1960 OG paint signwritten kombi - A1 Locksmiths
Contact: Ben 07742 408558
Up for sale is my June 1960 light grey Kombi, with lower half red paint applied by the owner back in the day over the original grey, and covered in original signwriting on the front, sides, back and roof! ("A1 Mobile Locksmith", "Emergency Service", etc, etc). This bus has amazing patina but is also super solid with any rust having been cut out and replaced. It's been featured in Hayburner issue 15, and VolksWorld June 2016 current issue.
Rescued from a Kansas Breakers yard, I imported this bus to the UK in 2013 and took it to the experts at JCWeldingServices , (jcweldingservices.co.uk), for the welding work to be carried out. The main chassis rails were great but the bus had new outriggers & jacking points all round, new inner & outer sills, a new rear corner and battery tray, new cab floor, and new cargo floor sides. With everything completely solid again the repairs were painted in VW Light Grey and the body polished and waxed to protect it from the elements.
Underneath things then got a little more serious and the front is fitted with a Creative Engineering narrowed & adjustable Weadeater Beam, drop spindles, CSP disk brakes, dual circuit brakes with servo, and a raised steering box. The beam has been raised 2" into the notched and strengthened chassis to allow a very low ride height at factory comfort. Everything is of course fully adjustable.
The rear has been converted to IRS to match the comfort of the front end with Creative Engineering arms cradling a 4:1:1 1302 gearbox, plus Creative adjustable springplates to keep things simple. Everything has then been cleaned, protected, painted in Pillar Box Red and detailed.
Power comes from a sweet sounding 1600DP motor with twin 34's and electronic ignition. Everything is now on 12V electrics with a brand new "VWLooms" full wiring loom installed.
The interior of this bus has been kept simple with new door cards, original rubber mats front and rear, and a home made full width rock&roll bed, (which is pretty damn comfy with new foam). The front seat looks original but is custom made to clear the mild front tubs required to sensibly drive a lowered bus, and again is very comfortable with new foam. The dash is uncut and also houses a giant tacho plus gauges for oil temp, oil pressure and fuel.
Wheels, including the spare, are 1970's American Eagle Wide5 Fuchs with 185/65's out back and 165/50's up front.
The bus is MOT'd and runs like a dream. I do a lot of miles in it including EBI last year and Ninove in March this year. It has good rear tyres and brand new fronts.
Viewings are welcome, as are overseas sales.