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Updates for December, 1997

December 19, 1997 Links - Stores - added link to Donsco Volkswagen and Dune Buggy Parts
December 18, 1997 Links - Stores - added link to Bill & Steve's Foreign Auto Parts
Camper Bus photographs - Page 2 - Added '60 Westy, owned by Stephane Lacombe
Camper Bus photographs - Page 3 - Added new page to handle overflow from Camper Bus photographs - Page 2
Other/Special Models Photographs - Page 1 - Added shortened '60-'61, submitted by Israel
Other/Special Models Photographs - Page 2 - Added page to handle overflow of special model photographs
Other/Special Models Photographs - Page 2 - Added more special models submitted by Andreas Plogmaker
December 15, 1997 Notchback photographs - Added '64 Notch, owned by Thomas Vette
Notchback photographs - Added Notches submitted by Luis A. Pieretti
Squareback photographs - Added Squareback submitted by Luis A. Pieretti
Type 3 Literature - Misc. - Added German VW store ad, submitted by Luis A. Pieretti
Type II Miscellaneous photographs - Added abandoned Bus pics, submitted by Andreas Plogmaker and Mike Brown
Post-67 Bus Photographs - Added pics of Buses owned by Andreas Plogmaker
Camper Bus photographs - Added '67 VW SO42 Westfalia, owned by Jim and Paula Ellis
December 12, 1997 • You can now Search the Classifieds.
• Enlarged the menu fonts - fonts were too small on some visitors machines.
• Misc. cosmetics
December 11, 1997 Classifieds are now automated.
December 9, 1997 Transporter Literature - Misc. - Added 1962 Pon's service map, provided by Steve Mighetto
December 5, 1997 Accessories - Added Telefunken radio
December 4, 1997 Accessories - Added Bus lunch box, provided by Mark Rafferty
Camper Bus photographs - Added '64 Westy, owned by Mark Rafferty
December 2, 1997 Barndoor photographs - Updated photo of '53 De Luxe, owned by Mark Rafferty
December 1, 1997 Barndoor photographs - Added daily driver '54 standard, Owned by Mike Bradberry
Transporter Literature - Misc. - Added scans provided by Steve Mighetto
Type 3 Literature - Misc. - Added scans provided by Steve Mighetto
Other/Special Models photographs - Added Ambulance owned by Laurent Dubois
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Added 21-window provided by Laurent Dubois
Single Cab photographs - Added Single Cabs, provided by Laurent Dubois
Squareback photographs - Added family Squareback photo, provided by Laurent Dubois
Transporter Literature - 1958 Booklet - Added new page, brochure provided and owned by Dave Barnes


Updates for November, 1997

November 26, 1997 • Miscellaneous cosmetic changes.
November 25, 1997 Camper Bus photographs - Page 1 of 2 - Updated description of Gary LaVere's (of Lavere's VW Restorations) low-mileage '61 Camper
November 24, 1997 Photos - Re-added dates and locations of photographs as I remember them.
Links - Clubs - Added more links
Links - Other VW - Added more links
Links - Stores - Added more links, including link to The Bus Depot - Discount VW Parts
Links - Type II - Added more links
Links - Type 3 - Added more links
Everett's Scrapbook - Added 1992 Jetta description
November 17, 1997 Panelvan photographs - Page 2 of 2 - Added panel, Submitted by ShroomGirl
November 14, 1997 Post-67 Photographs - Added '70 Single Cab
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added 2 photos
Bus Advertisements - Added descriptions, Added more black and white copies of ads
Squareback photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added 2 more pics
Fastback photographs - Added 2 more pics
Type III Advertisements - Added more black and white copies of ads
November 13, 1997 Type 3 Literature - 1963 Australian Type 3s - Added new page
Type 3 Literature - 1966 Squareback - Added new page
Type 3 Literature - 1968 Fastback - Added new page
Type 3 Literature - 1969 Squareback - Added new page
Type 3 Literature - Sapphire IX Installation - Added new page
Type 3 Literature - Air Conditioning - Added new page
November 12, 1997 Squareback photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added flooded Squareback picture
Transporter Literature - 1960 Ads Booklet - Added new page
November 6, 1997 Type II M-codes - Added info on M199, supplied by Jason McDaniel
November 5, 1997 Type II Miscellaneous photographs - Added info on Bus toy, supplied by Ken
Type II M-codes - Added info on M051, supplied by Jason McDaniel
Group/Show photographs - Added '97 Classic row of T34s, submitted by Scott Perry
Everett's 1965 Squareback 1500 S - Added ownership log - it will be updated as work progresses.
November 3-4, 1997 • Miscellaneous Cosmetics


Updates for October, 1997

October 30, 1997 Type 3 Paint Codes - Added new page
Links - Added more links to all categories
October 29, 1997 Search - Added page. Now you can search the whole site!
Fastback photographs - Added Fastbacks owned by Dave Hall
Squareback photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added Variant, owned by Dave Hall
Camper Bus photographs - Page 2 of 2 - Added Camper, owned by Dave Hall
October 28, 1997 Post-67 Photographs - Added 1978 Westy, owned by Timothy M. Gray
Type II Art - Added new page. Need more drawings - Send me your artwork!
Transporter Owner's Manuals - 1970 - Added new page, with material supplied by Fred Stoermer
Transporter Owner's Manuals - 1970 Westy - Added new page, with material supplied by Fred Stoermer
October 25, 1997 • Whole site - Updated fonts for easier reading across all systems. Let me know if anything looks abnormal to you...
October 16, 1997 Home Page - Had to remove hidden spam I use for page counting because it was sending "cookies." I apologize for the presence of "cookies" on the site.
October 14, 1997 Type 3 Literature - Misc. - Added historical scans, provided by Lee Thomas Hedges
Type III Ghia (Type 34) History - Added pictures
Transporter Literature - Misc. - Added picture of 1,000,000th Transporter on production line
Type 3 Literature - 1961 Notchback - Added page
Type 3 Literature - 1961 Notchback Cabriolet - Added page
Type 3 Literature - 1961 Squareback Sales - Added page
October 13, 1997 Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 1 of 5 - Added '62 23-window, Owned by Kevin Stewart
Type II Miscellaneous photographs - Added another picture of the Bus candy
Bus Advertisements - Added some new color ads
Type 3 Advertisements - Added new page
October 10, 1997 • Miscellaneous Cosmetics
October 9, 1997 • Joined the VW Shrine Homepage Ring
October 8, 1997 Classifieds submittal form for the Type II and III Classifieds
Classifieds - More categories of classified ads
October 7, 1997 Transporter Production Figures - Added model-by-model data
Type II M-codes - Updated
Credits - Added page
October 6, 1997 Post-67 Photographs - Added Robert Laffoon's 1972 Westfalia.
October 2, 1997 Home Page - Sped up loading of main images a little.
Home Page - Made banner advertising invisible where I could and removed it where it couldn't be made invisible (damn contractual agreements!) Anyway, you don't see it but I still get the stats! :-)
October 1, 1997 Information - Added Type 3 Ghia (Type 34) History by Lee Thomas Hedges
Type III Ghia photographs - Added Maria Quiros' 1964 Type 34, Submitted by Scott Perry
Type III 2-tone painting - Added page
Type III Scripting - Added Page


Updates for September, 1997

September 30, 1997 Type 3 Ghia photographs - Added photo of Scott Perry's Type 3 Ghia, submitted by by Scott Perry
Transporter Literature - Misc. - Added Bus stamp scans, provided by Jason McDaniel
Information - Added more Information
Type II Model Numbers, M-Codes
Type 3 Model Numbers, Serial Numbers, Production Figures
September 26, 1997 Type 3 Ghia photographs - Added new page
Type III Ghia photographs - Added photo, submitted by Scott of the Type 34 Karmann Ghia Registry
Panelvan photographs - Page 1 of 2 - Added Restored '61, Owned by Jeff Keller, Submitted by Jason McDaniel
September 24, 1997 Classifieds Main Page - Decided to add text advertising (free of course) for everyone who is interested.
• Added a Link to Arkatents! on the Links - Type II page
Panelvan photographs - Page 1 of 2 - Added '59 Panel, owned by Todd Aukstolis
September 22, 1997 • Added a Feedback form to make it easier to give us feedback on the site.
• Added Links to the following pages:
Links Main Page
Links - Clubs
Links - Informational
Links - Other VW
Links - Stores
Links - Toys
Links - Type II
Links - Type 3
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 1 of 5 - Add 23-window picture, submitted by Reine Hedberg
September 16, 1997 Barndoor photographs - Updated '53 Delux, owned by Jeff Keller, identified by Jason McDaniel
September 12, 1997 Panelvan photographs - Page 1 of 2 - Added '67, owned by Juho Pesonen
Panelvan photographs - Page 2 of 2 - added new page to accommodate increase in photos
Notchback photographs - Page 4 of 4 - Added '64 1500S photo
Group/Show photographs - Added Jeff Keller's '63 Deluxe, submitted by Jason McDaniel
Camper Bus photographs - Page 1 of 2 - Added Jeff Keller's '67 Westfalia, submitted by Jason McDaniel
September 11, 1997 Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added '65 Standard, owned by Dan and Mike Brown
Post-67 Photographs - Added '68 Bus, owned by Philip Nuttall
September 10, 1997 Accessories - Added pool
Post-67 Photographs - Added Fire Truck
Single Cab photographs - Page 5 of 5 - Added photos
Double Cab photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added photos
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added photos
Camper Bus photographs - Page 2 of 2 - Added page, added photos
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 5 of 5 - Added photos
Type 3 Wiring Diagrams - Added page, added wiring diagrams
Type 3 Literature - Misc. - Added photos
Type 3 Literature - Accessory Brochure - Added page
Everett's 1965 Squareback 1500 S - Added photos
September 8, 1997 Notchback photographs - Added Notch submitted by Michael
Camper Bus photographs - Added '67 Westy, owned by Jason McDaniel
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added Kombi and Standard, owned by Dan and Mike Brown
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 1 of 5 - Added '63 Deluxe, owned by Dave Barnes
Post-67 Photographs - Added page
Camper Bus photographs and Other/Special Models photographs - Added feedback from the Crandalls on their Fire Truck and Westy.
Squareback photographs - Page 2 of 3 and Squareback photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added new pages with more Squareback photos
Fastback photographs - Added more Fastback photos.
Notchback photographs - Page 2 of 4, Notchback photographs - Page 3 of 4, and Notchback photographs - Page 4 of 4 - Added new pages with more Notchback photos


Updates for August, 1997

August 28, 1997
• Added a Guestbook
August 26, 1997
• New site format, inclusion of Type III materials at my disposal
August 13, 1997
Bay Window Photographs - Added picture of Ploon's Bus
August 11, 1997
Home page - Misc. cosmetic changes, split main Bus image into 4 smaller sections to promote faster loading
August 6, 1997
Links page - Added link to Bussin' It! - A VW Bus page and Bug Parts Unlimited - a Restoration and Parts shop
Links page - Converted to frames for easier navigation
August 5, 1997
Links page - Added link to Strictly Vintage II's - A Bus club


Updates for July, 1997

July 30, 1997
Home Page - Removed For Sale ads - Busses sold!
July 29, 1997
Barndoor photographs - Identified '55 Standard, owned by Dean Anderson
Links - Added Wolfsburg West
Other/Special Models photographs - Identified shortened Kombi, owned by Tony Prioli of Clearwater, Florida
Home Page - Added another Bus for sale plus necessary cosmetics to allow for the advertisement.
July 28, 1997
Home Page main image
• Miscellaneous Cosmetic
July 26, 1997
• Added 23-window Bus under construction to Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 1 of 5 page, supplied by Chris Padilla
July 25, 1997
• Identified 1951 Barndoor Kombi belonging to Mike Cathey on Barndoor photographs page
July 22, 1997
• Added new page Bay Window photographs
July 21, 1997
• Updated Submitting Information page to specify that interested parties may submit any information on any model Transporter
July 16, 1997
• Added Free Services page
July 15, 1997
• Added David F. Martin's 1967 Westy to the Camper Bus photographs page
July 13, 1997
• Added a new Transporter Literature page - Transporter Literature - 1950 Bus Booklet
July 10, 1997
• Added more Single Cab photographs - Updated Photographs - Main Page to add entries for new page Single Cab photographs - Page 5 of 5 and added more pictures to Single Cab photographs - Page 4 of 5
July 9, 1997
Home Page - After careful consideration, we decided to change the name of this site to The Volkswagen Transporters
Links page - Added more For Sale links.
• Added more Double Cab photographs - Updated Photographs - Main Page to add entries for new pages Double Cab photographs - Page 2 of 3 and Double Cab photographs - Page 3 of 3
July 8, 1997
Home Page - moved stats graph to the About page - Main page will now load faster.
Links page - Added index and reworked the page a little, added a few new links requested by visitors to the site.
July 3, 1997
Everett's 1955 Barndoor Kombi - added picture
Dave's 1963 Deluxe - added new page


Updates for June, 1997

June 24-30, 1997
• Miscellaneous cosmetic
June 21, 1997
Accessories - Added 3 more accessory pictures from VW Classic show
Miscellaneous photographs - added picture of my Bus candy
Transporter Facts - Added a cutaway Panelvan image
Everett's Scrapbook - Added a couple more pictures of my 1967 Squareback
Transporter Advertisements - Added more scans
June 20, 1997
Other/Special Models photographs - Added pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
June 19, 1997
Camper Bus photographs - Added 1956 Westy belonging to Andy Kunz
Camper Bus photographs - Added pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Panelvan photographs - Added pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 1 of 3 - Added pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 2 of 3 - Added new page with pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Kombi/Standard photographs - Page 3 of 3 - Added new page with pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 3 of 5 - Added new page with pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 4 of 5 - Added new page with pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Deluxe Microbus photographs - Page 5 of 5 - Added new page with pictures from recent Sacramento and VW Classic shows
Barndoor photographs - Added new page with Barndoor-only pictures.
June 18, 1997
• Made site a little more consistent looking - modified various Photographs pages
June 17, 1997
Links - Added link to Sarah's Split Bus Page
June 16, 1997
Photographs - Main Page - An index page for the Photograph pages
Bus Literature - 1950-1951 Booklet - new brochure added
Bus Literature - 1953-1955 Booklet - new brochure added
Bus Literature - 1955-1958 Brochure - new brochure added
Bus Literature - Collision Repair Guide - new piece of literature added
Bus Literature - Misc. - added 2 postcards
Bus Wiring Diagrams - added new wiring diagram page for early Busses
Transporter Literature, Bus Literature - 1951 Booklet, Bus Literature - 1955 Booklet, Bus Literature - 1959 Booklet, Bus Literature - VW Pamphlet, Bus Literature - Misc. - changed to new format
• Eliminated unique index page for non-frames version of web page - non-frame users will now use standard main Home Page
• Added quick index listing to common footer for all pages
Accessories - added a few more accessories pictures
June 13, 1997
Home Page - Noticed the Table of Contents was cut off under 800x600 resolution - widened it a little, guess I'm spoiled with 1280x1024 resolution... :-)
Single Cab photographs - Page 2 of 4 - Identified Lois Grace's Single Cab - Vern
June 10, 1997
• Fixed thumbnail link on Deluxe Microbus photographs page
• Updated Everett's 1955 Barndoor Kombi page with parts retrieved from the VW Classic show
Parts For Sale page - marked some items sold
June 6, 1997
Home Page - Added statistical graphs, modified the formats a little, had to rename some documents to .shtm to use Server Side Includes - If you experience any problems, make sure you refresh the main Home Page by doing Shift + Refresh in Netscape or Refresh in Internet Explorer. If problems persist or if you have any questions, please contact Everett. Thank you.
June 5, 1997
Links page - link to WorldWideWolksvagen
Home Page - added link to Everett's 1955 Barndoor Kombi page
• Misc. ascetics
June 3, 1997
Single Cab Photographs page - added additional pictures of the Single Cab owned by Ray and Lea Hale
• Split Single Cab Photographs sections into 4 pages with a maximum of 10 Single cabs per page to speed the loading of each individual page - View them now as: Single Cab photographs - Page 1 of 4, Single Cab photographs - Page 2 of 4, Single Cab photographs - Page 3 of 4, and Single Cab photographs - Page 4 of 4
June 2, 1997
Panels page - picture of Brandon's 1961 Double Door Panel
Links page - link to Taylor's Vintage Volkswagen Haven


Updates for May, 1997

May 28, 1997
Links page - link to Ronaldīs aircooled website
Links page - Link to 50 years Volkswagen Bus
• Misc. ascetics
May 27, 1997
• New Page Volkswagen Bus Production Figures
• New Page Volkswagen Group/Show photographs
• Images provided by Ray and Lea Hale to pages: Single Cab photographs - Page 2 of 2, Kombi/Standard photographs, Camper photographs, and Group/Show photographs
Volkswagen Bus Facts - Added link to new page Volkswagen Bus Production Figures
• Identified Rosie the Rocket Sled, Double Cab owned by Craig Sauls on Double Cab photographs page.
May 22, 1997
Submitting photographs page - Updated instructions to include on-line (e-mail) submittals
May 21, 1997
Facts page - Added link to Volkswagen Option Codes
Links page - Added link to Volkswebbin'
May 19, 1997
• Photograph pages - Added approx. 200 new Bus images across all categories
Camper photographs page
Accessories photographs page
Miscellaneous photographs page
Literature - 1951 Booklet page
Literature - 1955 Booklet page
Literature - 1959 Booklet page
Literature - VW Pamphlet page
Literature - Misc. page
Home Page - Updated main picture
Bus Literature - Updated index of Bus Literature
Scrapbook - Added 1960 Single Cab pictures
Parts For Sale - Added some pictures of parts
May 16, 1997
Home Page - Added Frames capability - users who can't use frames will still see a non-frame version of the Home Page
• Cosmetics on multiple pages to accommodate frames
May 14-15, 1997
Home Page - Minor cosmetics
May 13, 1997
Home Page, Submitting photographs- Minor cosmetics
Parts For Sale page - Misc. parts I have laying around that I don't need
Links Page - Links to sites I frequent as well as sources of other Volkswagen links
May 7, 1997
Transporter Data Page - Added magazine excerpt and links to other sources of production data.
May 5, 1997
Home Page - Added JavaScript message
Scrapbook Page - Implemented new tables for greater readability.
About Page - Added my name
May 1, 1997
Home Page - Made it always "expired" so users will always reload it for the latest Type II data.
Home Page - Added folder and other icons on menu.


Updates for April, 1997

April 23, 1997
Home Page - Added menu, Transporter Factoids
What's New Page - Fixed dates - they were one month off
• Photos Pages - Split pages into more descriptive categories
Facts Page
April 18, 1997
• Updated some header images
April 17, 1997
• The What's New Page
• Fixed a grammatical error on the Home Page
April 16, 1997
• The Literature Page
April 7, 1997 First date site made available.



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