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  • Phat Bug
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    Thanks Pat.

    As in how old is he? He’s 68 (I’m 37), he’s had over 300 VW’s.

    The most at one time was 96!

    He raced Baja’s in the 70’s……..

    Built this Baja in 2000 and crossed the Simpson desert (400 odd miles of Sand Dunes)…….

    Plus numerous other, bugs, type 3s, kombis etc etc

     

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    I know it’s not VW related, but thought I’d share a little about my ’68 year old Dad’s truck,

    He’s spent the last 2 years building it and the Camper Shell from scratch, starting off with a wrecked 4×4 Hilux and an old Toyota Hiace……..

    It’s now a 6×4, with a 3.8lt Buick V6, T400 auto, with locked diffs and airbags over leaf suspension, with a slide on camper shell with solar power, toilet, shower, kitchen, heating and cooling etc etc

    They have just sent off on their first adventure, a 6 month trip up through the center of Australia to Darwin to visit my sister, then will continue to follow the coast to the west, getting home just before Christmas. All up about a 7000 mile round trip.

    They’ve covered about 1500 miles in the last week, still another 800 miles before the reach my sisters place.

     

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #14065

    Found another pic from my parents place in the early 2000’s…………

     

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #14064

    That is badass! Love the camper door!

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #14037

    Shorty BD now on Ebay….

     

    https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/VOLKSWAGEN-KOMBI-BARNDOOR-SINGLE-CAB-UTE/232812878236?hash=item3634ba999c:g:klQAAOSw8-dbKjgg

    Looks like it has lots of BD only bits still.
    What do people think it will sell for?

    Phat Bug
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    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: Rustabaja #14006

    That’s awesome Rusty! love a bug eye!

     

    Like Barefootdriver said above, that EMPI VDM steering wheel is worth some coin for sure!………..

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1175035

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #13969

    Of the 299 Barny’s sold to OZ my Dad has had 5 of them…………

    His first 2 Barny’s circa 1970-75……

    Were sold to another collector in the early 90’s but I believe both were parted out.

     

    Next one he found about ’98 when he took a wrong turn, this was the craziest recovery mission we’ve done, wish I had pics of that day…….

    Was sold and is now running/driving but no body work started.

    The next was found in the early ’90s, but We didn’t pick it up till about 2000….

    Was sold to the same collector as the first two, but is still intact.

    And the last one is the rarest of the lot, standard sunroof with factory safaries……

    Eventually made it’s way to the UK, and now fully restored……

     

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #13968

    is there a link to that one?

    Not yet, I’ll find out more info soon.

    I have been liaising with the finders, telling them how important it is, they found it whilst on holidays on a remote Island and had no idea the significance of it.

    I convinced them to head back with a trailer to collect it, 1100 miles round trip & just got it home yesterday. It’s a May ’54.

    One of only 299 Barny’s shipped to Australia.

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: BARNDOORS #13959

    This shorty just been discovered in Australia…….

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    Pretty messed up, but rad at the same time haha.

    Owners are going to put it up on eBay soon, be interesting to see what it goes for.

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    in reply to: Randars #11066

    Chrome rims and Alodine centers?

    Phat Bug
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    ^^^ Follower drone…? Couple from yesterday. IMG_1972

     

    Looks like good fun!!

    Phat Bug
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    Hey,

     

    I’m @phatvw

    All car stuff all the time.

    Bit of a glimpse into what we’re doing downunder 😉

    Phat Bug
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    Looks awesome Franz!

    Phat Bug
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    Corral car is Franz’s ride. 73′ I think.

     

    It looks awesome!

    Is there a thread on that? I must have missed it.

    Phat Bug
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    Pics!!!!!! Damn that was fun. I think all or our faces hurt form smiling and laughing. IMG_1286

     

    How’s is the salmon IMG_1323IMG_1322 IMG_1329

     

    What’s the story with the Coral red one in the middle? Have I missed something?

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    Super glad Peet got this!!!!!! Looks Awesome!!!!!!! ? ? ? ?

    I was thinking RCW baja & buggy spa weekend. ? Pat and I have been talking about starting a baja & buggy club. With some kind of cool name and badass retro silk jackets with our names on them and stuff. Peet got his new mud terrains mounted 215/75 and 30″ x 9″ combo. White letters out for old school look.

     

    Shit, that looks killer!!

     

     

    Phat Bug
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    in reply to: Parkway projects #776

    Man that turned out sweet!

    Thanks to all that have been involved in getting the site up and running, it’s great to be back!

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