The toughest part was that the bottom edge was rolled down making it so the blade wasn’t perpendicular to the Bus. With the bumper on a flat table, the lower lip was at least and 3/4″ in. I had to beat the hell out of it into a sandbag and reshape.
I thought it was interesting that it was drilled for Euro and American plates. The deck-lid is the same. I’m not sure if there was a dealer in Colorado in 1958. I imagine that it was a soldier who brought it back from Germany. Sanford told me that the original owner was a veterinarian who made house calls with the Bus.