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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

j.pickens wrote:
Nearest we can figure is that it was a school bus.
Details are in the build thread.


I see now,just finished reading the whole thing, Great bus and great thread!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

velvetgreen wrote:
^^ where's the engine situated? having a hard time understanding how this honeywagon would work?


these were front engine front wheel drive. were built for decades, may still be just with newer engines and bodies.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

Nearest we can figure is that it was a school bus.
Details are in the build thread.
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i wish more people would actually drive their vws rather than just talking about what they have in the garage.

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If you've seen one sunroof swivel seat kombi, you've seen them all! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

j.pickens wrote:
If we are referring to Kombis as commercial vehicles, then this is the only one known to exist:

1960 Sunroof Swivelseat Kombi
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Oooft! That’s a monster bus!
When I see buses like this, I mean a swivel seat is bought for a reason so why add a sunroof?
:in the dealership: “want a sunroof”? “yeah! Fuck it why not” Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

^^ where's the engine situated? having a hard time understanding how this honeywagon would work?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

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I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

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That's not a VW. It looks like a Tempo Matador to me.

https://tempo-dienst.de/fahrzeuge/matador-e/


i think this one has been discussed before.

since those are Front Wheel Drive, they possibly just flipped the cab around and made it rear steer?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

FarmerBill wrote:
BarryL wrote:
pyrOman wrote:
I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

That thing is just wwhhroong.


Do you think that thing is rear wheel steering, or articulated? Also, what is that thing?


That is a lavatory servicing truck. The fellow on top of the tank is connecting the hose to the dump valve fitting. (Notice his gear--akin to the flight suit for an Me163 flight!)

I agree, looks like a Matador.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:19 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:12 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

pyrOman wrote:
I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

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That's not a VW. It looks like a Tempo Matador to me.

https://tempo-dienst.de/fahrzeuge/matador-e/
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
pyrOman wrote:
I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

That thing is just wwhhroong.


Do you think that thing is rear wheel steering, or articulated? Also, what is that thing?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

pyrOman wrote:
I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

That thing is just wwhhroong.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

I love working split windows, this thread is like PornHub to me haha. There's just something about them being lightweight and somewhat impractical in hindsight. But you know they're awesome and just like everyone else in this thread; we love them
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

If we are referring to Kombis as commercial vehicles, then this is the only one known to exist:

1960 Sunroof Swivelseat Kombi
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Build thread:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=533826&highlight=sunroof+swivelseat+kombi
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i wish more people would actually drive their vws rather than just talking about what they have in the garage.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

I bet this one is as rare as it can possibly be! Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

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Nice looking truck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

Can we get some pictures of that crazy side loader with the ramp? And while I don’t think it was stock VW, I love the solo seat “plumber’s truck”.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

Great thread, love seeing all of these
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

Hello,

I present to you my VW combi single cab SO 15 Tipper trucks of Belgian conversion year 1967 with hydraulic tipper completely restored.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

Those Tippsters are the best!
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Rare Commercial Vehicles Reply with quote

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