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Those leaf springs are throwing me for a loop.
It might help those of us who aren't VW fanatics to explain what a VW38 is. I gather it's an extremely early, pre-war vehicle... but that Samba thread goes directly into obsessing over details and doesn't adequately explain what I'm looking at.
It reminds me of a similar find of what's believed to be a Toyota AA in eastern Russia. The Toyota AA was the first production Toyota and none were known to survive; even the one in Toyota's own museum is a handmade replica.
The car had a similar hard life, kept alive by a farmer's ingenuity and the use of random soviet car and tractor parts...
Splinter - Team Post-Killing Ninja
I don't practice llanteria
spent 5 hours, only got up to page 80... will continue tomorrow
I'm always right. The sooner you realize this, the easier things will be.
(VW)'s I've retired: '69 Type 2 Panel, '88 Scirocco 8v, '89 Scirocco 16v, '92 GTI 16v, '91 Jetta VR6, '00 Audi A4, '94 Passat Wagon, '59 Type 2 Single Cab,'67 Type 2 Double Cab...
There are several steps going back in vintage VWs that makes them harder to restore. If I want something for my '66, I simply go on-line and buy it. If you want something for a 40-horse or a 36er, it's a little tougher. Want parts for your Oval window? Not too tough for most things on the '56-'57. Go back to '55 and it gets harder. Pre '49? Be patient and have a big wallet. Pre war? Holy crap that's hard!
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
This is really really cool, and all history aside, I think people like this are amazing, the kind of person that can take one look at a car and say, "oh, well those door hinges don't look quite right." or something along those lines, especially when the car in question is over 70 years old, and only a small handful ever existed to begin with.
1989 Ford Mustang GT/1997 GMC Suburban
1971 Triumph T25/2009 Yamaha R6S
I wish I had the patience to read the whole Samba thread.
In for later!
1998 VW Golf Mk.III 5dr/1960 Porsche 356B T5/1980 Honda CM400E
"I drive an '81 Jetta with a Scirocco engine, Rabbit front fenders and multi-colored doors. There's a spiderweb fracture in the driver's side windshield, and a dented bumper sticker that says 'praised are the lowered'"
Amazing build. I love all of the knowledge each of the people who posted in that thread added. Being that I know next to nothing about those cars, it's cool to see all of the minute differences that car has. I'll be reading that thread for days / weeks. Thanks for posting it here
Double Post time.
I love that Porsche and Volkswagen allowed them to take measurements, casts and molds from their museum cars in exchange for reproduction parts to make their own cars more authentic.
I wonder what number 6 would fetch at auction? Seriously isn't this the oldest 38 in existence?
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Volkswagen sent over number 3 for them to measure, photograph and document. The original photos of number 6 were also made available to keep this car as original and accurate as possible. The main reason they went to all this trouble is that number 3 is actually a pretty piss poor 1950's restoration with inaccurate details all over the place. To get those right they need to recreate many of the original parts such as the speedometer, shift pattern, glove box doors etc.
So every time they made a part. They made three. So Volkswagen can restore their own cars correctly. Porsche did some similar things but not a lot of that was posted in English. So sadly I don't know all the details. It's a lot to absorb, sort through and read but... G'damn it's the oldest civilian owned Volkswagen.
FS: AAA VR6 thermostat cover, B4 lower C-pillar plastic trim
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