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Postby 52panelvan » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:21 am

Having fancied a non rear window van for a long while and not finding one - i got sent these pictures and i have waited for the news it was rescued .....

Its been parked up a while :wink:, i love those 50's logo's. Just how it managed to get into this state and buried this deep - god only knows.
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Buried very deep, one way of initail dating i guess ..
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Removal time while the snow gone - not by me fortunatly. :D . They gave up digging and got some "kit" in to shift it
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Finally its out a couple of months ago, there is a suprising amount left after its years buried.
Its had windows fitted in the 50's but is again a 213 (4 window), predating my 52 213 by 18 months. Many Thanks to the Gents abroad who have sorted me out with this van.
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I have all the road worthy history on the van too and the company is still going.
So leaving early in the morning over the next 5 days, after alot of thinking about it and itching to get it, im finally off on the very long journey to trailer it home to join the 52(read 1800miles and 34 hours on a ferry :roll: ). And there will be a bit of a convoy of old vans on the way home.....
If we get it home ok i will probably start the resto next year as it will be going to germany in 2009 and it does need - how can i put it, a "bit" of work . Plans include plugging up that hacked rear window and keeping the paint for now.


Cheers

Mark
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Postby Byron Bamboo » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:36 am

AMAZING FIND!!

:thumbup:..

Nice one Mark!

Found another pic on www.barndoor.dk

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Postby Scotty » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:44 am

Awesome stuff, I bet you can't wait to see it in the flesh.

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Postby Pucka » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:59 am

wow, this is an amazing find..... I can't believe how buried it actually was and also how solid it looks considering!

Keeps us posted, this is going to be great 8)
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Postby vwJim » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:53 am

That's amazing to see how well its preserved. Considering... another early bus saved 8)

What month / year is it then?
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Postby Byron Bamboo » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:46 am

vwjim wrote:What month / year is it then?


Looking at the 20-011536 chassis number that means its a March 51 bus..

Rear window buses came in on 20-012343 (apr 51) 8O
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Postby dombutler » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:56 am

Well done Mark! One more bus resurrected from the grave :!: :D

I can`t think of anyone more able or talented to fix this up

Bet you start on it when you get home!! :D
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Postby Bergy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:39 pm

Bet you start on it when you get home!!


he can't ...my RHD 53 is in the way !! :wink:

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Postby paulbugman » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:46 pm

wow mad find and condition considering it been stuck in the earth for so many years

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Postby 23A » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:13 pm

...GIT! 8O















....NO, Seriously, AWESOME find, mate :D :D :D ...looks like you'll have something to keep the candles burning all through the winter ( & next one, probably!)...fantastic history, again- you love the buried/drowned angle, don't ya! :wink: :twisted: ...keep us posted every step of the way ; i KNOW it'll be started before mine! :wink: :roll: :lol: :lol: 8)
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Postby 67ben » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:08 pm

Nice one mark
Good to see that they managed to get it out in the end
By the time you have done this one i might have found one like it with windows in for you to have a go at :wink:

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Postby moler » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:03 pm

WOW, the thing dreams are made of, well my dreams :)

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Postby 57aircooled » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:05 pm

crazy man
do you actually enjoy this??
another one saved
good on ya

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Postby bigbulli » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:42 pm

'kin hell - QUALITY! Cant wait for the resto on this one, Good work Mark! Good luck on the trip over and back, make sure you post pics of the journey / arrival in the UK :wink:

....and I bet you finish this one before I do mine :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Mike1973 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:07 pm

You Beauty! What a find!! And I can't think of it going to a better home, well done Mark 8)

I'm looking forward to watching this resto already... :thumbright:
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