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Post by Steven on Tue Jun 05 2012, 13:59

As you may all know the bug is sold awaiting collection!
Me and Jem have been and put deposit down on a 1969 deluxe microbus, shipped in from california 2 years ago!
It's gonna have 12 months MOT and obviously tax. The underside is still in OG paint and is absolutely rock solid!

Engine is brand new 50 miles ago and drives really nice!

It's lowered slightly and that's the way it'll probably stay

Gonna need a bit of work to the interior but it's all doable over time, so jems getting the sewing kit out and me and the old man are breaking out the saws and screws to put a bed together





























Hope you all like and we can't wait to get out motoring in it! Hopefully have it for club meet on the 17th!
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Post by owen on Tue Jun 05 2012, 18:37

Well done looks like you have got a good one there. looks quite cool with its present stance. Personally I think that you can do alot more with early bays than splits look forward to seeing it.

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Post by Grizzly on Tue Jun 05 2012, 19:46

Love it great lookin van . . . . congrats and welcome to van ownership.

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Tue Jun 05 2012, 20:12

Nice van Steve, great Patina, i do like the early bays, sits nice and hope the weather is good for you to bring to club meet, Welcome to the van side,



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Post by Liam on Tue Jun 05 2012, 22:22

What happend to just turning up at club meet in it haha!

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Post by Steven on Tue Jun 05 2012, 23:16

@Liam wrote:What happend to just turning up at club meet in it haha!

Well Jem posted on Facebook about it Di thought I may as well share!! Haha also couldn't wait much longer haha
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Roof racks

Post by Ronnieboy59 on Wed Jun 06 2012, 09:19

Steve your bus would look great with a 3 bow and a 2 bow on the top, Think Keith is selling his shortly as he is making his own, you could get them at a very reasonable price, just an idea for you but would look so cool mate.



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Post by Liam on Wed Jun 06 2012, 13:08

@Ronnieboy59 wrote:Steve your bus would look great with a 3 bow and a 2 bow on the top, Think Keith is selling his shortly as he is making his own, you could get them at a very reasonable price, just an idea for you but would look so cool mate.



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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Wed Jun 06 2012, 13:30

Oh yes it would ?



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Now your working in the HOTRODS i have an 5" PRO-COMP PRO-STOCK TACH on my bus but would like to sell it on as its for big engine hotrods, its model number is 6832 and is like new, cost £474, if you know anyone at your new workplace who would like to buy this then bargain price £200, also there is a pair of smaller matching guages with oil temp and Turbo boost, i would like to sell them as they clutter up the dash on my bus.

Thanks mate



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Post by Big Red on Wed Jun 06 2012, 15:46

Looks really nice, good stuff.



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Re: Steven and jems 69 deluxe microbus

Post by Liam on Wed Jun 06 2012, 18:57

@Ronnieboy59 wrote:Oh yes it would ?



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Now your working in the HOTRODS i have an 5" PRO-COMP PRO-STOCK TACH on my bus but would like to sell it on as its for big engine hotrods, its model number is 6832 and is like new, cost £474, if you know anyone at your new workplace who would like to buy this then bargain price £200, also there is a pair of smaller matching guages with oil temp and Turbo boost, i would like to sell them as they clutter up the dash on my bus.

Thanks mate



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Post by Tone & Linz on Thu Jun 07 2012, 23:21

Well done Steve & Jem! Looks a cracker that one. At last you'll be sleeping in a tin tent!

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Post by Erna & David on Sat Jun 09 2012, 13:37

@Ronnieboy59 wrote:Steve your bus would look great with a 3 bow and a 2 bow on the top, Think Keith is selling his shortly as he is making his own, you could get them at a very reasonable price, just an idea for you but would look so cool mate.



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I know its only the two of you but since we have had our rack its been great having more room inside instead of being cluttered up with kit,
I popped round today for a sneaky look in the bus but saw no evidence, so dont know if you are in possesion of it yet, looks a tidy bay and in no doubt it will look even better after you have had it a while. David
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Post by tint1n on Sun Jun 10 2012, 10:01

looking good mate Very Happy
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Post by Aussiboris on Wed Jun 13 2012, 13:24

Nice wagen Steevo. Really look forward to seeing it in the Flesh Fe.
You and me are gonna have white roofs, swage line rebel society!
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Re: Steven and jems 69 deluxe microbus

Post by Steven on Tue Jun 19 2012, 22:35

Just decoded the M plate on the van! Some interesting things turned up!


Model Type 2 (T2) mod. 221(1) :
- Microbus
- 7 seater (arrangement 2-2-3)
- Sliding door right
- LHD
Modelyear 1969
Planned production date October 05 ,1968
Type of engine Type 1 (B5) - 1584cc, 35 kW (47 bhp DIN)
Type of transmission Manual 4-speed gearbox
Paint color
Color upper part : L581 -   Cloud White
Color lower part : L50H -   Brillant Blue
Interior color (doorpanels and seats) 40 - *** Unknown ***
Destination USA, San Francisco

M codes
128- whitewall tyres (1968-1971)
425- collection of m codes 020/089/507/511/524 (1968-1969)
020- speedometer and odometer in miles
089- laminated front screen
507- Vent wings in cab doors
511- padded instrument panel (LHD only)
524
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Been busy over the weekend

Post by Steven on Mon Jun 25 2012, 21:29

Evening all,
Been really busy on the bus over the weekend and the past few evenings!

Got the bed made and all sorted, sorted The matress an also got the front and back deals fitted to stop it leaking water!!

Here's some photos

Bed making




The old man hard at work!


As a bed






As a seat


Has storage under the seat like a R&R bed

Seat back/ bed bottom


New seals. Payed someone who woks for national windscreens to come and fit the front and rear ones so I can see how it's done ten I'll give the rest a go myself! Nothing too scary under the front screen just a bit of surface rust! No holes! He put some anti corrosive paint on their before fittin the new seal as well







Things to do next!
Fit new door seals
Fix new quarter light catches so they actually shut!

That's all for now
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Post by Grizzly on Mon Jun 25 2012, 22:14

Chicken I replaced my own and there are two screens Laughing well done . . . coming along.

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Post by Aussiboris on Thu Jun 28 2012, 13:29

Can you show me how to do my windows?
I'll lay on some microwave hotdogs Very Happy
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Post by Steven on Tue Jul 10 2012, 20:33

Yeah can do rob!

Went out in the bus with kev and Liam Sunday for a drive to get some rolling shots and got some cool static shots too!

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THE VANS NOW BEING KNOWN AS THE GOOFY BUS!









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Post by Liam on Tue Jul 10 2012, 20:51

What steevo means is we went out for a TEST DRIVE after working all day on it haha!

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Post by Steven on Tue Jul 10 2012, 21:25

@Liam wrote:What steevo means is we went out for a TEST DRIVE after working all day on it haha!

No test drive was needed! The testing was when it started! Ha
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