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1961 VW 23 Window Deluxe Microbus

What your looking at is a original 23 window microbus that has been sitting in a Washington forest for many many years just rotting away. We are happy we were the ones to get the challange of getting this 23 window back on the road and save it from being parted out. Yes this bus needed hundreds of hours in metal work but Silver Lining did it. First we owe it to the new owner of this bus. He was the one that trusted us to bring this gem back to life. He is a proud owner of a 63 15 window bus and wanted to add to his collection. He heard we had a few really bad, rusty 23 buses and he took the leap of faith. To the point that I would not send him photos of the bus because I knew it would make him run the other way. Once we worked out the details we started taring into the bus. Day by day it started to look like a 23 window microbus once again.

Project Update: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016
With many many hours into the metal restoration this bus is finally coming back to life. Very challenging task but we pulled it off and it is now on the rotisserie and waiting in body work to take it to the next stage.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
We are working on the body at this time. Getting all the lines and gaps right. Looking great.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Now it has been epoxy primed and ready to block out.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Primed and ready to get blocked out again. Customer just changed direction on suspension and we will be putting and full air ride suspension with freeway flyer trans and dual carb 1776 motor. Can't wait to get this 23 window on bags. He also is going with a different color scheme then original. Stay tuned.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
This bus has since been completed and delivered to the customer.
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Projected Completion Date: 
Monday, December 26, 2016
Completed Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018