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Old 21st March 2011, 17:36   #1
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Here's some pictures of my family's '74 VW Bus. We got this van in Goa about 3 years ago. The mechanic who owned it said he had got the car from Bangalore.
The bus is now mostly used only for short drives once every two weeks, But we have been driving it to Mahablehwar at-least 2 or 3 times a year, We even did two trips back to Goa!
The AC Unit is from another baywindow that was scrapped.
The 1600cc engine has recently been rebuilt and runs very well, We still have to do about a 100 more kms to finish running-in.
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Old 21st March 2011, 18:30   #2
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Here's some pictures of my family's '74 VW Bus. We got this van in Goa about 3 years ago. The mechanic who owned it said he had got the car from Bangalore.
The bus is now mostly used only for short drives once every two weeks, But we have been driving it to Mahablehwar at-least 2 or 3 times a year, We even did two trips back to Goa!
The AC Unit is from another baywindow that was scrapped.
The 1600cc engine has recently been rebuilt and runs very well, We still have to do about a 100 more kms to finish running-in.
Wonderful Santaji

I had had the opportunity to have a ride in this BUS, and Boy what a nice piece to own.

I am happy to know that you have decided to showcase this MOST ORIGINAL BUS on the Forum

If i look at this Bus of yours, mine is Half as original as this.

Congratulations to your family on owning a beautiful one.
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Old 21st March 2011, 18:49   #3
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Wonderful Santaji

I had had the opportunity to have a ride in this BUS, and Boy what a nice piece to own.

I am happy to know that you have decided to showcase this MOST ORIGINAL BUS on the Forum

If i look at this Bus of yours, mine is Half as original as this.

Congratulations to your family on owning a beautiful one.
Thanks, but the most original bus would be inderpalgill's Westfaila.
Our bus may be one of the best maintained/regularly used/reliable, But definitely not the most original
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Congrats Random. PK says a lot about you. You seem to know everything about VWs!

I am a FIAT fan, but thanks to PK, i now know a lot about VWs. Your BUS looks just fantastic. Nice to see a Blue bus! I am used to too many Yellow VW cars!
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Exceptionally clean example of what is truly an iconic vehicle. During my stay in California, I saw a couple of superb Microbuses...all owned by, you guessed it, surfers. I knew some surfer kids (from my uni) who were willing to pay good money for a Microbus and bringing it back to shape, than on a brand new car. It was ranked as being amongst the coolest cars on a campus that also had a couple of Lamborghinis.
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Here's some pictures of my family's '74 VW Bus. We got this van in Goa about 3 years ago. The mechanic who owned it said he had got the car from Bangalore.
The bus is now mostly used only for short drives once every two weeks, But we have been driving it to Mahablehwar at-least 2 or 3 times a year, We even did two trips back to Goa!
The AC Unit is from another baywindow that was scrapped.
The 1600cc engine has recently been rebuilt and runs very well, We still have to do about a 100 more kms to finish running-in.
is this bus AC equipped, as i cudnt see it in the engine pics?
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No, The Bus is not AC equipped. The AC blower is original VW but there is no compressor installed.

This Bus is now for sale:
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...Microbus.html/
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We decided to do one more Mumbai - Mahableshwar trip in the Bus before it gets sold. Me and my brother took some friends along, There were total 10 people in the van + lots of luggage. This was the first long trip after the engine rebuild. The bus ran very well, We covered over 400km in the last few days without any problems at all!
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Heyyy, she's looking sweet ! And she stands out so well among lesser vehicles .

Congratulations on the long trip - and it was a super surprise to bump into you guys at Mahabaleshwar !!
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