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by Bathtub57
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Definitely Phil! Love the roof rack.

The chassis is well on its way, I’ll insert pictures *here* shortly.

Anyone got a 1954 20- BD engine lying around??
by Bathtub57
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Sorry G no in use pictures. I do have these however... On to the jig it goes https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080147.jpg Not much between chassis and body https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080145.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080144.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galle...
by Bathtub57
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are reduction boxes really like?
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: What are reduction boxes really like?

1776, RGB, tall 4th and 195 tyres. Awesome set up.

That said, having owned a Bay, you’ll notice the difference.

Personally I would buy the bus you like and not make the decision solely on the suspension - the bolt on bolt off parts are easier to manage over the years than the bodywork.
by Bathtub57
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: ***Stoner***
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: ***Stonor***

“No items currently on sale”

Sold out I wonder?
by Bathtub57
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

I mean where to begin??! The goal is to save as much original metal and paint as possible. The bullet holes are of course staying 😂. A lot of the panels will be unpicked to get repaired and straightened out before re-fitting. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2078622.jpg https://www.thesamba.c...
by Bathtub57
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

I took a drive up to Barrow in Furness last week and checked out the Postbus. Contrary to my last post, this won’t be easy. It’s pretty bad. I have been having massive panic attacks but Irv is relaxed of course. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2078629.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/...
by Bathtub57
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best tires for 14 wheel rims
Replies: 35
Views: 3069

Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

If your speedo was OG and calibrated to origional crossply tyre 7.00 x 14 tubeless size . I would be interested to know what GPS says your speed is when the speedometer shows 60m.p.h. The chart above indicates that the actual speed would be higher than indicated! So risk of travelling over speed li...
by Bathtub57
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best tires for 14 wheel rims
Replies: 35
Views: 3069

Re: Best tires for 14 wheel rims

I just fitted 195 r14c Vitour tyres today from Northants Tyres. £288 for 4. I have a 185 r14c spare which would hopefully suffice to get me off the motorway at a pinch. I have run 185 r14c’s for 10 years and been happy enough. I am not sure how much of a difference the extra half inch height will ma...
by Bathtub57
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Looks like a great find. Congratulations on the acquisition and good luck on the journey. I do love a Bundespost van :cheers: Thanks, I wasn't planning on doing another but this came up and I couldn't resist. It should be easy relative to the show bus and a walk in the park compared to your Samba!
by Bathtub57
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

A large donation was made this week to the Gerson retirement fund!

On the hunt for a correct 1954 20- engine if anyone has any leads please let me know.
by Bathtub57
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Wow looks like you've got your hands full well worth saving though Buzzers Oh yeah, rushed off my feet sending instructions to Irv :lol: :lol: :lol: A panel list is being out together and we are on the hunt for a period correct engine. We want to keep this bus as original as is possible. I have fro...
by Bathtub57
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

That paint stripping is incredible. 8O :o Must of just jet washed off. Otherwise that’s weeks worth of hours and exceptional fine detail. Here are some more pics pre paint strip. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2048346.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2048345.jpg https://www.thes...
by Bathtub57
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Glenn Yale wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:46 pm
They've done a good job of removing the red paint job and knocking some of the roof out, that looked really bad.
They did an incredible job from where it started. The roof is pretty bad especially in the rear right corner.
by Bathtub57
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Arrival at Irv’s It’s fair to say this bus has led a pretty hard life. Replies to the posts on social media are hilarious. Anyone who knows Irv and his work know that though it’s no walk in the park this bus will look amazing when it is done. The plan is to do a sympathetic restoration keeping as mu...
by Bathtub57
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

1954 Deutsche Post Barndoor

Thanks to Irv and his incredible network of contacts and having sworn off doing another basket case restoration, let alone a Barndoor, an un-refusable offer came along for a project for HO21. The project is a 1954 Deutsche Post Kombi. It was found by the Bavarian Pickers - they have a great short vi...