It's been a while since I'v been around these parts, let alone posted anything! But now comes the time for something new. So first, a bit of history!
Some of you may remember my Bug from a few years back... it was a 75' 1300 Beetle when I first got it at the age of 17 back in...
1977 VW Type 2 Bay window Devon Conversion camper.
Ready to go camping and to shows right away!
12 MONTHS MOT 6 MONTHS TAX
Lotos Wiess (Lotos White)
1600 aircooled engine,
Re-upholstered Original 1977 Devon Interior,
Swing-out Cooker and Grill,
2way Fridge (12v/gas).
Seats 5 whilst driving...
As above, 1976 late bay breaking all parts available aprt from rear bumper and hangers and gearbox.....its a LHD all can email pics but can you pm with specfic details all based in Gloucestershire, willing to cut body panels etc 2L twin carb suitcase engine have a link for vid off it running...
I've searched here and google/thesamba etc but can't find anything. Hopefully someone will know where I can find a chassis diagram with dimensions for a late bay window bus. I'm trying to determine the factory lengths, widths etc for the chassis rails, top hats, rear torsion tube etc.
Just bought a 1978 Devon Sundowner project and I need to following panels for it (solid and rust free)
1x Late bay drivers side door
1x Late bay passenger side door
1x RHD sliding door
1x Late bay rear hatch
This list will enevitably continue to grow, but I had better start with the...
Am i right in believing that the front skin on a late bay has a strip on the inside top edge with holes so you can screw in the dash top tinware (just below the windscreen glass/rubber)?
Only cos mine doesnt have this...(i may have imagined it tho...)
Looks like i will have to weld some tabs...
It's been a while since I had a readers rides thread going on here, so I thought I'd post a bit of an update on my Late Bug project.
I've owned it since December 2008, after buying it off a good friend. His original thread can be seen here:
We're looking into the possibility of organising a Late Bug line up for one of the days at action. It seems there should be enough interest, and there are certainly lots of nice cars that I think everyone would want to see! :)
Nothing model specific; stock, Baja, slammed, ratty, mint to...
I have a late bay camper.
The main large tinware piece (sits infront of crank pulley and goes to the edge of the engine bay, with the high shoulder on the left..u know...lol) on mine is in a sorry state.
It has no holes but looks like its had a few repairs here and there with tape/fibre...
Scott spencer has asked me to put this on here as he had the following email sent to him from a friend.
Just putting the word out that Dads van was stolen this morning !!
if you could send this mail on to any one in the VW scene that you
know we would appreciate you spreading the word to help...
I cant seem to find a new copy of Volksworld anywhere around me. The local newsagents and supermarkets normally have it on the day it comes out but no one around me has it! S'pose its time I got round to organising that subscription that I said I would sort out last christmas!
Cant wait to see...