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 Post subject: TC's Bus
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:24 pm 
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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone can help me with pics of TC's Volkwagon Type25 bus as I am wanting to paint mine as a replica. Many thanks Arch


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:19 am 
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Here's one I had on hand, from Round and Around (6.6)...

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Hey James, a tiny detail... you may want to make it Vanagon "GL" on the Ferrari page (as it's seen in the photo). The wiki page says the GL "had the nicest amenities", and that included heated mirrors! ;)


edit - Here's a few more, from The Treasure of Kalaniopu'u (6.9)...

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Ahh, didn't know it was a GL! I've updated the page. Thanks RC!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:42 am 
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Shoot me PMl and i send you a photo of my original vanagon from the series. Mine has also some gun shot damage...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:49 am 
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Welcome to the boards Archie, and I've gotta see pictures of your van when you do this! Maybe you can post some before and after pics!


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 Post subject: Many Thanks
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Thankyou all for a nice warm welcome and all your help. I'm in the UK so she will be RHD. Shall have to get on US Ebay and get a vanagon badge. Project will prob take some time.I have some one wanting to park his 308 next to it already! I'll try and swap keys while he's not looking :lol:

Obviously any more pics and hopefully some colour codes for paint will be much appreciated :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:31 am 
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Not the best quality photos, but interesting none the less. I found this on Ebay a while back. It appears they used TC's Vanagon in a magazine road test.
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By the way, the helicopter is a Marine Corps CH53 Super Stallion. That would have been an interesting choice for TC's charter service TM could never afford the gas money for that one! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Yeah, they ordered 6 cars and one was touring through the states back then in the 80`s, promoting that wasserboxer motor. It was the first kind of that type of motor used in a vanagon produced by VW. Magnum pi was a very important TV series at that time, so VW USA decided to use one of the production hired prop vanagons to do the promotion tour through the states. I was in contact with VW USA to track down with them, wether my vanagon was propably that one they used for promotion and touring arround, but the person who was responsible for this event doesn't work anymore for VW. :cry:


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paperwar wrote:
Yeah, they ordered 6 cars and one was touring through the states back then in the 80`s, promoting that wasserboxer motor. It was the first kind of that type of motor used in a vanagon produced by VW. Magnum pi was a very important TV series at that time, so VW USA decided to use one of the production hired prop vanagons to do the promotion tour through the states. I was in contact with VW USA to track down with them, wether my vanagon was propably that one they used for promotion and touring arround, but the person who was responsible for this event doesn't work anymore for VW. :cry:


Whoa! Hold the phone there. Are you saying you own one of the production Vanagons? Is that what you're telling us? If so you posess one of the most significant pieces of MPI memorabilia among us! Please, you have to post some pictures for us. Also, you simply must share how you came about owning such a treasure.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:39 pm 
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Yeah indeed, i own one. :D

As far as i know is mine one of the last two remaining vanagons in existance, maybe the last one with it`s original paint.

I saved it to to protect it from scrapping.


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