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1984

Post by Mike1973 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:16 pm

These photos are from a big photo album kept with the clubs magazine archive. There are loads of 80's snapshots of members buses, with their name and membership number (None over no.300!) stuck on the bottom. I'm a bit reticent about posting the individual snapshots and their owners details up on here, but here are a couple of general ones to be getting on with!

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Post by Disco Stew » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:09 pm

I can't believe it!! That's my bus!! Velvet green & white GWM 290E!!

I've never seen it in green, it was in primer and very rough when I bought it in 1997.

Have you got any more pics or info?

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Re: 1984

Post by andy f » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:35 pm

How many are lowered ?


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Post by Disco Stew » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:52 pm

Well, mine is now and has been for the last 12 years!

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Post by twosixtysevens » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:07 pm

Cool! Any pics of mine kkr .... 67 canterbury pitt it was in the club before we got it in 1996 :D

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Re: 1984

Post by Mike1973 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:06 pm

Had a look in the album and couldn't see any of KKR. Be worth checking out the van register next time you're at a show where the club has a stand.

No more good pics of your bus Disco, although I've got some line up pics from Stanford Hall in '86, it may be in them. Can't make out all the plates though. Again, you need to check the van register, it's bound to be in there!

Your right, there aren't many lowered buses in all these old pics! A couple of really bad 80's custom jobs though! And probably an awful lot more filler in buses then!

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Post by Doc » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:11 pm

fantastic, not a single set of alloys in site 8)
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Post by Mike1973 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:44 pm

No alloys, but some BAD 80's custom jobs.... Rag effect paint? 8O And wheel trims that look like they've been pinched from the Dr Who special effects dept! :twisted:

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Post by Doc » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:21 am

Mike1973 wrote:No alloys, but some BAD 80's custom jobs.... Rag effect paint? 8O And wheel trims that look like they've been pinched from the Dr Who special effects dept! :twisted:

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Post by 23A » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:54 pm

Doc wrote:
Mike1973 wrote:No alloys, but some BAD 80's custom jobs.... Rag effect paint? 8O And wheel trims that look like they've been pinched from the Dr Who special effects dept! :twisted:

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Post by PastDown » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:29 am

check them pepper pot alloys! 80's!
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Re: 1984

Post by rob camber » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:11 pm

You wouldn't have mine would you? It was brushed orange HDG717D. Love to see a pic. :D
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Re: 1984

Post by Fifer » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:21 am

There's an interesting little story relating to the 'Bad Custom Paint Job'. The van was originally restored to a pretty much original finish, and was one of the better vans around at the time. It is the fifth from the right on the 1984 AGM line up. But evidently at VW Action a few purists were a bit sniffy about the the use of the non standard colours used on the body work. Soooooo....... The owner Peter Nicholson removed the domed hubcaps, round mirrors etc., and re-painted it over the winter. He said he got the idea of the paint finish whilst staring at the wall in a gents urinal, admiring that multi-coloured fleck finsh that was all the rage in 1980's toilets. When he turned up at the beginning of the new season he re-named the van Bog Standard!
In the 1984 members line-up he's the guy standing 2nd left in the black tee shirt. I don't think he would mind me mentioning his name. He left the scene a number of years ago, more's the pity.


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Re: 1984

Post by RockStock » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:32 pm

get some more up Mike!

these guys were ahead of their time
most buses must have been worth around £400 back then?

the shut lines on that custom KTT bus look ace

must have a people team photo at the next Barndoor Campout.
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Re: 1984

Post by lee c » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:48 pm

I bet most of them vans were RHD too !!!!!!

Wonder how many of them are still on the road???

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