Ploon's Aircooled VW Site
1996 pictures
You've got to start somewhere
My college buddy Arjen and I bought this bus in July '96. The plan was to do a quick resto/tune-up and then to go on vacation in it. We didn't know what to look for on an old car, so we bought the first bus we came across (from a good friend though)
It looked pretty solid. It had some surface rust, but the really rusty parts had either already been replaced or been cut out. As we started to work on it we found that a project is always twice as big as you think it is. Plenty of bad welding and some more rust was found.
Another stupid thing was buying a really expencive rear door. The original door was badly rusted under the rubber, so we neaded a new one (live and learn :-)
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