Split Identification

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by Split 1, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Mrs Shmick

    Mrs Shmick New Member

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    Just bought a rusted out old shell, and wondered if anyone could help me ID it? the number is hard to read, but it's either 362509 or 364509. Appreciate you help.
     
  2. polland

    polland New Member

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    I make it around May 1958 production regardless of the exact number - love to see a pic !
     
  3. Tin Bits

    Tin Bits Member

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    Hi All.
    I just picked up a SC Split I think I was told it's a 58 but not sure.
    Chassis number 129870
    It appears to be factory red like the PMG buses.
    It doesn't get delivered until next week.

    Thanks Ian
     
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  4. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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  5. Mrs Shmick

    Mrs Shmick New Member

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  6. polland

    polland New Member

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    Oh yeh ! Nice one - I thought I had some work ahead of me ;) but I think I feel better now.
     
  7. 63BUS

    63BUS New Member

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    Hi, we have a 1963 kombi and i just wanted to know what the "k2441" means on the left hand side of the engine bay.

    Thanks
     
  8. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    The K was stamped on all CKD Australian bus'. Indicates it was assembled by Martin and King in Clayton
    2 means Type 2 bus
    4 indicates variant. In this case Microbus Deluxe
     
  9. Ted2

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    That's correct Aspro & also true when VW Australia bought out Martin & King & afterwards when they set up their own press shop right up until 1968 when the last splits were produced. Please note 1968 is not a typo as production of splits continued into 1968. The "K" actually stands for Kombi. You will see codes such as DV for Delivery Van, PU for Pick Up, DMB for Deluxe Micro Bus etc, as well as K for Kombi. Numbers after the K indicate a sequential build number, such as the 2,441st Kombi built by VW Australia. All of this information can be found on this thread - acknowledgement to John (IN2VWS) for sharing his wisdom. I'll dig out the post number so people can cross reference. Cheers
     
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  10. Ted2

    Ted2 Member

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    Here goes...
    Post #336 : 'K' = Kombi
     
  11. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    And MB for micro bus
     
  12. Ted2

    Ted2 Member

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    Thanks Mike. For completeness we also had:
    DPU = Double Pick Up
    DDDV = Double Door Delivery Van
    Any more?
     
  13. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Only said MB because that's what mine is, I felt left out;):p

    Ambulance ???
     
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  14. Ted2

    Ted2 Member

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    :)
     
  15. 63BUS

    63BUS New Member

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    Thankyou Aspro, Ted2 and Splitbus
     
  16. 71low

    71low Member

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    Can I find out what k6747 is please. Other numbers are 552405
     
  17. Ted2

    Ted2 Member

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    Chassis no. dates as January 1960 Kombi.
    Does it have semaphores?
    Also is VW stamped before the K6747?
     
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  18. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    K6747 means it was the 6,747th standard Kombi off the production line
     
  19. 71low

    71low Member

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    Yes vw is before k. It does have semaphores.
     
  20. 63BUS

    63BUS New Member

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    Hey guys I've got a splitty the chassis number on right side of engine bay is 785343 and the number on left
    side of engine bay is PU2281, could i please get some more info on it.

    Cheers
     

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