High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby westymark » Fri May 19, 2017 6:54 am

Fit the handle yourself dude. This is a German vehicle as per vin plate. I was just trying to give a few tips on how to identify Brazil ie high hinges

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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby falstaff » Fri May 19, 2017 10:13 am

Perhaps put German in the title then, and post pics of the interior and Vin plate.

>>I was just trying to give a few tips on how to identify Brazil ie high hinges<<

High hinges appear on early German buses up to the early 60s.

....What do you make of the long sill?

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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby Sweet Rides » Fri May 19, 2017 8:30 pm

westymark wrote:
Solid steel - bring your magnet n see for yourself.



Possibly looking into hiring an electromagnet/powerpack combo would be advisable for those with a bad back who aren`t able to keep bending down to pick up their regular fridge magnet off the ground?
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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby westymark » Sat May 20, 2017 8:06 am

Wow what a bunch of idiots ;)

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Postby type21f » Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 am

westymark wrote:Wow what a bunch of idiots ;)

You should know...

Your advert started it all

Magnetic atttaction to comments.
You advert was....
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Postby type21f » Sat May 20, 2017 8:11 am

vwbuzzers wrote:I'm sure you can string a better add together?

Buzzers

Exactly..
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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby BJ1 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:24 pm

westymark wrote:Wow what a bunch of idiots ;)


Sorry Mark but you are a tad wide of the mark! The posters on this thread are some of the most knowledgeable split owners anywhere in the world. People who sell buses on this forum have to be totally straightforward about what they are selling. Your original ad needs some work.
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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby Sweet Rides » Sat May 20, 2017 4:42 pm

The simple reason that your advert has attracted negative comments on this forum has really nothing to do with the vehicle itself, or the price you are asking for it, but more that there is a strong element of hoping to play on someones niavety by describing the bus as something which it is clearly not.

There are plenty of buses for sale on here which are WAY overpriced and there are plenty or rough buses too - but they do not attract neagtive comments because the descriptions describe them fairly accurately then its up to the buyer to decide if he thinks the price justifies the vehicle described ect.

In the case of this bus literally none of the description matches the pictures of the vehicle you are selling - I think you are very well aware of that, and that is what people find unpleasant.

You are far from alone, there are plenty of unscroupulous sellers using this very tactic, the difference is that they don`t advertise on specialist forums where people with decades of expericence in this field can set the alarm bells ringing before a sale goes through. Instead they stick to the realms of ebay and such like where there is sadly a ready supply of niave and eager newbies who are all to easily parted from their hard earned cash.

To summarize :

The bus you are selling is not from the high desert - stating this implies it`s spent the majority of it`s life somewhere in the dry regions of the west coast of America and due to the lack of moisture there the body work remains 99% original and free from rust. The bus you are selling has had a lot of body panels replaced with incorrect poor quality home made items which are badly fitted. I would suspect this vehicle has been imported from somewhere in the third world, most likely South America.

Again, the Solid steel - bring a magnet - implies that no welding will be required and the bus is free from filler. Just from the limited photos I can see that a faily large amount of welding will be required and also that there is plenty of filler slapped over the previous home made repairs.

£16Kono for quick sale - again implying that the bus is possibly underpriced and there may be a bargain to be had and people should jump on it before its gone. If you have ALL the correct paperwork to satisfy a NOVA registration for this vehicle AND the Vin plate/chassis stamp are still there and genuinly match said paperwork then if you shave £10K of the asking price and go for £6Kono for quick sale you`ll be round and about "on the money" as they say...

Like I said with the 58 that you were also selling which in your words "boasted" still having it`s vin plate/chassis stamp - if it did not have these items then the vehicle would only be suitable for cutting up for panels/scrap and its value would be the £ sum of the usable/saleable parts, which is likely to be in the region of a few thousand pounds .The same would apply to this bus except the total sum of the useable/saleable parts would be slightly less with the vehicle being a later model.
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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby type21f » Sat May 20, 2017 4:56 pm

Yes sadly I am another who objects to adverts which are vague or not supported by a reasonable or a fair initial description..
I am not a rude person.. I consider myself fair.. but others say I am blunt..
But I find expressions like high desert intriguing..

Where is that..
The desert I referred to is intriguing.. it is at almost sea level
Try again..
What Where When Why Who Which is a good start..
But magnets n desert do not wash..

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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby falstaff » Sat May 20, 2017 5:23 pm

The long sill, like the description, is full of it.
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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby jackricha » Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Sorry for thread hijack

sweet rides, I think i was one of the newbie's you described about 7 years ago.
Looking back I bought the wrong van, but I pressed on (maybe I shouldn't have, but too late now).
I don't have/can't find the Vin plate in mine. I know its not worth that much as it's from south america. ('67)
I'm not planning on ever selling the bus, but if I did do you think i'd have to sell it in parts?

Here's a pic, first run last weekend.


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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby Sweet Rides » Mon May 22, 2017 4:05 pm

jackricha wrote:Sorry for thread hijack

sweet rides,
I don't have/can't find the Vin plate in mine.
I'm not planning on ever selling the bus, but if I did do you think i'd have to sell it in parts?



Don`t sweat - Your bus appears to be road registered - so you must have the Chassis number stamp and corresponding paperwork for DVLA (even if you don`t have the vin plate). If you have a un molested chassis stamp (next to engine on right hand side sheet steel) then normally, but not always, DVLA will register the bus. If it`s registered and it`s "legit" then I see no reason why you shoud have to sell it for parts - as you can prove it is legally what you say and belive it is.

Their is of course the possibilty that DVLA did not check the vehicle before registering and that you don`t have a chassis stamp. If that is the case then I think it`s a ticking time bomb and you will become unstuck some day - especially if the bus was involved in a serios accident.

As for reasle - any clued up person would (at the very least) be wary of a vehicle that had no vin plate and it`s inevitable this would have some negative impact on both the saleability and value of the vehicle if you did decide to sell.

Simply put, there are loads of split buses for sale in the U.K, 98% of them with their correct Vin plates - so why would someone buy one without a vin plate unless it was somehow much more appealing than those with their Vin plates (by more appealing read considerably cheaper...)


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Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby JonnyCJ » Mon May 22, 2017 7:08 pm

type21f wrote:
Talking about deserts in Brazil, a country which contains 30% of the world’s freshwater and has the biggest tropical jungle on the planet, could sound wrong, but it isn’t. The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in MaranhãoState is the reason why. An expanse of some 300 kilometers of white dunes and lagoons that could well be considered one of the most fascinating places in the world.

Surrounded by large mangroves, home to clams, crabs and birds (in fact, the region is one of the best for birdwatching), the dunes stretch from the coast for more than fifty kilometers inland, forming a sheet of perfectly white sand from which derives its name: Lençóis Maranhenses.

But the high rainfall in this country is what makes this nature park so interesting to visit. The large amount of rain, it has an annual record over 300 times that of the Sahara Desert, forms large lagoons in the sand dunes, which fill with wildlife for several months. Fish, tortoises and clams populate these lakes, only to disappear as if they had never existed during the dry season. How is it possible, then, that life is generated so easily? The explanation is fairly simple. It never left. The eggs of the species living there survive in the sand dunes while they are dry, and break open to make way for life when the water returns to fill them.

Visiting this desert could seem complicated, but it is not, since those living in the small surrounding villages are used to tourists and warmly welcome anyone who wishes to visit.  In Barreirinhas, for example, there are hostels, restaurants offering typical regional dishes, and craft businesses. The locals, who for years – almost until the area was declared  a National Park – were isolated from the modern world, live a simple life and follow their old customs, such as fishing in the rainy season and working at the edges of the park in the dry season.

A desert in Brazil. You will never forget it.




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Postby type21f » Mon May 22, 2017 7:31 pm

JonnyCJ wrote:
type21f wrote:
Talking about deserts in Brazil, a country which contains 30% of the world’s freshwater and has the biggest tropical jungle on the planet, could sound wrong, but it isn’t. The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in MaranhãoState is the reason why. An expanse of some 300 kilometers of white dunes and lagoons that could well be considered one of the most fascinating places in the world.

Surrounded by large mangroves, home to clams, crabs and birds (in fact, the region is one of the best for birdwatching), the dunes stretch from the coast for more than fifty kilometers inland, forming a sheet of perfectly white sand from which derives its name: Lençóis Maranhenses.

But the high rainfall in this country is what makes this nature park so interesting to visit. The large amount of rain, it has an annual record over 300 times that of the Sahara Desert, forms large lagoons in the sand dunes, which fill with wildlife for several months. Fish, tortoises and clams populate these lakes, only to disappear as if they had never existed during the dry season. How is it possible, then, that life is generated so easily? The explanation is fairly simple. It never left. The eggs of the species living there survive in the sand dunes while they are dry, and break open to make way for life when the water returns to fill them.

Visiting this desert could seem complicated, but it is not, since those living in the small surrounding villages are used to tourists and warmly welcome anyone who wishes to visit.  In Barreirinhas, for example, there are hostels, restaurants offering typical regional dishes, and craft businesses. The locals, who for years – almost until the area was declared  a National Park – were isolated from the modern world, live a simple life and follow their old customs, such as fishing in the rainy season and working at the edges of the park in the dry season.

A desert in Brazil. You will never forget it.




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Re: RE: Re: High Desert-sourced 1966 kombi 11w

Postby type21f » Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 pm

JonnyCJ wrote:
type21f wrote:
Talking about deserts in Brazil,

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in MaranhãoState

An expanse of some 300 kilometers of white dunes and lagoons

A desert in Brazil. You will never forget it.




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Thank you Judith Chalmers :D

OK I admit it...
I admit I never wore knickers in more than 30 years travelling the world for Wish You Were Here?

I always "went commando" because i did not want the outline of my knickers to be visible on TV.

I told ITV chat show Loose Women my closely guarded secret leaked when interviewer Graham Norton asked me how many pairs of knickers i take on holiday.

"Graham said 'Do you take one pair and wash them, two pairs and wash them or one for everyday of the week?'

"So I said I don't take them, and he said 'You what?'."

I said I left my pants at home after a wardrobe assistant told me I should not have a "VPL - visible panty line" on TV.

"So I'm sorry to reveal that after 30 years of Wish You Were Here, I was pantless all the time," I said.

Despite travelling the world with the show I revealed I never got the hang of packing a holiday suitcase.

"I know that I am a very good packer, but I still think that I take too much," I said.

"I follow the golden rule of sticking my shoes in the bottom, and my pants on the top - that's if I take them."
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