ianmac
2013-05-24T20:26:43Z
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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RockStock
2013-05-25T11:19:09Z
Cool bus
PO did well
Wicked headlining
Get Melliard to put the pinstripes back on it!
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Old Blue
2013-05-25T14:06:08Z
That certainly is a nice early bus:beer:

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!
chrisbug91
2013-05-25T15:08:50Z
That's lovely, do you know much of its history?
1975 1300 (1 family owned)
pre67vw
2013-05-25T22:25:30Z
Lovely barndoor :thumbup:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
Rattletrap
2013-05-26T13:27:58Z
Great colour combination too:beer:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: 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 
ianmac
2013-05-27T15:08:55Z
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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59 Ragtop
2013-05-27T20:53:44Z

Wonderful history. Great bus:thumbup:
Rattletrap
2013-05-28T09:45:18Z
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:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
chrisbug91
2013-05-28T16:12:41Z
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)
ianmac
2013-05-28T18:58:47Z
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 :thumbup:

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kevsplitty
2013-05-30T20:30:26Z
Lovely bus,seen ya at vik farm last year & a few other places8)
magoo
2013-06-06T00:56:58Z
The 'reverse' colour scheme is a welcome sight.
RockStock
2013-07-03T21:29:52Z
Looking like you're lovin' HO!

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ianmac
2013-07-03T22:43:15Z
RockStock wrote:

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
Scotty
2013-07-08T12:31:12Z
Super bus, good to meet you at hessisch
ianmac
2013-07-10T21:20:08Z
Cheers Scotty good to meet you too :beer:
Kids taxi
2013-12-04T16:09:55Z
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

Best wishes

KT
Im too Old for This
ianmac
2014-04-22T21:21:01Z
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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ianmac
2014-04-22T21:36:31Z
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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