This Month In The Workshop

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial|Issue 151

This Month In The Workshop
The month started off well and we are going to play with our newly painted barndoor samba now that we have decided the route we are going to go with the paint work.
Andy Bugs

The bus was delivered new to a railway company in Denmark where it was used as a crew transport Vehicle to take the drivers from home to work. The information that we have found after researching this vehicle it was also used by the railway company employees at the weekends to go out and about with their families. The history of this vehicle is somewhat vague as are the details of the railway company now that it has changed hands and the records been destroyed. We managed to find details of the signwriting used on the company split screen panel vans and I’m quite confident that it was the same on all their vehicles so we have used this as a guide to replicating that signwriting on our vehicle. Our idea is to recreate and rebuilt the vehicle in such a way that it is structurally sound very straight and usable but still echoes the worn and use look that it should have after 60 years.

Some people would say that we are creating a fake Patina on the vehicle but we are wanting to create more of a tribute to how the vehicle would look if it had been locked away in a garage untouched for the past 40 years. At the end of the day this split screen bus had been chopped up altered and rendered scrap a long time ago and what we have done is rebuilt preserved a piece of Volkswagen history that we will be using and enjoying in the near future.

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