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  • Franz
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    Heater control installed. I had to make the tiny stepped pin to attach the cable.

    Also missing the choke cable that would go in the tube next to the heater control. Not that we’re using a choke cable with dual Weber’s….it would just look more finished with the knob. An old broken cable would do the trick.

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    I polished the paint on the original steering wheel. It shows its age for sure, but it’s only original once. You can see the wear marks from the hands of all the previous owners. That is history. E4C2ED99-3350-4A43-AD41-C1255DB89557
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    If you guys want it blasted and painted let me know.

    ColeB
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    Original! I like it.

    I’ll look for a choke knob👍🏼

    Franz
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    Not that you *need* them, but there is only one fuse block cover and its broken. Be on the look-out for two.

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    Barndoor gas tanks get a petcock stencil. This truck-specific tank had an original stencil. …Though it does little good, as you can’t see it through the fuel door.

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    Original fiber washers and gas tank mounting bolts with new washers.

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    Spare tire, seat, foot rest, and floor mat make it look almost finished.

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    omr_007
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    I love the unrestored wheel. 👌🏼

    John Jones
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    Franz has been shaking this gas tank with some clean hardware in it and some straight lacquer… it had a tiny bit of varnesh and shit in it… Better safe than sorry.. or broke down on the side of the road with a clogged petcock… 😎  I think it’s the last thing to put in to drive this rig.. 😎

     

    ColeB
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    Sweet! Can’t wait to see this one in person

    Franz
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    The fuel tank cleaned out nicely. I installed it, polished the fuel cap, and attached the petcock. Ready to fuel-up tomorrow.

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    Shift coupler cover courtesy of Mark Raferty/The Bus Transfer. Original canvas type seal was in a a bag from the original disassembly.

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    Sliding glass butterfly latches missing springs and one base plate…I have a spare in my parts I will donate.
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    ColeB
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    Coming together very nicely! Cool to see the petcock under the bus like that!

    Johnnybarndoor
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    Love to see parts from the stashes put busses back on the road, this bus is fantastic I love the Petcock, I never seen one like that

    John Jones
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    I’m excited to drive and see this rig alive again!!!!

    Franz
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    Good day.

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    ColeB
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    That’s tasty! Nice work boys 👍🏼

    Franz
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    Door panels installed with retromat sound and heat insulation behind.

    I’m not sure why the kicks and door panels are different colors. Maybe a different batch?? I have some matching paint to slather on today.

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    Willy
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    Love all the little unobtanium parts on this thing

    Jb
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    So badass!!

    Franz
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    Prepped the panels for paint along with a new pedal pan and some og hubcaps. Going in the booth this morning.

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    kevinb
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    The hubcaps should be chrome

    Franz
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    Whoops. I knew that. Barndoor commercial is chrome.

    Can we verify on some of the original VW canada pictures of this truck?

    Franz
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    Cab done! The repainted kick panels match better. I took some time and tried to put the screws in the original holes.

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    Franz
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    Here are the nicest original hubcaps in our collection. I’ll pick the best 4, clean them up, and tap out dents. Hopefully they won’t need any chrome plating.

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