- Scott SainParticipantDecember 23, 2019 at 5:42 amPost count: 274
I’d like to see how the new metal compares to the original metal. Is it as thick? I think it’s great if it is legit.alykatParticipantDecember 23, 2019 at 6:09 amPost count: 481
Well, at least it should be pretty much rust free.FranzKeymasterDecember 23, 2019 at 9:14 amPost count: 3640
Real buses came from Germany with a vin tag. 😉
They are like a fiberglass Porsche speedster…. Or fake 21/23 window deluxe bus.
The owners will always have disclose information that the vehicle is not real and genuine….Thus not valuable…I would get tired of saying “its not real” or “its from Taiwan”.volksaddictParticipantDecember 23, 2019 at 9:26 amPost count: 628
Not valuable? Save that for all those brazilian busses that are flooding the market.
It does suck when you have something fake tho, always having to make excuses for it…MikeKParticipantDecember 23, 2019 at 9:37 amPost count: 238
I think that they have their place and it’s good that all the panels will be available for Splits for years to come. I haven’t seen one in person so I can’t comment on the quality, but I think they will sell quite a few. Are the complete Gerson Barnies POS’s as well?
I think the availability of the Single Cab version is far more interesting to me than the Buses. You could actually use it as a truck and not worry about scratching up your 50K restoration. I think where they are missing the boat is not offering up a Crew cab, Highroof or Sales flap versions as I think the true market for this stuff is someone vending out of them without a care for originality. I could also see these being used for electric conversions as the supply of the real deal dries up.
When I saw these things come out, I couldn’t help but think of how cool it would be to have the first ‘built in the USA’ split. Sign me up for a fresh SC with a Tesla drive train so I can commute to work on 60 years old junk.John JonesKeymasterDecember 23, 2019 at 9:46 amPost count: 6731
When I saw these things come out, I couldn’t help but think of how cool it would be to have the first ‘built in the USA’ split. Sign me up for a fresh SC with a Tesla drive train so I can commute to work on 60 years old junk.
Sounds like new metal and new technology… not old junk. But if you build a new car like your describing, it may have to meet current years standards???
I hope no one ever ask’s me to build them a fake bus. 😎 😎C.HamburgParticipantDecember 23, 2019 at 11:22 amPost count: 183
Probably would have been a better idea to cut up and minitruck a fake Binz as opposed to a real one.
To worry about the value of a fake not being worth as much, who cares thats for people that collect them because real ones are worth money. That ain’t me.
I’d also drive a fiberglass 356. Something doesn’t have to be worth a lot to be cool.
I like this bus body production because its allowing more companies to offer other alternatives for repair metal, kind of breaking up the monopoly.
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