Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Der Bus Haus

Went over to my buddy Heri's shop to pick up some parts I needed for my Westfalia and figured I'd share some pictures with you guys. Heri is a pretty low key guy. He's the guy who's been showing up to shows super early in the morning and buying up all the cool rare shit ......... he's been doing this for the past 20 years. So needless to say, Heri has A LOT of crazy, rare, cool shit! I believe he owns 7 or 8 Barndoors?? Lost count. He's got a shit load of 23 windows and buses everywhere. He also has one of the most impressive collection or rare NOS early bus parts, with an emphasis of Barndoor parts. I can go on and on about what he has but you won't have an idea unless you see it for yourself!!!

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Here is an old VW Rabbit from Mexico!? Don't know how that got there??

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1967 Beetle, one of the few on the property.

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Here's an early 60's Westfalia.

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Here's a 1954 Double Door Panel and an early walk thru section. Believe from a 1958?

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Here is a pair ...... 1953 Standard and a 1952 Single Cab. Yes, a smooth gate!

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Pressed bumpers for a Single Cab

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A 1960 Double Door 23 Window and a 1952 Deluxe 23 Window. What a pair!

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Here are some shots of the 1952 Deluxe.

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Yes, that is a rear & corner section from a 1952/53 Deluxe someone cut up many years ago!

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Here is some one vintage wall art. BTW - those emblems are all the real deal.

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Now this is one of my favorite of his buses ....... a 1966 Walk Thru Sunroof Standard. Awesome bus! 

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 A freshly painted 1960 Single Cab. One of three on the property.

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Check out all the doors, rear hatches, cargo doors and what on the rafters!!! Lots of original paint parts bought many years ago.

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Here is another gem. A 1953 Deluxe 23 window stashed away in a container awaiting to be restored.

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Another freshly painted 23 Window Deluxe! WTF! These things are all over the property!? OKAY.

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 And another 1960 Single Cab.

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In the end, a pretty impressive "private collections", without a doubt. This is the Louvre of VW's in So Cali, meaning you can spend an entire day and not see it all!! No joke. Next time Heri is going inventory, I will take pictures of his NOS stash and other rare parts he has.

Oi Chris (ROCK STOCK) ...... on your next visit to the Colonies, let me know in advance. I can arrange a private tour of this establishment.  Though I say you bring an extra pair of knickers cuz  you will shite on yourself after the first hour or so.  REALLY Wink

 

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Wahouu ! Amazing...
Can I visit too Jean Luc ? during my next trip to Perigueux So Cali ??

Posted by: PP | Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Oui mon Ami. Next time you come visit Périgueux So Cali, I will arrange a private visit. Then we will go have some foie gras burritos. PUTAIN!!!

Posted by: Johnny | Thursday, December 19, 2013

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