..just to let you know what's going on in, & out of, House , on whatever vehicles we have on the go...
This van was originally from Columbia & had been used daily out there , so a complete reconstruction was needed, including many repairs & many panel replacements.
The brief is to construct a period accurate vehicle with 'up rated'VW parts; eg. front beam is a later , 1959 unit , modified for Barndoor fitment. The gearbox is also a late 50's/early 60s model with reduction boxes- the vehicle will have standard ride height when finished & ride on 15" Crow's feet rims.
The original shell is pretty complete, but will be augmented with further NOS, Original & reproduction panels , to ensure every inch is 100% solid. Months of searching has turned up a host of original parts, many unique to 53 models- eg the Ambulance roof vents, specific to this vehicle.
Follow the updates here & watch as this project nears completion, sometime later in 2013.
This vehicle is being built FOR SALE , so if you are interested in a one-off bespoke built Barndoor - get in contact!
reconstructed chassis receives primer
panels awaiting fitment
refurbished beam & gearbox awaiting fitment
Please contact us by email or phone via the Contacts page..