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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 01:07 pm
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The last one on Bernd's posting looks like a Heisler "rebodied" chassis. Jose.



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It's the "Great Hippie Invasion" of 1963!

Hey, for those motorcar/speeder clubs, wouldn't one of those Microbus/motor cars be a gem to have. You wouldn't even need a vehicle to tow it.

Too bad I've never seen a Chartreuse microbus in operating condition. I heard those things are an SOB to repair.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 06:37 pm
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jtrain wrote: Too bad I've never seen a Chartreuse microbus in operating condition. I heard those things are an SOB to repair.

--James:java:


Not really. My dad owned two. I think it was a 62 or 63 and a 80 something Vanagon. Had to pull the dash from the Vanagon camper to replace the blower fan. Was pretty simple. Been driving VW's since 1970. Rebuilt the engine on a few and built a dune buggy. I'd say they are pretty easy to work on, but you need metric tools.

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One thing that Berne omitted--

If you were used to working on ordinary cars and you bought a VW, you darn near needed to forget how you did things in the past, to fix your new auto.

Seemed like all the stuff you remembered, didn't work!


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 Posted: Mon Apr 28th, 2014 01:47 am
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Maybe that's why I haven't met a mechanic with anything good to say about the microbus.

But regardless, I still like it's design and the Iconic-ness of it.

--James:java:

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 Posted: Mon Apr 28th, 2014 01:51 am
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Maybe the mechanics didn't like them, but VW sold as many as it could made in several countries. Never heard that they had to crush unsold stock.... Jose.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 28th, 2014 11:22 am
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Herb Kephart wrote: One thing that Berne omitted--

If you were used to working on ordinary cars and you bought a VW, you darn near needed to forget how you did things in the past, to fix your new auto.

Seemed like all the stuff you remembered, didn't work!


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Ah see Herb I never started with an ordinary car, so I had no idea. :) Ya, you had to be a skinny contortionist to get at the spark plugs on the Bus, but they had more room than the back seat of a Chevy. ;) Know hat I mean? :bg:

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Yeah, I get the picture.

All the heat was back there !!!!


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Top notch rusty ol' junk Jose !!!

Oxide ROCKS !

Cheers

Si.

The VW's aint bad either...

...give 'em a couple o' years & they'll rust up nicely !



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