In the Rough

Tom

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In the Rough
« on: July 19, 2013, 09:26:29 PM »
...actually this one was found in a lake !  Quoting from the Telegraph:

The 1957 Samba, one of the most iconic and valuable VW Campers, was pushed into the lake by a local hotelier when its gearbox failed in 1974.
Thirty years later enthusiast Morten Lund learned of the drowned Volkswagen and hired a remote-controlled submersible to search for it, discovering the Microbus lying face down at a depth of 50 feet (15 metres).
Undeterred, he hired divers and a mobile crane and lifted out his catch earlier this summer.
Now Lund faces an equally mammoth task restoring the Volkswagen to road-going condition.
The determined and hugely optimistic enthusiast excitedly told Practical Classics magazine: "It took me less than 30 minutes to get both front wheels rolling, and the steering works perfectly... The cargo floor and cab are nearly rust free – just some minor holes around the edges."

Tom

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 09:27:13 PM »
You may have heard of the Bullet Bus.  The owner rescued the '61 21-window, got it running, and drives it...

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 09:27:33 PM »
A '54 airlifted from the Alps !


Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 09:29:43 PM »
 :)

Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 09:30:31 PM »
sleeper

HOTRODPRIMER

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 09:30:47 PM »
A '54 airlifted from the Alps !

Amazing what a guy will do to get his hands on a rare old bus. HRP

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 09:31:07 PM »
Here's another labor of love.  The single cab was in the dirt...

DavyJ

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 09:31:34 PM »
Truly amazing how little damage there is to that body after what they went through to dig it out............... neat story!
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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 09:32:15 PM »
Sitting on the shelf, acquiring dust...


mike_h

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 09:32:42 PM »
This one is in my garage now ... mostly buried under it's own loose parts.

Half a mile from the county fair.

Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 09:33:25 PM »
 :o At the VW Jamboree a couple of years ago... :(

Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 09:33:50 PM »
Sitting on the shelf, acquiring dust...

Cool pic! 8)

Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 09:34:18 PM »
 :o

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 09:34:58 PM »
Peek-a-boo

Red

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 09:35:39 PM »
More viney stuff... the engine appears to have some strange looking part next to the alternator ???  Watch
your hands around that cheese-grater firewall!!

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Re: In the Rough
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 09:37:06 PM »
some 356's in need of TLC