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Everett's 1955 Barndoor Kombi
History | Data | Parts Needed | Log - Updated March 6, 2003
This page was updated March 6, 2003
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(As I know it, more research under way)
Purchased new in 1955 in Hollywood, CA by a surveying company, Pafford and Associates.
They supposedly wanted a Panel but the dealer was out of stock.
They used the Bus as a surveying platform, primarily the roof, until 1971.
In 1971, it was given as a retirement gift to Charles Wolnik, a resident of Los Angeles, California.
Charles retired to Henderson, Nevada, in 1988, taking the Bus with him.
Charles used the Bus in his carpeting business until 1995.
In 1996, Charles died, leaving the Bus to his half-brother, Lee Teschler.
Lee sold the Bus at the estate sale of his half-brother to Jerry Jess in 1996.
Jerry Jess towed the Bus to Phoenix, Arizona and began a restoration of the vehicle.
I bought it in 1997 and towed it to Concord, California.
In February, 1998, I towed the Bus back to Phoenix, Arizona following a job change.
I daily drove it for over a year and am now collecting all the parts necessary for a restoration
For the time being, I continue to drive it to shows, campouts, weekends, to haul stuff, etc..
Driving movie (344KB)
|Front bumper brackets||...||NOS or mint used|
|Barndoor Kombi wing nuts and T-bolts - 8 sets||...||Any|
|Barndoor Kombi rear seat backrest wing nut - 1||...||Any|
|Barndoor spare tire strap & buckle||...||Decent or better|
|Front axle suspension arm dust seal/bushing (qty. 4)||211 405 129||NOS|
|Front suspension king and link pins||...||NOS|
|Barndoor Front Floor mat||...||NOS or mint used|
|Barndoor Cargo mat||...||NOS or mint used|
Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any of these parts for sale. Thanks!
The dealer where my Bus was purchased in 1955.
Lots of Photos
Barndoor Bus characteristics