Volkswagen Bus/vanagon 1970 No Reserve on 2040-cars
Abbeville, Louisiana, United States
I have a 1970 blue and white German Westfalia vw van ,that I had intentions of doing a frame off restoration but decided that I had to many other projects going on, the van is in restorable shape. The engine runs and the brakes work . The owner before me looks like they put a new carburetor on it and seems to run fine and doesnít smoke. Gear shifter a little sloppy but shifts in all gears. There is rust around the top of the van on the edge of rain drip rail that is noticeable but doesnít go through and through . There is rust through on the front bumper steps on the both sides missing rubber foot plates. Right bottom front door on the body there is rust through .There is rust though on the floor in three places on the rear cabin area ,one goes through and the others are slight and being to go through. The sliding door doesnít slide very well and doesnít line up. Not sure if its just the plastic and bearing guide or the rear slider hinge. The folding top seems to work well, needs new canvas. Rear hatch latch doesnít open . Seems lock is frozen. Rear engine hatch opens with a hard pull seems hinges are worn. Seems back of van was repainted and some body work was done , doesnít look like the van was ever wrecked but at one time someone tried to make it look better. The inside over head interior is gone on the front half of the van. The original overhead is in the rear half. The camper interior is complete in the back . The two interior peaces behind the driver and passenger seats is missing. Not sure what goes there . it seems that a folding chair goes behind the driver seat and a sink and fold out table goes behind the passenger seat . Havenít researched what the options were in 1970. Anyway , its missing except bottom cushion of seat behind driver seat .The electrical system is in place seems about half doesnít work ,not sure what works and doesnít work. Glass is all intact but all rubber needs replacing for a rebuild. Broken mirror on passenger door. I know Iíve painted a grim picture of this van but Iíve wanted to give you all the details that I can see. In my younger days Iíve redone quite a few frame off rebuilds and this is prime for a rebuild. I found out there are many places to get parts and new sheet metal if needed and the prices are really reasonable Iím not like I used to be and things for me are a lot slower. I work full time as a helicopter mechanic and on my days off I mess around with motorcycles and Iím building a camp and on top of that. My wife came down with an illness and sheís doing better. As I said Iíve got too many irons in the fire. If you would like more pictures or ask any questions please contact me and I will be happy to get back to you . thank you ted
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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:58:00 EST
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Reggae super-duper-star and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Cliff has been using music to send positive vibes out into the universe for decades now, so its no surprise that his message on behalf of Volkswagen is one of redemption.
Dubbed Sunny Side, this web-spot is VW's warmup of sorts for what promises to be another blockbuster year in the world of Super Bowl commercials. Without giving away the game, the euphonious commercial sees Cliff opening his arms and his heart to some YouTube 'celebrities' that might see courser treatment from the likes of Tosh.0, for instance. We can't help but be reminded of Coca-Cola's legendary 1971 Hilltop spot with the "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" lyric, too.
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