lack of tread for the moment till I get the Hankooks off the 74.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
busdaddy
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2004
Posts: 44213
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada, Land of the giant flying moose!
busdaddy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You suck!, next to trucks panels are my next favourite model. Very Happy
Nice score, I eyed that one a few times on CL but have no room for another project right now (I realize it's not really a project but the bears would have to go if I had it and I wouldn't get anything else done until it was more "presentable" Wink ), although I did consider it just for the shock factor, it'd be a blast to pick up Busdaddy junior from high school in it, muahh haa haaa... Twisted Evil "get in little boy, would you like some candy?" Surprised
I've got a 77 with a little more rust, 5 coats of paint, an RV vent hole in the roof and some splendid glue residue all over the inside, other than that it's the same color and same option package, kinda wishing I'd looked at that one a little closer now but at the same time it's good to see it's in good hands, afterall you need it to keep up with Matt and his collection Razz

But I am becoming concerned with the sudden trend of BC buses heading south, we've been pillaging WA state for years, it's disturbing not only because now it's not happening to someone else but more so because it may indicate even good bays have almost dried up down there Confused
_________________
Rust NEVER sleeps and stock never goes out of style.

Wanted, OG paint 1971 Niagara blue decklid.

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When looking for panels I chose to get a late one. You dont see them around that much in the States due to the 70s US truck tax. Hell I think early double doors are more common Rolling Eyes

So I had to look North to find one. I dont think Ill have this all that long. I want a clean late Double Cab from Europe. Cool So when this is all clean and nice looking, Ill probably sell it. But that could take a couple of years.
_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
eche_bus
Samba Member


Joined: October 07, 2007
Posts: 1318

eche_bus is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new bus! Pretty nice shape to start with, too!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 20626
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I changed out the tires today I crawled under and verified that the heater was there. Laughing I had this feeling that it was gone - but its there thank God.

The M Code gives it the Eber tri-fecta. BA 6 Eberspacher, 70 amp alt and a bigger - deep cycle bat? All when new. Still has the 70 amp. Stewart spotted it right off.
_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Zelten
Samba Member


Joined: September 16, 2008
Posts: 1304
Location: Issaquah
Zelten is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the process of adding to that thread when I got your message. Awesome bus! I can't believe how clean it is! Nice score for sure.
_________________
1978 Delux Campmobile
03 Jetta TDI
13 Touareg TDI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
poptop tom
Samba Member


Joined: July 27, 2004
Posts: 1607
Location: The Hoosier State
poptop tom is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet score!
_________________
'76 Deluxe Campmobile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bala
Samba Member


Joined: December 04, 2003
Posts: 2590
Location: Austin, TX
Bala is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Think there's any chance you can/will bring back the OG paint?
_________________
1976 Westy

1966 Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Page 1 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB