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Offline ianmac  
#1 Posted : 24 May 2013 21:26:43(UTC)
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I have been into vws for many years now and i decided i would like to add to the collection, after looking for a while for something original and pretty un-messed with like my '51 Beetle, i have had my eye on probably one of the nicest original UK supplied barndoor buses, which I have fortunately managed to obtain... Hope you all like it !

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Offline RockStock  
#2 Posted : 25 May 2013 12:19:09(UTC)
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Cool bus
PO did well
Wicked headlining
Get Melliard to put the pinstripes back on it!

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Offline Old Blue  
#3 Posted : 25 May 2013 15:06:08(UTC)
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That certainly is a nice early busBeer

All I've ever noticed for sale are lowered with big engines and awful wheels.
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
Offline chrisbug91  
#4 Posted : 25 May 2013 16:08:50(UTC)
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That's lovely, do you know much of its history?
1975 1300 (1 family owned)
Offline pre67vw  
#5 Posted : 25 May 2013 23:25:30(UTC)
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Lovely barndoor ThumpUp
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Offline Rattletrap  
#6 Posted : 26 May 2013 14:27:58(UTC)
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Great colour combination tooBeer
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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#7 Posted : 27 May 2013 16:08:55(UTC)
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chrisbug91 wrote:
That's lovely, do you know much of its history?


It was purchased by Mr John Garden from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire in 1954, supplied through VW Motors Ltd in London. He owned it until 1975 and I have the details of every owner thereafter and a letter from each of them regarding their ownership of KAV 640.

A couple of articles of interest;

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Offline 59 Ragtop  
#8 Posted : 27 May 2013 21:53:44(UTC)
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Wonderful history. Great busThumpUp
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#9 Posted : 28 May 2013 10:45:18(UTC)
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ianmac wrote:
It was purchased by Mr John Garden from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire in 1954, supplied through VW Motors Ltd in London. He owned it until 1975 and I have the details of every owner thereafter and a letter from each of them regarding their ownership of KAV 640.


What an in depth history. An early UK VW bus with a fascinating history and details, not unlike MRT 308 the early UK VW Beetle.Beer

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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet OhMyGodmg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of VolkswagensBeer Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
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The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378
Offline chrisbug91  
#10 Posted : 28 May 2013 17:12:41(UTC)
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ianmac wrote:
It was purchased by Mr John Garden from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire in 1954, supplied through VW Motors Ltd in London. He owned it until 1975 and I have the details of every owner thereafter and a letter from each of them regarding their ownership of KAV 640.

A couple of articles of interest;

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Fantastic history, I remember reading the article in Volksworld now.
1975 1300 (1 family owned)
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#11 Posted : 28 May 2013 19:58:47(UTC)
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RockStock wrote:
Cool bus
PO did well
Wicked headlining
Get Melliard to put the pinstripes back on it!


Yes Grant did a great job to get the lower half back to the standard it needed, hopefully I can continue the good work along the same lines. I plan to repaint the roof and get the pinstripe put back on. Also planning a full underside resto of the bus in the winter.

Some pics of the lovely headliner ThumpUp

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Offline kevsplitty  
#12 Posted : 30 May 2013 21:30:26(UTC)
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Lovely bus,seen ya at vik farm last year & a few other placesCool
Offline magoo  
#13 Posted : 06 June 2013 01:56:58(UTC)
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The 'reverse' colour scheme is a welcome sight.
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#14 Posted : 03 July 2013 22:29:52(UTC)
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Looking like you're lovin' HO!

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Offline ianmac  
#15 Posted : 03 July 2013 23:43:15(UTC)
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Looking like you're lovin' HO!

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Yeah I always look that miserable ROFL you want to see me on a really bad day lol
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#16 Posted : 08 July 2013 13:31:12(UTC)
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Super bus, good to meet you at hessisch
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Offline ianmac  
#17 Posted : 10 July 2013 22:20:08(UTC)
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Cheers Scotty good to meet you too Beer
Offline Kids taxi  
#18 Posted : 04 December 2013 16:09:55(UTC)
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Hi ya Ian

It was great to meet up with You at Ebi after all these years , I look forward to catching up with You again

Also lovely looking bus my friend

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Offline ianmac  
#19 Posted : 22 April 2014 22:21:01(UTC)
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After using KAV last summer, the winter was the time to provide a little TLC and make good some of the last 60 years wear....

A trip down to see Ben Lewis and crew saw this on the ramp...

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Years of nasty repairs....

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Cut out....

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And repaired....

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Invisible....

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Offline ianmac  
#20 Posted : 22 April 2014 22:36:31(UTC)
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I built up the stock motor and added a little vintage power increase ...

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The underside of the bus was stripped clean before being blasted with 2pack raptor textured paint in primer grey, the front beam was fully rebuilt, all new brakes, lines and bearings throughout resulted in this....

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Gearbox was gone through, modified the early nose cone to accept a late model hockey stick seal, and the reduction boxes were fully rebuilt with all new German bearings.

Motor back in....
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