My white 69 Bus

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My white 69 Bus

Post by sean » Sun May 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Hi Guys. Here are a few pictures of the white 1969 model bay window I recently acquired.
It was the last one I had to fetch out of this lot I bought.
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The bus was still on stands as it had just had a full rebuild underneath.
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The final trip to Barrydale with my van fully loaded with spares, engines and gearboxes.
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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by sean » Sun May 14, 2017 8:40 pm

After some finishing off touches mechanically, installation of the motor and gearbox, the bus is running lovely. If you take a look at the interior pics below, you will see its original paint and colour on the dash board, but at some point in its life, some guy resprayed it with a rattle can outside. It looks hideous, but im going to just try and flat it off and hopefully it will reveal the original paint underneath. The bus is in a lovely solid condition.

It still had the Zimbabwean plates on when I got it, the original owners had moved to South Africa in the early 2000's and drove it down. This is also not a locally assembled bus, but a full import.

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Take note of the different instrument cluster, its a 69 model with the very early speedo with odometer at the bottom of the needle, but it reads in km/h.

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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by retrovan » Sun May 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Nice collection there Sean.

Hope the missis don't hold you at BAY..... :lol: :lol:

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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by sean » Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Then finally, the seats I got with it. The original owner had them all wrapped up in bubble wrap and brown paper for protection over the years while in storage. Unwrapping them revealed a rather itchy 70's material which didn't look so good, BUT, it was coverings made over the original vinyl which was still beautifully intact. It is a very different weave pattern on the vinyl we dont see here in SA. I think the vinyl in Fig's 70 Westy camper may be the same. I never seen any others.

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More pics to follow tomorrow of how the seats look after cleaning.

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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by Doekle » Mon May 15, 2017 9:28 am

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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by fourier » Mon May 15, 2017 9:29 am

Wow, you keep on finding them! Hope you also uncover the OG paint. Nice bus.
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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by Chardivw » Mon May 15, 2017 9:39 am

Very nice Sean! U know how to make us jealous!

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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by Poptop » Mon May 15, 2017 12:34 pm

Great find!
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Re: My white 69 Bus

Post by Vintage man » Sun May 21, 2017 8:19 am

Awesome bus and find

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