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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This is the all-new Skoda Citigo, and if you're thinking that it looks rather familiar, that's because its Volkswagen-badged kin recently debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. That's right, the long-rumored Skoda version of Volkswagen's new Up! city car has finally arrived.
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Buyers will have a choice of two 1.0-liter three-cylinder engines - one with 59 horsepower, the other with a 74 hp and a blistering 106 mph top speed - both mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Powerful they are not, but these three-bangers should prove to be extremely efficient, with Skoda quoting fuel economy numbers of 62.8 and 60.1 miles per gallon, respectively (on the European cycle).
Being a Skoda, the Citigo will go on sale in its home market of the Czech Republic this fall, with the rest of Europe getting the car next summer. Follow the jump for Skoda's official release.
Volkswagen's R lineup currently consists of the Golf R in North America, and the too-cool-for-school Scirocco R in Europe. It hasn't exactly been a secret as to which VW would next get the R treatment; the German manufacturer reportedly confirmed that a hotter Beetle would be coming to the US. That announcement, in August 2011, was followed up by a production-ready Beetle R Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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After some wait, we're finally seeing spy shots of the Beetle R in Germany. The mule shown in the images here is wearing the R-Line bodykit, which adds sportier front and rear fascias, side skirts, dual exhausts and a not-so-subtle spoiler. Topped off with Volkswagen's traditional, five-spoke R wheels, we'd be just fine with the Beetle R coming to market as is.
Our spy photographer, though, seems to think that the production R will get even sportier sheetmetal, which we take to mean the more assertive look shown on the Frankfurt show car. Larger intakes on the front fascia, a bigger rear spoiler and vertical vents on the rear bumper could all be upcoming. Whether a production model will include the concept's polished wheels (R cars haven't traditionally embraced that look), vented hood and the quad-tipped exhausts remains to be seen.
Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Columbia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Columbia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.
The ore is mined by the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army), and exported to Pennsylvania, where it is refined. The refined ore is then sent over to Austria, where a company called Plansee turns it into a finished product. Now, it's important to note that we aren't talking about the world's supply of tungsten here. In 2012, Plansee's American refinery purchased 93.2 metric tons of tungsten, valued at $1.8 million. That's peanuts, with the entire Colombian tungsten mining industry producing just one percent of the world's supplies.
That doesn't make indirectly supporting FARC any more acceptable, though. BMW, VW and Ferrari are all committed to not accepting mineral supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also in the grips of a guerrilla insurrection funded, in part, by illegal mining. The same commitment would figure to extend to Colombian mining, but as BMW points out, it's difficult for a multi-national manufacturer to know where every item in its supply chain comes from. A company spokesperson says as much, telling Bloomberg, "These few grams out of the billions of tons of raw materials passing through the BMW supply chain are of no practical relevance."