My new early bay Deluxe's

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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

Post by brianj »

Good work, looks super nice.


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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

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Sean. Well done looking very nice indeed



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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

Post by spicydave »

Baie nice Sean

Looks pretty good after I first saw the bus
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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

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sean wrote: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:47 pm ........... We can call it the Retrovan beam :twisted: . It really looked hiseous .............
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HEY !!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Must say it looks like :bn: but definitely not " hiseous " :twisted:

Want to sell it.....??? :lol: :lol:

No thanks :wink:

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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

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The 68 has also been given some attention.

Outside was just a simple polish/wax. It was also missing its passenger side front bumper deluxe trim. A 1970 trim was there, but its a different style. I was very lucky to find a correct trim piece from a 68/69 model bus.

It received a new set of tyres and it sailed through roadworthy. It still has its original VW shock absorbers, suspension components. Not bad for a 50 year old bus. :hangloose:

It too also received a set of these lovely molded old style number plates.

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The front mat was unfortunately missing and a home made rubber one had been made. I ordered a new mat and that covering over the front wheel arches and its transformed it inside back to its original former glory.
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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

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Wow very nice Sean



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Looks great in fact it looks like a 10 yr old Deluxe,nice job Sean.
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That is a very nice looking bus Sean! :shock:
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Sean, very nice, very original, well done..
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And the final update with the Tan 71 deluxe.

It too received a good substantial clean and polish. It also needed a new set of tyres like the rest, but its suspension was somewhat wobbly. I had to replace the ball joints, tie rods, drag links, centre pin, shocks, the lot. It was actually quite finished, but its as good as new again. :D


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Nice and clean.Very unusual colour is there a name of the colour Sean.
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Terry Phillips wrote: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:48 pm Nice and clean.Very unusual colour is there a name of the colour Sean.
Yes, it’s called Tan in the VW book and it was only offered in 1971.
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Post by freddiebooysen »

Sean they do look very nice both of them.





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Post by fourier »

I need some of the polish you're using 😀

Amazing how you turn these buses around Sean. Good job!
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Re: My new early bay Deluxe's

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And a few pics of the 3 Deluxe's together.

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