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Easter Bunny Delivers

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Poptop, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I always read with amazement these barn finds and think they can't exist. I have a little one, so I have to believe in Santa, Tooth Fairy ...., so I asked the Easter Bunny, for a rust free VW barn find, something different and this is what he came up with and I hopped to it!
     

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  2. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    16 or 17 years, owners couldn't remember how long this old girls sat there , just used for storage in this dry barn.
    The unique dust protection system nearly killed me trying to find if there was any rust. IMG_2860.JPG IMG_2868.JPG
    Actually killed 1 little critter!
     
  3. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    That's clean for a 44 year old
     

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  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Thasts not a VW could be anything :)
    Are you teasing us
     
  5. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Rachael has just looked over the shoulder, I had to come clean, as it I looked like I'd been in a barn with 16 years of dust! "I bought a new VW", seems to have gone ok, more pictures!

    Dash - no cracks. Kick boards in good condition. Rubbers seem ok to me.

    Anyone guess what it is?
     

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  6. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to be broad it is defenately VW - 1968 to 1979 - so what is it SC Ute, DC Ute, Panel, Bus... Oh and to my disappontment they sold their Split SC Ute a few years back apparently (and Beetle) - I'd love to know who got the ute!
     
  7. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    If anyone can tell me any details about the engine that would be appreciated.
     

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  8. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    Mark congrats mate you, Rachael & the family deserve it. Great score, a Lowlight DC & a barn find AWESOMENESS :D:eek:;)
     
  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me as a SC or DC 72 Model Antarctica white 1600cc engine . second guess 71
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    big rear tail lights?

    Cabin cards look to be in unbelievable condition

    More pics please :)
     
  11. shaven

    shaven Active Member

    Close Wayne... it's a 6/72 crossover with big engine bay ;)
     
  12. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    That's my kind of Easter Bunny. :)
     
  13. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, amazing find
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    all 72 are cross over models aren't they
     
  15. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Its a 72 DC , 6/72 , all the numbers match and I think once all the dust is removed its going to shine!

    It's one of those lucky things, I was going to view another bus and thought I'd try the seller on the phone as his place was on the way.

    Here are some more pictures.
     

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  16. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WOW .... Unbelievable. !!!

    Congratulations.

    Can't wait to see an "out of shed" picture
     
  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice find ..... the waskilly wabbit was good to you :p
     
  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Poptop I have to watch with great interest as I'm doing a 8/72 DC close as possible to original specs. Waiting for more.
     
  19. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing what you can find out there!

    Keep Em out of the rain and they last forever
     
  20. wenmac

    wenmac Active Member

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    Great find poptop, a jewel in the rough
     

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