My 1975 Executive

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My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:25 pm

Here are some pics of my 1975 1800 executive I acquired last year. The colour is Autumn Rust.

It was local, in Paarl, so not far to travel to get it.
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I purchased it from a lady who's husband had passed away some time ago and needed to clean up. He had started to strip the bus to restore and passed away. He clearly loved his VW's as I had to do 2 trips with my Sprinter to clear out this place.

Here are a few pics of the parts in the basement. This was just some of it. The garage was packed full as well.

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Look at this one tunnel we had to climb through. This basement of this guys entire house was packed full.
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We had to borrow the neighbours bakkie to get it out due to a narrow drive way for the van.
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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:29 pm

Cleaning the bus after off loading. Its a nice solid body. 2 minor accident damage areas and 2 or 3 rust spots is about it.

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:58 pm

Unpacking and sorting spares.

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And now the restoration work has begun. I had all the difficult places sand blasted and I covered up with primer.

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:02 pm

And now for the metal work. These were the 2 worst area's i completed today.

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Now only the battery trays left.

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by spicydave » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:22 pm

@SEAN


You an expert

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by retrovan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Nice work there young man, see the grinding skills have improved.

Nice bus, and yet another one saved.

Hope you enjoy it

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by Riaan.N » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 am

Nice basement find Sean...must have felt a bit like Christmas finding all those parts and spares

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:25 pm

The original motor to this bus is still around and was found in pieces in the basement.

Well, I have had it rebuild to proper 1800 spec that it should be.
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Original 1800 casing, never been machined or re-stamped and also matches the number on the fan shroud.
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The 1800 gearbox was also in pieces in the basement, which has also been rebuild. More pics later of that.

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by sean » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 pm

Other work that has been going on in the background.

I have had the original headlight reflectors reworked (please note Herman, no Golfs :? ) and they look stunning. Completed pics to follow soon.

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Re: My 1975 Executive

Post by retrovan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:48 pm

Nice work there young man.

But will you ever see the light... :roll:

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