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1963 Volkswagen 15 Window Walk-Thru Deluxe Microbus

1963 Volkswagen 15 Window Walk-thru Deluxe Microbus. This bus has a great story for us. There was a lead given to us that there was a bus in a backyard sitting in Washington. Not wanting to miss out on getting another bus we got to work. Two friends of ours were close by in a few cities over and they were kind enough to go down and check it out. Sure enough there was this beautiful 15 window Deluxe sitting in a field. After two trips back and forth, with a truck and trailer, and six hours one way we finally got the owners to give it up and let us have it to restorate and put back on the road. 

When we brought it back we started to take the old respray off and there was some really nice OG paint under the paint. After taking it all off and getting the bus back on the road we put it up for sale as a patina driver. A great clinet in California then bought from us and asked if we can do a survivor patina restoration. That is what we started to do but as the bus progressed through the metal restoartion stage his mind started to change and he asked us to do a full turnkey restoartion. 

Once we completed the bus we were having a hard time getting the bus to him. We ending up telling him we can deliver for him then something came up and we were unable to do so. Of cource he was upset at us but understandable. He just wanted to see his bus. The next day the plans of delivering opened back up and we then decide to keep him mad and surprise him. Working with his wife and a close friend we were able to surprise. With is weekend ruined and dragging his lip around the door bell dinged. Out he came to is fully restorated bus that he did not see for months and did not get any updates from the time we painted to the day he seen it in person.  

Wish him luck and hope he enjoys it for many many years. 

Project Update: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Make: 
Model: 
Microbus
Year: 
1963
Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Projected Completion Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Completed Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015