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We found this bus in Montana and shipped it over to us. We were took that another shop had done metal work on it and it was ready to block out and paint. When we got there was some many things wrong we decided to blast is again and see what needed to be done. Boy were we surprised, there was a ruff attempt to fix the rust and damage on this bus. So we went to work and did what we always do, replace everything that needs to be replaced. This bus was a treat for us as we have beeen getting some real challenges through our shop. 

This 1966 21 Window had a rough life. With it being for Minnesota it had more rot then normal. After getting it sandblasted and going over the bus we decided a new frame from a donor bus was in order. So that is what we did. It was a fun project to tackle and happy we were able to save another samba bus. Customer took it from us and will be doing the body work, paint, and assembly. 

What a spectacular piece of history you are looking out right here. Do you get better then this, a VW 23 window deluxe samba, high hinge, bullet turn signal, straight shifter that has incredible original paint. With the bus being 57 years old and to be this dry and to have this much of the original color still on the bus is amazing. I would love to see someone that is wanting a bus with this much OG paint that will do a survivor restoration. This is a prime candidate to make the ultimate patina 23 window deluxe bus, did I also mention that this is a straight shifter 59 23 window.

Here is a very rare 1958 Volkswagen Palm Green Sand Green (also know as PG/SG) survivor OG paint / patina bus. It was amazing that we even had the opportunity to buy this. With another VW collector in our area visiting Northern California with his family on a vacation he happen to look on Craigslist and there was an add for a bus in Alaska. He was kind enough to forward it to me. I immediately called upon it but there was a gentleman already flying up from California to purchase the bus.

In May of 2015, we found out about a rare 1957 Volkswagen Transporter Bus in Alaska. What intrigued us enough to go all the way to Alaska for this project was that it still had its original paint, which is a big deal to many vintage automobile enthusiasts.

Beyond being an original paint, it also had clean rocker panels without any rust rot and the interior cargo floors were great shape as well. 

In May of 2015, we found out about a rare 1957 Volkswagen Transporter Bus in Alaska. What intrigued us enough to go all the way to Alaska for this project was that it still had its original paint, which is a big deal to many vintage automobile enthusiasts.

Beyond being an original paint, it also had clean rocker panels without any rust rot and the interior cargo floors were great shape as well. 

Customer brought us his 1970 beetle to finish up the interior. He had the bug already painted and few years back and wanted to see the project through. We were able to get the interior in for him and now we hope to see this classic bug on the road soon. 

Here is a 1963 VW 23 Window Deluxe. This one is really rusty but nothing we can't fix. Time to get to work and bring this Samba back to life for our customer. 

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